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 Skirts

Jeannette loves maxi skirts and this emerald green one is a special favorite. Often you see this kind of skirt worn with pretty blouse or feminine top, but Jeannette makes it modern and fresh by pairing it with a soft chambray shirt.

Her bold floral oversized clutch, studded statement belt and leopard print shoes add an edgy touch to offset the romantic side of the outfit. Quite and interesting mix of masculine/feminine, soft and wild.

Jeannette is a new 40+ fashion blogger who blogs about her fashion inspirations, personal growth, and healthy lifestyle at Ms. Jeannie and her Closet.  Be sure to stop by and visit Jeannette to see more of her eclectic style.


Boho Chic Flowy Tops

Bohemian chic is popular with gals who love a relaxed, artistic approach to dressing.

Style Blogger Cherie gets the look just right with a billowy, gauze tunic worn with a pair of cuffed jeans. Sexy, red, strappy heels spice up the look while a floral bag counters with a nostalgic, romantic feel. It’s a nice balance between modern and vintage.

Cherie blogs at Style Nudge where she enjoys putting outfits together to create the unexpected.


Art-Inspired Flowy Dresses

If you want to look like a masterpiece, check out this season’s art-inspired trend which includes abstract patterns, unusual silhouettes and flowy clothing.  That’s what Anne did.

Anne is a seamstress who wanted to create the perfect dress with no detail spared. When she came across this Jackson Pollack-like fabric, she was inspired to add ad black piping and pleats to her design to allow for a fuller look. After several re-works, Anne finished her dress and is thrilled with the results.

You can see more of Anne’s creations at Apple Annie Fabrics.

Do you have a favorite outfit that makes you look and feel great? Are you a fashion blogger or do you have a favorite 40+ fashion blogger that you would like to see featured here? Feel free to share your photos with my Fabulous After 40 readers on next week’s What I Wore.

Please send in a good quality, full-length photo, your age, where you are from, and any details about your outfit to: [email protected]. You’ll be featured on the Facebook page as well as in an upcoming What I Wore. I love hearing from you and cheering you on, Glam Gals!

Dressing Up Casual Shorts ~ What I Wore

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 looks that are both stylish and appropriate. Take a look, and let me know your feelings on shorts for women over 40.

anna shorts 1 Fun and Feminine

There’s a lot of mixing of prints this summer and one of the best ways to experiment with how to do that is to put together a shorts outfit. Ana from Mrs. American Made has done a wonderful job of combining a mod pattern up top, with a more painterly print below for a look that is playful and pretty.

I love the way Ana’s shorts flare out at the bottom. It almost makes it seem like she is wearing a skirt, which is a softer look than shorts. In an earlier post I talked about a pair of striped shorts I just bought have a slight flare and how I thought they were a little more flattering than regular straight shorts. Take a look and see if you agree.

erin-bloggerLovely and Ladylike

Here’s a look you definitely have to have the legs for. Erin, 40 from the blog Busbee Style looks model perfect in a stunning monochromatic ensemble.

Since the shorts bare all, Erin was careful to balance out the look by covering up on top with a feminine lace top and matching suit jacket. A sophisticated clutch and nude heels keep all eyes on the legs.

wearing-camouflage-after-40 Cool in Camouflage 

Here’s a pretty way to wear the camo trend.  Rebecca, 48, from Red Tag Chic Los Angeles looks fab in her tailored Bermuda shorts, beige peep-toe slingback heels, and gorgeous orange lizard clutch. Camouflage is a natural, sporty choice for summer, but here’s a tip. I think camouflage looks best when you add a feminine touch.

Rebecca has the right idea.  Her studded collar and leather pockets are spot on. They soften the look and add real style.


Cute in Checks

Fashion blogger Bella, from The Citizen Rosebud , looks darling in a pair of cute navy, gingham shorts that she has dressed up with a white, sailor-style blouse. Her outfit has a nautical vibe that’s perfect for summer.

Casual wedges finish off this easy breezy look.

*This post was originally published in 2011 and has been revamped and updated in keeping with current style. 

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