Although I added a lot of color to the capsule I also enjoy wearing black and white. These pieces can be worn in the black-and-white way, but can also be layered with other items in the capsule.

Today, let’s indulge in black an white!


I like tops that both look great on their own as well as a layering piece. This blouse is a perfect example. Due to its unique asymmetric design, it’s fabulous when worn on its own but also looks great when combined with a blazer (or a knitted jumper as I will show you later on).


For a bit of color added to your face, you can play with accessories. I added my turquoise fish necklace here, but a colorful scarf would be great too.


This necklace adds even more color and makes a bolder statement.


Or you can just stick to black and white.

All these pieces have been very successful. I prefer to wear the blouse with my cream skinnies so as to avoid too much black and have found it a great layering piece. Here in Singapore I can just wear it on its own.

Your challenge

Create 2 outfits from your capsule. One where you wear a blouse with pants on its own and one where you layer it with a blazer.

Be as creative with accessories as you like!

Want to show me and all the other women in our community your looks? Upload them to the private Facebook forum (style course members only), the 40+Style Facebook page or add a link to your photo in the comments below. If you managed to assemble your own capsule wardrobe, I’d love to see images of that also. I may even share some of the images in the next mini challenge post for those that like to.

I have been very inspired with your looks so far and love to see you all having fun with fashion!

White asymmetrical shirt: Stella Carakasi
Black Skinnies: Cos (old)
Cream skinnies: Zara (old)
Fish necklace: Jewelry to your Doorstep
Big colorful necklace: Ken Samudio
Black necklace: Stones That Rock

Do you like to wear blouses? Do you wear them on their own or layered with jackets or sweaters?


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