10 Major Fashion Trends for Fall 2018 And Ways Women 40, 50 & 60 Can Wear Them
Fall is just around the corner, and so is the new crop of fall fashions that are landing in the stores. Here is a look at the latest trends to freshen up your wardrobe this autumn and how to wear them when you are a mature fashionista.
If you equate plaid with masculine, flannel lumberjack shirts, then think again. There’s a whole new range of plaid shirts and tops with a pretty new twist. Here are three cute plaid shirt outfits that are feminine and fashion-forward.
1. Romantic Plaid Shirt with Bell Sleeves
Mix a classic menswear pattern with big bell sleeves and touches of pink for a casual, romantic vibe. You can shop in this, go out to dinner and look relaxed but current too.
2. Sexy Wrap Style Plaid Shirt
A strong plaid print is sleek and sexy when designed as a wrap blouse. This is a blouse is traditional but doesn’t feel it because of that bold pop of red combined with the sexy plaid wrap silhouette. Red is the color of confidence and you will sure look like a boss lady wearing this stunning red plaid blouse with these leather leggings.
3. Feminine Semi-Sheer Plaid Shirt
If you’ve never worn plaid because it looked and felt too heavy for your taste, then you may be attracted to the plaid done in semi-sheer fabric. This is an interesting twist and one that is very popular especially for gals who are looking for something a little bit different from everyone else.
This particular plaid blouse combines sheer black and white plaid fabric with lace in a very feminine way. Wear this blouse with all black to let the lightness of the top be the focus of your outfit.
Yesterday I touched on some exciting 2017 Fall Fashion Trends that you’re going to want to start thinking about incorporating into your wardrobe. They were:
Today, Part II of What’s Trending for September and Beyond…….
6. Modern Cowboy
Also referred to as New Americana, this crafty, homespun trend runs the gamut from kitschy cacti motifs to Texas Tuxedos (a.k.a., head-to-toe denim). For grown-up gals, It’s best served in small doses.
Great fitting jeans with a cowboy-boot-inspired pair of mules, leather vest, or patchwork print scarf will make you look hip and on-trend. A cowhide print prairie dress with cowboy boots, on the other hand, carries the risk of making you look like a long-lost cast member of Little House on the Prairie. Keep it chic, not costumey. Continue reading “More Fall Fashion Trends You Don’t Want to Miss”
Sherry from Seattle is a fan of vintage fashion and has recently discovered this interesting layered plaid tulip skirt. Get to know more about this petite fashionista by reading my Styleblazer interview with Sherry.
Why wear a plaid shirt when you can wear a plaid shirt dress? Carol looks casual and comfy in this cute perky plaid that looks great with black leggings. Carol is another one of my Fabulous After 40 Styleblazers. Be sure to read my interview with her.
Creative people need a creative outlet. Alice Warren has found hers. By day, she is a banker, but in her spare time she’s a fashion, blogger. Alice is the founder of Happiness at Midlife.
Alice insists she is no fashion guru, and she that she simply started her blog three years ago as a way to exercise the part of her brain that didn’t get used at work. She wanted to prove that even though she worked in a conservative office, she could still be herself and express herself through clothes, while not feeling frumpy or old just because of her age. All of Alice’s posts are of outfits she actually wears to work or plays around in on weekends. Continue reading “40+ Fashion Blogger Finds Happiness At Midlife”
There’s no question what the hottest trend in prints is this season. Piles of plaid were spotted on the runways for Fall/Winter. Many designers presented an exaggerated version of the trend by mixing loud plaids and supersizing the print on outerwear.
These looks are innovative, but they’re not always so wearable off the runway. So how do you translate these larger-than-life plaids into a more refined look for women 40, 50, and beyond?
Here are a few Do’s and Dont’s for Wearing Plaid:
1. Don’t Wear Baggy
Teens this season are doing plaid in a way reminiscent of the 90’s grunge era: baggy and frumpy “chic.” While this look works for the younger crowd, professional women over 40 should opt for a more sophisticated version of the plaid trend.
Stay away from big and baggy! Instead, try tailored menswear pieces such as structured suits for a more refined look. Checks, herringbone, and houndstooth are all popular at the moment.
2. Don’t Wear Old Colors
Traditional plaids come in DARK old-world color combos such as dark red, forest green, and navy blue can give off a prim and proper “kilt-ish” vibe (or worse – lumberjack!). These days those color combinations can look pretty drab and dated. Try to turn the dial to now by choosing a scarf that cranks up the color even just a notch.
For example, here’s a scarf in traditional fall colors that uses teal instead of forest green but turned up a notch. Fringe scarves are a wonderful layering piece and a great way to liven up a plain sweater.
3. Do Think About Scale
Scale is important. Smaller-scale plaids will work best for smaller women, and larger-scale prints will look best on taller and larger women. Plaid is a definite attention grabber, so make sure you are directing that attention to all the right places by wearing plaid on the parts of your body you want to highlight.
4. Do Try Mixing Plaid Up
Mixing a casual plaid piece with a dressier classic can yield some interesting results. For instance, a classic plaid shirt will look chic and modern when paired with a solid black pencil skirt. Plaid also looks modern when worn, broken up with interesting fabrics like leather. For example, look for a plaid jacket with leather piping.
5. Do Try a Diagonal Plaid
Diagonal lines have an incredibly slimming effect, and this makes diagonal plaid your new best friend this fall! Create an optical illusion by wearing angled plaid prints that draw the eye inward, emphasizing the narrowest part of your figure. This trick works especially well for garments worn on tops such as jackets and curve-hugging dresses.
One of the great things about plaid is its versatility. Plaid can easily translate from classic to casual with the right styling. You can put a fresh twist on this traditional print by experimenting with new colors and accessory combinations. So if you’re feeling bold this Fall/Winter season, don’t be shy; give plaid a try!
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