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Fashion after 40
Fashions for women hitting their stride (40+)
This is a great time of the year to purchase fall clothes, shoes and boots that are on sale from last year. I’m looking for great deals on not-too-trendy pieces that will jump start my fall wardrobe. I don’t want to spend too much though, because I want to save the bulk of my fall budget for things that are starting to hit the stores.
Here are my picks for fall deals and steals:
I wanted to buy this DKNY (at Bloomindales.com) last winter, I can’t believe I have another opportunity–at a great price! With it’s cropped length and 3/4 sleeve, it still looks fresh:
My after July 4th shopping philosophy:
- buy staples like T-shirts and jeans while they’re on sale
- buy warm weather clothes in classic silhouettes that will still look great next year (see my last post, Shopping the Summer Sales I)
- splurge on a designer piece or two that I couldn’t possible afford at full price. One caveat–I have to LOVE it for 10 years and it has to be something that fits into my wardrobe–no sequined T-shirts or chartreuse stilettos, no matter how great a deal!
- hunt for great deals on the fall/winter clothes left over from last year (that is the subject of my next post, Shopping the Summer Sales III) (more…)
The scene: It’s time to start planning a fall wardrobe and to stop buying summer clothes…UNLESS… great deals can be found on clothes that will still look fresh next summer
The outfits: some great outfits to wear to work, with dark pallets that will seamlessly take you into fall
#1 Unbelievable that this gorgeous basic can be had for a great price–Trina Turk black wide leg slacks (Chickdowntown.com) paired with a sweet but sophisticated silk blouse that you can wear all year long (from Milly at Chickdowntown.com). Or, if your workplace is more serious, how about a flattering little shirt-jacket with these slacks. (from Theory at Chickdowntown.com) The proportion is perfect–short and fitted over long and loose. Add some smokin’ black heels and silver jewelry and you’re set to go
The scene: A casual summer wedding, in a garden or on a patio or a bridal shower, brunch or other daytime summer celebration
The outfit: A floaty garden party dress (Foley + Corinna at Chickdowntown.com) paired with whimsical shoes (Donna Karan at Zappos.com) with heels that won’t sink into the grass, a little sweater (Talbots.com) for some coverage and one piece of statement jewelry–a gemstone necklace