What to Wear Over 40–Office Wear Summer ’09

Bigio at Neiman MarcusThe event:  A summer day at the office and you want to look pulled together

The outfit:  A simple, elegant summer dress (on sale at Neiman Marcus.com), a sweater (Ann Taylor.com)  to throw over your shoulders when indoors, some serious pumps (Ferragamo at Nordstrom.com) and chunky jewelry (Nordstrom.com) to add a little edge.

Ann Taylor 2Ferragamo at NordstromChunky silve bracelet at NordstromChunky silver earrings at Nordstrom

What to Wear Over 40–Farmer’s Market and Errands

Ann TaylorThe scene:  A busy summer Saturday afternoon–could be errands, a flea market or farmer’s market

The outfit: Just an easy pair of shorts and t-shirt (Ann Taylor.com), but polished looking because of the neutral pallet and handsome accessories (Ralph Lauren sandals at Bloomingdales.com, Ralph Lauren belt at Nordstrom.com,  hobo bag Michael Kors at Bloomindales.com, Juicy Couture earrings at Nordstrom.com)

Michael Kors at BloomindalesJuicy Couture at NordstromRalph Lauren at Nordstrom

Ralph Lauren at BloomindalesHint:  These short are for those with good legs; longer shorts or a khaki skirt may be better for you. Make sure the fit of this outfit is generous, it’s an easy look–no tight clothing.

Helen Mirren Looking Great at 55? 65? Who Cares!

Helen Mirren
I believe that if we take good care of ourselves and put effort into our appearance, that we reach a place where our look is ageless. As in who cares how old she is, she looks great!

Helen Mirren pulls this off with understated, figure flattering clothes, a great hair cut and a twinkle in her eye. A role model we After 40’s can look up to.

What to Wear Over 40–Evening Summer Wedding

 

Etro at SaksThe event: A semi-formal late afternoon summer wedding and an evening reception

The outfit: A lovely short dress by Etro in a subdued print (pricey, but on sale at Saks.com) paired with moderately priced silvery sandals (Ann Taylor.com), a berry clutch (Kooba at Bloomindales.com) and for this event, bring out the diamonds (or CZs at Eve’s Addiction.com)

CZ bracelet at Eve's Addiction

Kooba at BloomindalesAnn Taylor 2CZ earrings at Eve's Addiction

Fabulous at Every Age and Price–from Harper’s Bazaar.com

the-obamasThis article, from Haper’s Bazaar.com, has great advice on refining your wardrobe as you get older. The message:  buy better but buy less, an idea I’ve always subscribed to. Here’s the link to the article…Fabulous at Every Age and Price by Jennifer Alfano (more…)

What to Wear Over 40–Fourth of July BBQ

Diane von FurstenbergThe event:  A backyard barbecue, a picnic and outdoor concert or a company picnic

The outfits: 

Option #1–go casual but nice in shorts and a great top, this combo is from Diane von Furstenberg (dvf.com), pair it with casual flat sandals (Nine West at Piperlime.com) and simple silver jewelry (Tiffany.com): (more…)

What to Wear Over 40–Polished Summer Skirt

burberry-at-nordstrom7The event:  A busy summer day; meetings, errands and then dinner out

The outfit:  A smashing Burberry skirt–on sale! (Nordstrom.com) (more…)

What to Wear Over 40–Summer in the City

ann-taylor-white-oragami-blouseThe event:  A hot summer day at the office

The outfit:  Graphic black and white will have you looking cool no matter how hot the weather. Black pencil skirt  and crisp white blouse (Ann Taylor.com), classy medium heeled sandals (Cole Haan at Nordstrom.com) and cool silver jewlery (Argento Viva at Nordstrom.com (more…)

What to Wear Over 40–Dinner and a Movie

adam-at-bluefly The event:  A mid-week outing for a casual dinner and  movie

The outfit:  Black straight leg jeans (Ralph Lauren.com) and a cute blazer  (Adam at Bluefly.com) to brave the airconditioning. Throw a white T or cami under the jacket. Flat sandals (Jack Rogers at Piperlim.com) and fun earrings (Ralph Lauren at Nordstrom.com) finish it off (more…)