These days you don’t have to look far to find fashion inspiration. Many 40+ women are turning to the blogosphere to share their fashion sense and inspirational style.
This week I’m featuring six fashion bloggers over 40, each with a distinct and unique street style. Take a look.
Fabulous in Florals
Patti, who loves to blog about her favorite style finds at her blog Not Dead Yet Style, found this gem of a floral dress at Lands’ End and loved the feminine vibe. It came with a self-belt, but Patti had some fun and swapped it out for this fun yellow scarf. She told me that she would have never worn an outfit like this 20 years ago, but today it makes her feel colorful and authentic.
Patti’s favorite style-words include flowy, soft, un-fussy, organic, and “feminine with an edge.” She is inspired by Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, and Donna Karan, and by the 40+ style bloggers, she follows. Her tip: “It’s never too late to have fun with fashion!”
40+ Fashionistas Love the High-Low Maxi Trend
Rebecca has embraced the high low trend this summer and looks fab in her ombré striped maxi dress.
She calls her everyday style classic and easy-going with touches of corporate chic. By day Rebecca is a certified public accountant, but she blogs in her spare time at Red Tag Chic Los Angeles. Already in her late 40s, Rebecca says she’s not interested in competing with fashion-forward 20 to 30-something bloggers. She wants to help 40-somethings.
Bold Florals and Lemon Yellow Shorts
Dixie is a NYC fashion blogger who wore this outfit to a rooftop party in Brooklyn. Don’t you love the vibrant yellow on her?
Although she doesn’t have a signature style, Dixie loves the thrill and excitement of putting various pieces together to create unique looks. She likes to wear what makes her happy. It can be over-sized shirts and tees, Converse sneakers or Louboutins. Anything goes.
Dixie defines style as a unique interpretation of your authentic self. You can see more of Dixie’s fabulous style on her Instagram @Dixie Beauty.
Pretty in Peplum
Peplum tops, like maxi dresses, are popular at the moment. They’re a great way to dress up an outfit.
Canadian fashion blogger Carmen has fond memories of her mom’s gorgeous red peplum dress with black roses from the ’60s and longs to have a wardrobe full of peplum suit jackets with matching pencil skirts just like her mom had. While in New York City recently, Carmen wore a peplum top with capri pants and strappy black sandals.
Carmen ( who is 61 !) loves peplum tops because they are feminine, great for all body types from slim to fuller figures and help create an hourglass figure. They also make her feel very feminine.
You can see more of Carmen’s lovely style at her blog, Fashionable Over 50.
The Go-To Outfit
Do you have a go-to outfit or a few staple wardrobe items that make up your go-to outfits?
Greetje sent me this photo of her go-to outfit, which is typically flats, jeans a comfortable top, and a scarf.
Greetje, a part-time blogger, says she loves to experiment with dressing and give inspiration to women over 40 who may be afraid of fashion. That’s why she named her blog, No Fear of Fashion.
Check out her blog!
A Versatile Black Dress
A simple black dress is one of the best wardrobe investments you can make.
Over 40 fashionista Josephine likes the look of her long black dress because it’s simple and can be worn casually during the day (as shown in the picture) with a traditional Panama hat and sandals or dressed up for the evening with heels and jewelry.
This look is a favorite of Josephine’s and is perfect for both a lunch party on a hot summer’s day or with different accessories for a casual dinner. Josephine has even gone super casual by pairing this dress with flip-flops for a trip to the beach.
Josephine’s style is classic with a modern twist and can be seen in action on her blog Chic at Any Age. She prefers simplicity and builds her wardrobe around basic neutrals, usually in dark colors for trousers (to complement her pear-shaped figure) with tops in vibrant colors and patterns.
Some of her favorite accessories include scarves, hats, and jewelry as these are simple and stylish ways to create a variety of looks. She always invests in good quality basics and adds seasonal trends in less expensive items.