Coats/Jackets/Blazers

50 Shades of Gray Over 40!

Gray is sometimes thought of as dull and conservative, but it’s actually a stunning neutral that can look fabulously rich and dignified. Here’s a look at how some 40+ Instagrammers wear this chic, modern color.

Fashion blogger Germany

@theladyofstyle

Annette, 54, is a German fashion blogger whose glowing pink skin and dark brown hair are illuminated by this pretty pearl cape.

wide leg pants and chunky knit sweater

@patzhunter

Patrizia is a Spanish Interior designer with a polished, elegant style. Her gray, wide-leg pants and chunky knit sweater are a modern update of menswear style.

 

Classic gray coat for women

@funkyforty

Yvonne, who is in her 40s, is Kiwi living in Zurich. Her classic gray coat gets an edgy update with the addition of leather leggings.

Travel and fashion blogger

@hautegreyfox

Gray never looked as gorgeous as on this 50+ North Carolina Instagrammer who documents her love of traveling, food, and fashion. Most people think of silver accessories pairing best with gray, but this chic belt with its gold Gucci buckle looks stunning.

Knitted gray jacket

@graceandbeautystyle

Gray gets funky in this eclectic leopard meets plaid look from Cyndi, a 50+ blogger who reminds us that true beauty begins on the inside.

@silverstorm777

Hillary’s long silver locks came to life when this model turned Instagrammer slips on a simple gray sweater.

Dutch Fashion blogger

@petravanbremen

I love this sporty gray look from Petra, 50+ and feeling fabulous. She’s a Dutch blogger and model. Did you ever think orange paired so well with silver tones?

@k.i.w_i_

Mixing interesting textures can further the gray palette to pure artistry, as shown by this trendy Instagrammer.

industrial gray parka

@seebymiriam

Miriam, 55, from the Netherlands, is a creative dresser always looking for inspiration. It looks like she has found it in this industrial gray parka with the playful fur hemline.

Half shoulder gray sweater

@liebesbotschaft

Keep it simple seems to be the style mantra of this pretty German lifestyle blogger who looks GREAT in gray.

shaggy gray faux fur vest

@ageingdisgracefully

A shaggy gray faux fur vest looks hip and cool on this happy Instagrammer who refuses to let her age define her.

 

soft gray coat and oatmeal sweater dress

@notsoyoung40

Two neutrals unite. A soft gray coat and oatmeal sweater dress worn by this chic Austrian Instagrammer are a classy combination.

Are you a fan of gray? Here are more ideas for how to wear gray now.

I’m always on the lookout for Stylish women to feature. Be sure to add the #fabulousafter40  HASHTAG to your Instagram posts so I can find you easily!

OUTFIT IDEAS

Street Chic Trends At New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion week showcasing Fall 2015 has now wrapped up. As usual, there were lots of fashionable women of all ages who turned in interesting outfits at Lincoln Center.

This is the place to be photographed if you want to show off your style.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Here’s a look at some fearless fashionistas, each with their own unique style. Can you spot how they’ve incorporated the latest trends?

NYFW - Winter Pastels

 

 

Pale blues, pinks and peaches have a been a huge hit this winter- pastels are a refreshing change from all dark colors. Continue reading “Street Chic Trends At New York Fashion Week”

FIND YOUR STYLE

British Style Made Easy

Love French fashion, sporty American style or the way the Italians dress? Welcome to part 2 of my Style Made Easy series where we dissect the elements of international style. Today: England.

Leave it to the Brits to rewrite all the fashion rules: there’s no nation that pulls off fashion “don’ts” quite as well. Call it the land of “more is more” and the birthplace of punk! Wallflowers need not apply.

Fabulous After 40 stylist Morgan Mullin breaks down this world-famous look.

 

British-style purple faux fur vest

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OUTFIT IDEAS

What to Wear to a Charity Fashion Show

A few weeks ago I posted some photos from Toronto Fashion week where the majority of the city’s top fashionistas were decked out in black.

Funny enough, I was just at a local charity fashion show here in Burlington for Breast Cancer, and it was the same story. It seems like black is the top choice of gals over 40 at evening fashion events. Take a look at the interesting ways these ladies wear black and the few who broke the mold.

women over 40 wearing leggings, riding boots and jackets

These two women at the fashion show fundraiser stood out from the crowd because of their fabulously put together equestrian looks. On the left:  Head to toe black is always slimming, but looks best when you combine various textures and finishes. This gal mixes smooth, shiny patent leather boots, with matte pants and a tweedy, textured jacket. Continue reading “What to Wear to a Charity Fashion Show”