Welcome to the last day 40+Style Casual Summer Style Challenge!

This challenge is now finished.

Let’s get started with outfit 10

40+Style Casual Summer Style Challenge | 40plusstyle.com

This last look incorporates a column of color. Although many of you like to create this with black it can just as easily be done with white.

Using a column of color is slimming and elongating and very effective in hiding those sticking-out bellies too!

 A white column of color | 40plusstyle.com

By now, all the pieces will be familiar to you: the white blouse, white pants and printed bomber jacket. Again I opted for my red bag to add extra color and my red sunglasses. Not much jewelry is needed but I did add my watch, bracelet and earrings this time.

Bomber jacket casual outfit inspiration | 40plusstyle.com
 A white column of color | 40plusstyle.com

Outfit details:

Top: H&M (old)
Jacket: Zara
Shoes: Hoegl (old)
Bracelet: from a market somewhere in New York
Bag: bought in Amsterdam years ago
Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Allure – Enigmatique
Sunglasses: Loewe (old)

More options for similar pieces available online below:

Although most outfits will be shared in our private Facebook group (sign up above to the challenge above to get access) you can also share your outfits through Instagram by tagging them with #40PlusCasualStyleChallenge

Wrapping up

This marks the end of the 40+Style Casual Summer Style challenge. Of course there are even more outfits you can create from this capsule apart from the 10 that I have showed you already. Here are a few extra ones (and I haven’t even included all options like an all-white outfit!).

Casual Summer Style Challenge | 40plusstyle.com

Of course you could easily add to this capsule as well. Here are a few pieces I would add to complete my summer capsule:

  • A dress – No summer is complete without one
  • Blue jeans – So versatile!
  • A white skirt – Matches perfectly will all items in the capsule
  • Another bright top – Mine is bright blue
  • A top with bare shoulders or shoulder cutouts: super fashionable right now and the perfect way to stay cool in summer while still covering your upper arms (for those that want to) – Lots of options here.
  • Knee high leggings – perfect for casual summer days
  • A blazer or jacket – to dress up these casual looks

Did you enjoy the challenge?

I hope that this challenge inspired and encouraged you to try new things. Hopefully it also demonstrated hat you don’t need a lot of clothes to wear something different every day. All you need is a wardrobe that will allow you to mix and match.

Have fun styling everyone and I look forward to seeing all of your creations and receiving your feedback!


Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. She is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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