You are currently viewing Why It’s Always Better to Be Over- Than Underdressed
Armani red cape, Prada satchel, Gloria VanDerBilt pumps, pantyhose, silk rose, statement belt, G-III suede leather skirt (all own) and button-down gingham shirt c/o Whistle River

Disclosure: There are affiliate links in this post. You don’t pay more when you purchase a product through my link. These links just make it easier for you to find something, and I get a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of High Latitude Style. Thank you!

    1. Why overdress?
    2. Spring outfit inspiration (overdressed)
    3. 204th Top of the World Style linkup party


Why overdress?

Here are some of much more reasons why you should overdress:

  1. You stand out from the crowd.
  2. You get noted.
  3. You are visible.
  4. You look like you’ve been either at, or will go to an exciting event/place.
  5. You attract opportunities.
  6. Self-confidence. Looking your best, you feel your best, feeling your best you are more self-confidence, an important prerequisite for success. There is some wisdom in saying “Dress for Success.”
  7. It’s more fun than wearing sludge-brown or Old Lady colors or mommy jeans or ugly trends that ruin your style
  8. There are 101 reasons to wear heels. There is truth in the saying Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the World. - Marilyn Monroe #fashionquote Click To Tweet
  9. Well-dressed people are conceived to be competent. That’s why we are very selective in what to wear to a job interview, right?
  10. Staying young at heart means you still love to dress a doll. The only difference to your 5-years-old you is that you now dress a living Barbie doll – namely you.
  11. You look prepared for whatever.
  12. You love the way you are.


style blogger in street wear in red with a pop of blue
Outerwear: Armani cape, Prada satchel, Gloria VanDerBilt pointy toe pumps, pantyhose, silk rose pin, puma buckle belt, G-III suede above the knee skirt, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own) and gingham button-down c/o Whistle River


In a nutshell: There is a reason why the fairy gave the beautiful shoes and wonderful dresses to Cinderella for the balls at the King’s castle.

Need I say more?

Spring outfit inspiration (overdressed)

The look of the day gives an inspiration or example of how to overdress. A cape is a statement in outerwear. The silk rose is a nice addition to dress-up the business casual work attire (see photos below). You could as well wear the blouse with the upper tow buttons open. This look would be clearly underdressed when the dress code would ask for festive business casual.

blogger in dressy business casual with suede skirt and gingham top

zoom-in on pump belt buckle, pink flower pin, and bangle

Nicole of High Latitude Style in feminine office look dressed up with a silk flower
Outfit details: G-III leather skirt, pantyhose, Gloria Vanderbilt pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, puma belt buckle, silk flower pin (all own) and gingham blouse c/o Whistle River


Don’t let your outfit be a random thing. Wear the right look in every situation by looking up what to wear when in How to Dress for Success in Midlife. Buy the book now.

When you want to help me with keeping this blog up and running, please share the posts on facebook or twitter.


204th Top of the World Style linkup party

Welcome to another Top of the World Style linkup! Thanks for coming. The featured guests from last week’s party are:

Top of the World Style Winner Tatiana Moskatova of My Fabulous Forties in business casual spring attire
Tatiana Moskatova of My Fab Forties became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post


Top of the world style winner of the week

Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav Anna Shirley of Glam Adventure in hat and pants
Anna Shirley of Glam Adventure became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post


Top of the World OOTD My Fav Christine Besen of Bon Chic Style looking super chic in palazzo pants

Christine Besen of Bon Chic Style became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

See these awesome looks at the Top of the World Style #linkup party. #timelessstyle Click To Tweet

Top of the World Style Party

I just joined the Top of the World Style #linkup party. #topoftheworldstyle Click To Tweet

Photos of me: G. Kramm

© 2013-2021 Nicole Mölders | All rights reserved

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Anna Shirley

    Thank you for the feature. It made my day, Nicole. o)

  2. donnadoesdresses

    I had a HUGE argument with my adult son about athleisure wear being worn as real clothing around the place over Easter – I agree it is an opportunity to show your best and sometimes a hugely creative self!! Red is my favourite colour to wear when I want a kick-butt look and I love what you have down with it here!! Thank you for sharing, Nicole!! Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

  3. Anna Marcus

    My husband always says that it is better to be overdressed then undressed. Love your outfit, the cape is such a statement piece

  4. annelottemaasland

    I always feel a little awkward when I’m overdressed though…

  5. mummabstylish

    I totally agree, and have shared your post on Twitter – useful information Nicole. Happy Thursday. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  6. Sabine Gimm

    Da bin ich ganz bei Dir liebe Nicole. Lieber zu viel als zu wenig. Wichtig ist aber, dass die Kleidung nicht zusammengewürfelt wird. Es muss schon gut abgestimmt sein.

    Du siehst super aus 🙂

    Liebe Grüße Sabine

  7. Red is such a bold color and that cape is GORG on you. Your belt is striking as well. I love what you said about how our younger self loved dressing our dolls and now our adult self dresses ourselves!


  8. Jess

    Red is a fabulous color on you! Love the flower brooch with your button down and that cape! oo lala! I love it!
    jess xx

  9. Tatiana Moskatova

    I totally agree with you, Nicole! Thank you so much for choosing my photo in your Link Up. I am honored to be a part of it!

  10. mireilleftm

    Seeing a lot of red today! One of my favorite color! And I agree I would rather be overdressed than underdressed!

  11. This Main Line Life

    Cute outfit. Love that red cape jacket.

Comments are closed.