This outfit is is similar to last week’s in many ways. It follows the same kind of simple formula. This time it’s trousers (instead of a skirt), top and a few accessories to make the outfit more interesting. I love to add texture with accessories and I love the black and white trend, so it features my trusted black and white belt again.

white black and cobalt outfit

It’s a good example of how you can dress trendy without really having to buy too many new things. All of these have been in my cupboard for some time, with these white pants many years old. They have become a new favorite as my trusted sailor white pants have seen their best days. I’m also starting to favor straight legs more rather than the wider bootcuts. As you all know I love wearing white trousers, which is why it is on my spring wish list. The ones featured today have the perfect length to wear with flats but I also need some that I can wear with my heels.

silk electric blue shirt with with white trousers

Since I like to make outfits more interesting with the right accessories, that is also the reason why I added a graphical bag to the wish list. This particular bag looks great with this outfit, but I would love to have a dressier one in leather as well.

cobalt silk shirt

Followers of my Facebook page will also have noticed that I coloured my hair again. I asked your advice and showed you the results. However, the pictures did not clearly show the colours and the below picture gives a much better idea. I wanted a a biigger difference between colours, more red and a more streaky look. I felt that my hairstyle is a bit boring and classic and wanted to add more character to the hairstyle. If the reactions on the tennis court this morning were anything to go by, I think I have succeeded. Since I’m not sure what to do with my hair at the moment, I did not have it cut.

new hair colours

It’s Chinese new year, which is one of the biggest holidays here in Singapore. I will be in Malaysia’s Borneo and Brunei this week, in search of Orang Utans and magical places, but I have articles planned for the whole week ahead.

Hopefully I will have a good internet connection in my hotel so I can stay in touch with you all and keep you up-to-date of my adventures through Facebook and Istagram.  I’m also planning to take more pictures this time, so I can write a travel report for this site as well.

For now, I’m wishing you a very happy Chinese new year!


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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