What to Wear Over 40–Spring Hike

The scene:  shake off the winter blahs, go hiking and get fresh air and exercise!

The look:  an outfit that is both utilitarian and sylin’, army green pants (a Spring staple) topped with a jean jacket and perfectly accessorized with suede sneakers and a scarf

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Fall inspiration

I love Pintrest! Just search for  any article of clothing along with “outfit ideas”, and voila!–page after page of inspiration.

I love Style.com where I have a front row seat at all of the fashion shows around the world.

I love Streetstyle.com for creative inspiration!

I love to peruse the high end retail sites, no matter that the prices are out-of-reach!

Here’s what looks modern and wearable for fall:

Big asymmetrical sweater with skinny jeans and ankle boots

Fall colors and long legs

Shades of gray

Big white shirt with skinny jeans

Chairman of the board

Classy gray and camel

Blazer as a coat

Gotta have: suede

Ladies who lunch

Yummy neutral cashmere and cable knit

Polished casual

Cream and white

Gray and white

Black and white and gray

If I were a trophy wife...

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Spring Fashion

Today, I’ve collected my outfit ideas for spring. Yes, spring will be here sooner or later!

Casual evening out

Separates you already have in your closet

Pops of color

Swap dark wash jeans and flats, great travel outfit

Perfect for a cold spring day

Great color combo

Classy monocromatic

For a formal function

Cocktail party or dinner out

Running erands

Formal affair or wedding

Stylin'

Sharp and tailored

Feminine and classic

Easy and pulled-together

Perfect transitional outfit from Thakoon

A great spring dress from Helmut Lang

Is that too many ideas? Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Happy Spring!

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What to Wear Over 40–Spring Office Clothes

The scene: a spring day at the office

The look: dressing in layers is good when the day starts cool and ends warm. Wardrobe basics elevated with shape and color

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What to Wear in Your 30′s, 40′s 50′s and 60′s

Okay, so I liked a lot of the examples in this article on More.com (What to Wear…) I usually do not like this kind of advice because it consists of, “don’t wear pink, don’t wear sleeveless…”. This one gives us some good do’s and examples of the way we dress now. Case in point…this is designer Lisa Perry, she is in her 50′s:

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What to Wear Over 40–Passover or Easter

The scene: a holiday brunch or dinner

The look: start with a dress in pretty, springy colors, add a jacket, lovely shoes (sorry…they’re expensive, I couldn’t resist) and some classic gold jewelry (click on pictures for more information)

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What to Wear over 40–On an Airplane

The scene: a long airplane ride from a wintery temperature to a warm desination

The look: comfortable but polished…a long sweater over a cool T with easy pants and flats. I found two outfits that would be perfect!  (click on pictures for more information)

(Eileen Fisher items are all on sale!)

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Looking Better as We Age?

I love this slide show at More.com that shows celebs who look better now than they did when they were much younger…Better at 40 than 20

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What to Wear over 40–Afternoon Wedding

The scene:  an afternoon wedding and reception

The look:  a combination of feminine and tailored is special but appropriate for day (click on pictures for more information)

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Spring Fashion 2013

One thing I love about the World Wide Web, is access to fashion information. At the beginning of each season, I used to walk through the luxury retailers; Neiman Marcus, Saks, Nordsrom, to see the trends and gain inspiration. Now, all I have to do is click on Style.com to see every fashion show of the season, from couture to ready-to-wear. Yes, most of these items are out of my price range, but it is fairly easy to re-create a look at a lower price point. But first you need to know what you’re looking for!

Here is what caught my eye from the Spring 2013 Ready to Wear shows:

This outfit is from Belstaff and yes, the skirt is too short, but I love the mix of earthy tones and the different textures

This outfit, by Chado Ralph Rucci, incorporates the spring trends of pastels, sheerness and anything paired with white


I love suede in the spring, this outfit from Max Mara is not exactly the way I would wear it, but a good idea nontheless: a natural color suede skirt with a casual striped top


This is just the perfect spring uniform, from Miss Wu: whatever style jeans fit the best, a pretty shirt and a cardigan

Picture this outfit, by Rebbeca Taylor, with a black pencil skirt…lovely!

This Milly dress is, in my opinion, the best of the season…the print, the silhouette, the colors. I may just buy this one before it is sold out! (here is a better picture: Milly NY )

And lastly, a heavenly dress for a special occasion, by Andrew Gn

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