|Asymmetrical Striped White Blouse|
One of my other stops while in Ontario was St. Jacobs - a true country village. It is an end-of-week Farmer's Market destination, a Mennonite Village, a shopping destination and fun place to have lunch/dinner. All in a country setting. This trip I visited the market, had lunch and shopped at amazing, trendy boutiques. I entered one of the beautiful upscale boutiques and realized that it took up the whole block.
The fashions were bright cheery, and different; some very conservative and others on the edge. A good example of the "edgy" is the asymmetrical top shown here. I saw many in the St. Jacobs' boutiques and the look is growing on me.
Sylvia van de Logt's fashion blog "Where Women Over 40 Go For Their Style" has a good post on "How to wear asymmetrical clothing – Asymmetric dresses and tops to fall in love with". She lists 5 reasons why you will love asymmetrical dressing. My favorite is #2:
They are more edgy and therefore add a young and hip element!
Read "40-Style" to see the other reasons. Needless to say there are many inspiring photos and suggestion.
I do not have anything in my wardrobe asymmetrical, however, I am considering the top/dress shown, for $26.00 from the site SHYFUL. The site has a good sizing chart and the payment option seems safe. I am thinking about wearing it as above, with a short black pencil skit and colorful heels.I will keep you posted.
Photos from St. Jacobs
A wall mural; resting in the warm sun between boutiques; the Farmers Market.