How much thought do you put into your style? Here’s a few readers who’ve been doing some thinking and come up with some pretty great looks. Check out this week’s What I Wore.
You may remember blogger Sara from our What I Wore post a few weeks back, looking elegant in royal blue maxi skirt and cream blouse. This time she’s paired a pink glowing maxi skirt with a quilted black leather jacket for a look that’s feminine, strong and slightly edgy. If you like long and you want to look hip, not granny in a long skirt, then this a very modern pairing. Inspiring!
Vesna has a creative soul and you can see that reflected in this colorful, romantic gyspy- like dress. It looks absolutely gorgeous on her. I love the way she has accessorized it with big artful earrings in keeping with the bohemian feel. Beautiful!
Carina is no stranger to Fabulous After 40. She always has style on her mind, and loves to send in photos of her great outfits. Here’s a cute preppy look- a pretty pink cape accented with Burberry accessories make this look proper and traditional, but with a strong feminine twist. This is darling!
Classy in Snakeskin
Julia is beaming in this chic print dress by one of my favorite designers, Michael Kors. Classic with a modern, spicy twist- that’s a guaranteed way to look fab after 40. She seems to have a knack for choosing beautiful dresses. I have featured her before on Fabulous After 40 in a red and white floral dress and a fuchsia shift dress. Take a peek.
Black is a Blank Canvas
Marilyn has taken a simple black shift dress- modern and comfy- and upped the “wow” factor with some beautiful accessories. Her statement necklace and bold, two-tone metallic shoes (Zara) turn an ordinary dress into an extraordinary one.
If you follow, What I wore each week you’ll know that Marilyn loves to accessorize, especially with scarves. In past posts we’ve seen her work her magic with an animal print scarf and an ombre scarf. See for yourself how cute she looks.
One of the easiest ways to create a refined look is to wear varying shades of one color. Neutrals are the most elegant. For example, here’s Susan who I met at a networking luncheon looking cool and classy in polished grays. She’s combined a soft gray cashmere sweater with a gorgeous gray, wool, pinstripe skirt and the result is very business chic. It’s the different textures make this monochromatic look interesting.
If you love grey, don’t miss this post on how to wear this lovely color.
Have you thought about the way you dress lately? Does it reflect the real you, or do you need to Tweak your Chic?®
If you’ve wanted to tweak your style, but don’t know where to begin pick up a copy of Jumpstart Your Style – the starter’s style guide that get’s you thinking about who you are and how you should dress at 40, 50, 60 and beyond.
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