Twist your classics with a zipper

Don’t be a copy cat

In fashion over 40, it is like this Oscar Wilde quote

Be yourself – everyone else is already taken

Tweet this. For me this means classic (denim skirt, striped T-shirt, patent leather pumps, statement bag) with a twist (zipper detail on the shoulders, mixing green and blue, orange statement bag). What about you?

#midlifestyle blogger in classics with a zipper twist
The Limited green and blue stripped top with zipper detail on the shoulders worn with an Oliveo straight denim skirt, L.K. Bennett patent leather pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle (all own) for a Casual Friday look

This outfit is a skirt version of Casual Friday. The pumps keep the look office appropriate in a casual work environment. Since it was a rainy day I added my trench coat. The orange bag adds a pop of color on a rainy gray day.

#maturestyle style blogger Nicole in denim skirt with striped shirt and trench coat
Burberry Brit trench coat over The Limited striped top with Oliveo denim skirt, statement necklace,  and L.K. Bennett pumps (all own)

Another classic with a twist

This example is a work outfit for a warm summer day. The lizard belt is a shade darker than the shoes. The color of the shoes elongates the legs. The zippers on the side of the pants add a twist to this classic look.

High Latitude Style donning a classic, casual posh look with zipper details at the ankles
Black silk Jones New York blouse, Oliveo linen pants, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Kieselstein Cord lizard belt and Kieselstein Cord moon  buckle, Ray Ban sunglasses, smoky quartz statement necklace, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Anne Klein lizard slingbacks (all own)

The black color of the top and the black in the print pick up the black weave in the linen pants. The brown hues in the cardigan pick up the hue of the Kieselstein Cord belt and slingbacks

#linenPants #KieselsteinCordBelt #HighLatitudeStyle
Printed cotton 3/4 sleeve GNW cardigan with Oliveo linen pants with zipper detail, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Anne Klein slingback pumps, Ray Ban sunglasses, and Jones New York black silk top (all own)

You can find another example of how I styled the striped top in the post at the link. How do you tweak your classics to stay interesting? Do you like zippers?

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Photos: G. Kramm

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