I’m over 40 and have three children , 9, 7 and 5. I spend lots of time on playgrounds and in gyms. I am in good shape and not overweight but would like to dress a little more sophisticated, stylish and attractive. However, I can’t keep up with my children in heels or even clogs.
I am most interested in spring/summer clothes. I end up wearing old shorts, t-shirts and running shoes or sporty sandals that all feel a little out of style, especially when I add a baseball cap to my pitiful outfit! Any advice? Thanks ~Ann
No matter what your age, we all need to be able to have a casual look that will make us feel comfortable and stylish. For example, everyone needs a Going To The Grocery Store Outfit“. Here are some other ideas for you.
Bring color into your wardrobe!
I recently wrote an article on color blocking which is one of the newest trends for Spring. It’s casual but classy and you will go with your energetic lifestyle. Red jeans have been very popular and always look classy paired with blue and white for a fab summer nautical look.
Perk it up with Stripes!
If you want to stay cool a t-shirt is a great item but why not try updating your wardrobe with a stripes. Stripes are sporty, youthful fresh.
Invest in a comfortable shoe. Those dingy tennis shoes can wreck an outfit. If you can find a shoe like this, or a ballet flat or a sandal that is fresh and comfortable, you will feel like a new person. You want something comfy for running around in but you still want to look cute.
A Jacket is Always Handy
You never know when the weather is going to change so this cute denim jacket with its fitted waist is the perfect daytime cover-up. It’s got a little edge that keeps away any frump factor.
Don’t be afraid To Wear a Sundress
If you don’t feel like wearing pants then a little sundress is the way to go. If you find one on sale or at a consignment shop you can actually pay less and look sharper than you would in a pair of casual shorts.
Like this outfit? It’s from reader Barbara Gillespie who was a winner in our pin it to win it contest. Check out more casual dressing winners here.