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

Covered Perfectly Review

The key to a fabulous wardrobe is having a few great tops that you can mix and match with everything. But the trick is finding just the right top. For me, it’s got to be soft and comfy (#1 on my list), stylish, a great color, and it’s a gem if it can cover up the little bits that are softer and rounder than they used to be, like my tummy and upper arms.

That’s been a tall order until recently, when Pauline Durban launched her line of beautiful tops called Covered Perfectly. Maybe you’ve heard me tell her story before?

Pauline’s idea for Covered Perfectly was born out of her own frustration trying to find a top that looked and felt great, but could also cover and camouflage. So, she set out to design her own and hit a home run! Pauline sent me a few samples to test drive and here are the results.  What do you think?

Deborah Boland Fabulous After 40

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How To Wear A Sweatshirt And Not Look Frumpy

purple sweatshirt

What's the newest way to wear jeans and a top? Try swapping out your tried-and-true t-shirt for something bolder: a sweatshirt! If this sounds like a fashion nightmare, keep an open mind. Fashion … Continue Reading

You’re Covered Perfectly with this New Line of 40+ Clothing


Dressing after 40 can be a real challenge. Our bodies are changing, we're getting a little rounder and softer and it's hard to find clothes to fit right and cover up the not so perfect … Continue Reading

Novelty Knits – Not Always Fashionable over 40!


Cute, sweet, fun are the words that sum up many of the novelty knits I'm seeing this fall. That's exactly why it is best to stay away from many of the sweaters that belong to this silly trend if you … Continue Reading

Do Turtlenecks Camouflage Turkey Necks?

Diane looks darling here!

Hello Deborah, Please help!  Turtlenecks used to be my go to item - especially in black.  I'd wear one practically every day in the winter.  Now I'm 42, they don't look so hot on me … Continue Reading

Is a Tunic For You?

gray tunic top

Are you a tunic gal? If you like comfy and casual with  a laid back feel, then this may be the perfect top for you. Tunics date back to Ancient Greece, and epitomize the bohemian glamour of the  60' … Continue Reading