I have a dog and spend a lot of time walking him around the neighborhood. What can I wear besides trainers and old tees? I’m in my late 40s and I don’t want to look sloppy.
Thanks! Linda V. ~
Hi Betty, Good question. Let me start by showing what some real life women over 40 wear and then we can come up with a recipe.
It starts with Boots, jeans and a cute jacket. A vest is also a great option.
Here is a style recipe for a good “walking the dog” outfit:
What are you going to put on your feet? The first thing in your style recipe should be a good pair of tall boots. Tennis shoes are great if you are going on long hikes, but if you are just going around the block and want to look nice, a pair of boots will certainly “up” your style factor! You never know who you might run into, so why not look fashionable?
- Looking chic on the street – Next item to add is a pair of dark wash, straight- leg stretch jeans. Oh, how I love stretch jeans! They are comfy and look great tucked into a boot. You can choose any color or even patterned ones, just to be different.
- Crazy for color! Anytime you wear color up by your face, it will put you in a good mood. Just try it and see!
- Surprise yourself, try a scarf! If you are one of those gals who own a few scarves but never wears them…then I encourage you to get them out and start wrapping yourself up in one, asap!
- Coat – casual and confident. Is your dog-walking outerwear looking shabby and outdated? It might be time for an update! Find something warm but interesting. Texture and color is exciting or if it’s too warm for that, why not wear a faux fur vest?