Spring is right around the corner. The Sun is back and days get longer. It’s time to update your basic wardrobe with some trendy items to look modern and up-to-date. One of my favorite online stores for trendy updates is Shein. They have on trend pieces at an affordable price that work for us over 40.
I browsed the merchandise for items that work for fashion over 40. This means the pieces
- provide coverage of the upper arms,
- are not too body conscious, i.e. don’t reveal every dump and lump,
- don’t have a cleavage so large to show a valley of wrinkles when we bend over,
- are about knee length or slightly above, and
- don’t look like we rioted our teenage daughter’s or grand daughter’s closet.
Her is my selection of Shein items with comments why I like them.
As you know, embroidery is a hot trend for spring and summer. This shirt with flower embroidery is perfect for the office. The vertical stripes are a classic no matter what the work dress code is. Furthermore, vertical stripes have a slimming effect. At work, keep the long sleeves down to stay comfortable in the air-conditioned cubicle area, while during the lunch break, you roll them up for style and to avoid over-heating in the sun. There are also light blue and white vertical stripes shirts with less embroidery. Goto “trending -> embroidery” on their page. Note that Shein has a similar shirt with ruffles plus embroidery. However, both decorations in one piece are overkill on most of us over 40 unless your personal style is Romantic. Go either for the embroidery or the ruffles, or take a shirt with ruffles and one with embroidery.
The navy floral print maxi dress can be styled up with pumps and a pendant necklace for a great put-together look, or styled down with a pendant on a leather band and flat strappy leather sandals for a great weekend or vacation look. This dress is perfect for an outdoor concert with the sleeves rolled up, a Sunday brunch or a dinner on a deck. The sleeves not only cover less tuned arms, but also keep horseflies, biting beatles and mosquitoes at bay. The floral print is abstract and large enough to look posh and ageless. The self-tie waist belt flaunts your shape. The V-neckline, gives the illusion of being taller than you actually.
For cool spring and summer days this denim coat is a great option. It has a nice classic cut in a classic fabric denim. It is also easy to pack when you go on vacation. You can even wear it to work when you don’t have outside appointments with clients.
This geometric print red and black skirt screams summer. It can be styled for the office with a wide belt (to hide the rubber band waist band) and a crisp white button-down and black or nude court shoes for a posh office outfit or with a white or black Tee on the weekend. Styling it with a black twinset, a pearl necklace would also make a great Casual Friday look.
This shirt dress is office appropriate with court pumps, but also looks great when styled down for the weekend. The color blocking is trendy, but also an evergreen classic. It is flattering on anyone except apple shaped women.
I really like this sweat shirt dress with back slit and zipper. I would wear it to the farmers market on cool days. It will look great with Vans or Keds, but also with ballet flats or the hot slipper trend. When burgundy is not so you, they also have it in black and a similar one in gray.
Pro tip: For best fit of your Shein item check the size chart to order the right size.
Did you ever hesitate to buy a piece of clothes online because you weren’t sure whether it would work on a midlife fashionista? Do you find it hard to shop for trendy items that work for us over 40? I hope this post gave you some ideas what to shop for to update your beautiful wardrobe with great spring trends. Check the Shein online store for further items that work for women over 40. In midlife, we are too young to give up on what we always loved: Turning fashion into great style.
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Photo of me: G. Kramm
Other photos: Shein
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Shein. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it expresses my 100% honest opinion.
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