I have very much embraced neutrals this summer. Black and white is always a favorite of course but blue and white will be forever chic too.

I recently added some fabulous blues to my wardrobe and my favorite way to wear blue is, you guessed it, with white. 

It’s a very effortless way to look chic and a great option if you ever wonder what to wear. Blue is softer than black and in terms of color will usually suit 40+ women better.

1. White top, blue pants

Navy flared pants and white multi fabric top | 40plusstyle.com

My first look is the most trendy as it hints at the 70s trend. I’m not indulging much in this trend as boho chic (even though I love it on others) is not really my thing.

Instead I keep it simple and minimalistic with these blue flared pants that have been in my wardrobe for several years. They felt like the perfect base for this multilayered white top from Stella Carakasi.

The base is made of 100% hemp which is a similar fabric to linen. Lovely texture and it keeps you cool! The knit if made from linen.

2. White capris, blue knitted top

Knitted blue linen top with white capri pants | 40plusstyle.com

You can also reverse the order and wear navy on top.

I love how the pattern of the top is different when shown over your skin and over your camisole and creates great texture within the outfit. No necklace needed therefore and you can go a bit wilder with either earrings, sunglasses or bracelets.

This top is perfect for summer as it is made of 100% linen. The beauty of knitted linen is that you get the coolness but not the wrinkles! I think this top would also look really good over jeans.

Blue knitted asymmetrical top | 40plusstyle.com

3. Blue top, white leggings

White capri leggings with blue asymmetrical top | 40plusstyle.com

Today’s last look features another great design. This top also from Stella Carakasi drapes like a cacoon across your body. Made of 100% hemp, it’s super light and super cool. In many ways it is much like linen even though it is a bit more structured.

White capri leggings with blue asymmetrical top | 40plusstyle.com

Bare in mind therefore, that it will also wrinkle really easily (as can be seen on the photos), so if you mind wrinkles in your clothes too much than pure hemp is not for you.

Top look: top c/o Stella Carakasi, Flared pants by Alldressedup (old), necklace by COS, shoes are very old
Middle look: top c/o Stella Caraka, Capris by In Good Company
Bottom look: top and leggings c/o Stella Carakasi, necklace by Alldressedup (very old), white slingbacks

Do you enjoy wearing white and blue? Which of the above looks is your favorite?


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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