Wearing Black and White a Different Way #IWillWearWhatILike

Wearing Black and White a Different Way: Catherine Summers of Not Dressed As Lamb wearing a red check double breasted jacket, black/white striped sweater, multicoloured neck scarf, floppy black hat, white trousers, black lace-up boots | Fashion Over 40

When I think of black and white, I generally think of black as the dominant colour with white thrown in.

Certainly not mostly white with a bit of black thrown in – but I thought it’d make a nice change to wear white trousers, despite it being winter, with some bold stripes and then just black accessories.

And of course a little colour as well… did you think I’d forgotten who I was for a minute?!!

 

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Wearing Black and White a Different Way: Catherine Summers of Not Dressed As Lamb wearing a red check double breasted jacket, black/white striped sweater, multicoloured neck scarf, floppy black hat, white trousers, black lace-up boots | Fashion Over 40

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Despite all this black and white talk, this outfit actually started with the La Redoute jacket – another item I’d had my eye on for a while, hoping it’d go into the sale. (Which it did – down to less than half price.) My signature style of oversized shape, pinky-red checks and masculine tailoring? Oooooh, yes please. Another addition to my oversized blazer arsenal.

The black and white followed after. I dug out my (very old) white stretchy trousers (very similar to these gorgeous white Ted Baker joggers I found) and the black lace-up boots – bought months and months ago but not really worn properly yet.

Wearing Black and White a Different Way: Catherine Summers of Not Dressed As Lamb wearing a red check double breasted jacket, black/white striped sweater, multicoloured neck scarf, floppy black hat, white trousers, black lace-up boots | Fashion Over 40

So yes, it’s another outfit worn round the house ‘because lockdown’, but it’s fun to dress up like I talked about a couple of weeks ago. When you force yourself to do it I find you actually do it more often than when you’re able to leave the house for more than dog walking or grocery shopping. Hopefully by spring (god it can’t come quickly enough IMO) we might be able to wear these dress-up outfits for real.

BTW if you’re stuck in the deep freeze happening over North America, for goodness sake please stay safe and well. I promise I’ll NEVER again moan about our -10°C (14°F) when you guys are getting temperatures of -40°C (same in °F)… #SuperShockedFace

Favourite thing you’re wearing right now – anyone else feeling the b&w thing? Or are you too bloody cold to give two sh$ts about anything other than being warm enough?? Comment below…

 

Stay safe, XOXO

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Wearing Black and White a Different Way: Catherine Summers of Not Dressed As Lamb wearing a red check double breasted jacket, black/white striped sweater, multicoloured neck scarf, floppy black hat, white trousers, black lace-up boots | Fashion Over 40
Wearing Black and White a Different Way: Catherine Summers of Not Dressed As Lamb wearing a red check double breasted jacket, black/white striped sweater, multicoloured neck scarf, floppy black hat, white trousers, black lace-up boots | Fashion Over 40
Wearing Black and White a Different Way: Catherine Summers of Not Dressed As Lamb wearing a red check double breasted jacket, black/white striped sweater, multicoloured neck scarf, floppy black hat, white trousers, black lace-up boots | Fashion Over 40

Jacket: La Redoute
Sweater: Mango (similar)
Scarf: Mango? (love this one)
Trousers: Asos (similar)
Boots: Asos
Hat: Unknown, old (similar)
Star earrings: Orelia (similar)
Smartwatch: Fitbit

 

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Wearing Black and White a Different Way: Catherine Summers of Not Dressed As Lamb wearing a red check double breasted jacket, black/white striped sweater, multicoloured neck scarf, floppy black hat, white trousers, black lace-up boots | Fashion Over 40
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38 Comments

  1. 23 February 2021 / 11:01 am

    I find Black and White a classy combination. This combo is among my favorites.

  2. Pilar
    21 February 2021 / 11:17 pm

    Totally obsessed with the scarf!!!
    I am awaiting spring time and the end of this pandemic to start dressing again I wonโ€™t even say dressing up jus plain dressing.
    I am approaching the end of my pregnancy and hopefully the ok from my orthopedist to wear something else but sneakers and THEN fitting into my non maternity clothes to start playing with clothes again… and having somewhere to show them off!!!
    Also loved the blazer!!! I definitely need a blazer in my closet!!!

  3. 20 February 2021 / 8:15 pm

    I always love your outfits, they are so bold and beautiful!

    Danielle xx

  4. 19 February 2021 / 3:07 pm

    Looking very nice. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

    • Catherine
      Author
      19 February 2021 / 4:28 pm

      That’s so kind, thank you Patrick!

  5. 19 February 2021 / 3:03 pm

    There was no way you could NOT get that blazer, Catherine – made for you! And you are made for the floppy hat – look marvelous. This is my first day out of the house in almost a week – we’ve been trapped under ice, snow, more ice, and those -10C temps you mentioned! But at least we’re not in Texas, so we do have electricity, AND got a fresh tank of propane this week – whew!

