Styling a casual winter work outfit
In this casual work outfit, I went for a gray and denim with pops of color. I combined my classic tweed skirt with a denim jacket to stay out of matronly territory. Styling tweed over 40 is tricky. Thus, I devoted an entire post to how to look modern in tweed over 40.
Create interest by different textures
Since the outfit has a lot of gray, I created interest by using different surface textures: Suede (boots), knit (tight, sweater), and coarse (skirt). Going for texture and/or different shine is essential when creating monochromatic outfits to not look boring.
Create interest by mixing prints and stripes
This outfit also mixes print and pattern as the sweater has wide stripes in two different shades of gray (see e.g. featured photo and the first photo in this post). The mixing works because it is grounded by the gray color. Grounding the prints and patterns is a must to get mixing prints and pattern right.
Layering for insulation and style
The Russian scarf is a great way to add a floral print in winter and get it right. It is made from wool, a clear winter fabric. Do I have to mention that it provides great insulation too and hence keeps your neck warm? The denim jacket provides another layer that ups the style and keeps the outfit from getting matronly too.
Tying the outfit together
The Russian scarf also ties the denim jacket and the other gray pieces of the outfit together. The print namely has various shades of gray, blue and pink. The various shades of red and pink provide the pops of color and make the outfit look fresh. Thus, I can get away with minimal makeup.
When you like to wear tweed you may be interested in reading the post about how to look modern in tweed in over 40.
How do you style tweed to not look Old Lady like? What clothing items are your personal style challenges? Let me know by email so I can help you.
Welcome to the 93rd Top of the World Style linkup party
Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past. Welcome back! You and your lovely outfits make these parties so exciting, fun, and inspiring. You are an awesome crowd!
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Top of the World OOTD from the last party
Suzanne, the blogger at Ask Suzanne Bell became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. Her oversize scarf is a statement all by itself. She gave the scarf the room it needs to shine by keeping everything else simple. Well done!
Monica at Style is my Pudding showed a pretty cool Bohemian inspired winter look. The sturdy booties are perfect with the turtleneck sweater, skinnies and leather vest. They are the statement, unexpected and what makes the Bohemian vibe and the outfit so cool. Her look became Top of the World OOTD My Fav.
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