Falling For Pastels – How To Wear Autumn’s Newest Colors

Deborah BolandDesigners are always looking for a way to shake things up and the latest is to throw seasonal color rules out the window. Yes, there are lots of  traditional fall colors out there like burgundy, pumpkin,  brown and gray, but don’t be surprised to also see baby blue, mint green, lilac and pale pink too.

Soft, gentle pastels, normally reserved for spring and summer, are suddenly chic for fall.

Maybe it’s the growing acceptance of white as a year round color that has sparked this new trend, or perhaps it’s just a desire for something different? Whatever the case, pastels can be a sophisticated choice in cooler weather if you style them right.

Here’s how:

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1. Wear Pastel Colored Clothing in made of Warm Fabrics

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Street Style ~ Fall Style

It’s that funny time of year when we’re shifting out of summer and into true fall style. What do you wear when you’re in-between wardrobes? Here are a couple of  ideas from  Fabulous after 40 fashionistas.


Pretty in Pink

You may feel the urge to want to start wearing dark pants, but what if you aren’t ready to give up all your summer brights? No problem. A pop of color mixed with a darker shade like navy is an excellent way to transition into fall. Continue Reading

Tall Black Boots – Sexy For Fall

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After 40, 50 and beyond you want to look classy, you want to look chic, and you also want a look a little bit sexy. How do you communicate that in a tasteful, grown-up-gal way? Plunging … Continue Reading

Capes – Runway to Reality

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Did you see those gorgeous, fairytale inspired capes that swooped down runway for fall?  The embroidery, beading and detail on them were extraordinary, even though they're totally impractical for the … Continue Reading

Is It OK To Wear White Pants After Labor Day?

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One of the most popular questions I get is:  Is it okay to wear white pants after Labor Day ?   The short answer is yes, although that may seem a little foreign, at our age. It certainly wasn't the … Continue Reading

Casual, Chic Ways to Transition into Fall Style

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Knowing what to wear this time of year can be challenging.  One day it's hot, the next day it's cool. You don't want to look like you're still wearing your summer clothes, yet it's not cold enough to … Continue Reading

New York Fashion Week Street Style


There's no better spot to do some serious people watching than the streets of New York City during Fashion Week.  Styles ranges from conservative to outlandish with attendees vying for the attention … Continue Reading

Funky Fall Street Style At Fashion Week ~ What I Wore

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Why is this woman smiling? ...and the one below? These photos were taken back in January at the start of NY Fashion week, when designers previewed their Fall 2014 … Continue Reading

10 Key Fall Fashion Trends

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Have some big, fat, fall editions of your favorite fashion magazines arrived at your doorstep? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the hundreds of pages of new looks? No worries., I've put together a … Continue Reading

Dressing Creatively in Knits ~ What I Wore

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If you have a creative streak and like to dress that way, then you need to check out some of the interesting knits that are coming out this fall. One of my readers is already ahead of the game. Ela … Continue Reading