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HIT OR MISS – WOULD YOU WEAR IT – BOATNECK SWEATER

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pin boatneck sweter, straight leg jeans, and a navy blazer

I think the Hit or Miss segments have become a favorite for everyone. I know that I am enjoying it, and I look forward to it each Wednesday. This is when I like to wear new styles or colors, especially one I think will take some of you out of your comfort zone.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pin boatneck sweater, straight leg jeans, and a navy blazer

Since I’ve been doing these posts, there have been posts about graphic t-shirts, a shacket, cut-out tops, and even a cardigan that can also be worn as a dress. There isn’t a “one style fits all” when it comes to fashion. We all have different body shapes, different coloration, different heights, and different tastes. That is what makes this post so much fun. You and I might be the same size and similar coloration, but we could like completely different styles, and that’s alright. As I’ve heard many times before, “you do you.” Lol!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pin boatneck sweater and straight leg jeans

I picked this outfit for a Hit or Miss post because of the neck style and the color. My body shape is like a ruler, straight up and down. I don’t have a lot of curves since I hold most of my weight between my shoulders and my hips. It probably doesn’t help that I also have scoliosis since that makes one hip higher than the other. So, I use clothing to balance out my look and give me the illusion of curves.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pin boatneck sweater,

In this case, I am using this Beautiful Orchid Boatneck Sweater. A boatneck neckline will draw your eye outward because of the opening. This illusion will make my shoulders appear wider than they are and therefore help to create curves. This works great for women with small shoulders or built like a triangle. However, it will not work for those who have broad shoulders and are an inverted triangle.

The orchid color is a color that I love and wear often. However, I’m betting this color will be too bright, too pink, and too showy for a lot of you. I get it…I never used to wear red for those reasons. I didn’t like to draw attention to myself (funny that I now post online for anyone to see), and I thought wearing a bright color would make me more visible. I got over my fear once I wore a red shirt, and not one person even mentioned it. We think people pay attention to us when they don’t even notice. Lol! I am wearing a medium sweater, and it fits great. BTW, the sweater is also available in black.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pin boatneck sweater and jeans

Here is a behind-the-scenes shot. You can see the sweater’s length, and you can also see how the jeans fit.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pin boatneck sweater and gold hoop earrings

My jewelry is some that you’ve seen multiple times. But, remember, I have new ladies joining the blog daily, so I try to mention my jewelry each day. The gold hoop earrings make a huge statement, but they are very lightweight. I was afraid they would be too heavy and hurt my ears, but that was not the case. These are the everyday earrings that I wear around the house, out to eat or shopping. The 18 Kt. Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace is also an everyday piece of jewelry that I rarely take off. I wear this necklace when I sleep and shower, and I’ve never had an issue with the vermeil.

I’m also wearing a Cable Loop Bracelet by David Yurman. This bracelet was a gift, and I love it since it goes with anything. It has both silver and gold in the design, so I wear it no matter what color jewelry I am wearing.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pink boatneck sweater and a navy blazer

I could have worn the sweater by itself, but adding a third completer piece to the look adds interest. A completer piece can be many different things, but mostly they are cardigans, blazers, vests, and jackets like a moto, denim, bomber, or utility jacket. You might also think of jewelry, belts, handbags, and shoes as completer pieces.

My completer piece is an old navy blazer that I bought from JCPenney about seven or eight years ago. This blazer is a classic style, so I can continue wearing it until it is ragged, faded, or stained. I like this blazer since it has the pinstriped lining that shows when I roll up the cuffs. I doubt I can find the exact blazer, but I’ll see if I can find similar options for you and link them below.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pin boatneck sweater and straight leg jeans from Ann Taylor

I’m wearing a pair of mid-rise tapered jeans with all the looks. I love how these jeans fit; they are slightly loose but not baggy. Plus, they have a slim-fit leg that tapers toward the ankle. These fit like relaxed skinny jeans, and I like the mixture of the two. I wasn’t sure what size I would wear, so I ordered my usual size 10 and a size 8 also. I ended up liking the size 8 the best, but there wasn’t much difference between the two.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pink boatneck sweater, straight leg jeans, a navy blazer, and animal print flats

I know that I wear a lot of heels, but some of you have mentioned having feet issues that won’t allow you to wear them. Today, I added an old pair of snakeskin flats that I bought a couple of years ago. I liked adding a neutral print to my outfit to give it some visual interest since the rest of my outfit is solid colors. The print isn’t distracting since it is a neutral palette, but they add interest. Here are some similar options.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pink boatneck sweater, straight leg jeans, a navy blazer, and snakeskin print flats

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