HOW TO WEAR ALL WHITE OVER 40

How to wear all white over 40 - White blazer White skinny jeans Black clutch Black high heel sandals - details on retrochicmama.com

When the children were little I steered well clear of anything white particularly jeans. However now that they’re not hanging off me so much & are at school all day I’m getting back into wearing all white. Although I must add the fact that we now have a dog has thrown a spanner into the works slightly. When I walked through the door after shooting today’s outfit the little shit love excitedly jumped up on me!
Let’s not dwell.
This is the Blazer I bought for The O40Co challenge which I realise you’ve only just seen however when my Ted & Muffy shoes arrived yesterday I knew what I had to do.
An all white outfit was screaming to be styled, I mean how retro is this? It had to be done & it also got me thinking that perhaps it’s a tricky one to pull off after a certain age.

How to wear all white when you’re over 40?

For these whites there’s an obvious discrepancy in tones so I chose my Markus Lupfer T-shirt that is the same white as my The White Company skinny jeans. The T-shirt has the faded word Muse on it which breaks up all the whiteness just a little. I don’t want to look like the local Dentist has popped out for lunch hehehehe.
The Blazer is more of an off-white although I really don’t think that matters do you? Because the Tee & jeans are the same I get away with it. Here is another white Blazer from Marks & Spencer that would also work well for this look if you like a longer line to cover your butt.
It’s important to punctuate this look with a strong primary colour or black. Obviously I’m doing black on this occasion because of my fabulous new shoes but red & blue work equally well. Also take a look at this pair in hot pink.
By the way I like my sleeves down this time because it’s right for a smarter look.

How to wear all white over 40 - White blazer White skinny jeans Black clutch Black high heel sandals - details on retrochicmama.comHow to wear all white over 40 - White blazer White skinny jeans Black clutch Black high heel sandals - details on retrochicmama.comHow to wear all white over 40 - White blazer White skinny jeans Black clutch Black high heel sandals - details on retrochicmama.comHow to wear all white over 40 - White blazer White skinny jeans Black clutch Black high heel sandals - details on retrochicmama.com

I’m already a fan of Ted & Muffy boots

You can read more about them in this post. They cleverly offer custom fit boots & indeed shoes of incredible quality that are actually very reasonably priced. What’s not to love? So it’s strange that I’ve never bought other styles of footwear from them but there you have it. That’s now clearly not the case & I’ve upgraded to SUPERFAN!

Let’s pause for a moment to admire what they’ve done here…

Ted & Muffy colouring in box beautiful packaging

Ted & Muffy black suede lace up tassels high heel sandals

Ted & Muffy signature stamp on shoe soles

Attention to detail always impresses me

Therefore the Ted & Muffy brilliant boxing blows me away! Unsurprisingly this pretty artwork has magically made its way into Lucia’s clutches & she’s already begun colouring it in. I also like their wolf logo stamped on the soles – Additionally one shoe says Ted, the other Muffy. It’s another nice touch.
Unless you’ve seen my Instagram you may be thinking that all these extra’s must come at a premium? Guess what? Not.
Of course at the full price of £140 they’re certainly not cheap although for the comfort alone I’d say that is a fair amount to pay. I had absolutely no trouble running in these this day – When a car came around the corner I raced to rescue my tripod from becoming road kill!
Anyway no, I didn’t pay full price because I bought them in the sale for a jaw dropping £35! I KNOW!!!

Unbloodybelievable!

Apologies for all the exclamation marks – I can’t bloody help it! It’s a disease I think! Arrrggh…..
So my suggestion to you is when you click-through to their website sign up for the newsletter. That way you’ll get the heads up on their sales & like me, you may even find your next favourite pair of shoes. Really wanting to use an exclamation mark here.
You’ll notice the two pairs of shoes in the carousel below aren’t from Ted & Muffy. That’s because I wanted to give you other options of the same lace-up cage style in case T&M had sold out of your size. Please let me know how you get on if you do visit their website, won’t you? I’m always curious to know how helpful my posts truly are.

 

How to wear all white over 40 - White blazer White skinny jeans Black clutch Black high heel sandals - details on retrochicmama.com

How to wear all white over 40 - White blazer White skinny jeans Black clutch Black high heel sandals - details on retrochicmama.comHow to wear all white over 40 - White blazer White skinny jeans Black Raoul clutch Black high heel sandals white Isabel Marant ring

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Mx

  • Comments ( 12 )

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes

    I really like this all white outfit! I think the writing on the tee, the slightly off white blazer, and the shoes add the perfect amount of interest.

    I love wearing white but am terrible at keeping an outfit white for any length of time…

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Andrea, that’s exactly what I was going for 😉
      I know what you mean about keeping it white, still I like to wear it though.
      xxx

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    Abby@midlifecrisisnut

    Looking gorgeous as usual Michelle! White really suits you. I spend my whole summer in white shorts and jeans so this one really speaks to me. Beautiful pumps! xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Abby, I can picture you wearing you’re white skinny jeans looking hot Mama!
      xxx

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    Rozanne Swift

    This really works, I would never have dared to do all-white but the touch of black grounds it somehow! Funnily enough, I have this M&S blazer and haven’t yet worn it (too scared my dog would do her dog thang too ;o) I love the fact it is ivory rather than white, as brilliant white is too stark for my skin tone. I wasn’t sure how to combine it with the rest of my green, brown and yellow-dominated wardrobe but will try it with a black t-shirt now, thanks for the inspiration! Those shoes are just fabulous too, incredible bargain X

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      retrochicmama

      Hi Rozanne, I’m really pleased to hear you’ve been inspired to don your white blazer! Yes a black T-shirt will definitely work for you, go for it girl xxx

  • avatar
    sequinist

    Well, Michelle, I have to say I love it all. The whites, the shoes, the blazer, the ring, the everything. This is a super elegant and head-turning look. I would end up with red wine or olive oil ruining it at some point, but I would enjoy it until then! Gorgeous outfit, and stunning photos. xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hahaha Lisa that’s probably true for me too actually! I’ve not gone so far as had a meal wearing all white yet 😉
      X

  • avatar
    Isobel

    You are so rocking this all white with hints of black look! No way are you ovr 40! You look really good for it and you haven’t lost your style either!

    Isobel x

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      retrochicmama

      Why thank you Isobel, I’ll take that 😉
      x

  • avatar
    nancy

    All white looks stunning on you! I almost never wear white. I don’t know why not.

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Nancy! Perhaps you’ll give it a try now? I hope so x

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