What to Wear Over 40–Shopping the Summer Sales I

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 goMilly at Chickdowntown

Theory 2 at Chickdowntown
Trina Turk at Chickdowntown

#2  The easiest way to look polished in an instant–a sharp, tailored dress. This one from Alexander McQueen at Chickdowntown.com, is an outfit in itself, just add some great black pumps and maybe black jet earrings. Come fall, add a black jacket and black hose MCQ Alexander at Chickdowntown

#3  Picture this simple cowl neck dress, with sandals now, under a sweater coat with suede boots in the fall and over a red turtleneck  with black riding boots in the winter. At this price, you can’t lose! (from Helmut Lang at Chickdowntown.com)Helmut Lang at Chickdowntown

#4  Gray slacks (from Diane von Furstenberg at Chickdowntown.com) with a menswear cut that will work all winter, lightened up with a white and gray  pinstripe jacket (from Theory at Chickdowntown.com). Throw on a white T or tank underneath and black sandals with a substanial stacked heelTheory at ChickdowntownDVF at Chickdowntown