What do you wear when you are running errands, having coffee with friends, or taking a quick trip to the grocery store? Here are some examples of casual style my readers sent in this week.
The Beloved Boyfriend Jean
Although inspired by menswear, Adrienne’s has a feminine casual style thanks to the addition of an animal print scarf. Adrienne, 45, who blogs at The Rich Life (on a budget), says, this is her go-to outfit for a casual day because it’s not only very comfy, but lets her express her personal style.
The Colorful Shift Dress
Cyndi, 46, who is a blogger, stepped out of her comfort zone when she donned this colorful tunic dress.
She paired it with black tights and a wedge-heeled boot for a contemporary look.
The funky yellow necklace adds some fun to the outfit. Keep in mind when choosing dresses for women over 40 to keep the length no shorter than just above the knee as Cyndi has done here.
One Look Two Ways
Karen, 52, sent me two pictures of the same outfit paired with different styles and colors of boots. She says she wore the red boyfriend blazer + black ankle pants all summer and now wears them tucked into boots for the fall/winter months.
I like them with the brown boots because I think the brown provides a nice, warm contrast with the black. I also asked you on Facebook what you though and here’s how the Fabulous After 40 community weighed in. Click here to view the opinions.
Casual Dress For Lunch With a Friend
Lika, 42, from Jakarta, Indonesia, shared a casual dress she wore to lunch with her friend Lika. Lika fills us in on her outfit and the traditional garb that her best friend is wearing. “Here is a picture of me with my bestie since junior high school, Eva. Both of us are 42 this year.
She is a Moslem and wear hijab everyday which is very common here in Indonesia. I wore my favorite turquoise dress and cotton cardigan, along with my favorite ethnic necklace. Eva is wearing a grey cotton stretch long sleeve T’shirt with her grey tunic and long pants.
Great look, good friend for a casual lunch.” Lika was featured in a much more formal dress in a previous “What I Wore” when she celebrated Christmas with her family.
I’d love to meet more of you FAB ladies. Don’t be shy! Please send in your photo, your age, where you are from, and any details about your outfit to: firstname.lastname@example.org . I’ll feature you on my Facebook page as well as in an upcoming What I Wore. I love hearing from you and cheering you on, Glam Gals!