Keep cool in a great shirt dress look

style over 50 woman in shirt dress with pink and green

Shirt dresses are an eternal classic

Since high school, I have a love for shirt dresses. This cool floral striped beauty is my newest trendy wardrobe update for this summer. I love the interesting print of abstract flowers on stripes, a built-in mixed pattern. When you a a regular reader of my blog you know that I love outfit with mixed prints, abstract floral prints and stripes and wrote posts about how to style such outfits in fashion over 40. Today I share one of my outfit ideas for this great shirt dress.

I like the classic shirt-dress cut and the trendy twist with the knot at the waist. The light fabric is perfect to stay cool outside and feel comfortable in the chilly air condition. Outside, roll the sleeves up for style and vitamin D production. Inside, wear them with button closed like a men’s shirt. The overperforming AC at the office asks for that adjustment. 😉

midlife blogger in shirt dress with pink stripes and floral print

midlife woman in business casual summer look with mens wear inspired stripe with floral button-down dress

#fashionover40 woman in chic striped floral dress

over 50 years old fashion blogger in summer work outfit with a posh button-down shirt dress
Outfit details: Shein shirt dress, Gucci bamboo handle bag, Studio sandals, Kieselstein Cord belt, pearl necklace (own), and mirrored wooden sunglasses c/o Winkwood

Shirt dresses are office appropriate

In the look above, I added a belt for a defined shape, a pearl necklace to look serious, and strappy sandals that pick up the colors of the print. When your work dress code does not allow open shoes (sandals, slingbacks) at the office, court pumps or pointy toe flats are also a great pairing.

In the outfit photos below, I styled a T-shirt dress for the office. Since this version is more casual than a button-down, it’s best to go with pumps and a more expensive belt. Recall

Pair inexpensive with expensive items. So chic. #agelessstyle #styletrick Click To Tweet

mature style woman in LBD styled as work outfit

fashion over 40 woman in LBD with green

mature style woman in work outfit

over 50 year old in LBD and scarf
Outfit details: Gucci bag, Hermes collier de chien belt, Nine West pumps, jade nuggets earrings, Hermes Medor watch (all own), best girlfriends bracelet c/o Chico’s, scarf c/o Uno Alla Volta, and little black dress c/o Covered Perfectly

When you like any of these outfit ideas, please pin them to your pinterest board so your friends and family can see them too.

What are you wearing this summer? What did you buy to update your wardrobe? Let me know, I am curious. I love to hear from you.

Welcome to the 117th Top of the World Style linkup party

Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!

When you are new, welcome. We are glad you are here. You can sign up the form below to join the VIPs who receive an email invitation each week for the Top of the World Style party.

As a “Thank You” for linking up, I pin photos from this party’s posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your posts to this group board, please follow my boards on pinterest (pinterest requirement to add you), and send me an email with the request to be added to the group board contributors. I will email you an invitation. All you have to do then is to click accept and start pinning your outfits.

By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World Style Winner, Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav or Top of the World OOTD My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you. 🙂

Top of the World OOTDs

The Top of the World Style Winner is picked by a random generator from the party two weeks ago. The reasons are as follow: Each party runs a week minus 5 minutes. At the time of scheduling a new party, the old party is still in full swing and blogger still can join. To give all guests the same chance, the old party has to have closed before drawing the winner. In plain English, the Top of the World Style Winner visited the linkup party two weeks ago.

Top of the World Style Winner Linda Cassidy
Linda Cassidy at A Labour of Life became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

The winner of this week’s feature is Linda Cassidy, the blogger at A Labour of Life who submitted her winning post at the 115th linkup party.

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Laurie
Laurie at Vanity and Me became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

The post by Laurie at Vanity and Me became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. This Laura Ashley maxi dress is a real summertime classic and perfect investment for years to come. Back and white as well as stripes are evergreens and the classic cut makes the piece timeless. Great ageless style!

Mis P.’s upcycled orange work overall outfit was my favorite. A classic cut men’s piece transformed to a cool street style statement piece that looks the perfectly right. She blogs at Mis Papelicos. <3

#linkup Top of the World OOTD My Fav Mis Papelicos
Mis Papelicos became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World Style button from my Linkup Page for your sidebar, featured or awards page. :).

Link up each week. Maybe you are the next featured Top of the World OOTD or Top of the World Style winner.

Speaking of this Linkup Page, when you host a party, please send me an email with the day, name and your blog URL. I then will add you to the linkup directory. It’s a free promotion for your party!

Now let’s party. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.

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  1. Grab the above banner and put it into your sidebar if you like
  2. Please follow your hostess via email.
  3. Linkup up to four of your fashion/style posts by simply adding your link below
  4. Please be a good sports and visit the posts of at least three of your linkup-fellows, introduce yourself to them to network and to make new friends. If you know them all already, I am sure they will still appreciate your stopping by and saying Hi. We all like traffic, don’t we?
  5. Please help that you and everyone of us gets more traffic by spreading the word about the party and tweet See the awesome outfits at the Top of the World Style linkup party. Thanks.


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