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HOW DO YOU ADD A POP OF COLOR TO AN OUTFIT

.Over 40 Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a bright colored cardigan over a button up shirt and dark rinse jeans

The other day on the blog, I did a post about ways to look your best. The post had some of the tips and tricks that I use for finding ways to look better in my clothing. Everybody has problem areas, and figuring out how to dress to minimize those areas will help you feel better about your look. Today’s blog is along those same lines, and I’ll be using a pop of color and a cardigan to achieve my goal.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a bright colored cardigan over a black and white button up shirt and dark rinse jeans

I mentioned in my earlier post that my sister struggles to dress her body type. We are built differently in that I am like a ruler or a banana, and she says that she is an apple. Several of you gurls mentioned that it would be fun to have her make a guest appearance on the blog, and I would love that! The biggest problem is that I live in Virginia, and she lives in Georgia, which poses an issue. We are talking, though, and we might look at buying an outfit and seeing how it looks on each of us. What do you think?

Over 40 Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a bright colored cardigan over a button up shirt with a pop of color necklace from Kendra Scott

I’ve had this cotton poplin button-up shirt for a while, and I’ve never worn it. I tend to wear mostly sweaters in the winter, but a shirt like this will work for all four seasons. It is a classic button-up design with a button placket, chest pocket, and buttons at the cuffs.

I love a button-up shirt because it is versatile and can be worn as a jacket, under a sweater, tied at the waist, tucked, untucked, and looks great with a skirt or jeans. This shirt has a black background with white funky dots that have a shadow of camel. I loved the print, but I thought that it needed something, so I added a pop of color, and I really like the look. I am wearing a large in the top, and it fits good, maybe a little loose, but that is better than being tight.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing dark rinse jeans from White House Black Market

Dark rinse jeans look so nice and polished. They are more dressy than medium or light wash jeans, and a dark rinse is what you should choose if you are wearing jeans to a dressy/casual occasion. I love the skinny flare cut of these jeans, and they fit nicely. They have a sewn-in panel in the tummy region to help smooth the midsection, which is a bonus.

I am wearing my usual size 10 in these jeans, so I would say they run true to size. The length is a tad bit long at 33″, so take that into consideration. I prefer my jeans on the longer side to wear heels, and just in case they shrink in the wash.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is holding a lambskin leather handbag by Vince Camuto

The major components of my outfit, the shirt and pants, are neutral in color. The pants are dark, and the top has a dark background. I could have chosen to add a pop of color with a handbag, but I decided to stay in the outfit’s dark range instead. But, don’t shy away from brightly colored handbags as a way to add interest to your look. Here is a post showing how I used a bright pink handbag for the pop of color.

You’ve seen me carry this Vince Camuto lambskin leather handbagfor a while, and it is because I love the feel of the bag, the size of the bag, and the texture of the bag. I even like the way that this bag smells. Lol! This bag is not cheap, it is a great quality bag, and it was worth the investment. It is Vince Camuto’s best seller for a reason, and I will carry this bag for YEARS. It does come in several other colors, and it is also available on easy pay, so make sure to take advantage of the 5 easy payments.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a bright blue colored cardigan over a button up shirt with gold jewelry

Accessories are also a great way to add a pop of color. You might not want a large block of color, but a small pop still gets you the look and draws the eye. This Davis multi-strand necklace is one of my favorite necklaces from Kendra Scott. It is so versatile, and I wear it often in different ways. Each chain can unclasp from the necklace, so you might see me wearing this with only the two gold chains or even with only one chain. I love that I can wear it over and over, and it looks like I am wearing a different necklace each time.

My earrings are a statement pair called KAIA. They are large but not heavy. I like how they look and feel, and the best thing, I found them at a great price. But, guess what, the sale ends TONIGHT, so don’t think about this very long. They are cheaper here than on the Kendra Scott website!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a bright blue colored cardigan over a button up shirt and dark rinse jeans

This bright blue long cardigan has a relaxed, cozy feel to it, and it sure packs a punch in the statement department. You can’t miss this pop of color; in fact, this is more like a BANG of color. I still love neutrals, but adding a pop of color will change the look. Don’t you think it takes it to a whole new level? I do!

