How to dress for a sunny day in The Netherlands

by Sylvia

How to dress for a sunny day in The Netherlands | 40plusstyle.com

I’m in The Netherlands again which means I get to hang out with my friend Greetje. We like to wander around and explore new towns and on this day we ventured out to Alkmaar.

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Alkmaar is known for its cheese market but is also a quaint town with canals, lots of cute little streets and fun boutiques to match.

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As you can see the sun was out which means everyone goes outdoors so sit on one of the many beautiful outdoor terraces in Alkmaar. It was also a great opportunity to wear my new hat.

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Just by accident Greetje was dressed in the same colors as me: red, white and blue.

Bold colors paired with pants white outfit by Greetje | 40plusstyle.com

You may recognise the top as i bought this in Australia a few years ago. I love it when something old goes perfectly with something new. This striped skirt from Stella Carakasi is right up my alley. The Fly London sandals are still a favorite for city trips. (for many more great options for good arch support shoes go here)

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Of course we did some shopping too. I bought this fabulous dress. It’s a reversible dress that you can wear both ways and I especially love the right version.

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The striped fabric comes in pants too which I wore on another day while visiting a market in Haarlem. It works really well with my asymmetrical knitted top and paired with my Antelope sandals.

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Here is another knitted high-low top that I wore paired with my older asymettrical booties from Antelope.

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And finally here is an asymmetrical tunic from Stella Carakasi worn for another sunny (but windy) day.

Pair a wide brimmed hat with a chic tunic for the perfect sunny day style | 40plusstyle.com

Outfit details:

– Patterned top (old) Dogstar Clothing
Striped skirt c/o
Black Fly London sandals
Hats
– Colorful dress, Lizzy & Coco (Cruz)
Asymmetrical knitted sweater c/o
Striped pants  c/o
Antelope sandals c/o
High-low knitted tunic c/o
White skinnies c/o
– Antelope asymmetrical shoes (old) c/o
Asymmetrical tunic c/o
– Red skirt, DKNY (old)
– Red sandals, Ganter

What are your go-to looks this summer?

Sylvia

 

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Sue Bowker

Hi Sylvia…
Loved seeing all your outfits! Thanks for sharing.
The one I loved most is the knitted high low top, white pants and black booties. And you topped it off with a new (?) blunt hair cut. That made the whole ensemble!!
Cool breezes,
Sue

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Sylvia

Thanks Sue. Yes I have a new asymmetrical haircut. Will share pictures of that in the coming weeks!

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Suzanne

Great seeing you Sylvia!

You are looking fantastic…whatever you are doing don’t stop…it agrees with you : )

I really adore your first outfit. It came together perfectly. I really like the peplum showing off your great figure. The accessories are dead on as well.

What a brilliant dress to find! Perfect for travelling as it is two dresses in one.

Nice seeing you both again here on your blog.

bisous
Suzanne

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Suzanne

Forgot to mention…the hair looks wonderful!

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Sylvia

Thanks Suzanne. I was ready for a bit of a change. Still thinking about adding some funky coloring!

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Greetje

Having a wonderful time with you. It is lovely to see an outfit post of you again.

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