3 Stylish Tops to Wear With Leggings This Summer

If you read my post on leggings vs. skinny jeans you know that the main difference is that leggings are not pants.

They’re lighter, thinner and much more revealing which means that for mature gals like us it’s best to wear them with a long top. What do I mean? Here are three styles of tops that will work well with your leggings this summer.

leggings with red shirtdress1. Wear a Shirt Dress With Leggings

A button up shirt dress makes a great top for leggings. I have a couple of shirt dresses with sleeves that I often wear with leggings, but in summer I like this silky, red snakeskin print one from Equipment. I wear it belted to give it a bit of oomph, and I pair it with flat sandals.

It’s a great casual outfit that I can wear to the mall, running around town, or when I’m on holidays sightseeing. I just wore it in NYC when I was there for the weekend. Continue Reading

What To Wear (And Not Wear) In NYC

Deborah BolandJetting off to the Big Apple this summer and fretting about what to wear?

Relax. Even though New York is the fashion capital of the world, you don’t need to worry about stuffing your suitcase full of all the latest trends in order to blend in.

For walking around, site-seeing and shopping, you’ll want to be casual and comfy. That being said, there are a few things you’ll definitely want to steer clear of to avoid looking touristy. Stylist Chantelle Collier has these style tips for what to wear and what not wear in NYC.

What Not To Wear

  • Heavy Sneakers – It’s NYC and everyone walks everywhere, but please leave your clunky jogging sneakers at home. Instead try a comfy flat shoe like a gladiator sandal, ballet flat, athletic slide or sleek and stylish statement sneaker (this season’s hot casual shoe).
  •  The “I heart NY” tee – You know the one. This classic New York souvenir is available on almost every street corner in the city. By all means, pick one up (I have several!), pack it away to wear back home.
  •  The Fanny Pack – Yes, it’s convenient, but super frumpy too. Instead, choose a roomy tote with long straps that can be thrown over your shoulder. It’s a good idea to have a bag that zips closed to protect your belongings. When it comes to color, a neutral bag is best for travel as it will match all the outfits you have packed.

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Updating Your Casual Wardrobe ~ 40+ Style Bloggers Show Us How

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One of the biggest things on readers' minds seems to be, "What do I wear to look casual but classy over 40? A few days ago I posted a great solution - The Boyfriend Jacket. Other 40+ bloggers seem … Continue Reading

7 Ways to Wear A Shift Dress Without Looking Frumpy

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When you want a dress with a little breathing room, but that still looks cute, a shift dress is the answer. A shift dress is similar to a sheath dress, but here's the difference. It hangs looser … Continue Reading

The Casual Boyfriend Jacket – For Grown Up Gals

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Have you noticed that as you've gotten older your body has gotten softer and rounder and sometimes you don't look as polished and chic in your clothes as you'd like to? A simple solution for that … Continue Reading

Comfy Travel Shoes With a Touch Of Whimsy


When it comes to travelling, comfy shoes are a must. Sporty sneakers or walking shoes fit the bill, but are usually more practical than stylish. A pair of cute ballet flats or sandals can also work … Continue Reading

Go With The Flow In Flowy Clothes – What I Wore


Easy breezy dresses, skirts, and tops, are where it's at this summer. Take a look at the photos of  these Fabulous After 40 readers in outfits that are flowing and fantastic! Romantic Flowy … Continue Reading

Fabulous Finds at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most eagerly anticipated sales of the year. Whether you are looking to score a bargain on new fall merchandise or want to save big on summer styles, … Continue Reading

Dressing Up Casual Shorts ~ What I Wore

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If you're still undecided about whether shorts after 40  are right for you, then take a look at the photos these 40+ bloggers sent in. By dressing up their shorts, these gals have created fabulous … Continue Reading

3 Must Pack Outfits For Your Summer Beach Vacation

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Whether you are traveling to Cape Cod, Malibu, or Miami Beach a summer trip to the seashore is likely to be on your vacation list at some point. What do you pack for a week in the sand and sun? Here's … Continue Reading