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Oliveo button down shirt, neckerchief, statement belt, London Jeans BF jeans, Gucci bag, and Studio gladiator heels (all own)

When your office has a Casual Friday culture, you may often wear a button-down shirt with jeans combo. Once your summer tan vanishes the look that was wow-worthy in summer fails. This post provides stylist’s tricks to boost up the look with a neckerchief and other alternatives to add a pop of color.

Contents
  1. When to Add a Pop of Color
  2. Swap the Scarf for a Neckerchief
  3. Bright Bead Necklaces Can Add Color
  4. Pink Motorcycle Jacket for Outside
  5. 81st Top of the World Style linkup-party

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When to Add a Pop of Color

I like the look of a button-down chambray shirt with boyfriend jeans for Casual Friday. Such an outfit can quickly look blah when one would add neutral color shoes. One may get away with it still in summer when the skin has a sun glow and one adds colorful earrings. However, in fall, this shirt-jeans combination would make you look washed out. My standard styling trick is to add a colorful scarf when a pop of color is needed.

To keep an all neutral look interesting add a pop of color with a scarf or shoes. #agelessstyle Click To Tweet

#styleover50 casual look with Gucci bag

midlife style bloger in outfit with button-down shirt, jeans, colorful neckerchief and sandals
Outfit details: Oliveo button down shirt, neckerchief, statement belt, London Jeans BF jeans, Gucci bag, JORD wood watch and Studio gladiator heels (all own)

Swap the Scarf for a Neckerchief

I am so happy that neckerchiefs are a thing again. : ) They are much easier to wear than a scarf as they are much shorter. Moreover, they are less expensive than a large square scarf and also fulfill the purpose of adding a pop of color to an otherwise desaturated look. See this guide to learn more on how to up your style with scarves.

Bright Bead Necklaces Can Add Color

An alternative to adding a scarf or neckerchief for a pop of color are several necklaces with bright colored beads. Be aware that they may be a little bit too noisy when they bang each other whenever you look for some paperwork at work. While this styling trick may not be a great option for Casual Friday, the colorful necklaces are great for a pop of color to a neutral color weekend look.

Pink Motorcycle Jacket for Outside

I also like to style outerwear (see the post at the link for a guide). In today’s outfit, I picked up the green and pink color of the gladiators with the bag and motorcycle jacket. It’s just the right amount of color to uplift the mood on a gray fall day. 😉

Stylist tip: Don’t fear a color leather jacket! You can get a lot of wear out of it. Need proof? See these 17 stunning looks with a pink leather jacket.

 

#maturestyle Casual outfit with jeans and pink leather jacket
Newport News pink leather jacket, Oliveo button down shirt, neckerchief, smoky quartz belt, London Jeans BF jeans, Gucci bag, Studio gladiator heels (all own)

 

How do you style an all neutral outfit to not look washed out? Do you like the neckerchief trend? How do you wear them? Let me know by email or linkup your examples in addition to your outfit posts. Did you know that you can link up your Instagram outfit posts at the party?

81st Top of the World Style linkup-party

Welcome to the Top of the World Style fashion linkup party. Thanks to all of you stylish ladies who linked up in the past. You and your lovely outfits make this party so exciting, fun, and inspiring. You are an awesome crowd! Let’s party. 🙂

Yvonne at Funky Forty became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav, as you clicked her post the most. Her utility jacket with batches all over and black denim make a real funky streetstyle. Well styled. <3

#TopOfTheWorldOOTD readers' fav at the Top of the World Style linkup party
Yvonne became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

 

Terrie at Meadow Tree became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. I loved how she created interest by playing with texture in her desaturated outfit. There is nothing boring to the collection of gray shades. A cool look.

#fashionover60 all gray fall outfit
Terri Gardner became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

 

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

 

Now let’s party. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.

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