Best looks of April plus posh chic color blocked work outfit

April in reflection

April flew by like nothing. Despite I had the feeling that it took forever for the snow to go away. Here in Alaska we are now looking forward to green-up, which is on average on May 4 plus/minus a week. Here in brief a recap of April’s best posts, events and outfits on High Latitude Style according to my readers.

Most visited fashion links

The most visited links were

6 tips to score high in a consignment store
#styleover50 spring floral print coat Banana Republic floral print silk spring coat with DIY silk scarf, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag, Paloma Picasso sunglasses,  and L.K. Bennett patent leather pumps (all own)
How to wear a summer dress now
#fashionover50 summer sheath with winter sweater for work in April
GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater worn over Eli Tahari abstract flower print summer sheath with Chanel belt, Salvatore Ferragamo pumps, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, and DIY scarf (all own) to stay warm in moody April weather

Most liked outfits/posts in April

The posts that you liked most were

3 tips to pull off the sneakers-skirt trend over 40
#fashionover50 mature woman wearing Keds with a skirt Keds with Studio Sienna leather pencil skirt, Moschino belt, Seiko watch, and GNW cardigan worn as top (all own)
Beauty challenge nomination
#styleover40 midlife woman wearing camouflage cargo pants and pink for spread the beauty challenge in April5 London Jean slim cut camouflage cargo pants with GNW Luxe sweater, Newport News leather jacket, Jaeger tote and Steven Mary Janes pumps (all own)

Dress for Success series continued

I continued my Wednesday fashion series called Dress for Success. This time, there were five new issues: What to wear for Easter Brunch, What to wear the first weeks on a new job, outfit suggestions for a Civil Wedding for female guests in midlife, ideas for what to wear at as guest at a Beach Wedding, and how to dress when you are invited to a Graduation.

When you like these posts you will also enjoy my style recipe book How to Dress for Success in Midlife. Buy your own copy.

#advancedfashion midlife woman in work outfit with pearls
Color block jersey dress c/o Ronen Chen with own GNW Luxe sweater wrapped around the waist, Tissot stone watch, Liz Claiborne open-toe pumps, own three strings pearl necklace, and Akoya saltwater pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source (upper most)

 

Top of the World Style Linkup party gets lots of visitors

Top of the World Style has gained momentum. Have you been at this fashion and style linkup party already? It starts every Thursday at 0000 Alaska Daylight Time. The party is live right now. Join the party. If you want to get an email invitation for the party, fill out the form below.

#midlifestyle woman in color block jersey dress styled for work
Work appropriated spring outfit with color-block jersey dress c/o Ronen Chen with own GNW Luxe sweater, own Liz Claiborne open-toe pumps, own three strings pearl necklace, Tissot watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Akoya saltwater pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source (upper most)

Info on today’s outfit

Now to the new OOTD. Blue and white are a big trend this summer. Thus, I created this trend artificially by adding pearl necklaces over the blue part of the color blog dress. Since color blocking is also a spring trend, I am actually wearing two trends at once. It does not feel over the top for a 40+ woman as pearls, blue plus white, and color blocking are classics.

#advancedstyle older woman in April in a work outfit with coat
Boxy leather coat over color-block dress c/o Ronen Chen with own GNW Luxe sweater wrapped around the waist, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Ray Ban sunglasses, Liz Claiborne open-toe pumps, three strings pearl necklace, and Akoya saltwater pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source (upper most)

For the commute to work I added my boxy leather coat as it was relatively windy for Interior Alaska conditions. Leather is great to keep the wind off.

Wear a leather coat in spring to keep the wind off. Click To Tweet

What are your tricks to wear trends without looking like a fashion victim?

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Photos: G. Kramm

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