I am so glad I found your wonderful website. I have a question that relates to what is “age-appropriate.”
I am 43 and very petite. I am in love with a trendy jacket, although I usually stay away from trends. The jacket I am talking about is the military jacket.
My only concern is the age-appropriate perception of this jacket due to the adornment? My idea would be to wear it with some nice fitted jeans, a simple white top underneath and simple, sleek black or metallic heels. No excessive accessories. I have tried the jacket on, and it fits beautifully.
Your thoughts on the age-appropriateness of this ensemble are greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Gail
This is part of the utilitarian trend that is so popular at the moment. Let’s look at the pros and cons of this piece.
- You love it
- It’s a statement piece that expresses your personality
- You have ideas about what to wear it with
- It’s age appropriate*
- Since it has a lot of adornment and is a statement piece, you might get as much wear out of it as you like – not practical
- It’s expensive if you are on a limited budget
- It is age appropriate, but it’s a strong statement piece so it would work best if you were in a creative or fun profession, or you live in a cosmopolitan city. You have the right idea to keep whatever you wear this with simple, so it does not look like a costume.
Another option is to put your money towards a high-quality coat that is still fun, but has more lasting power.
This cute military coat by Tory Burch has big brass buttons, but is more subtle than the other jacket and more practical too. Still, I don’t think it is anywhere near boring. It’s a classic. Good luck deciding.
Here are a few examples of women over 40 who are not afraid to make a statement and know how to rock a Military jacket.
Stephanie from North Carolina looks stunning in a commanding military jacket that is crisp and classy.
Yvonne, a 40+ style blogger, stands out from the crowd in a powerful purple military jacket with glistening gold braid.
Deborah from Australia is low key and lovely looking in a classic naval jacket with a sporty zip front.
Army green never looked so good as it does on Valerie, a 50+ blogger with style worth saluting!
This 40+ Instagrammer takes us back in time with a swashbuckling jacket that more Pirates of the Caribbean than modern naval officer.
Miriam, 56 from the Netherlands looks polished and patriotic in a navy officer’s coat and bright red bag.
Codigo, a Spanish style Instagrammer, combines a pink velvet tank top and classic skinny jeans with a stunning Captain’s jacket adorned with gorgeous gold embellishment.
Yvonne, a 40+ style blogger and fashion lover, looks fab in a masculine military jacket punctuated with pretty pink accents.
If you want to see some more Military jacket options check out my post on The Utilitarian trend.
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!