Style Tips & Fun with Fashion, over 40.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

White Jeans & Spring Layers, over 40.

Bonmarché White Straight-legged Jeans | Grey and blue layered spring look, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

White jeans can be tricky to wear can't they?
I love the look of them, but they aren't very practical for 'real life'.
White jeans are undoubtedly a dirt magnet, and certainly can't be worn more than once before heading into the wash.

White jeans can also be unforgiving, showing your underwear (VPL...yuck!) or highlighting any lumps and bumps.

BUT...
White jeans look so fresh, clean and modern!

Wearing white jeans is a great way to look spring-like without losing the extra warmth that denim provides.
They also give off the impression that you are an organised and "pulled together" person.

{Subconsciously people assume that you must be organised...see THIS POST about the messages colour can send.}

White jeans are the perfect transitional piece.

See more white jean outfits...
HERE...in Winter, with a furry hat.
HERE, with green nails!
HERE, in an (almost) all-white outfit.
And HERE....with matching accessories. Frumpy or not? You decided.

Bonmarché White Straight-legged Jeans | Grey and blue layered spring look, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

These white jeans are straight legged and give off a slouchy, laid-back vibe on my narrow frame.
I cuffed the ankle to add to the casual feel... and show off my shoes!

Straight leg jeans are probably the most versatile of all jean styles.
They work for most body shapes and can easily be made to look smart (or as smart as jeans can look!) or very casual, depending on your mood.

This pair are a true (blueish) white that looks bright and crisp against other colours.

Bonmarché White Straight-legged Jeans | Grey and blue layered spring look, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

I decided to keep the colour palette cool and subtle, although this shirt is a warm shade of blue and the peep at the collar is just enough to make these colours "fit" my warm colouring.

Bright white is not a colour I suit.
It makes me look washed out and dark under the eyes, but I still wear it anyway!
Wearing a 'tricky' colour on your bottom half (away from you face) is a great way to make it work for you.

Bonmarché White Straight-legged Jeans | Grey and blue layered spring look, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

This outfit was originally supposed to include bare arms and sliders!
Unfortunately, the weather turned a little cooler, so I added a knit and shoes with a little more cover.

These shoes are still sandals but there is much more leather covering the foot AND I can add a little sock for extra warmth.
{Even a thin sock, like this one, works wonders.}

These photographs were taken at the weekend and although the weather was cool, it was mild enough for (almost) bare toes.
However, today it is frosty... the weather is cooling down again (we had snow yesterday) so my thick socks and chunky boots are back on!

Bonmarché White Straight-legged Jeans | Grey and blue layered spring look, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Has the Spring weather stalled where you are?
Do you wear/like white jeans?
How do you keep them clean?
Please share in the comments, I love to hear from you.

Bonmarché White Straight-legged Jeans | Grey and blue layered spring look, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Jeans, shirt & bag: c/o Bonmarche
Jumper: Isle
Scarf: A gift
Shoes: Allsaints
Socks: Topshop (old)
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26 comments

  1. White jeans are my faves!!
    I've even gotten mom & Nancy wearing them all year long--shocking, I know!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Brilliant Jodie! If you ladies are rocking them all-year then White jeans must be HOT. XXX

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  2. YOU CUT YOUR HAIR!!
    You look stunning, as always, with it longer and pixie short but I thought you were growing it lol?
    The outfit is fabulous. I love white jeans - but you're right about them being so unforgiving and a dirt magnet lol. I bought a bell bottom pair in the sale last year just because I fell in love with them, the problem is they've got a turn up and they're too long. And I'm not quite sure how to hem them :/ I'll figure it out sooner or later!!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Hahahaha...not half Suzy! Rumped!! :o)
      I had reached my maximum tolerance :oP
      Hemming a jean can be difficult, can't it? I hope you get them fitted...they sound nice.
      XXX

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  3. Yeah, the weather here is STUCK!! What the heck?!! But your outfit is not. I love how you've styled your white jeans. I've had a love/hate thing with white jeans, tending to the negative, but your victory here gives me hope once again.

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    1. Thank you Melanie....I am comforted to hear you are freezing your bits off too! XXX

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  4. Loving this post - have been looking at all the white jeans coming into the shops and wondering whether it's too early to wear them or not.
    Am thinking of buying a pair with embroidery on them - what do you think ;-) Wait for them on blog - hehe.

    xx Yvonne
    www.funkyforty.com

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    1. Embroidery sounds gorgeous! I had my eye on a pair with blue embroidery. Perfect for spring. I'll look forward to seeing them! XXX

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  5. I also cannot do white next to my face but like you sometimes wear white jeans. I do find them fresh.

    Our weather was great ...for a day...then it turned back to winter : (

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Us too Suzanne...my wool socks and cosy cable cardigan is back on! Brrrrrr XXX

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  6. Love your style and your blog! You are inspiring with your style and beauty.

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    1. Thank you SO much Carrie! You are very kind. :o) XXX

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  7. You cut your hair! I think it looks awesome, but - you were my inspiration for growing out my pixie.

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    1. Ooops, sorry! :oP I will grow it again no doubt but it feels AMAZING to be free of styling/washing/brushing for a while. Good luck with your grow-out. XXX

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  8. Dang it, woman. You are seriously making me contemplate cutting my hair off again. I Love it, Sam! I adore white jeans and really enjoyed seeing your layered look for spring.

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    1. Thank you Jennie! I had reached my limit of tolerance for all that brushing/washing/taming. It feels GREAT to be super-short again! XXX

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  9. Have just bought a pair of white jeans from Boden! Your hair looks great!
    Gail

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    1. How do they fit Gail? I have always found Boden jeans a tricky fit for my body? Thank you for the hair-compliment XXX

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  10. Love the hair. Next best thing to a facelift. I am at screaming point with mine (finger hovers over hairdresser's phone number...) x

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    1. Hahahaha...Yes! Been there and done that many times...Good luck! XXX

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  11. I don't have white jeans... I'll get them again once my son is well beyond nursery age. At this point, there is NO point!

    Your pixie cut is so fabulous, I'm so pleased to see it! xx

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    1. Hahahaha....oh I remember the grubby hand marks of a little boy :o)
      Mine still leaves grubby hand marks (albeit not on my clothes) and he is 18! :oP
      XXX

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  12. I don't know how I missed this post and the debut of your re-pixie look. There's just no denying that this is a great cut for enhancing your lovely features Sam.
    White jeans are so versatile. They always look fresh and can be paired with virtually anything. I keep them clean by having several pair to rotate and one of those nifty stain removing pens on hand when I'm wearing them for an important occasion.

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    1. Great tips Judy! I will have a look for one of those. XXX

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  13. ohhh, such a lovely outfit, really cool&comfy, and I love particularly that you wear white jeans with attitude, picking a shape which suits you and colors that make you look lovely!, I love that blue shirt and subtle color combo! and your shoes!! (now I feel inspired to wear more summery shoes, with socks!)
    I think it's great advice to keep unflattering colors away from your face!, that really Works!
    besos

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  14. I love white jeans, but I especially love skinny ones. And they are difficult. Before you know it, they make your legs look like sausages. I still haven't found a really good pair.
    How do I keep them clean? Don't sit on outdoor benches and bang them in the washing machine at the end of the day.
    Greetje

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