No matter what your style: elegant, funky, traditional or dramatic, one way to look more youthful after 40 is to inject a little sportiness into the way you dress.
What is sporty dressing and how can you borrow from this style, but still be true to who you are? Let’s take a look.
Short and Bright is Sporty:
Trench coats are a wonderful staple in any wardrobe, but as they are quite traditional and conservative, they can sometimes make you look old boring after 40. That’s not the case with this one!
What keeps this trench looking young and hip?…. The bold blue color (primary colors are sporty), the short length (shorter is sportier than long) and the youthful knotted belt, instead of typical flat belt. A great addition to any 40+ wardrobe!
|Linen is sporty :
Sporty people are active (active=young) so it’s natural their clothes are lightweight , loose and comfy. If you want to add that dash of youth to your look try a pair of casual, linen pants with a sporty drawstring waistline.(Nordstrom)
|Rolled or pushed up Sleeves are sporty:
Any kind of sleeve rolled up or pushed up adds a dash of sportiness to your look. It send the message, I’m ready for action, which = youthful.Some women who have always been the traditional or elegant types may find it hard to incorporate sporty into their wardrobe because it’s too casual compared to what they are used to.This dress is great for those women because, although it is sporty ( shirtdress style, bright color, woven natural belt and rolled up sleeves) it still looks very “neat and tidy”. (Nordstrom)
|Totes are Sporty:
One way to add a dash of sporty is with your choice of handbag. Totes symbolize sporty.What we like about this tote is it is not boring-sporty. Instead of just a plain neutral colored tote this one has some personality. It’s great for someone who is on the creative side, but wants to inject a little sportiness ( youthfulness) into their wardrobe. (Nordstrom)
Just as certain materials spell sporty ( cottons, linens, natural fabrics, knits) so do certain patterns and prints, likes stripes. This fitted top with the deep V-neck is on the sexy side. The stripes + the shorter sleeves add a definite sportiness (youthfulness) to the look. The result is sexy/sporty.
|Denim is sporty:
The ultimate in sporty is denim. This shirt sends the message sporty, but not in rough teenager way.The smooth soft wash on this shirt, plus the streamlined fit give it a much more refined grown-up look. The metal jewelry also kicks it up a notch.
Jennifer Anniston is a great example of a gal who epitomizes sporty.
With her sun streaked hair, natural make-up, sporty aviator glasses, jeans & tees or short and sexy minis she looks like the ultimate California gal.
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