One of the biggest things on readers’ minds seems to be, “What do I wear to look casual but classy over 40?
I posted a great solution – The Boyfriend Jacket a few days ago. Other 40+ bloggers seem to agree. Here’s a chic street look at the boyfriend-style jacket and how these bloggers wear it to look Fabulous After 40!
Make It Funky
Inspired by menswear trends, jacket designer Nora wears her gray, houndstooth boyfriend jacket with a pair of chic cropped trousers and a fun graphic print t-shirt.
Nora has added heels and a soft, silky, art-inspired t-shirt from Zara to make it dressier. It’s interesting how something as simple as the fitting t-shirt can add a lot of class to an outfit. Steer clear of concert tees or worn, messy tees that make you look sloppy.
The boyfriend jacket Nora is wearing is the “Beverly” and is part of Nora’s fabulous jacket collection which can be seen in its entirety at Jacket Society.
Make It Colorful
How do you pull off wearing colored jeans in a way that isn’t too loud? Susan has the right idea.
For a 4th of July dinner with friends, style blogger Susan from Fifty Not Frumpy wore this pair of red denim skinnies by Nine West with a bright, lightweight, navy blazer.
The dark jacket cools down the bright jeans, but the look is still vibrant and on-trend. Susan’s jacket also has a slight sheen to it, which helps give the outfit a dressier look. A primary white tank and statement necklace round out Susan’s patriotic outfit.
Make It Bold
Once you start shopping for a boyfriend jacket, you’ll find them in all colors, prints, and cuts.
Alison is an inspiration in her lemon yellow boyfriend blazer. To create exciting contrast, she has paired it with a bold, striped top and turned up the cuffs to create a sporty look. Her gold tassel necklace adds a sophisticated touch. To see more of Alison’s unique and colorful style, visit her blog, Get Your Pretty On.
For more tips on Tweak Your Chic® by incorporating color into your wardrobe, pick up a copy of my ebook, “Color Me Fabulous.”
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!