Fashion Friday: Black Stripes & Chambray

For Fashion Friday this week, I have another easy breezy mom-on-the-go outfit for you! I love it when tops have a layered look without the bulk. I got this top in my last Stitch Fix. The chambray hem and cuffs add interest, but they take the guesswork (and the bulk) out of layering.

Fashion Over 40: Black Stripes & Chambray

Funny thing, I had this top on for a few hours before I realized the stripes were actually black, not navy blue. D’oh!! This is awesome, though, because now I can’t wait to try it with black ponte pants or leggings. I’m not sure it’s QUITE long enough to wear with leggings, but it will be adorable with black ponte pants. I’m sure I’ll be styling it that way in the near future.

For this outfit, I pulled on my darkest skinny jeans, and then I decided it needed something to jazz it up, so I added this statement necklace. I don’t wear larger necklaces that often, but I really like how this one works with this outfit.

Black Stripes & Chambray

Here’s a back view. I wore neutral ballet flats and carried this burgundy crossbody to add some fall color to the outfit.

Fashion Over 40: Black Stripes & Chambray

These flats, you guys. I’ve been wearing them almost every day, but for some reason, they haven’t made it to the blog yet. I went ahead and ordered them after someone told me how incredibly comfortable they are. They weren’t lying! The leather on these is like butter, and the padded soles are like walking on clouds. There are over 700 reviews on the Nordstrom website saying basically the same thing. Mind you, there is no support in these, but the comfort for a ballet flat is outstanding.

They do run a little on the small size. I sometimes were size 8, but these are 8.5 and they are none too big, but I was afraid to try a 9, for fear I’d be walking out of them. Since the leather is so soft, they’re super comfortable, even though they’re a bit snug.

Since the sleeves on the top are 3/4-sleeves, bracelets are a must. I didn’t want to compete with the necklace, so I added a few smallish silver bangles. (And I swear, I ironed this shirt before I put it on. I guess I missed that cuff!)

Fashion Over 40: Black Stripes & Chambray

This outfit is as comfortable and easy to throw on as a plain t-shirt and jeans, but the details on the shirt and the statement necklace make it stylish and fun.

Fashion Over 40: Black Stripes & Chambray

Outfit Details: top via Stitch Fix |  Paige Skyline Skinnies (budget option) | Sam Edelman Felicia Flats in Classic Nude Leather (budget option) | Mini Crosby Crossbody in Port (budget option) | Stella & Dot Elodie Necklace (discontinued) | Blessed Inspiration Bangle | Pave Arrow Cuff Bracelet | studded cuff bracelet (similar)

Fashion Friday

* * *

For more fashion inspiration for women over 40, check out all of my Fashion posts, and be sure to sign up to receive a recap of the week’s fashion & beauty posts in your email inbox every Wednesday.