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So throughout the month of August the fabulous Catherine Summers from the fashion/style blog Not Dressed As Lamb challenged the ridiculous rules from an online article about what women really shouldn’t wear once over the age of 30.  Every day Catherine set us all on challenging these rules and turning them on their head.  Given that a lot of women over the age of 30, 40, 50, 60 and beyond wear mini skirts and look great in them (if you’ve got it flaunt it!) and that leopard print is a staple ingredient of many women’s wardrobes (see my blog post Leopard Print is the New Neutral) we all used the hashtag #iwillwearwhatilike and posted pics from our wardrobes challenging these ‘so called fashion rules’.

Catherine is now continuing this as a fun link up with a weekly themed #iwillwearwhatilike challenge.  This week’s theme is #colour.

I have posted the following Instagram image as a summary of some of the colour in my wardrobe.  I have to admit that I am a neutrals kind of girl.  I like brown shades like camel, taupe, chocolate and also grey shades especially charcoal.  I also wear a lot of navy as I think it complements most skin tones and is often more forgiving than black  However, I am trying to embrace colour more and what I’m finding is that I veer towards shades of blue and red.


So here is a breakdown of those items I posted on the Instagram image. You can follow me on Instagram @stylebeginsat40


There is nothing better, on a cold day, than a bright red jumper to cheer yourself up. Left to right, Marks and Spencer and Jigsaw


Two Boden beauties. Leopard print in blue (on the left) was a novel take on the popular print!


This gorgeous bright blue print recreated from the Laura Ashley archives in 2015 really makes this dress a fantastic piece of clothing to wear.


Heading towards teal and more green than blue. Laura Ashley bag, Hobbs tartan mini skirt, TK Maxx scarf and East necklace.


Red accessories always shake up an otherwise plain outfit. Furla handbag, Hobbs patent block heel shoes, Mulberry scarf and Phase Eight necklace


More teal shades with these suede ankle boots from Clarks and velvet sneakers from Boden


Satin evening shoes from Debenhams


Fabulous red maxi dress from Hobbs. Looks great dressed up or down and red leopard print dress from Limited Edition at Marks & Spencer


And if all else fails, you can quickly brighten up any outfit by throwing on one of Hobbs’ colourful trench coats like these two colourful buys.

If you want to join in Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike challenge and link up your blog posts or Instagram images then check out http://www.notdressedaslamb.com/search/label/iwillwearwhatilike

Marguerite xx