Are you ready for the white dressing challenge?

by Sylvia

Wearing red and white

My love affair with both white and red continues.

When I don’t know what to wear, it is one of my go-to combinations.

Remember this top? It’s business in the front, party in the back!



Want lots more inspiration? Check out my comprehensive guide on how to wear red.


This striped blouse is a new edition in the red family of my closet. I love the versatility of it.

Tuck it in for a nice business kind of look and leave it out for a casual look to wear with white sneakers. Of course it would have been nice if the collar was a bit neater for these photographs!


As usual I’m keeping things simple (and cool) and play with my accessories, and this time also nails, to make the whole outfit more interesting. My belt is always a good option as well as my watch.



Not sure about wearing white at the bottom? Check out my guide on how to wear white pants.


Have you worn white yet this year?


Red top Alldressedup, trousers Zara, necklace Alldressedup (old), watch Bruno Nimaber, bracelet Claudia Schaeffer, red shoes Players (old) red stripes blouse Zara, trousers Zara (old), belt Anne Fontaine, black and white sandals Zara, red tote, unknown 

1 Rebecca

I love both looks for you and the beautiful accessories. You look great in red and white!

2 Laura

Love red and white–and really love those red sandles!

3 Alice - Happiness at Mid Life

Both are great looks Sylvia. I like both of them equally! I really like how you kept both looks so simple & chic! and wow – the details down to your fun nails.

I can’t wait what all the fabulous ladies will come up with!


4 Kathy Johnston

The red top is so pretty and unique. It looks great with your white pants.

5 Ann

Hi Sylvia, love all these choices. Great accessories in the first look. You are looking lovely. I think it is such a becoming palette for a blond woman.

Great minds think alike– I did a red and white post today!

blue hue wonderland

6 Rita A.

The closest I would get it pink and cream/ecru. I tend to softer colors.

7 Christina

Your red top is fantastic!

8 Mrs C

Wow, what a coincidence! I am wearing white and red too 🙂 You truly rock this color combo and I love the stripes and pants look the most!

MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)

9 The Style Crone

Love the white and red Sylvia. You’ve inspired me. I might just explore my closets and see what I can come up with!

10 Gail

What could be better than a top that’s business at the front and party at the back? Love the red and white combos. Very fresh and summery!

11 Highland Fashionista

Your nails are incredible! Hand-painted nail art or the stick-on kind? They’re SO cool.

12 Sylvia

Thanks! They’re hand painted gel nails

13 Greetje Kamminga

This is one of my favourite tops. Well your top, but one of my favourite. I adore red. Such a nice colour. Looking good in both looks. And there is the belt again (sigh with envy).
Great outfits.
I know what you mean with the collar never doing what you want it to do. Like stay !
Of both looks I prefer the first. Somehow it looks more clean and modern. Perhaps because of the skinny trousers? But as I say, the latter is good too.

14 Sylvia

thanks Greetje. I am looking out for you….

15 Y Park


Its very interesting fashion blog. Especially I am reaching my 40 in few years time.

Will follow your blog. thanks for sharing.

Y Park

16 Sylvia

Thanks! Are you sure? You certainly don’t look like you are…

17 theresa

I do love the red and white for summer, and triple love the red sandals! I recently got a white jeans jacket that looks great with white jeans or blue jeans. where I live on the coast, we have very few hot days, so having cute light jackets is a must. But I can make your cute summer outfits work. I am learning a lot from you, so a big thanks to you….theresa

18 Annette

Both looks are fabulous, Sylvia!
I particularly love the flirst one – gorgeous back of your top and your red sandals. They just have the perfect heel.

Lady of Style

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