In our second edition of “Fashion After Fifty,” we’re showcasing six women from around the globe who exude confidence and personal style, and inspire us to take risks and enjoy fashion regardless of our age.
Check out some chic spring trends we tried out in April, and follow these fashion-forward women on Instagram for some style inspiration!
Chambray and Denim
Lisa (@midlifeinbloom) shows off a cohesive look that pairs denim and chambray beautifully. Chambray is a woven fabric that looks similar to denim, but is much more lightweight, making it a perfect material for breezy spring button-ups.
Lisa pairs her chambray shirt with a pair of cropped skinny jeans in a slightly different shade to avoid a denim overload, with a flattering racing stripe detail down the legs to complete the look.
Structured jumpsuits are all the rage this spring, creating a fashionable base that you can dress up or dress down with accessories. Think less mechanic and more mechan-chic! Karen (@kay_elle_kay) pairs a navy blue utilitarian-style jumpsuit with some cute low-top sneakers and a leather tote for a casual yet edgy look.
Feminine Trench Coats
As the weather changes, we may find ourselves caught between bulky winter coats and sleeveless shirts, depending on the day. During this time, finding a good lightweight jacket is essential to your wardrobe.
Ruth (@ruthcwhiteslife) sports a tan trench coat with a belt to cinch the waist and a flattering mid-thigh length. This jacket can go with anything, and its light color allows accessories such as Ruth’s bright scarf to really pop.
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Paperbag Waist Pants
Anne (@stayingwithstyle) pulls together a smart, stylish outfit that’s appropriate for the office as well as a night out with friends. Paperbag waist pants are high-waisted trousers with a belted waist that are cute, comfortable, and flattering on most body types.
Androgynous outfits can either mix elements of both traditionally feminine and traditionally masculine pieces, or pull together a look with components that are completely gender neutral.
Beth (@styleatacertainage) shows us an outfit that’s structured and balanced with a button-up shirt, classic denim, and slip on shoes. Her classic leather handbag and patterned bomber jacket create a polished image of confidence and style.
FashionistaOver40 (@fashionistaover40) shows us another jumpsuit outfit, only this one is a bit more breezy with a relaxed shape and raw-edge butterfly sleeves. What really pulls this look together are the burnt orange platform sandals. These shoes add height and a punch of color to her lovely spring ensemble.
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