Wondering how to dress for your relaxed lifestyle without looking like a frump?
Deborah: Maybe you realize it’s time to trade in the yoga pants or faded jeans and loose t-shirt that you’ve schelpd around in for something else. But what do you replace them with?
Tip #1: Colored Jeans are a Fabulous choice
They’ve become mainstream and you can get them in any color under the sun. Now if you are worried about standing out too much in colored jeans, don’t be.
All you need to do is wear your colored jeans with a neutral colored top or blouse to tone things down a bit. Add some flats or sandals or even a cute pump if you want a dressier feel, and you’ve got a fresh new look.
Another way to combine classy and casual is to wear a long top with leggings. Look for a top or tunic that has some interesting detail and that is long enough to cover your bottom. Sometimes a short dress can even double as a top. Wear your tops with some dark leggings, fun jewelry, and wedges, flats or low heeled boots if you want a modern and very comfy outfit.
Tip #3: Get Yourself a Great Fitted Jacket.
Finally, I hope you own at least one great fitted jacket in a fabulous color. The boyfriend jacket with its rolled up sleeves is a relaxed but polished look.
A fine leather jacket is also a really wonderful piece to own and adds a nice touch of sexy. Whatever jacket you choose, make sure it nips in at the waist because a defined waist makes you more youthful and stylish over 40.
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