    • Catherine
      Author
      19 February 2021 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you MK! That’s a relief to hear you’ve not been without power (the stories coming out of Texas are terrible), but I can only imagine just how horribly cold and scary the big freeze has been ๐Ÿ™

  6. Renee D
    17 February 2021 / 8:07 pm

    OK, this is not related to this post specifically, but I think you should include this YouTube video in one of your roundups because what she has to say is spot on for any age, and also, I think she may be your style soulmate. https://youtu.be/7CAMbJs0Dhk

    • Catherine
      Author
      19 February 2021 / 4:31 pm

      Renee thank you – I’ve finally had a chance to watch it… she’s fabulous, so refreshingly honest! That’s one to add for sure #ThumbsUp

  7. 17 February 2021 / 5:05 pm

    Your winter white with a dash of black and a splash of Catherine is so uplifting!

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks MT – thought it’d make a nice change for me ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. 17 February 2021 / 11:54 am

    I love this outfit, Catherine! That blazer is perfection! The colors, the checks, the oversized fit. So, so good! And those boots, too! Our winters where I live are always brutally cold and right now I am definitely too cold to give a hoot about much except warm and cozy layers! I generally appear as if I am wearing everything I own at once!

    Shelbee

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:12 pm

      I can just imagine you looking like Joey in all of Chandler’s clothes right now, Shelbee… AMIRITE?!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Thank you my lovely, stay warm xx

    • Sue Dunlop
      17 February 2021 / 10:31 pm

      You said it so well – exactly what I wanted to say. I think I might need to replicate this look somehow since I just (finally) found a good pair of white jeans. She said, running to her closet!

  9. 17 February 2021 / 10:49 am

    I think the addition of that gorgeous hat and amazing scarf really made this outfit pop! I love it. You look beautiful, Catherine!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:12 pm

      Thanks Suzy – I haven’t worn the hat in an AGE… it’s not really on-trend right now but who gives two hoots about that, eh?!

  10. 17 February 2021 / 6:58 am

    Love b&w, it’s a perfect canvas for bright colours like pink. Cute scarf!

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:13 pm

      Thank you Gail, I agree that the B&W goes beautifully with the reds and pinks of the jacket ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. 17 February 2021 / 2:33 am

    This outfit is fabulous! I love how you added color and print with your jacket and scarf!

    I hope you are having a great week!

    Amber

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks so much Amber, hope you’re safe and well! x

  12. 17 February 2021 / 2:17 am

    Oh fr me, B & W never really disappear from my life! I just love to adorn them with colour lol! Love what you did with the jacket and that gorgeous scarf!

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:15 pm

      Hehe it’s a very unusual colour combo for me, Lucy! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you my lovely, I love the scarf with it too x

  13. 16 February 2021 / 9:20 pm

    I love your take on black and white, Catherine. That boyfriend blazer is SOOO cute! That’s my favorite blazer as well. Luckily, we aren’t experiencing the horrid cold here in SoCal–thank goodness!–but it is super crazy for so many people we know!! Spring? Bring it on!

    xx Darlene

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:15 pm

      So glad you’re safe from the big freeze, Darlene!! And thank you – I knew the jacket was perfect the second I tried it on <3

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:16 pm

      Why thank you, Tina!! xxx

  14. 16 February 2021 / 8:43 pm

    lockdown sure has changed my style and my blog. Finally bought a new dress and styled it outside in the snow, so tired of being locked in the basement lol

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:16 pm

      Good to hear it Linda… but for goodness sake be careful in the big freeze!!! Stay safe and well!

  15. 16 February 2021 / 7:35 pm

    I absolutely cannot wait for spring!!!! Love the whole outfit Catherine and the boots are super. I really like your earrings too- I can’t remember if I said that already! Thank you for hosting as always my lovely xxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:17 pm

      As I type this I’m listening to crazy winds and lots of rain, Liz… we need spring NOW!! Thank you my lovely, I’m loving my gold earring stacks right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. 16 February 2021 / 7:03 pm

    Great look and brilliant styling idea. Iโ€™m also getting used to the idea of dressing in outdoor clothes just to stay home. Fortunately I live in an area with much milder climate so no deep freeze for me.

    Rena

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:23 pm

      Glad to hear you’ve escaped the freezing temps, Rena! I think after a year of Covid we’ve ALL decided to up the ante in the style sakes a bit, haven’t we..?!

  17. 16 February 2021 / 6:41 pm

    Me & Black donโ€™t get along too well but this year I gave it one more try and quite liked it. Iโ€™ve just bought some gorgeous trousers in the la radoute sale I had my eye on. And Iโ€™m loving my boots similar to yours Catherine. I call them bover boots! The silk scarf youโ€™ve paired the outfit with is beautiful too x

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:25 pm

      Mine ARE a bit like bovver boots, Laurie – except they have heels so I’m thinking they don’t fully deserve the title! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I love this scarf too – it seems to go with so many outfits. Thank you lovely x

  18. 16 February 2021 / 6:33 pm

    I never like to wear black and white because it makes me feel like a waitresse. But adding another color, or colores, gives the look a total different vibe!

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:26 pm

      I know what you mean, Nancy – for me black trousers and a white top makes me think (boring) office outfit too, so switching it up with white trousers instead made all the difference IMO! Thank you x

  19. 16 February 2021 / 6:21 pm

    Well this is a good look, I never think to add colour, just different patterns. Thanks for tempting me Hun. Jacqui x

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 February 2021 / 5:27 pm

      My wardrobe is so full of colour I have no other choice, Jacqui!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ heehee
      Thank you xo

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