Jona Peturs (56) is an editor, blogger and writer who divides her time between Iceland and Florida. She documents her outfits on Instagram and her blog, The 50Plus Girl. She is a neutrals and trousers gal at heart whose style is a mix of Polished Modern Classic, Sporty Luxe and Hard Edge. Jona loves neutral tonal dressing, and is all about that coat and hat lifestyle — a must in Iceland.
“My style has not evolved or changed much over the last five years, I guess I wear the same kind of pieces now as I did in my twenties. I’ve always leaned to classic pieces, like blazers, shirts and blouses. I’m a total pants girl although I love to wear dresses and skirts every now and then — I have to admit that pencil skirts are and will probably always be a favorite. I have been wearing ankle boots for ages and it seems I can never have too many pairs. I guess the only thing I don’t wear as often as I used to are high-heeled pumps, that is maybe the only thing that has changed over the last years, due to an accident 2 years ago when I broke my leg. And now I wear sneakers more than I used to. I love hats of every kind and have been that way since I was a teenager. I think a good hat that suits you can elevate your outfit. Summed up I would describe my style as classic, I don’t follow and wear trends unless they suit my body and/or my style. And if I find something that I really like I often buy it in more than one color. I believe less is more and I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, just classic simple pieces. I absolutely love neutrals and have a soft spot for gold buttons :-)”
Jona enjoys adding cosy texture with teddy coats. Here she’s tucked a black key-hole blouse into relaxed-fit rust chinos, which is a fab colour combo! Rolling the trouser cuffs showcases the black pointy-toe booties that subtle texture, as does our blogger’s quilted crossbody bag. As a topper, Jona picked a relaxed-fit brown, black and cream leopard print coat that echoes the colours in the rest of the outfit. She’s accessorized this polished casual look with black leather gloves and black beanie with fluffy faux fur pom-pom.
Neutrals with a subtle pop of colour are another way to go for Jona. Here she is sporting a white V-neck blouse and stone-coloured culottes. Tucking the top lengthens the leg line from the hips upward, while the low-contrast slip-on sneakers further offset the stump factor of slightly longer culottes. As a third piece, our blogger chose a just-above-the-knee cardigan with soft-coloured stripes. The white background echoes the white of the top, while the peach, brown and blue stripes are perfect for a pop of Spring colour. The brown is repeated in Jona’s patterned bag. Finally, the panama hat in the same colour as the trousers adds a glamorous touch.
Cool-toned olive, white and browns come together beautifully in this casual look with Sporty Luxe touches. Our blogger has tucked a white top into cuffed olive chinos. The fun white lace-up booties with black sole match the top. They have a playful hiking boots vibe that brings the Sporty to the outfit. The camo jacket works fab with the rest of the soft colour palette and is an easy way to bring a pattern into the mix. Jona’s scarf and logo bag in different but complementary shades of brown are a fail-proof way to pattern mix. Round sunnies and soft brown lipstick finish off the look.
I am loving this Winter Column of Black because it combines a playful dress with leggings, which you don’t see all that often. Jona wears this tiered, above-the-knee dress year round and has winterized it by pairing it with thick black leggings. She’s tucked the leggings into her favourite black Hard-Edge stompy boots that create a delightful outfit juxtaposition with the flirty flounciness of the A-line dress. Jona’s leopard print teddy coat comes out to play again, and adds both lightness and pattern to the all-black look. A menswear-inspired panama hat bookends the black boots, while Jona’s blonde hair, as always, is a natural way to balance out the dark colours.