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
The biggest style trap? A trend that was a trend decades ago. #fashionfauxpas Click To Tweet
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.
What to toss
- Baggy hipster beanies
- Super skinny jeans
- Untailored slacks
- Socks with wholes, piled leggings/sweaters/Tees
- Way too big clothing
- White sneakers that are, well not white anymore
Some of the coolest outfits at the Top of the World Style linkup
Emma Peach, the blogger at Style Splash. Photo from her post
Debbie, the style blogger at Fashion Fairy Dust. Photo from her post
Martina Berg of Lady 50 Plus. Photo from her post
Grace the travel, lifestyle, fitness and fashion blogger at Color and Grace. Photo from her post
Monika, the personal style blogger at Style Is My Pudding. Photo from her post
Kim, the blogger at Fierce Fashion Blog. Photo from her post
Julie, the life style blogger at the Main Line Life. Photo from her post
Rama of Chez Rama. Photo from her post
Some of my favorite looks of the past 12 months
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
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
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)
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
Max Mara skirt, Paloma Picasso xo belt, Valentino studded boots, Seiko watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, statement earrings (all own)
Max Mara denim washed out coat, statement hip belt, crocodile briefcase, up-cycled galoshes (all own) and dress c/o Covered Perfectly
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
- 9 of the best dress code tips for female engineers
- What to wear at a high school reunion
- 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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