- Outfits in gray of all shades are instant posh
- How I styled this desaturated look
- Add interest with mixed pattern
- Add interest with texture
- Top of the World Style linkup-party
Outfits in gray of all shades are instant posh
What about you? Do you wear all gray outfits or do you add a pop of color? I love colors, but when it comes to gray I love to wear an either all gray office look or add red or pink.
Besides an all gray posh monochromatic look, you can pair this desaturated color with blue plus white – the American Classic color combination. This combination is always a winner. Add gold jewelry, diamonds or pearls. Voilà, a chic business casual instant outfit.
How I styled this desaturated look
When putting the laundry into my closet I realized that the sheath has the same size of stripes as the sweater. Thus, a striped dress outfit was born.
Add interest with mixed pattern
To keep things interesting when all the pieces are gray, using prints and pattern in different hues is one possibility. Here the stripes and leopard print do the trick. To up the style with a scarf is always a good idea.
The tights have a diamond pattern. Keeping a look in just one hue is a great way how to wear the patterned tight trend over 40.
Assymetric cuts also create interest (see the hem line in the photos).
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Add interest with texture
In the example below, I even went with an all gray outerwear. But this time, the interest is created by the play of different texture: Smooth (coat), cable knit (pom pom hat), matt (booties) and shiny (toggles).
Ok, you may consider these as different pattern as well. 😉
Stylist’s tips: Get more wear out of your footwear with this trick. Fold over your slouchy boots to make them look like booties (see photos in this post). Or change the look of your boots and booties by wearing boot toppers.
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What about you? Do you like to wear all neutrals without looking boring? How do you style an all neutral look? Let me see, I am curious. Link up how you style your neutrals in addition to your OOTD at the linkup party. You don’t need a blog to participate. You can also link up Instagram posts. See you at the party. 🙂
Top of the World Style linkup-party
Welcome to the 47th Top of the World Style fashion linkup party. Thanks to those of you who linked up last week. You are all so stylish! I can’t wait to see what you are wearing this week.
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I am honored to introduce you to this week’s co-host of Top of the World Style Yvonne at Funky Forty. Yvonne is a 40 something from New Zealand, living in Zürich, Switzerland. She loves fashion, travel, shopping and food and believes chocolate will cure almost anything. She blogs to share her style ideas and all the quirky things she find whilst sauntering around the shops and last but not least wonderful places to visit. She hopes to inspire other 40+ women and make them realize 40 something is still young! Her favorite quote is
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