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How to look ageless in blue

Fashion over 50 woman in distressed jeans

Blue is a work color

February is the month for wearing red because of Valentine’s Day. Thus, for a change, let’s have a look at ageless style in blue. Blue is a color associated with work, often with work in a factory. Blue collar worker. Blue is also a work color for the so-called white collar workers. The blue blazer with gold buttons is an eternal classic that has its origin in the military uniforms. Here blue is used in the Navy and in some countries in the Air Force as well. Speaking of uniforms, many air lines use blue for their uniforms, and it’s not because the sky is blue.

fashion over 40 woman in denim skirt and blue sweater Oliveo denim skirt with Ann Taylor sweater dyed navy blue, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle GNW tight, Coach booties (all own) and boot toppers c/o My Top of the Boot

#styleover40 wrap dress for the office Ethnic inspired printed wrap dress c/o HSN over haftee c/o Haftee with own belt and metallic kitten heel pumps

Style over 40 blue and red floral dress with dyed blazer Notations floral blazer after dyeing with L.K. Bennett open toe pumps, Jaeger tote, Karina Dress floral print dress (all own)

#fashionover50 mature woman in bomber jacket and skirt Rebecca Taylor floral print bomber jacket with ZR&ZR skirt, Prada bag, and Via Spiaga slingbacks (all own)

#fashionover40 woman in blue fake skirt suit Jacket Socity motorcycle jacket with GNW Luxe sweater, Halogen skirt, GNW tights and Harley Davidson booties (all own)

#maturefashion woman in pleated skirt with sweater Lauren Ralph Lauren pleated polka dot skirt, Brooks Brothers cable knit sweater, Tommy Hilfiger wedge sandals, and neckerchief (all own)

#fashionover40 mature woman in classic navy-white polka dress for work Karina Dresses polka dot dress styled with Kelly green Nine West pumps, Paloma Picasso sunglasses and peridot pearl necklace (all own)

#midlifestyle Casual Friday outfit with Gucci bag and statement heels Oliveo button down shirt, neckerchief, statement belt, London Jeans BF jeans, Gucci bag, and Studio gladiator heels (all own)

#fashionover50 woman in a navy tweed sheath work outfit Blue tweed sheath dress c/o Shein styled with own GNW Luxe sweater, GNW tight, Antonio Melani booties, and brooches

#agelesstyle woman in blue needle stripe skirt suit with a twist Dark blue needle stripe skirt suit with front zipper, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, sequin top, GNW Luxe sweater, GNW tight, and Valentino boots (all own)

Blue is the “natural” color associated with jeans or denim. All other denim items are considered colored, even the white ones. There are carpenter jeans for a reason. And it’s not because blue is the color for boys, but it hasn’t been that way all the time.

What is so special about blue?

Blue still looks good when it gets a bit dirty. Well, stewardesses and stewards may spill something while working, the blue collar worker, constructor, carpenter, you name it, may get dirty performing their work. The business person basically wears the blue blazer for the same reason.

Blue is very versatile

Blue doesn’t stop after work. On the contrary, blue is great on weekends too. Even for festive attire, blue is a great choice.

Again, it’s because blue’s brightness  is hard to stop looking great even when there is a little dirt from a mishap. Furthermore, blue is such a classic, it blends in. Thus, a classic all blue suit, gown, or a blue dress can be worn again and again. Blue is such a work horse for everyone.

Here are a couple of weekend, vacation, and festive more or less monochromatic outfit inspirations in blue.

fashion over 40 Woman in denim dress Denim dress (altered) with scarf as belt and Gloria Vanderbilt pumps(all own)

#fashionover40 woman in sundress with shirt Oliveo shirt, hat, BP sandals (all own) with sundress c/o Needham Lane

#fashionover40 mature woman in Jäger dirndl styled as skirt Jäger dirndl worn as skirt under Carhartt gingham shirt (pocket removed), Dr. Scholl wedge sandals, Ray Ban sunglasses, Coach bag (all own), and green wood watch c/o Jord

#over50fashion woman in denim-on-denim casual look Great Northwest denim shirt, Loft flared jeans, neckerchief, statement belt (all own), Musse & Cloud sandals c/o Coolway, and wooden sport watch c/o Jord

#agelessstyle mature woman in festive outfit Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, GNW tight, Harley Davidson booties, Tucker brocade skirt, silk scarf (all own) and statement necklace c/o Happiness Boutique

#styleover50 woman in sequin and velvet dress Navy blue sequin black velvet semi-formal gown c/o AMICLUBWEAR worn with own Very Fine Dance Shoes Latin dance sandals

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Which of the blue outfit inspirations is your favorite? How do you wear your blue? What is your challenge styling an blue outfit? Let me know by email how I can help you.

Ageless Style linkup

Today’s Ageless Style Linkup features Blue. Let’s see your ageless style outfits in blue and any other color you love.

#AgelessStyleBloggers #AgelessStyleLinkup hostesses
Ageless Style Linkup Hostesses

Welcome to the first Ageless Style Linkup party of 2017.

Please follow your hostesses, visit some of the linked up blogs and spread the word about the party for more Ageless style inspirations. Please follow us on at least one of our platforms each.

Ana ~ Mrs. American Made bloglovin, instagram, pinterest, twitter, facebook

Daenel ~ Living outside the stacks blog, instagram, pinterest, twitter

Debbie ~ Fashion Fairy Dust bloglovin, instagram, pinterest, facebook, twitter

Diane ~ Fashion on the 4th floor blog, twitter, facebook, instagram, bloglovin

Jennie ~ A Pocketful of Polka Dots blog, instagram, twitter, bloglovin

Nicole ~ High Latitude Style blog, pinterest, twitter,facebook, google, instagram

Shelly ~ The Queen in Between instagram, bloglovin, pinterest, facebook

Tania ~ 50 Is Not Old blog, facebook, pinterest, instagram, twitter, bloglovin

Yvonne ~ Funky Forty blog, twitter, facebook.com, bloglovin, instagram, pinterest

It would mean a lot to us when you spread the word about the party by tweeting have a look at these awesome outfit inspirations!

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Photos: G. Kramm

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