Fashion Over 50s Lifestyle

Mix & Match to maximise your wardrobe & bring out your creative flair

November 24, 2023

Do you try to Mix & Match to maximise your Wardrobe?

I’m not an expert in fashion and I don’t write about fashion often on the blog (although that might change because feeling good about ourselves is important to living well) but mixing and matching, is certainly a great way to utilise a smaller number of clothes and it also can bring out the creative flair.

Recently, I have been collaborating with Fella Hamilton an Australian family-owned company, operating since 1969. Their garments are stylish, comfortable and excellent quality, which is what I’m looking for in my fashion choices.

‘Designed to make customers feel beautiful and confident’

Fella Hamilton

Since starting the collaboration, wearing the clothes for photo shoots with my darling husband as photographer, I’ve actually become more mindful and creative when putting outfits together. I’m using accessories such as hats, scarfs and jewellery more and I’m liking the look!

It’s all about Mixing and Matching in my latest outfits kindly gifted from Fella Hamilton. I’ve selected some basics from their range and dressed them up with accessories or gone for the casual look with items from my wardrobe as well as new purchases.

What am I wearing?  I had fun putting together these outfits and a shoutout to my photographer (my husband) who has found a new profession LOL 😊

Outfit 1

Nouveau S/S Pintuck Shirt in Navy/White or the reverse combination.

Adorned with a monochrome painterly spot print, this shirt is a must-have for your wardrobe. The A-line fit and front pleat detailing ensure a flattering silhouette.

  • Painterly spot print
  • V insert neckline and button-down placket
  • Set in short sleeve
  • Front bust darts for a perfect fit
  • Curved hem for a stylish finish

Sizes 6 to 22 I’m wearing Size 6, a little roomy but great for the hot summers here in Brisbane. Paired for day wear with my FH Sandy stretch 7/8 pants in Hot Pink with my favourite pink earrings, tan sandals and Breton Squash & Wash hat (also from Fella Hamilton).

For a more formal look I’ve added pearls and paired with black pants from my wardrobe and black sandals with bling.


The Fun Floral ¾ Sleeve Tee

This tee features a painterly floral print, adding a splash of colour to your wardrobe. With a crew neck design, the set-in sleeve and slight curve hem ensure a flattering fit.

Sizes XS – XXL – I’m wearing Size XS

I wasn’t sure about this one as the colours are muted and I thought they would make me feel washed out. When I paired with the top with my  Sandy stretch 7/8 pants in Hot Pink and added Hot Pink drop earrings plus my favourite Breton hat it made such a difference.

Adding a white denim jacket or blue denim jacket for cooler temps and I’m ready to go for lunch or coffee catchups.

Outfit 3

V-neck Elbow Sleeve Tee in White

Sizes 6 to 22
For an everyday essential, the V-Neck Top is a must-have. Made from a comfort-rich cotton stretch, and with relaxed-look elbow length sleeves.

  • Cotton-stretch
  • Elbow length sleeves
  • V-neckline
  • Mid-length
  • Curved hemline

Who says a white tee has to be boring?  There are endless combinations with the popular Suzy Stretch long pull on jean, scarves and accessories.

I’ve gone all white and added a necklace or scarf and hat to lift the look. I then went for the White Tee with Pink Pants and scarf. I love both outfits.


I love scarves to add a touch of glamour and I’m starting to try different ways of styling them. Lots to learn but I have earmarked a future post just for scarves.

My favourite scarf was a birthday gift from my cousin and I’m in love with the Gregory Ladner brand. Don’t you love the colours? I actually reciprocated and bought one for her birthday and as a birthday gift for a friend who was celebrating their 70th.

I’m a fan of an animal print scarf especially paired with white.

If you would like to treat yourself take a peek at the Fella Hamilton website and remember to USE CODE:  SUE10 for 10% off each purchase.

Which combo do you like best?  Do you mix and match for maximum effect?

Have a beautiful week and remember –

Be yourself. An original is so much better than a copy.

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Alison November 24, 2023 at 09:58

    All beautiful Sue, I do like the white though. I’m a lover of scarves too and have one from Gregory Ladner also. I follow someone on Instagram who has the most innovative ways of tying scarves.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 7, 2023 at 10:17

      Hi Alison, I agree, I love the white outfit and of course the Gregory Ladner scarf is one of my favourites. x

  • Reply Janine November 25, 2023 at 07:33

    You look great in all the outfits. I love scarves too but find I haven’t worn them as much now I’m living in Australia

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 7, 2023 at 10:17

      HI Janine, unfortunately Queensland gets too hot for scarves most of the year but I do try to wear them in Winter.

  • Reply Toni Pike November 25, 2023 at 18:53

    Fabulous mixing and matching ideas, Sue x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 7, 2023 at 10:18

      Thanks, Toni trying to mix it up a bit and extend my wardrobe. x

  • Reply Debbie November 27, 2023 at 16:26

    These are all fabulous outfits on you Sue. Surprisingly I like the white on white with scarf and hat! You are such a great model for this brand and they always look great on you.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 7, 2023 at 10:18

      Yes the white on white is a favourite of mine Deb as you can add accessories for colour. Thanks for your lovely comment about being a great model xx

  • Reply Anna December 6, 2023 at 19:17

    Love how you maximize your wardrobe, achieving so many lovely outfits. Anna

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 7, 2023 at 10:04

      Thanks, Anna. I need to try this exercise more often as it does expand my wardrobe. x

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