What To Wear To The Office In Summer

Deborah BolandThere’s corporate, there’s casual, and then there’s inbetween. Figuring out what to wear to look professional, and appropriate in a relaxed office environment  is a challenge any time of the year, but especially in summer.

Here are some ideas for how to look and keep cool on the job from stylist Morgan Mullin.

Summer is here- but unfortunately not every day can be spent on the patio in palazzo pants. When you’re at the office you need stick to the dress code without sticking to your seat in a puddle of sweat. To survive the dog days of summer in your cubicle simply:

orange pants and blue top

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What To Wear To Disney World- 3 Easy Looks

Here’s a question I get a lot… What should I wear to Disney World?

If you’ve been to Disney you know it’s all about comfort. You’re walking from morning until night, hopping on and off rides, trying to keep cool in the sweltering heat.  So how do you look cute, but keep it practical? Here are a few suggestions.   disney v3

Look # 1 – Capris and a Fitted Top

Pants are too hot for the summer months at Disney and shorts may be off your radar these days, so a good compromise is a pair of cropped pants. Right now florals are very on trend, so a pair of floral capris would look modern and fresh. Don’t fall in to the trap of wearing a boring, baggy, white t-shirt up top.

Instead go for a top that is slightly fitted, and has some stretch to show off your shape and prevent you from looking sloppy. These floral capris have a  feminine feel, so in keeping with that vibe we’ve added a top in a pretty roll cuff t-shirt in a soft lavender color. [Read more…]

Can I Wear Hose With Capris?

Capris Over 40Dear Deborah,

I am 52 and have a black pair of capris I bought for work. Since it is spring and  my legs are still pale, is it ok to wear hose with the capris?  What about hose with Bermuda shorts? Teresa

Hi Teresa,

Capris or any kind of shorts should not be worn with hose.  Yes, some teens wear opaque hose with short-shorts, but that is  a junior trend that is meant to shock.
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5 Summer Style Sins

With temperatures soaring… we’re all are trying to keep cool and still look great, but it’s easy to let your summer style slide.

Here’s some lapses in judgment that we’ve seen this summer.

1. Capri pants +socks & running shoes

Capri pants +socks & running shoes

Capri pants +socks & running shoes


Capris are a cute sassy look that shows off your lower legs. Yes, they do tend to make your leg look a little shorter because they stop at the calf, but this can be balanced out by wearing a lovely kitten heel sandal or low wedge in the same color as your Capris. [Read more…]

How to Wear Cropped Pants

When long pants are too hot, shorts make you feel to exposed, cropped pants such are the perfect answer.

There are:

pedal pushers that come to just below the knee

capris that come to mid calf

cropped ankle pants that end right at the ankle bone.

The first step is the right style of cropped pant to suit your body type. Once that’s done there’s lot of other things to consider.

Here’s a few examples of detail to search our or avoid depending on your particular shape:

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3 Cute Outfits For Your Caribbean Cruise

Headed off to the sunshine this winter on a relaxing Caribbean cruise? Here’s a look at the latest cruisewear trends to make you look Fabulous After 40.

1. Cropped Pants

womens cropped pants

womens cropped pants


Maybe you like shorts or maybe there’s just no way you’d ever consider them, but a pair of cute, cropped summer pants is a must for everybody. Whether you choose just past the knee capris or pants cropped just above the ankle, be sure to select a pair that taper in for a more flattering, chic look.
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