Time for another dressing challenge. In the roundup of the last dressing challenging involving scarves, I asked you all for your ideas and quite a few of you wanted to do black and white. Although that is fun it’s also a litte bit too easy (in my opinion) so I think the challenge should be to add at least one colour.
Adding colour is good for another reason too, as I believe that most women over 40 look better when there is a bit of colour added to your outfits, especially closely to your face.
Adding an extra colour to a black and white outfit is not difficult at all, since you could just add a colourful belt, shoes, a scarf or even a necklace to accomplish that. Of course you don’t have to limit yourself to one, add as many as you wish! For those of you that don’t like to wear black at all, you could use that in an accessory or shoe.
Create 2 different outfits that incorporate black, white and at least 1 extra colour and submit to me (guidelines below). I will display my favorites in the next dressing challenge results.
To inspire you I checked some of the examples currently available in affordable stores such as Zara, Mango and Asos.
Take the colourful Zara outfits at the top, for example. Adding an extra bright colour to the outfit, instantly turns the chic black and white into a hip graphical and current outfit. Don’t immediately think that these clothes are too ‘young’ for you.
For example, although the lovely striped dress could be worn as a dress on its own, I would also wear it as a tunic over skinnies and then add a colourful cardigan. You could do the same with the lovely black and blue dress (although I would not wear that on its own). All these outfits could easily be mixed and matched together, so it’s like a mini wardrobe capsule. I’m sure you have items in you closet that could easily be added to this as well.
A few more examples from Asos of lovely black, white and colour combinations. This time, combined with full skirts which are making a comeback this season.
However, you don’t have to limit yourself to bright colours. You can also add a softer colour to your black and white outfit like mint green, brown or dark blue as seen at Mango.
It’s really up to you. Create something different that is current and modern and that makes you feel fabulous!
How to participate?
Participating in the dressing challenge is easy. Just send or publish 2 photos of you in a black, white and colour outfits. They have to be 2 different variations. You can do one of the following:
- You can upload your entries to the forum with black, white and colour dressing challenge in the subject. Upload instructions for photos are here or
- Send them to me by email sylvia at 40plusstyle.com. Photos need to be at least 300 pixels wide, you are welcome to send me larger pictures. I will show your photos side by side (see examples by clicking on one of the previous challenges below) so if you could send the complete collage, then even better. The image needs to be exactly 600 pixels wide with a white 2 pixel separator exactly in the middle (at 299 pixels). No white border outside the image. Or,
- Create a post citing this dressing challenge and put a link in the article back to this post. I will then find you automatically and get your images!
Please have your entries in by March 16.
Be inspired by previous dressing challenges!
I look forward to seeing your creativity with this challenge. Have fun!