This cardigan is limited in size and colors. I ordered a medium, and it is way too big for me. It doesn’t look too big because I have it pinned in the back, but this will have to go back for a small. If you are lucky enough to get your size, you will love the feel of the cardigan. It is extremely soft, fuzzy, and has a lot of stretch in the material. It is under $30.00, so good luck finding your size.

Ways to Add A Pop of Color

  • Jewelry
  • Shoes
  • Scarves
  • Handbag
  • Nailpolish
  • Lipstick

Over 40 Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a blue cardigan over a button up shirt and dark rinse jeans

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a brightly colored cardigan over a button up shirt and dark rinse jeans

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  1. Awww this such a cute outfit absolutely fantastic Tiana❤️🥰😍

    Posted 1.22.21Reply
  2. Pat wrote:

    Would love to see you style your sister, I am built more like her, larger busted. Love this shirt and purse, I have looked at it, but some of these better purses are really heavy before you punt anything in, how is this? I do not like how the pants hang. I think narrower pants are more slimming.

    Posted 1.13.21Reply
  3. Karla Gray wrote:

    Yes! Please encourage your sister to join in the fun!

    Posted 1.12.21Reply
  4. Kirst Brenman wrote:

    I would love to see a sisters post! I have four sisters and we are all so different, bodies and personalities! Love the blue in today’s post!

    Posted 1.12.21Reply
  5. Linda S wrote:

    Love your outfit and would love to see your sister!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  6. Pamela F. Harrison wrote:

    I am similar to your shape and size but my sisters are very different from me. Please have you sister style a few outfits. I recommend you to everyone.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  7. Nancy M. wrote:

    Sometimes…I see your post and I want everything! This is one of them. Love the electric blue color cardigan and I just bought the necklace and earrings! Thanks Tania. The pop of color is beautiful. You look terrific.
    Yes! That would be so much fun to see you and your sister in the same outfit. Hope you can do it!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  8. Nancy wrote:

    I would definitely like to see you and your sister wearing the same outfits, with both of you giving your opinion of the outfit on your body type. And thank you for showing the cobalt blue cardigan with black.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  9. Kellie Johnson wrote:

    I would love to see your sister in your blog. It is always good to see how the same outfit looks on different body styles. Another suggestion would be that each of you pick an outfit that you love for your body type and tell us why you like it and then switch outfits so we could see how it looks on the other.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  10. Diane S. wrote:

    I would love to see you and your sister trying the same outfits. I am an apple also! It is frustrating,…but could be worse–I know. Ha ha ha. I am large busted as well–36 G, ugh,….had breast cancer and one breast is much smaller now, but I’m alive so I put in the breast form and go on about my day, praising God for being with me and giving me life. I love that verse for today,…about not fearing…I am going for a CT scan Wednesday to check about a possible recurrence of the breast cancer, and just coming up on 19 year survivor–yay me.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
    • Judy wrote:

      Praying for you, Diane

      Posted 1.11.21Reply
  11. Jen Mason wrote:

    Yes please do posts with your sister! if you have the same basic outfit (or theme like monochromatic), you can then show how to tailor it to flatter your different body types. Can’t wait to see the results! It would be an awesome regular feature.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  12. Barbara wrote:

    Yes, sis should join in! Absolutely! Keep that on the “Must do” board so when things get better in the world that can happen! We’d all love it!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  13. Elizabeth wrote:

    What a great color-pairing. Dark jeans are a perfect for a dressy look. I am bummed the L in the blouse is sold out. M is a final sale soI don’t want to risk it. The sister idea would be fun to see!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  14. YES! Have your sister wear the same outfit, that is a fantastic idea! I’m an apple too, so I can relate.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  15. Betty wrote:

    Yes to styling your sister! I LOVE when you share finds from Target!! LOVE the kitty!!!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  16. Lorie wrote:

    That blue cardigan is just perfect. Definitely brings out the color of your eyes. It would be great to see you and your sister together in a post! Take care.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  17. Paige wrote:

    And the checked shirt from yesterday would work really well with this look too! You are on fire with helping me style my closet!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  18. Mary Jo wrote:

    I love today’s outfit and color combination! It would be great to see the same outfit on your sister. I am bustier and shorter than you so some outfits don’t work for me. However, your style and color combinations give me lots of inspiration!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  19. Diane wrote:

    You always look great and put together. I know the trend is now toward looser jeans. They just look baggy. I prefer the skinny jeans look on you and me!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  20. Patti wrote:

    Can’t wait to meet your sister! Kentucky blue looks beautiful on you !

