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HIT OR MISS – COLOR BLOCK STRIPES

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a color block striped shirt with jeans

Yay! My favorite time of the week is here!!! It is Wednesday, so that means that the week is half over, and the weekend will soon be here. AND, it also means that it is time for my Hit or Miss post. I am showing an outfit each Wednesday and asking for your input. Is the outfit a HIT, or is it a MISS? Plus, would you wear the outfit or parts of the outfit?

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a color block striped shirt with jeans and a navy trench coat

I have a love/hate relationship with color-block clothing. The design is beautiful to look at, but I can sometimes struggle in figuring out how to wear it in my everyday life. A lot of my issue comes from the color combinations. If the colors are easily matched with existing items in my wardrobe, then I can easily create an outfit. However, if the colors are unique, I either need to buy a coordinating item to wear with it or pick a color that will harmonize with the look.

Because of these reasons, I am putting a color-block striped shirt on the Hit or Miss post.

The great thing about this color-block striped shirt is that the colors are easy to wear. White, blue, and yellow are primary colors, so finding something to wear with this shirt will be easy. The stripe pattern is playful, and I love how the sleeves, collar, and pocket add color and interest to the shirt. The color change adds interest and a unique detail to what was an ordinary blue striped shirt.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a striped shirt s

I’m wearing a medium that fits like it is supposed to, oversized. I wanted a slightly more fitted look, so I tied the shirt at the waist. From this photo, you can see the length of the shirt in the back.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a color block striped shirt with a navy trench coat and jeansjeans

Adding this Navy Doubled Breasted Trench to the outfit gave it contrast and grounded the look. A third piece or a completer piece adds dimension and makes your outfit look finished, put together, and polished. This trench is also practical and is perfect for adding warmth to any spring outfit. I’m wearing a size 10, and the fit is perfect.

The Ivory Coach Shoulder Bag is a great neutral. It is a smaller handbag than what I usually like, so I ordered this Pebbled Leather Shoulder Bag instead to try. I can’t wait to get the Pebbled Leather one in, its looks like a great size that will hold all of my stuff. The smaller bag will hold my essentials, but not a lot more.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing jeans and platform shoes

These bootcut raw hem jeans, however, are too big for me. I’m struggling to order the size I need since I’ve lost weight. I’ve always erred on something fitting too big as too small. I can still style an item that is too big, but if something is too little, it is hard to take a photo of it, especially if it won’t even go over my hips, which has happened before. Lol!

I loved the soft denim, and the color is perfect for spring and summer. The raw hem is something that I like, so this is another draw for me. Because I like these jeans so much, and because they are now on sale for 25% off, I ordered myself a size down, and these are going back. I’m wearing a 10 in these photos, and I have an 8 on order.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a color block striped shirt with light wash jeans

I’m wearing a pair of Vince Camuto Platform Sandals with this look since the jeans have a 33″ inseam. Bootcut and flare jeans tend to be longer, so a heel is called for. These beige leather sandals are on-trend, and you can wear them with a lot of your spring and summer outfits. The platform is 1.5″ tall, and they have a 3.5″ block heel.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an orange maxi dress with a brightly colored ruana

Last week’s Hit or Miss was this gorgeous maxi dress. I know many of you loved the dress, but it was all sold out. It is now back in stock in all sizes. The wrap helps to camouflage the stomach area, which is where I hold most of my weight. Plus, the way the dress drapes and ties to one side helps create curves that I desperately need since I’m built like a ruler. I also ordered the gray version since I love this one so much and since it is under $40! I’m wearing a size large.

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a color block striped shirt with jeans and platform heels

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