Wearing white and grey on a sunny day in Amsterdam!

by Sylvia

A white and gray outfit for sunny Amsterdam | 40plusstyle.com

Here are some pictures of my second day trip to Amsterdam. Only the day before I went with the fabulous Greetje but the weather was so cold and wet that we couldn’t really do anything but hide under an umbrella and run from one shop to the next.

With some success I might add as I scored a beautiful skirt by Preen at 70% off. Can’t wait to show you that another time.

The next day though the weather was gorgeous and almost Singapore hot and therefore taking photographs is a must!

The first venue of the day was the Rijksmuseum. Although it can be busy here, today me and my friend Saskia could just walk in without any queues at all!

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam | 40plusstyle.com

Fountain in front of Rijksmuseum Amsterdam | 40plusstyle.com

The back of Rijksmuseum Amsterdam | 40plusstyle.com

I’m wearing a new outfit by GetDressed2, a brand that I featured before.

wearing gray and white in the lobby of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam | 40plusstyle.com

The asymmetrical grey striped skirt is right up my alley and oh so comfortable to wear.

It’s combined with a versatile jacket / blouse in white linen and combined with some great detailing in cotton jersey.

On a bridge over the Amsterdam canals | 40plusstyle.com

Rather than just being pretty in the front, boring at the back, this skirt is slightly draped at the back too. You could actually wear it the other way around for a completely different look.

Watching the boats go by | 40plusstyle.com

White and gray require some extra color which is partly provided by my old Alldressedup necklace and new bag by Mirjam Zwolsman. Although I normally don’t really wear pastel colors like this light pastel blue, I was instantly attracted to the color combination and design of this bag. It’s also easier to add these colors to my outfit as an accessory.

Pastel bag by Mirjam Zwolsman | 40plusstyle.com

This bike would be a fabulous accessory too. For many years I rode a red bike like this one through Amsterdam when I was a student. Unfortunately, my current bike is not as fancy.

The red bike - the perfect accessory to my outfit | 40plusstyle.com   Wearing a grey striped draped skirt and linen white jacket by GetDressed2 | 40plusstyle.com

Jacket by Inizio and skirt by Porto. Both available at GetDressed2
Shoes: Zara (old)
Necklace: Alldressedup (old)
Bag: Mirjam Swolsman

Would you wear a draped skirt like this? What are you wearing these holidays?


1 Ann

Great outfit and great pictures! Love the necklace and bag, both add an interesting and modern touch. I like your hair the longer length. I’ve been looking at Preen too, so good.

blue hue wonderland

2 Sylvia

Thanks Ann. The pictures are inspired by yours truly of course. It’s so great to photograph behind a great solid color background!

3 Ann

Ah thanks Sylvia. I’ve been wearing this electric red, blue and purple this summer like your background. Found it to be good on light skin tone and blonde hair. You really pop on against color.

4 Deb

I love the colour combination!

5 Sylvia

Thanks Deb. It’s basic but with colored accessories, such a great base!

6 Suzanne

Looks like such a wonderful day there!

I like the small touches of red you are wearing.

I LOVE the bag.


7 Sylvia

it was Suzanne. let’s hope for sunny weather when you are here!

8 Conny @ pants and tops

That looks so cozy and chic – both at the same time. I don’t know yet, if I would wear a skirt like this. I never do this before and I don’t know if this cut would be okay for me. But you look really gorgeous with it. Perfect pairing with this nice flats and this red details. It’s a pity, that the weather was not so good.

9 Aileen

You look so stylish Sylvia and I love this style of skirt for you as you have the figure to wear it. It’s probably not so good for my shape, being a pear it would add lots of additional volume on my hips. The red bike was a wonderful accessory!

10 Rita

Very pretty look, and I love the bag, especially. I would wear a draped skirt as long as the drapes are in the right place and don’t make me look wide where I’m sufficiently wide already. 🙂

What a beautiful city! I’ve been to Maastrich. Is it at all similar?

11 Greetje Kamminga

Yes Rita, Maastricht is similar. Smaller though and less canals.

12 Rita

Thanks, Greetje! I need to find my photos from Maastricht. It was so long ago I hardly remember, but it seemed similar.

13 Cynthia

I have that exact skirt! Mine is blinding tomato red though.

14 denton

Nice vacation, photos and outfits. I used to spend time in Rotterdam, so nice to ride a bike there compared to NYC!

15 Elaine

Love the idea of the white and grey combination for summer and your outfit is beautiful! My summer version is light silver gray skinny ankle jeans from J. Crew with either a grey or white tee. From there I can use any accent colors I want including my favorite aqua shirt and shoes, a red jacket and shoes, cobolt blue jacket with my orange wedges, for example. Accessories and bags also show off very well on this color palette. I’m not sure if I would wear a draped skirt or not. It would depend on the length, placement of the drape detail and bulk of the fabric. Being petite I’ve steered clear of maxi skirts because they accentuate my short height and age me. I love the draped look but would only wear a version that didn’t add bulk in the wrong spots!

16 Celine BuyJP

I love that gray skirt.You’re looking good!

Xoxo http://celinebuyjp.com

17 Greetje Kamminga

You demonstrate without a doubt that being on holiday and roaming a city doesn’t need to be done in old tank tops with battered shoes.
I love the shoes and the bag. And your styling. Great photos !!!

18 Petra

Love the outfit on you – skirt is so feminine but still with an “edge”. Also, the backdrop is fabulous!

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