Style and Fashion, over 40.

A Nod to Mod | Khaki, yellow and Black Vinyl

Fake Fabulous | A nod to Mod | Oversized Khaki jacket, yellow t-shirt dress, Black vinyl leggings, Tobacco peep-toe booties, over 40.

Today I was inspired to embrace my "Lego Hair" (see the first stage of my grow-out, here) and go for a mod-inspired look.
My husband joked that I looked a little bit like Paul Weller.
He did make me laugh...
Cheeky!

I wanted to wear my vinyl leggings again (it has been a while, see them here) and thought they would be the perfect piece to transition this yellow dress into the Autumn months.

{See this yellow dress, here}

Fake Fabulous | A nod to Mod | Oversized Khaki jacket, yellow t-shirt dress, Black vinyl leggings, Tobacco peep-toe booties, over 40.

Yellow and Black are often thought of as a fashion no-no.
Something about looking like a wasp?
Or, a hazard sign??

But, I like the look of the two colours together... and that's all that really matters, isn't it?

These vinyl leggings are quite a statement, for sure, but adding a simple T-shirt dress and an oversized jacket really softens the look down.

Fake Fabulous | A nod to Mod | Oversized Khaki jacket, yellow t-shirt dress, Black vinyl leggings, Tobacco peep-toe booties, over 40.

Adding this green necklace, a star pin and a soft silk scarf, toned things down even more.

Fake Fabulous | A nod to Mod | Oversized Khaki jacket, yellow t-shirt dress, Black vinyl leggings, Tobacco peep-toe booties, over 40.

Scotch-coloured leather shoes, and patent vinyl leggings, is a combination I love.
The colours in my scarf helped make this combination seem more deliberate.
Grey toes finished the look off perfectly.

This outfit got me thinking about making things work in your favour, even when they are not ideal.
Whether a style you want to wear is not 'in fashion'.
Or, your colour choices are not a 'classic colour combination'... or a popular one.
Whether your outfit consists of a tricky item that you love (like vinyl).
Or, (in my case) your hair is letting you down.

Sometimes we just have to go for it!
Dress up, and make it work...
{Even if we are reminding our husbands of a 58 year old man, with a mullet!! :oP}

Would you wear yellow and black together?
What about Vinyl?

Please share in the comments, or contact me.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this colour combination!

Fake Fabulous | A nod to Mod | Oversized Khaki jacket, yellow t-shirt dress, Black vinyl leggings, Tobacco peep-toe booties, over 40.

JACKET: Zara (found in a Charity shop for £2!)...this one is almost the same.
SHOES: c/o JD Williams (see that post HERE)...they are half price now!
NAILS: BarryM, Chai.
LEGGINGS: Pamela Mann
T-SHIRT DRESS: Finery...this one is funky.
BAG: Clarks..this one is almost identical.
SCARF: A gift (this one is pretty)
NECKLACE: Topshop
STAR: Part of a set from H&M (this one is pretty)


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17 comments

  1. Funny, because what you're proposing is a theory I'm experimenting with next month with Frumpy Florals!!
    I do think everything works in this outfit---the colors combine well, the long line is great! And even your hair is not as bad as you think it is (have you seen mine lately?)!!
    Happy Weekend Samantha and keep up the fun times!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie!
      I will look forward to your musings on frumpy florals.
      As for hair...mine is driving me crazy...proper curls seem appealing!! XXX

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  2. I'm kind of diggin' the hair. All kinds of groovy baby!

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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  3. I think perhaps the trick with 'difficult' colour combinations is to chuck other colours into the mix - as you have here with the cognac boots and the rich tones in your scarf, which echo your hair colour, along with the khaki jacket/green necklace. I don't think "ooh, yellow and black together", I just see a well put-together outfit.

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    1. You are very kind Fran! Thank you for this comment, I am so glad you like this colour combination. XXX

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  4. Loving the yellow dress with leggings!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com
    Fridays Fashions link up

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    1. Thank you Jaymie! These are my favourite leggings. XXX

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  5. I agree with Fran. You've done a terrific job of making the colors work well together.
    The taboo about wearing yellow and black together must be a Scottish fashion rule. I love those two colors together and I'm sure wasps fancy their look as well!:-)
    Your vinyl leggings look very cool but are the sweaty?? I suppose a pair of cotton tights underneath would help...?

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  6. I agree with Fran. You've done a terrific job of making the colors work well together.
    The taboo about wearing yellow and black together must be a Scottish fashion rule. I love those two colors together and I'm sure wasps fancy their look as well!:-)
    Your vinyl leggings look very cool but are the sweaty?? I suppose a pair of cotton tights underneath would help...?

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    1. Thank you Judy!
      No, they are not sweaty.... but, to be honest, Scotland is not a particularly sweaty place!
      The leggings have a brushed lining which makes them comfortable against the skin. XXX

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  7. You're totally rocking this mod look Samantha! Black and yellow never looked so good. I totally love all the elements which you've put together with real flair. It's great to see you in vinyl too. Love, love, love this whole look x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Aww shucks Anna... That has made my day! What a lovely comment. XXX

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  8. I really love the Mod vibe and your growing-out hair! The colors look great together and yes I would wear vinyl - but only in Florida winter (about six weeks of the year : > ) Thanks for linking, xo

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Six weeks?!
      I can't decide if I like the thought of that or not Patti :oP
      Scotland is lucky to get six weeks of summer!
      XXX

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  9. mwhahah, I'm still laughing about that 'lego hair' description, you always find that perfect witty word!. I'm glad you decided to make the most of your 'hairstyle in process' and take it into a mod vibe!.
    I'm a huge fan of impossible color combos, as they're not as impossible as people think. You rock your yellow & black combo!, it's fabulous how you've added an 'intermediary' piece (your scarf) to make all the colors work together. You really rock accessories!
    And love your vinyl pants!!
    besos

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    1. Thank you Monica..... You are the impossible-colour-combination queen!
      Thank you for your kind words.
      I would LOVE to see how you would style these vinyl leggings. :oD
      XXX

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