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.

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

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 Continue reading “What to Wear Over 40–Summer in the City”

What to Wear Over 40–Summer Cocktail Party

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The event:  An outdoor cocktail party

The outfit:  A cool, sophisticated, not-too-bare top, drapey full trousers (available at Ann Taylor.com) and to dress things up a bit, gold accessories (shoes at Ann Taylor.com, Kate Spade earrings, bangle bracelet available at Nordstrom.com) Continue reading “What to Wear Over 40–Summer Cocktail Party”