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Outfits don’t have to be elaborate to have huge impact. Today’s look incorporates statement jewelry and a statement color.

Also, make sure to hang on till the end of the post where I’ll be highlighting featured looks from My Refined Style #5 Fashion Over 40 Linkup!

statement jewelry, statement color, fashion over 40

Statement Jewelry, Statement Color

I know this whole fashion thing can seem pretty intimidating for the style newbie. You know you want to amp up your style quotient, but does every outfit have to consist of so many elements? I do admit some outfits can be rather complicated, but a simpler approach can pack just as much punch.

statement jewelry, statement color, fashion over 40

This outfit really is just as simple as a top, pants and shoes.

statement jewelry, statement color, fashion over 40

It’s the statement jewelry and color choice that make this outfit special. This stunning royal blue color provides the perfect backdrop for these two statement necklaces. The long black necklace is a hand-beaded creation I picked up in Laos. Then, I added a black heart choker necklace to finish the look.

statement jewelry, statement color, fashion over 40

Just remember, you can keep it simple…with clean lines and a flattering silhouette. Then, allow a piece of statement jewelry or a stunning color, OR BOTH, to carry the show!

Featured Looks from My Refined Style #5

You ladies didn’t make it easy on me this week, which means you all were fantastically fabulous! I had an extremely hard time narrowing down my “favorites” because everyone looked so good. In the end, the best I could do was take it to 7. Take a look and then you’ll understand why I found it so hard!

All of these lovely ladies will be pinned to the My Refined Style Pinterest Board…come check it out!

Jaime – Regally Soled

Jaime - Regally Soled, featured look from My Refined Style Linkup, fashion over 40

Jill – Doused In Pink

Jill - Doused In Pink, featured look from My Refined Style linkup, fashion over 40

Laura – The Horton Family

Laura - The Horton Family, featured look from My Refined Style Linkup, fashion over 40

Linda – A Labour Of Love

Linda - A Labour Of Life, Featured Look of My Refined Style Linkup, fashion over 40

Renata – Prosperity By Renata

Renata - Prosperity By Renata, featured look from My Refined Style, fashion over 40

Betsy – Two Peas In A Blog

Betsy - Two Peas In A Blog, featured look from My Refined Style, fashion over 40

Samantha – Fake Fabulous

Samantha - Fake Fabulous, featured look from My Refined Style, fashion over 40

Phew, I hope you feel duly inspired by all these fabulous looks!

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Loving It, Shellie


  1. Cobalt blue is one of my favorite color to wear and I love your pretty jewelry with it!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.


  2. Dawn Lucy says:

    Cobalt blue is your color! Gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

    Dawn Lucy

  3. welovefur says:

    I’m in love with your cobalt shirt. Black accessorie are a stunning complement
    I love your style and your blog.
    Visit mine if you want
    many kisses

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Yes, I love my black accessories…I have tons of black jewelry! I just went over for the visit…you have a lovely site.

  4. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Royal blue looks great on you. How do you manage all these buttons? They would drive me crazy! I would never get that shirt closed! LOL.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Actually Nicole, every other button is not a real button, so it’s easier than it looks 😉

  5. The blue is gorgeous and the perfect backdrop for the beautiful necklaces!

    Great outfits from last week’s link up!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Andrea, I have always thought that blue and black make a striking combo.

  6. Love your beautiful blue shirt Shelly, it just pops so beautifully on you! The black necklace is darling as well!!

    Have a great day!


  7. Jess says:

    Love the cobalt color on you! Pretty!
    Thanks for linking up with TH TUesday
    jess xx

  8. Jaime says:

    Thank you so much for featuring me Shellie! That was such a fun outfit to put together and I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    XO, Jaime | RegallySoled.com

  9. April says:

    Your shirt is gorgeous! Such a bright pop of color. Love it.

  10. Rosemond says:

    Love this color blue! Stunning with black!

  11. Darcy says:

    That blue top is so pretty on you!

  12. Laura says:

    Thank you so much, Shellie, for the shout out and for choosing one of my styles! I love your blue and black! I really need to work on incorporating more color into my winter wardrobe.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      The color was one thing I loved about that look Laura…the powder pink looked so cute up against the animal print.

  13. Samantha says:

    Wow, this cobalt blouse really caught my eye!
    It looks amazing with your colouring and your casual yet elegant styling.
    P.S…thank you for featuring my sweatshirt outfit, I am delighted!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Samantha. I also enjoy your flair for making the casual outfit look refined and interesting.

  14. Shellie, what good advice! Statement jewelry can make one outfit a number of others and is a good way to step into the more daring…if one so chooses. I LOVE those necklaces! They are gorgeous.

  15. Renata says:

    I love this cobalt & black look!
    Thank you very much for picking my look at your My Refined Style #5. Have a great day, Renata

  16. Patti says:

    Great outfit, Shellie- black accessories with cobalt are stunning. Thanks for linking, xo


  17. Really like that blue with the black jewelry. Really stunning look!

  18. Jill says:

    The contrast between the black and cobalt blue is so pretty! Love those beaded necklaces! Thank you so much for featuring me! Have a wonderful week!

    Doused In Pink

  19. Loving the black &a white with red heels by Jaime!

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