As I grow older, I prefer to have my skirts and dresses longer. I still wear them but usually as short dresses and tunics over pants. But for me those ‘rules’ do not apply when I go to the beach or go for an evening holiday stroll. This little white dress I bought in holiday island extraordinaire Bali, has proven a favorite for holidays. This casual dress looks great on its own when going to the beach, but can also easily be dressed up (shown here with brown capris) for other occasions.

white dress plus denim jacket

This year the white dress made it into my wardrobe as well. Unfortunately, I had no place for my denim jacket. It’s just too heavy to drag along and I opted for my white jacket instead. But I’m sure I will miss it, because I love this combination with the denim.

denim jacket

Update: here are all the other outfits for this beach holiday outfit 2012 series:

  1. Tight bermudas and flower dress
  2. Black and white casual chic
  3. Pink shorts with oversized shirt
  4. White shorts with flower top
  5. Striped bermuda shorts with t-shirt and jacket
  6. Pink shorts with tank and blouse

 I hardly ever get to wear my denim jacket, but I love wearing it like this in a summer, casual way. How do you like to wear your denim jacket (if you still have one)?


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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