When I bought my Preen skirt, I immediately thought of wearing if with fuchsia. This is a color I had been wanting to try for a while and it would be perfect with the Preen skirt.

I was initially thinking of a crop top. Since the skirt was so high waisted I thought it would be perfect. However, I never succeeded in finding one.

What I did find were two other blouses. I could not decide which shirt I liked best and since they were both on sale and very affordable I bought both.

I already showed you my other fuchsia blouse here. This one is very casual and can also be worn as a short tunic on the beach. Very light and breezy so perfect for the Singapore weather.

Mixing fuchsia and white | 40plusstyle.com

This blouse is from Ralph Lauren, a brand I have never worn before. The blouse caught my eye as it was exactly the color I wanted and I thought the stripe on it was fun. I have never been a fan of a puffed sleeve but I thought I try on the blouse anyway.

It’s definitely different from what I usually wear but I liked the look, the color and the price so I decided to take it home with me.

It actually looks pretty good with the Preen skirt too and creates a mixed prints look which is still very modern.

Today I’m wearing it with my Zara skirt and Hoegl fuchsia shoes. Together it creates a simple modern/classical look that I really enjoy.

Classical modern in fuchsia and white | 40plusstyle.com

In the evening and for events I will wear it with my fuchsia pumps but when I’m going to walk a lot I choose these comfortable flats by Tom’s.

striped shoes from Toms | 40plusstyle.com

I was tempted by them on a small street in Amsterdam as they were fun and comfortable. Turns out they are perfect to wear with my new fuchsia tops and are great for those days when I want to walk a lot.

Combining my long a-line white skirt with a fuchsia blouse and sandals by toms | 40plusstyle.com

So there you go. Who would have thought that I would wear a puffed blouse by Ralph Lauren? Sometimes you just need to try out new things and see if they work. What you see, may just surprise you!

Ralph Lauren blouse and Zara skirt | 40plusstyle.com

Blouse: Ralph Lauren
Skirt: Zara
Pumps: Hoegl
Flat sandals: Tom’s (there is also a platform wedge version of these shoes on sale)

How adventurous are you in trying out new things?

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