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Get Glowing in White Jeans and Creamy Coral Top!

A pretty top is all you need to turn a pair of white jeans into a wow outfit. Recently, I showed you a darling, deep blue, tie-sleeve blouse I bought to make my white jeans pop. Today, I bring you top # 2!

coral and black sleeveless top with white jeans | Deborah Boland | Fabulous after 40

It’s pink, it’s peach… but the official color of this v-neck shell is known as coral cream. And what a breathtaking shade it is!

I’m all for wearing color and making sure you get the right colors to complement your eyes, complexion, and hair. There are a few universal shades that look good on everyone, and this is one of them.

When you’re a little older, a bit more tired, and a tad pale, wearing this soft, warm blush shade is like walking out the door with your makeup already on. Creamy coral can give you the one thing we all search for over 40, a gorgeous, healthy glow!

 

I picked up this lovely Zebra Tulip print top at Ann Taylor (where I always seem to have great luck when I’m searching for a little something to perk up my wardrobe).

I love how the bold, black print contrasted with the coral makes the top look so crisp and modern. Tulips happen to be my favorite flower, and zebra stripe tulips have such an exciting and slightly exotic feel to them.  This top is soft and feminine, but not it’s not wimpy like some floral tops. It projects confidence.

Coral and black sleevless top worn by Deborah Boland from Fabulous After 40 standing by a boat

Another thing I like about this summery shell is the flattering V-neckline, front and back. There’s just the right amount of dip down at your chest to show off a fabulous necklace, and not worry about revealing too much cleavage.

Coral sleevless top with black floral print, white jeans outfit worn by Deborah Boland of Fabulous After 40

Look closely, and you will see a touch of shirring at the shoulders, which is a nice detail. The fit is loose and flowy ( meaning comfy) but not at all baggy. The side slits are great if you’re a curvy gal like me and don’t want any pulling across your hips.

Wondering about my bag?

Black GiGi NY black leather phone bag with gold chain

This little cutie is from GiGi New York, a fabulous handbag and the accessory company you really must check out. They have some of the nicest bags and finest quality I have seen in a very long time. This is their Python iPhone crossbody bag – just what you need when you don’t want to carry a purse but need to take along your cell, your credit card, and a tube of lipstick!Deborah Boland of Fabulous After 40 sitting on park bench wearing coral summer top and white jeans

 

The white jeans I’m wearing with this top are from Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. I wear them all the time on the blog. I love the cropped length and the fringe hem, and make sure to always wear a pair of cute shoes with them to highlight that. I’ve got chunky heel sandals on here, but flats or even white statement sneakers would be cute.

One note of caution… NYDJ has vanity sizing, which means I’m normally a size 6, but with their jeans, I’m a 2!! Crazy, but if you know ahead of time that you need to order two sizes down, you will be fine. These jeans really are a fabulous fit once you get the right size.

Deborah Boland walking by marina wearing coral and black sleeveless top and white jeans

I want to mention that this top also looks nice with black jeans. However, the look is a little more formal because you start to get the matchy colors.

Deborah Boland of Fabulous after 40 in white pants and summer top and necklace

Such an elegant print, isn’t it? And you wouldn’t believe what a difference adding that necklace made!

Try this. Put your hand over the top of my necklace ( go on!),  and then do the big reveal. See how nicely it ties the top into the white jeans? The jeans and necklace are like bookends.

coral and black sleeveless summer top with white jeans

Statement necklaces are a great way to Tweak Your Chic! I bought this one a few years back at Ann Taylor ( coincidence) and have worn it to death. I’m a huge fan of their jewelry. The Banana Republic has great jewelry too.

coral and black summer top worn by Deborah Boland of Fabulous After 40

 

Easy peasy! You can do this look. Stay tuned for top #3 worn with these same white jeans coming in a couple of days.

 

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