It’s summer, which means a great time for a change in hairstyle!

I went a bit more radical this time as I really wanted an asymmetrical cut. Although I like the change I’m not 100% happy with the cut yet and will probably have the longer side cut a bit shorter so it’s only shorter in the front.

We’ll see what my new stylist will say! I’m in The Netherlands now so will have to try my luck with a brand new hairstylist. I also plan to add some highlight for summer.

Haircut ideas: A stylish asymmetrical haircut for women |

This was  one of the most colorful tops of my summer capsule that I packed for summer.

It’s perfect for high waisted pants as it will highlight your waist despite the wider fitted model of this top. It works really well as a layering piece too. For more tips on wearing these (more challenging) pants, check my tips on how to style wide cropped pants.

This chic off shoulder top with an asymmetrical drape is perfect with a pair of white pants |

The Netherlands is usually where I purchase new shoes as they’re all on sale and available in my size.

I’m loving these new brogues from the (new to me) brand Gabor which will be very comfortable for walking. I noticed they have lots of other fabulous shoes too.

Chic modern outfits to try this Summer with wide cropped pants |

I have also been adding more colorful pieces to my summer capsule so this top is no longer the only colorful item. I will show you more of that in later articles.

Stylish outfits for women over 40 |

Color is very much on my mind at the moment as it’s the style training theme this month in the 40+Style Club!

image consultant and color professional Ruth Essex dives deep into all aspects of color in this month’s style training with lots of great information on how to find your best neutral, your best metallic, how to make neutrals interesting and how to combine colors.

If you like to take advantage of this training as well as the additional capsule wardrobe you will receive and the opportunity to be part of one of the most stylish and supportive communities, you can now join the style club now and get instant access.

Outfit details:

Top: Stella Caracasi c/o
Pants: In Good Company
Shoes: Gabor
Earrings: bought in Ubud, Bali

Are you embracing color this summer?

Photos by Misja B


Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, 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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