Winter Pastels

I ordered this BP. Geo Block Print Scarf after seeing it on Instagram. I’m learning that scarves are a great way to add interest to a minimalist wardrobe. Since scarves don’t officially count in the capsule wardrobe, I don’t feel guilty about adding a few new ones to my closet before I start, but I won’t buy any new ones after I start officially living with my capsule on Friday.

I was drawn to the pastel color palette in this geometric block pattern because it’s fresh and different from anything I have. Plus it’s just $24!

Winter Fashion for Women Over 40: pastel scarf, chunky cable turtleneck, skinny jeans, over the knee boots, and Tory Burch Britten Slouchy Tote

I tried the scarf a few ways before I ended up draping it around my shoulders and letting it hang. Because I was wearing a turtleneck, I didn’t want more bulk around my neck. I really loved wearing it this way. For one thing, it’s easy; there’s no fussing and fluffing involved. For another, I feel like I’m wrapped up in a cozy blanket, but I look chic and stylish. It’s a win-win!

Winter Fashion for Women Over 40- pastel scarf, chunky cable turtleneck, skinny jeans, over the knee boots, and Tory Burch Britten Slouchy Tote 4

I first styled it with a white Lush Tunic (still on sale for $25!) and it made a nice contrast, but I ended up wearing it with my latte-colored Cambridge Cable Chunky Turtleneck because I felt it was more true to my style. The Lush tunic is super thin and see-through. Even with a cami under it, I felt conspicuous, so it’s going back. I do love the one I have in Tawny Port, and the New Olive is really pretty too. They’re not see-through at all. I’m still tempted to order an olive one, although I hate having 2 of the same article of clothing in my closet. I’m funny that way.

I knew I wanted to wear my cognac OTK boots (similar) because they’re perfect with the colors in the scarf. I chose my Emma skinnies because they’re the lightest wash blue jeans I have, and I wanted to keep the color palette muted. The pink bag makes a striking contrast. I thought I’d love it because there is pink in the scarf, but I think it might be too bright for the outfit. What do you think?

Winter Fashion for Women Over 40: pastel scarf, chunky cable turtleneck, skinny jeans, over the knee boots, and Tory Burch Britten Slouchy Tote

The tassel necklace was the perfect finishing touch. I often feel it’s too heavy on most of my shirts, but this turtleneck is chunky and thick so I felt I needed an accessory that could match the weight. I also like the juxtaposition of dressy/glam and preppy/casual. Unfortunately the necklace has been discontinued. The popular Kendra Scott Rayne would be a nice alternative. I like the Ivory Mother of Pearl/Gold.

Winter Fashion for Women Over 40 pastel scarf, chunky cable turtleneck, skinny jeans, over the knee boots, and Tory Burch Britten Slouchy Tote 2

Here are a few more pictures from our photo shoot. We had fun with this one!

Winter Fashion for Women Over 40- pastel scarf, chunky cable turtleneck, skinny jeans, over the knee boots, and Tory Burch Britten Slouchy Tote 3

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Winter Fashion for Women Over 40- pastel scarf, chunky cable turtleneck, skinny jeans, over the knee boots, and Tory Burch Britten Slouchy Tote 5

Outfit Details:
BP. Geo Block Print Scarf $24
Cable Turtleneck $98 + 40% off with code MUSTSHOP
DL1961 Emma skinnies $178 (I paid around $110; wait for sales)
Dolce Vita Ohanna Boots $149 (similar: Aldo Bove $200 or
Dolce Vita Okana $280; budget option: Jessica Simpson Ference $100)
Tory Burch Britten Slouchy Tote $475 (I paid $235 for a discontinued color)
David Yurman Belmont Curb Link Ring $495
similar tassel necklace $80
assorted Alex and Ani bangles

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