This week I've clashed some classic navy (trousers) with a graphic tee for a rock chic meets corporate style. The #iwillwearwhatilike link up theme today is graphic tees - one of the original items on the list of "banned" things for the over 30s that kicked off the original #iwillwearwhatilike campaign back in August (scroll down for an explanation).
I have quite a few rock/graphic tees: My beloved David Bowie t-shirt; the (very apt) 1972 Adidas t-shirt; the superhero-style Obama tee and my "Confidence is the best outfit" tee, amongst others.
What I find crazy about this notion that women over 30/40/50 are too old for graphic tees is that the difference between a printed t-shirt and a plain one, or even a graphic tee and a patterned tee, is the matter of a bit of extra ink in a few different places. Unless you're spouting some vile message via a slogan, what difference does it really make to anyone else if your t-shirt has some pattern or words on it?
If someone has an issue with whether a mature woman's t-shirt has a bit of extra print on it, then I reckon they must have very little to worry about in their own life if they're concerning themselves with that with regards to someone else. Lucky them, eh...?
Anyway - to far more important matters! This is one of those mish-mash outfits that I really liked because of its contrasts: Biker jacket in mint, a grungey grey rock tee, smart navy trousers and a floral skinny scarf. Nothing new here except for the stunning Lizzy O snake print and diamante wrap bracelet - this adds that extra touch of bling and edge to an outfit and suited the mint jacket perfectly.
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MISH-MASH OUTFITS THAT I REALLY LIKED BECAUSE OF ITS CONTRASTS: BIKER JACKET IN MINT, A GRUNGEY GREY ROCK TEE, SMART NAVY TROUSERS AND A FLORAL SKINNY SCARF.
So do add your outfits to this week's link up - don't forget you may be featured next week if you've linked up an outfit with a graphic tee - that includes rock tees, logo tees and slogan tees too... Otherwise link up everything you've been wearing, old posts and new!
DO YOU HAVE A COLLECTION OF GRAPHIC/ROCK TEES LIKE ME? DO TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FAVOURITES IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
SHOP THE LOOK:
ASOS rock tee (I really like this grungey Diesel print t-shirt) | Gray & Osbourn jacket c/o (alternatives: Sage green biker jacket / Pale green biker jacket / Blue biker jacket) | ASOS scarf (this floral skinny scarf is a close match) | ASOS trousers (these classic navy chinos are almost the same and really smart) | ASOS loafers (these black patent loafers are pretty close) | Debenhams bag (this black leather hobo bag is similar) | ASOS oversized round sunglasses | Lizzy O snake print and diamante wrap bracelet c/o
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Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist's list of "inappropriate" items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!
The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you're wearing whatever you damn well like!
This is for linking up what you've been wearing (or would like to wear) only. I like to keep it all looking tidy because I'm a bit of a neat-freak, so non-outfit links will be removed - it's only fair to others linking up!
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 18 APRIL IS TRENCH COATS
(for April showers...!)
(for April showers...!)
Please be a good sport and do the following...1. Follow your host Not Dressed As Lamb via Bloglovin or Instagram
2. Link up your outfits (blog or Instagram posts) that show how you choose to wear what you like - as many as you like!
3. Include a link back to the post if you're linking from a blog post, or add my button (below)
4. Post your outfit on Instagram (if you use it) with the hashtag #iwillwearwhatilike - Monday's the day to join in the IG fun
5. Please do not link up anything other than outfits, shoes, accessories or make-up - non-outfit links will be removed. This link up is for linking up what you've been wearing (or would like to wear) only
6. Visit some of the other links and share the love!
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My favourite YELLOW outfits from last week's link up:
(L-R) Andrea's Wellness Notes | Midlife Chic | Prosperity by Renata | Elegance Revisited | What Lizzy Loves
To get yourself featured next week, link up something following this week's theme and make sure you've included a link back to Not Dressed As Lamb or my button in your post/sidebar!
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