Style and Fashion, over 40.

Bold Stripes over 40 | Midi Dress and Embroidered Slippers

Boden Black and White Striped Dress, Red Fiorelli Bag, Embroidered Topshop Shoes | Spring style, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Bold stripes are a classic spring look, aren't they?
Every year the classic breton (and various other striped items) are announced as the "New Spring Trend!".
Different coloured stripes.
Different thickness of stripes.
Mixing stripes.
Every possible combination!

Of course, we all know these trends are far from new but stripes are certainly Spring-like, bold and fun.
For me, wearing stripes means Spring has really arrived!

Boden Black and White Striped Dress, Red Fiorelli Bag, Embroidered Topshop Shoes | Spring style, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Boden Black and White Striped Dress, Red Fiorelli Bag, Embroidered Topshop Shoes | Spring style, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

This outfit is as simple as it gets.
No muss.
No fuss.
Simple but still striking.
That's the great thing about stripes, they make a statement without too much effort!

See THIS POST with my striped Midi skirt.

Boden Black and White Striped Dress, Red Fiorelli Bag, Embroidered Topshop Shoes | Spring style, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

A bold dress, like this one, needs little in the way of accessories but (of course) I could not help myself!
A few contrasting pieces were needed in order to add a little (more) interest to the look.

This ethnic necklace is bold and brings colour to my face.
Embroidered slippers make the "flat and comfy" part of my outfit seem less boring, and my fringed clutch finished things off nicely!

It's an easy, comfortable and simple outfit that does all of the work for me!

Boden Black and White Striped Dress, Red Fiorelli Bag, Embroidered Topshop Shoes | Spring style, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Do you dig out your striped items every spring?
How are you wearing your stripes in 2017?

Please share in the comments!
Or, contact me to share your stripy looks.

DRESS: Boden
NECKLACE: Charity shop find.... This one is a stunner! More modern and funky (Might be on my shopping list! :oP)
SHOES: Topshop... they belong to my daughter.
BAG: Fiorelli... this one is lovely!
GLASSES: Ray Ban (vintage)

Boden Black and White Striped Dress, Red Fiorelli Bag, Embroidered Topshop Shoes | Spring style, over 40 | Fake Fabulous


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19 comments

  1. Fabulous look Samantha!! And look, you have bare legs---don't you just love the warmer weather??
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I know Jodie! It was great.... although it is cold again today (thermals back on) XXX

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  2. LOVE your Outfit, very nice! Greetings from Austria, Lena!
    http://lenaleitgeb.blogspot.co.at/

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  3. I love this! Great with the Red x
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Red is the classic colour to mix with black and red stripes.... I hope to wear this many more times with different colours. It's such a versatile dress. XXX

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  4. I tend to think of you in more colour, but this black and white really just ZINGS on you, especially with your colourful accessories. It makes such an impact. LOVE this on you. xx

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    1. I love these types of stripes for that reason Lisa. They are almost a colour in themselves because of the contrast.... and red is the classic mixer, isn't it? XXX

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  5. This dress has a nicely designed bustling and looks really smashing on you Samantha. The ethnic red stone jewelry is exactly the type of thing I'm very drawn to and I think it and the fringed are unexpected and give an eclectic appeal to the outfit.
    I am also in love the embroidered ballet flats. You're a breath of fresh air Sam!!!

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    1. It's a little different isn't it Judy? The ethnic with the very geometric. I think that is why I was drawn to it... a mix of things is always fun. Thank you for your kinds words. XXX

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  6. Both the colour and the longer line of this dress are just made for you!

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    1. Thank you Carol-Anne! I'm getting more and more fond of midi styles :o) XXX

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  7. I absolutely love this outfit, Samantha. I'm a huge fan of stripes too - and you're right, they do scream 'Spring is here!'. That dress is divine, especially on you. And I do like those shoes - you're lucky you have such long legs to be able to wear flats with dresses! LOVE!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Thank you Suzy.
      Heels always look better but sometimes real-life strikes!
      A pretty flat is a good second choice :oP
      XXX

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  8. so lovely outfit, I love breton stripes, and I think your dress is a fabulous piece, it fits you nicely and you added those fab accessories which make it looks even better!, and those flats are so cute!!!
    Gorgeous!!
    besos

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    1. Thank you Monica.... a bold stripe is always a good idea, isn't it! :o) XXX

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  9. Fabulous dress, and I love the red statement necklace and bag. The flats are gorgeous :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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