No matter 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 the typical flat belt. A great addition to any 40+ wardrobe!
Linen is sporty
Sporty people are active (active=young), so, naturally, 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.
Rolled or pushed up Sleeves are sporty
Any sleeve rolled up or pushed up adds a dash of sportiness to your look. It sends 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 sportily. 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)
Certain materials spell sporty (cotton, linens, natural fabrics, knits), so do certain patterns and prints, like 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 a 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.
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.
Jennifer Anniston is a great example of a gal who epitomizes sporty.