You Will Love How Blue Plus White Guarantee a Great Look
Shein summer work dress, Star denim jacket, Jord wooden watch and Musse&Cloud suede booties c/o Coolway

Blue and white is an eternal classic, while perennial trend. This post shows how to create interesting looks in this combination.

  1. Blue Plus White Is an Evergreen Classic
  2. Witnessing the Repeat of the Trend
  3. Pair the Print with a Solid in One of the Colors
  4. Styling a Blue and White Summer Sheath
  5. You Can Mix Prints of Same Colors
  6. Blue-white Clothes Make a Great Vacation Look
  7. Blue and White Stripe Dress Weekend Look
  8. This Color Combination Is an All Season Classic
  9. Wrapping Up
  10. Welcome to the 104th Top of the World Style linkup party

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Blue Plus White Is an Evergreen Classic

The blue plus white trend of the spring/summer season seems to be my big thing. It’s a classic that pops up perennially. Here again I wear an outfit featuring this trend.

Blue and white is an eternal classic, even when it is called a trend. Click To Tweet

Witnessing the Repeat of the Trend

As a kid, I loved my Granny’s white and blue china that showed old Dutch landscapes. As a teenager, one of my style crushes was night blue jeans with a white T-shirt and a whimsical necklace. Of course, I never had a pair, and a T-shirt was considered American underwear, i.e. it was not modest to wear it. My first pair of jeans were hand-me-down Wranglers from my Mom’s best girlfriend’s son.

In my twenties, the trend popt up again. My love for dark blue plus white continued. It was my “summer-in-the-Provence” style phase, shortly before I enrolled at the Université de Clermont-Ferrand in France. In the 1980s, it was the blue suit with white button-down shirt. In the 1990s, I had a blue and white polka dot skirt suit. I finally bought the night blue jeans, but paired them with a white button-down, an American Classic Style look. I still love wearing this look. I update it with the shoes.

In the 2000s, I saw a photo of Victoria Beckham in a dress that looked like one of these expensive Chinese vases. Of course, it was white with blue. At that time, my late Mom had adorable dishes in a white and blue onion pattern known as Zwiebelmuster in Germany. My nephew owns this treasure today.

Pair the Print with a Solid in One of the Colors

The easiest way to style a print is pairing it with one of its solid colors. In the next outfit inspiration a halftee and the shoes are used in this sense.

back view of printed Indian print wrap dress

blue and white dress for spring office style

over 50 years old fashion blogger in faux wrap dress styled for a spring work look
Outfit details: Wrap dress c/o HSN over halftee c/o Haftee with own belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, cameo earrings, cameo cat pendant necklace,  Indian enamel bangle and hair pin,  and metallic kitten heel pumps

Blue and White Summer Sheath Like Kate Middleton

When I saw this blue and white sheath summer dress in February, I couldn’t resist. I had to have it. Unfortunately, March’s weather wasn’t cooperative at all with temperatures around -20F (-28.9oC) in the mornings and temperatures around 10 F (-12.2oC) around noon. But, finally, I got to wear it, even though in a “winterized” way. Guess what?

After I got the dress, I saw a photo in a magazine where Kate Middleton wore a similar dress.

influencer in winter to spring transition look with a blue-white sheath

fashion blogger in blue and white printed summer dress styled for spring

#fashionover50 woman in blue and white dress

Kate Middleton style blue and white dress under a blue jacket
Outfit details: Shein dress, Star denim jacket, Jord bamboo watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Musse&Cloud suede booties c/o Coolway for work

You Can Mix Prints of Same Colors

I don’t know what it is with prints, but I cannot stop with just one print in an outfit. Here again I am mixing them. I just can’t resist! Mixing the blue and white trend is easy. All you have to make sure is that the prints have distinctively different size.

Mixing blue and white prints is easy. Just go for a different size of print. #style Click To Tweet

stylist mixing blue and white pattern in a work outfit

fashionblogger in blue-white work look with mixed ethnic prints

style blogger looking posh in the blue and white trend

style book author in work outfit with paisley and small paisley print on white in blue and vice versa
Outfit details: Christian Louboutin pumps, Kate Moss for Longchamp bag, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Hermes collier de chien bangle, cameo earrings,  cameo cat pendant necklace, GNW cardigan worn as top (all own) over Samantha Brown wrap dress c/o HSN accessorized with wooden watch c/o Jord


Blue-white Clothes Make a Great Vacation Look

I have a knack for blue-white summer road trip outfits. You could associate the color combination with Greece when you think about the white painted houses with their blue doors, blue window panels and blue window shades. I mentioned the summer-in-the-provence association already before. Blue skies with white fair weather clouds.

Blue-white screams vacation!

