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Sunday 24 September 2017

A statement striped shirt with hounds tooth and leopard print

Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton pairs a statement striped shirt with houndstooth shoes for a contemporary fashion look for the over 40s
I was recently pondering over my lack of stripes but this Finery London statement striped shirt has made me see the error of my ways. It's a great look for the office and with some funky accessories it's elevated above a striped shirt with plain black trousers.

Accessories add a twist to this contemporary work outfit of striped shirt and trousers: add chunky pearls, hounds tooth brogues and a leopardskin clutch
I've played with the hounds tooth trend by adding a pair of brogues in this pattern, pairing them with patterned dotty pop sox. I am unrepentant about my passion for pop sox (as long as they're only worn with trousers and not skirts).
Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in striped statement shirt and hounds tooth brogues
Chunky pearls and a leopard print clutch finish off the look. Oh, and some red lippy. The shirt comes up quite big: with hindsight I would have gone down a size, because the tie waist could have had a bit more emphasis had there not been so much fabric.  I wore a camisole underneath, which you can't see, but when I wore the outfit to work it was a good call because during the day the ties became looser and the camisole preserved my dignity.
Add some funky accessories to your work outfits like these hounds tooth brogues worn by Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton?

The hounds tooth trend works well in footwear too as these Banned shoes show

Outfit Details

Finery London wrap top;  Banned hounds tooth brogues; leopard print clutch, last season, similar; black straight leg trousers. 

Sharing this post with Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Patti at Not Dead Yet Style, Fake it until you make it at Fake Fabulous, Creative Mondays at Claire Justine, Emma at Stylesplash, Jess at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, Nicole at High Latitude Style


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  1. Absolutely love this shirt Gail. I like the waist detail, plus it's so on trend with the stripes xx

  2. I love ,,Pied de poule,, as we call the houndstooth print! Fabulous shoes and the blouse is so stylish!

  3. So lovely, Gail, and I can see that outfit go straight from office daytime to restaurant eveningtime. And yes, popsox work for me too in winter, but I haven't seen anything quite so fancy as your pretty spoties. I cannot abide the thought of tights under trousers. One blogger lady advocates it, but the mere thought of it makes me feel claustrophobic and itchy!
    Hugs and happy week ahead, x.

    1. Definitely agree Mary on no tights under trousers. The dotty pop sox are from Charnos. Have a great week!

  4. You've styled well Gail, I really like the strips, and glad they're still in fashion. Love the brogues and pop socks - super idea. x Jacqui

  5. That is one fabulous shirt, Gail! And the shoes are perfection. Thanks for linking up, XO,


  6. I really like this funky look for the office - a touch of patten play along with fab pearls all lift the conservative nature of stripes and black trousers, fab! Do tell where you manage to find patterned pop socks? I wear them too and fancy ones are a real find.

    Anna x

    1. They're from Charnos, Anna - I tend to buy my socks and tights from online stores like Tights Please.

  7. LOVE those funky shoes!

    The whole outfit is a great twist on classics.


  8. Oh my, Gail. I love every detail you've added to the chic look. I'm especially fond of the unexpected stockings, such fun! Xo Jonet

  9. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great mix of prints and pattern. They are subtle and make a great look!

    1. You're very welcome Nicole - absolutely loved your latest outfit with the pale pink skirt!

  10. Hi Gail! I am in love wiht all of these mix of prints and the style of your shirt is lovely!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  11. Stunning shirt! I love everything from Finery. The mix of prints with the stripes, leopard print and houndstooth looks amazing! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx


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