A fashion year in review, trends, looks
Pendleton glencheck wool skirt, Gucci snake boots, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own)

Happy New Year!

Another year flew by in like no time. Why is it that time seems to fly so much faster in midlife than it did when we were kids or teenagers eager to move out? Is it because we learned that time is precious and there is less left? Or did we learn the value of time? Have a better time managment now? More distractions that waste our time? Anyhow. Let’s review and enjoy last year’s best looks, and take a look at old trends to say good bye too.

Trends come and go, style lasts

glitzering fireworks
Like in all years before there were trends that will be so yesteryear at year later. There have been trends we saw before. Those were the trickiest ones as they nowadays are styled differently than back then in the years when we saw them the first time around.

The biggest style trap? A trend that was a trend decades ago. #fashionfauxpas Click To Tweet
style blogger in hunter green top and boots, brown skirt with necklace in front of a decorated tree
Pendleton glencheck wool skirt, smoky quartz statement necklace and bracelet, Gucci snake boots, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own) and leather golden element bracelet c/o Lizzy James

What to toss

  1. Baggy hipster beanies
  2. Super skinny jeans
  3. Untailored slacks
  4. Socks with wholes, piled leggings/sweaters/Tees
  5. Way too big clothing
  6. White sneakers that are, well not white anymore
Midlife women in hunter green sweater and footwear with brown midi skirt holiday lotd
Sideview of LOTD with Pendleton midi skirt, pendant necklace, Gucci pointy toe boots, Hermes collier de chien cuff (all own)

Some of the coolest outfits at the Top of the World Style linkup

Sabina Brauner Sabina Brauner the blogger at Oceanblue at Manderley. Photo from her post
Emma Peach of Style Splash Emma Peach, the blogger at Style Splash. Photo from her post
Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust Debbie, the style blogger at Fashion Fairy Dust. Photo from her post
Martina Berg of Lady 50 Plus Martina Berg of Lady 50 Plus. Photo from her post
Grace of Color and Grace Grace the travel, lifestyle, fitness and fashion blogger at Color and Grace. Photo from her post
Yvonne of Funky Forty Yvonne, the lifestyle blogger at Funky Forty. Photo from her post
Monika of Style Is My Pudding Monika, the personal style blogger at Style Is My Pudding. Photo from her post
Kim of Fierce Fashion Blog Kim, the blogger at Fierce Fashion Blog. Photo from her post
Julie of Main Line Life Julie, the life style blogger at the Main Line Life. Photo from her post
Top of the World Style Winner Rama Rama of Chez Rama. Photo from her post

Some of my favorite looks of the past 12 months

#advancedstyle midlife woman looking posh in men's wear inspired attire OOTD with layering top under Anne Klein V-neck sweater, Pendleton high-waist front pleated trousers, GNW socks, pointy toe pumps, LeatherCoatsEtc beret, Kieselstein Cord belt and three horses buckle, Jord men’s bamboo watch and pendent necklace (all own)
#streetstyleover50 midlife woman in street chic layered mesh skirt, pink heels, black graphic tee, and silver frock Keep Calm Let the meteorologist handle it T-shirt, suede gemstone buckle belt, Esprit bag, silk neckerchief, Herve Leger silver cropped leather biker frock, dangling earrings (all own), pink Ivank Trump heels c/o Wikibuy, and double mesh layer skirt c/o Lookbook Store
#styleover50 woman in fashion week inspired fall style with biker jacket, scarf, hat, jeans and sandals Vienna Scala hat c/o Tenth Street styled with own James & Graham biker jacket, wrapped twice knotted Oscar de la Rente scarf, Loft sweater, Oliveo Italian style jeans, Nicole plateau high heel sandals, and Celine shopper
#turningfashionintostyle mature woman in pink leather suit with floral top and rock studs Notations floral print cardigan worn as top, Valentino Rock Studs, Gucci bag, driving gloves, Newport News fitted leather jacket, Banana republic leather skirt (all own)
#advancedstyle midlife woman in PJs brushing a cat while sitting on a coach Me at home, brushing our cat. I am wearing a Cool Night Pajama top and bottom c/o Soma Intimates. Book c/o Intecoo
#autumntrends midlife woman in silver leather jacket over abstract print dress Herve Leger silver leather jacket, Banana Republic abstract floral print dress, crocus petal Coach top handle bag (all own) and Ivanka Trump pink suede pumps c/o Wikibuy
#styleover50 Blogger Nicole in trendy fall style with animal print and Pantome color Max Mara skirt, Paloma Picasso xo belt, Valentino studded boots, Seiko watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, statement earrings (all own)
treetstyle fashion blogger in denim coat and dress with leo tights Max Mara denim washed out coat, statement hip belt, crocodile briefcase, up-cycled galoshes (all own) and dress c/o Covered Perfectly
#over50fashion style blogger Nicole in autumn colors with leopard print boots Max Mara skirt, Moda International cardigan dyed poppy, orange cashmere sweater, smoky quartz statement necklace, YSL work bag, twigg’s pantyhose, and Manolo Blahnik leopard print pointy-toe calf-hair kitten heel boots (all own)

Your favorite posts of last year

  1. 9 of the best dress code tips for female engineers
  2. What to wear at a high school reunion
  3. 11 tips to look modern in tweed over 40

Take the stress out of dressing

When you need help what to wear when for all kind of dressing situation in midlife, my book How to Dress for Success in Midlife is right for your. Buy the book now to never stress out again about getting dressed.

P.S. Like the outfit inspirations of this post, please feel free to pin them to your Pinterest board.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Nicole Mölders

    Thanks, a happy New Year to you and yours too.

  2. Vishwa

    Nice look,Nicole!!
    Have a great 2019 🙂

  3. shelbeeontheedge1

    That was a fun recap of trends and fashions from the past year! You always inspire me with your bold style choices, Nicole! Wishing you all the best in 2019!


  4. somekindof50

    Great post! And you look fantastic !

  5. aquamarinastyle


    I love all your adorable looks, and especially the outfits with the bright orange. You rock that color, my friend!

    It was fun co-hosting with you this year and I would love to do it again!

    Best wishes for a wonderful new year.

    xx Darlene

  6. Nancy

    Happy New Year Nicole!

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