Although I usually embrace whites and lighter pastels these days, on this day I was in a ‘dark’ mood. It came about because of this new asymmetrical blouse / jacket from Porto that I received c/o Getdressed2.

The blouse is super stretchy, so very comfortable and has a unique design. I’m wearing size 1 and would have preferred a slightly snugger fit so if you have a regular bust size, I would advise to size down.

Asymmetrical blouse worn with skinny ankle pants |

Although it would look fabulous on my white skinny pants, I opted for the black pair instead which creates a more monochromatic and streamlined look. Of course I used accessories to make the look more interesting and to add a splice of color.

Do you love asymmetric clothing (you should!) Here are my latest finds of the best asymmetrical clothes.

The necklace is from Obb Unique and they make the most gorgeous stone necklaces. I found mine while visiting a street market with my friend style blogger Suzanne Carillo so it carries a lot of fond memories as well. See how I wore it previously here.

Monochromatic outfit with touches of color |

The red bag is probably my most worn bags of all time and I found it in Amsterdam a few years ago while shopping with another friend, Saskia, in Amsterdam. It’s fabulous when your favorite pieces have fond memories attached to them.

The reasons I use this bag so much is because it’s light, is just the right size and it adds a splash of color to many of my neutral outfits. The bag is made from leather, so durable, but is not from an established brand (in fact I have no idea what brand it is) and so affordable and I highly recommend getting a bag like this to add a bit of color to your outfits too!

Now let’s talk about the pants

Black ankle pants worn with asymmetrical top and comfortable shoes! |

These skinny 7/8 pants are my most worn pants. If you have been following me for a while, you have already seen them gazillions of times in white, in red, in mustard and now here they are in black.

Here are a few reasons why I think they are so perfect:

  • Although these pants are skinny, they skim the legs rather than fit tightly around them.
  • That makes them comfortable and breezy to wear.
  • They have elastan which adds to the comfort.
  • They are not too short, which makes them perfect to wear with both flats and heels.
  • They are still right on trend as cropped pants are very much on trend.
  • When worn with ankle strap shoes like the ones I’m wearing here they don’t shorten the legs so much.
  • The pockets are super handy and I like the silhouette they create.
  • I can wear these pants with tucked in tops, long tops, medium tops and blouses (like the one I’m wearing here).
  • You can dress them up or down.
  • They are slimming.

Therefore it’s no wonder that these favorite pants are also part of the 40+Style Casual Summer Style challenge.

I included the white version but if white is not your thing you can also add these in another color.

Outfit details:

Blouse: Porto c/o Getdressed2
Pants: Zara
Bag: brand unknown (see some alternatives in shop below)
Necklace: Obb Unique
Bracelet: from my own jewelry collection I sold a while back
Shoes: Fly London Yala Wedge, also available at Amazon

What are your favorite kind of pants?



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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