Blue and white prints are a summer vacation classic. #travelstyle #vacationstyle Click To Tweet

Wendy Mignot earrings

style over 40 mature women in summer dress

fashion over 50 summer outfit

#fashionover40 woman in summer vacation dress

fashion blogger in blue-white printed summer dress enjoying a sunny afternoon at the river
Outfit details: Garnet barrette used to shorten The Limited cardigan, Ray Ban Jackie O. sunglasses, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Dr. Scholl wedge sandals, DIY necklace (all own), printed summer dress c/o Needham Lane, accessorized with large pearl studs c/o Wendy Mignot


Striped T-shirt dress weekend look

Sitting on the deck and watching the river traffic and waterbirds is an enjoyable thing to do on a hot summer weekend. The cool water provides some cooling of the air. A simple royal blue with white stripes T-shirt dress looks great with a pop of colors like the scarf and sunflower yellow bag. This fisherman’s hat is similar to a baseball cap when it comes to providing shades for the face and eyes. However, it is unexpected and a lot more stylish. It adds some edge to the look as it is a clear menswear piece. The scarf, bag and footwear keep the look feminine.


advanced style Nicole of High Latitude Style donning a posh casual T-shirt dress with scarf by the river

over 50 years old woman in summer weekend look


Alaska travel tips dining cruise on the Tanana Chief 

fashion blogger over 40 posing at a river in casual stripes summer dress
Outfit details: LeatherCoatsEtc Greek fisherman’s hat in leather, Tissot watch, Rafaela striped T-shirt dress, Kieselstein Cord belt, Juicy Couture mules, Anne Klein floral print silk scarf, Longchamp Pliage bag (all own), and Creamy Waffle wood frame sunglasses c/o Winkwood

This Color Combination Is an All Season Classic

The look below shows a casual work look for fall. It pairs a paisley print 3/4 sleeve cardigan from summer as a top under a navy blue light wool blazer. The combination of dark blue and white. This color combination has such a southern France – summer in the Provence vibe to it.

stylist in jeans, blazer, cardigan
GNW paisley print cotton cardigan worn as top under black blazer with London boyfriend jeans, studded flats and statement bag (all own)

fashion blogger Nicole in a work outfit with striped leather skirt and matching sweater

#over40fashion fashion blogger of High Latitude Style doning an office look with hide

#over50fashion blogger in knee-length leather skirt, sweater, statement necklace and high neon color heels

style blogger in a blue and white striped skirt and long burgundy leather jacket
Outfit details: Vittari leather coat, Oliveo striped leather skirt, GNW Luxe sweater, DIY statement necklace, Christian Louboutin pumps, Ray Ban sunglasses, Festina chronograph, LV saddle bag, and Ray Ban sunglasses (all own)


Wrapping Up

This color combination also permits for great, safe and stylish prints and patterns mixing without going over the top. Blue and white goes with nearly everything. Thus, it’s great for a mix-and-match travel wardrobe. The maritime vibe of the colors makes them also great for a beach vacation or when packing for a cruise.

You can find further blue and white outfit inspiration pairing a pleated polka dot skirt with paisley print top and an Indian print inspired blue and white sheath I wore for Easter brunch at these links. Learn more on how to look ageless in blue at the link.

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Welcome to the 104th Top of the World Style linkup party

Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!

When you are new, welcome. We are glad you are here. You can sign up to get an email invitation to the party each week.

By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World Style WinnerTop of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav or Top of the World OOTD My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you. 🙂

To support other fashion and style bloggers, I added a new feature to the Top of the World Style linkup party last week. A random generator picks one post. The blogger who submitted the post becomes the Top of the World Style Winner. S/he is featured at the next party in addition to the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav and Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Of course, the winner also gets a cool logo for their sidebar, featured or awards page (see below). 🙂

Top of the World Style Winner of the Week
Top of the World Style Winner of the Week

Since the party runs a week minus 5 minutes, this feature will have temporal delay of two weeks for technical reasons. At the time of scheduling a new party, the old party is still in full swing and blogger still can join. To give all guests the same chance, the old party has to have closed before drawing the winner. In plain English, the Top of the World Style Winner visited the linkup party two weeks ago.

Top of the World Style Winner Melody Jacob
Melody Jacob became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post


The winner of this week’s feature is Melody Jacob, the blogger at Melody Jacob who submitted her winning post at the 102nd linkup party.

Top of the World OOTD Readers Fav Rebecca
Rebecca at Rebecca Tries Trousers became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post


Rebbeca the blogger at Rebecca Tries Trousers became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. Her floral, colorful top screams spring, and we all look forward to wearing our new outfits. 🙂

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Laura Bambrick
Laura Bambrick at I Do DeClaire became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post


Laura Bambrick, the blogger at I Do DeClaire, became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. I have a confession to make. I had put my eyes on this shirt too, but hadn’t come along to order it. Budget, you know! I spent my money on shoes early in March. Anyhow, I love how summery she styled it. Despite of the romantic embroidery it looks professional enough for Casual Friday. <3

Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button from my Linkup Page.

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