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  21. Arna wrote:

    I don’t know what fruit my body is. I am busty, but not really broad shouldered, very high waisted, not much of a waist (thank you age), long legs, not heavy boned. So, I am still struggling as to how to dress my body. I do know that skirts just do not work for me, nor do crew neck tops or button down tops. When I try to read about how to dress for a body type, none of the possibilities fits my body.
    I would love to see the same outfit on you and your sister to see how an outfit looks on two different body types.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  22. Marsha Williams wrote:

    Would love to have your sister join you as I am an apple as well. Would love to be a ruler!
    Also, clicked on the Rodan quiz but after taking it, did not mention that the sign up fee of $19.95 was waived.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  23. Janet wrote:

    It would be great to see you and your sister together on the blog to see how to style differently by body type. Would love to see you add a pear shape as well.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  24. ragain1 wrote:

    Yes, it would be fun to have your sister and you in the same outfit! I am a ruler, but shorter! I do not have a waist or hips, I am more of an wide shouldered triangle! Love reading your blog every early morning here in California and buy way too many clothes with no where to go! Seeing other shapes would really add to our choices and points of view.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  25. Kim wrote:

    I love this outfit. I could easily wear this to work and would be comfortable and look nice. Yes, would love to see you and your sister model the same outfit! That would be so fun 🙂

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  26. Katherine Ann Allan wrote:

    Hi Tania,
    I would love to see you and your Sissy in the same outfit. Just Do It!
    Loved seeing your mew mew fur baby in the photo. I heard a big meow, saying, “mom let me in it’s cold outside.” LOL

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  27. Amy T wrote:

    I would love to see you and your sister both wearing the same outfit. What a great idea and it gives your readers a better feel for how things fit on different body types!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  28. Julie SHUTT wrote:

    The Blue Cardigan just made the whole outfit, Love it.
    I agree having your sister styling the same outfit would be Awesome! It would probably be fun for you two, to.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  29. Charlene wrote:

    I would love to see your sister style an outfit! As a busty woman I rarely wear a button down the front blouse due to the inevitable gapping at the bust. You offer lots of ideas however that I can tweak to work for my body type!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  30. Gayle wrote:

    Love this outfit!!! That shade of blue is my favorite. Yes, I would love to see your sister on the blog.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  31. Michele wrote:

    I think it would be so much fun to see you and your sister wear the same outfit and how each of you would style it for your separate body types. A post like this would be so helpful since we all have different body shapes. Have a great day!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  32. Carla Parham wrote:

    Well you were right. I love the blue cardigan but alas it was not available. I would love to see your sister styled. I am an apple as well and often what looks great on you does NOT look the same on me. Have a great day.

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  33. nicole wrote:

    you always look cute and i love that blue, very pretty. i see your cat wants in on the fashion too. thank you tania very cute outfit,

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  34. Patty wrote:

    What size shirt are you wearing? I love, love that outfit!!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  35. sandy wrote:

    Yes…I would love to see two body shapes wear the same outfit and maybe then I can get in my head why what looks good on my friend does not look good on me. And…I don’t even know what body type I am so I guess that’s part of my problem. I like your blouse with that cardigan!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  36. Janie wrote:

    YES! I would love to see your sister and the same outfit on both of you, that would be great!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  37. Karen Miller wrote:

    Love this look! Made me think of some things in my closet I can put together that I had not thought of before! Thanks! Royal blue looks great on you!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  38. Linnie S Z wrote:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this look. Everything about it is me. Would wear every bit of it. Can’t wait to see your sister!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  39. LuAnn wrote:

    Yes please do have your sister style the same outfit! Talk about a great idea that is it!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  40. Tracy Abraham wrote:

    I am am apple too so I would love to see your sister!! How fun!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  41. Georgia wrote:

    Would love to see your sister join. I am an Apple shape too and would love to see how the clothes look on different body shapes.😊

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
  42. Christine F wrote:

    I’d love to have your sister join you. I’m an apple too so I’d like the style tips!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
    • Jeanie wrote:

      Having your sister join you is an excellent idea !!

      Posted 1.11.21Reply
  43. rheanac wrote:

    I would love to see your sister and you wear the same outfits. I personally am a pear. Its fun and to see how other types dress. Live your blog!!!

    Posted 1.11.21Reply
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