Details, details…

40+ winter style

Let’s make an effort…

I’m the first one to admit I’m quite a lazy dresser, as in ‘throw something on and forget about it’, but every now and then I do make an effort. And then I look like this.

Err… Effort? Isn’t this just another version of my ‘winter uniform’ of a cashmere sweater and jeans / trousers, you ask?

Well, yes. And no. It’s all in the details, love, look closer.

winter basics over 40

In my passion for anything matchy-matchy, I went all wild woman with my leopard print sunnies and belt. And ankle boots, too.

Tero Palmroth boots

OK, the ankle boots… Maybe it’s a different animal. A leopard print cow? A cow masquerading as a leopard? A leopard-cow with an identity crisis? Oh well, I’m not one to judge, and long as it goes with the overall colour scheme…

Anyway, leopard print, in brown tones at least, is best enjoyed in small doses. If you have a face that looks as if it has never seen the sun, that is. Olive-skinned girls can wear leopard print head to toe, of course, but if you’re as pasty-faced as I am, you’d better wrap some colour around your neck. Besides, I learned from my very stylish mother that understated elegance is the way to go, and when it comes to leopard print, less is more.

Outfit details:

coat: Betty Barcley (old) / jeans: Next / cashmere sweater: Brora (old) / bag: Adolfo Dominguez / belt: Hobbs /shoes: Tero Palmroth / gloves: Randers handsker / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana

How do you wear leopard print? Or leopard-cow print? Whatever?


PS: have you seen the latest DILETTANTE ARTIST post yet?

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  1. Patti
    7 February 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Yes, the details make it – and you look fabulous. I love the dashes of leopard. xox-Patti

    • Tiina L
      8 February 2016 / 3:40 pm

      Thanks, Patti!

  2. Suzanne Carillo
    7 February 2016 / 7:04 pm

    We have both done posts on leopard print from opposing views. I'm fair skinned and wear leopard head to toe. Ooops. Loving the booties and the bag!bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      8 February 2016 / 3:42 pm

      Yeah, and with your red hair it looks amazing on you. If I had red hair, I'd wear head-to-toe leopard, too. But with my pale face and brown hair it would just make me look mousy, life is unfair…

  3. Shybiker
    8 February 2016 / 2:08 am

    Great booties.

    • Tiina L
      8 February 2016 / 3:42 pm


  4. Jill James
    8 February 2016 / 6:04 am

    Your details really do take this to another level, your little touches of leopard are just perfect for you. Those boots are quite something.

    • Tiina L
      8 February 2016 / 3:45 pm

      The boots are actually not leather… They're for wet winter weather (= sleet, slush) which can destroy leather boots (not the weather per se, but the salt used to keep the roads clear of ice). So, they're sort of wellies for wet snow…

  5. fashionandfoodandotherstuff
    8 February 2016 / 7:42 am

    The co!our of the scarf is great!

    • Tiina L
      8 February 2016 / 3:45 pm

      Thanks! A little bit of bright colour is always good.

  6. Andrea
    9 February 2016 / 2:10 am

    I love the splashes of leopard! And the color of the scarf is beautiful and brightens everything up!

    • Tiina L
      9 February 2016 / 5:22 am

      Thanks, Andrea. I think the black coat needs some colour, so the scarf is good for that.

  7. Petite Silver Vixen
    9 February 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Ha, ha, love your description of the leopardy-cow! What great boots though they are. And I love the green of the jumper and gloves.

    • Tiina L
      11 February 2016 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks, it is an odd animal, isn't it?

  8. No Fear of Fashion
    10 February 2016 / 11:50 am

    Perfect details. Well done. Nice outfit. Your boots are great, whichever animal there is on your heels. Beautiful bag too. You have very nice bags my dear.Greetje

    • Tiina L
      11 February 2016 / 5:03 pm

      Thanks. Yes, I thought in the end the exact breed of the animal is less important, as long as it suits the colour scheme. Priorities…

    • No Fear of Fashion
      11 February 2016 / 7:46 pm

      exactly.. priorities.

  9. Jessica Jannenga
    13 February 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Im about details too! Love the leopard and the color of the scarf is perfect on you. I have a goal of adding more blue to my wardrobe.Thanks for linking up to Turning Heads Tuesdayjess

    • Tiina L
      14 February 2016 / 2:05 pm

      Thanks, Jessica. I guess my goal should be to explore others colours besides blue, given how many blue items I have in my wardrobe.

  10. Garaytreasures
    14 February 2016 / 1:44 am

    Loving the accessories,especially the shoes and glasses. Great look to display details and make a statement. Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"Rachel xo

    • Tiina L
      14 February 2016 / 2:07 pm

      Thanks, Rachel. I'm very much into basics as I need a rather streamlined and simple wardrobe, so details get more important in terms of bringing that little something extra.

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