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3 Tasteful Ways to Wear Jogger Pants

When someone mentions jogger pants, do you get flashbacks of 1970s Adidas tracksuits with the iconic white stripe running down the outside of the pant leg? I do!

But the thing is, jogger pants aren’t like that anymore. Modern jogger pants go beyond athletic clothing, and are the new way to dress casually stylish. Here’s a look at how joggers are different this time around, and some tasteful ways to style this sporty-chic fall trend.

What’s New About Jogger Pants?

The jogger pant revival began with street-style  ‘sneakerheads’ – guys and girls who are into sneakers and wanted a pant that showed their shoes to advantage.  They’ve been creeping into the mainstream for a couple of years now, and the offerings just get better and better.

Modern jogger pants are no longer plain old sweatpants. Today’s joggers are just as comfy, but they’re more tapered, less baggy and come in all kinds of interesting fabrics and prints, like velvet, cashmere and camo. The biggest difference is they’re often worn in dressed up ways. In fact, you’ve probably seen photos of celebrities wearing them with stiletto heels and silky blouses for a night on the town. Joggers are great because…..

Black Dressy Joggers Print Top

 

1.  Joggers Can Be Dressed Up

These black crepe jogger pants (which, by the way, would make an excellent modern update to your little black pants collection, just sayin’) are a great example of a dressy jogger look. You could easily wear this to work or out for dinner with girlfriends. But wait, there’s more! When you get home from work, throw on a t-shirt and swap the heels for slides or cute sneakers and you’ve got a relaxed, casual outfit.

amo Print Joggers Denim Jacket

 

2.  Joggers are an Alternative to Skinny Jeans

Whatever you wear with jeans – especially skinny jeans – you can wear with joggers. With a white t-shirt and slip-on sneakers, joggers are the perfect Saturday morning outfit. One of the great things that jogger pants have over jeans, however, is the variety of colors and fun patterns they come in, like these camo-print joggers with a touch of on-trend embroidery detailing. And the best part is, these joggers and both of the other two joggers I’m showing today are all under $80.

Red Comfy Joggers Black Tee Scarf

 

 

3.  Joggers are the Ultimate for Lounging

As much as joggers can work for an out-and-about look, let’s be honest, the right pair, like these velour joggers from Free People, are what you dream about curling up in at home.  Not only are they supersoft and cozy for a night in, but they’ll also keep you looking stylish when the neighbor or paperboy unexpectedly rings the doorbell.

What do you think? Are you ready to join team-joggers?

TRAVEL

What to Wear on a Plane to Travel in Style

Have you ever been so busy with last-minute packing that you forgot to figure out what to wear on the plane?  If you’ve had it with rushing off to the airport in uncomfortable pants and a frumpy top, then you’ll love these easy ideas for how to travel in style. Here’s what to wear on a plane to look cute and feel cozy.

1.  Wear Comfy Pants

What to wear on a plane Travel - Red and White Stripes

 

When it comes to travel outfits, the number one thing consideration is pants.  When you’re going to be sitting for hours in a cramped airplane, you need to make sure you are wearing soft, comfy pants that are a little bit lose or have some good stretch to them. There’s nothing worse than stiff, tight pants that squeeze your thighs and dig into your crotch as you sit stuffed into a tiny seat.

If you want to wear jeans, then the best kind is the ones with a relaxed boyfriend cut, or if you like skinny jeans, be sure they have some spandex in them.  When your pants are too tight and you are sitting for a long time, you run the risk of getting Deep Vein Thrombosis – blood clots in the leg, which can lead to sudden death.

Compression socks can also help keep the blood flowing and improve circulation. This cool portable footrest also helps.

Another option? Casual, loose, silky wide-leg pants in a cute print worn with a stretchy colored t-shirt. Continue reading “What to Wear on a Plane to Travel in Style”

Casual

Faux Fur Vests Styled by 40+ Instagrammers

What’s an easy way to make a casual outfit look a little more stylish and fun? These popular 40+  Instagrammers say you just need to add a faux fur vest. Here’s a look at the many types out there, plus some tips on how to style a faux fur vest to look fabulous at any age.

pink and black faux fur vest

@myon0lifestyle

This two-tone faux fur vest vest is as pretty as a sunset. Paired with leather pants it looks super classy and a little edgy.

patzhunter-furvest

@patzhunter

Most people think of pants when trying to figure out what to wear with a faux fur vest. Patrizia had the great idea to wear hers with this sleek black dress. By adding some cute boots and a chic clutch, she has transformed an everyday staple into a sophisticated outfit. Continue reading “Faux Fur Vests Styled by 40+ Instagrammers”

Fashion bloggers over 40

Ideas for Wearing Stripes from Over 40 Bloggers

You’re 40+. You’ve earned your stripes, so isn’t it about time you started wearing them?

If you need inspiration for how to wear this tried and true print, then check out these 40+ bloggers who have all kinds of interesting ideas for wearing stripes. Their stylish outfits prove that stripes can be a fabulous addition to your summer wardrobe.

stripes-tamera-beardley

@tamerabeardsley

You don’t have to wear stripes head-to-toe to get a sporty look. Tamera proves that a little goes a long way when you’re looking to add a little punch to a summer outfit. Don’t miss my Styleblazer interview with Tamera about having fun with fashion. Continue reading “Ideas for Wearing Stripes from Over 40 Bloggers”

Fashion bloggers over 40

Style Meets Comfort ~ What I Wore

Whether you’re out and about on the go, or spending the day at home, comfort and style are key. Take a look at how these bloggers combine both in this week’s What I Wore.

What to wear to church

At Church

JoLynne has shared her style with Fabulous After 40 readers before.  This time she has a solution to a common style dilemma.

We all want to look nice for church, but getting dressed up on a Sunday is usually the last thing we feel like doing. Recently, Jo-Lynne struck the perfect balance with this laid back, Sunday Best look.

For church, JoLynne paired a black maxi skirt with one of her favorite tanks in  bright red, then pulled the look together by adding a scarf, and some striking gold accessories. Relaxed, but refined! Be sure to check out Jo-Lynne’s daily, over 40 mom style and much more at her blog Musings of a Housewife. Continue reading “Style Meets Comfort ~ What I Wore”