Yellow boyfriend jeans with jacket or sweater

These photos were taken on that one day when a) it was my day off, b) it was a sunny day and c) there was hardly any wind. Ideal for photography.
As you might know, a previous glorious day resulted in the aqcuisition of my pink neon top and B&W pencil skirt. That same day I also bought my striped sweater and the yellow boyfriend jeans which you will see today.

I love the combination of yellow with black (my husband hates it). And I copied the belt from Sylvia, who showed us different mixing and matching on 40+Style.
Took me ages and frustration before I found a good belt. Fortunately my friend Anja helped me with a link to I can completely lose myself in that site. You really have to filter. If you just search for “belt” you get 103.000 items. Bought two animal print belts, one for lower on the hip and one for around my waist. Did not cost me much, 25 dollars each which is even less in euros. My Dutch nature was very pleased.

Now I am still searching for the black and white belt that Sylvia is wearing in the same article of mixing and matching. Cannot find a similar thing. Rats…
And no, I do not mind copying somebody. I work in advertising where we say: better to copy a good thing than to invent a bad one (literally translated).

Those sunglasses are lovely…… they hide a lot of wrinkles.
The top was in my closet together with lots and lots of other colours.


Sitting in the window ledge across the street.


The same boyfriend jeans with the striped sweater and……
my yellow necklace, which I bought in Rome.
I wish I had bought a green and red one too.
Such an easy piece to brighten up any outfit.
Anyone going to Rome in the forseeable future?



Incorporating the modern style: one side of your sweater tucked in.


I am very pleased with these photos and these outfits.



  1. 16 April 2013 / 18:24

    Hello, Greetje, this is a difficult type of dress pants. Not like it usually, but you know it very well dress, I like how it suits you. I always say that your legs are beautiful to wear jeans, I think for this type too. I love the outfit with black jacket and yellow top. With striped jersey are also nice, but I like the first look. I really like the last photo, with the wrinkle at the waist, is chic. Your necklace and your belt are very nice. A nice post.

  2. 16 April 2013 / 21:59

    A great combination of events indeed!And the result is very good! I like yellow and black too, your look is beautiful! (I mostly like the photo in which you are sitting)

    • 16 April 2013 / 22:36

      I find it very difficult to create interesting poses, background and smiles. My niece, the photographer, said that your smile is much more sincere when there is an actual person to smile to. And usually I am on my own with the remote.

  3. 17 April 2013 / 01:30

    Fantastic look and pictures, Greetje! Totally you, and fashionable. Happy and sunny. Lovely!

  4. 17 April 2013 / 01:32

    Fantastic look, Greetje. And lovely pics. Totally you, sunny, happy, fasionable. Well done!

    • 17 April 2013 / 07:24

      Thanks Anja. I do learn, don’t I?
      And good light, so good photos are so important to make an outfit look good. Still a lot to learn in that area too.

  5. 17 April 2013 / 02:18

    Well, take a look at you in those bright and happy jeans. You look fabulous! I’m quite jealous, knowing I could never pull off wearing yellow jeans. Your first photo is stunning, (are you seriously smiling at no one) it looks as though you are laughing at or with someone. I like both your combinations, the first is a bit more classy and the stirpe shirt combo is just all around fun and could go anywhere. Love how you incorporated the ‘modern’ look in the last photo. Great shopping trip (wish I could have joined you).

    • 17 April 2013 / 07:25

      I was actually smiling at my nextdoor neighbour who commented. Makes the smile much more sincere.

  6. 17 April 2013 / 04:04

    You should be pleased with the photos you look radiant in yellow and black!
    The stripped shirt with the yellow pants is such a classic American style; it remind me of the early 2000’s Tommy Hilfiger.

  7. Happiness at Mid Life
    17 April 2013 / 07:07

    I love both outfits on you Greetje! I am a big fan of yellow but I tend to stay away from black & yellow combo- I am always afraid I would look like a giant bumble bee. You did it well here and did not remind of me of a bee at all. I also have a tough time with the famous J Crew 1/2 tuck look. I done mine it on the weekend but could never pull it off in my conservative office.


    • 17 April 2013 / 07:29

      I never even thought about a bumble bee, but you are right, that is a danger. Glad you think I don’t look like one.
      In our office we can wear nearly anything.

  8. 17 April 2013 / 15:08

    One of my favorite looks on you! LOVE the jeans! I’m looking for a mustard pair but having no luck. I would have also paired it with black. I think you and I have a similar taste in style. Gorgeous photos!!

    • 17 April 2013 / 17:25

      Oh gosh yes…. we might just have a similar taste in style. I love your outfits. Very very much !!!! To the extend of envy, but if that happens I have a long and hard talk with myself haha.

  9. 17 April 2013 / 15:56

    I love your yellow jeans Greetje. And all of the photos are beautiful. Your blog is getting better and better, and you look very happy in the process.

    • 17 April 2013 / 17:26

      Good photos make all the difference Judith. And I have still a lot to learn in that field. Babysteps… babysteps.

  10. Marianne van den Berg
    17 April 2013 / 17:11

    When I see black/yellow it reminded me of my Herz uniform, at that time I felt like a bumble bee, it was striped too. This combination is much better. I can see that you are so comfortable in your boyfriendjeans. I like both combinations it just depends where you are going too. I can’t see any belts anymore, I have seen hundreds, I looked for a black/white belt to give you for your birthday, which other readers was yesterday. Couldn’t find one, bought an animalprinted one. Then saw the photo of the negenstraatjes, send it back again. Now I saw 2 necklaces like the yellow one. On Zalando lounge, label Celebraty, Oval 70’s 2 combinations, blue, light blue and green, and orange,red and pink. They were 118 Euro’s and now 45 euro. I am not buying them, knowing for sure that when they arrive you have bought them already.

    • 17 April 2013 / 17:28

      Hahaha, you know me so well. I will have a look darling. Save your money, you know it is the thought that counts. Glad you like the outfits.

  11. 17 April 2013 / 19:28

    Greetje, the first outfit is my favourite! I like the colour column of shirt+trousers and the black blazer on top.
    Your pumps make your great legs even look longer!
    You know me and my love for statement necklaces – I’d even add one here 😉

    Lady of Style

    • 17 April 2013 / 20:21

      I was afraid that adding a necklace to the yellow and black outfit would take away the attention of the belt. That it would be too much.

  12. 17 April 2013 / 22:40

    I wouldn’t have pictured you in daffodil yellow but you rock it! Love the boyfrend jeans rolled up and love the statement necklace that matching them. You are spring sunshine warming up the joint!

  13. RedTagChicLosAngeles
    23 April 2013 / 14:53

    Great job working those hip pair of yellow pants Greetje….you look so ready for Spring/Summer! I’m still on the hunt for something yellow for my wardrobe but havent been as successful as you.


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