The 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.
The 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)
Hint: 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.
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.
The 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)
This 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 Read more
The event: A backyard barbecue, a picnic and outdoor concert or a company picnic
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): Read more
The event: A busy summer day; meetings, errands and then dinner out
The outfit: A smashing Burberry skirt–on sale! (Nordstrom.com) Read more
I think this is a great idea! Get a consultation before you get the haircut. Read more
The 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 Read more
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 Read more