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Fossil white denim jacket, u-knit printed T-shirt dress, statement belt, Winkwood pink mirrored sunglasses, Adidas sneakers, and Coach bag (all own)

We all love summer. At the end of summer, when the dog-days are over, it’s not yet cool enough to wear a summer-to-fall transition look. To not fall in a style rut, here some beautiful summer outfit ideas to switch things up.

  1. Outfit Inspirations with Printed Summer Dresses
  2. Summer clothes don’t get much wear in Interior Alaska
  3. Polka dots are a classic
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Outfit Inspirations with Printed Summer Dresses

Summer is winding down. The trees are already turning yellow here in Interior Alaska. Can you believe that I already had to wear tights twice to feel comfortable? Temperatures are in the 50s (10oC) now during the day, and it is very, very humid. In other words, it rains. Brrrr. What’s even worse? The fog! Yesterday, there was fog when I drove to work! This means fall has arrived! Don’t get scared yet! I live at 64.8569N. Since you may have quite some nice summer days ahead, here some chic, ageless outfit inspirations with printed summer dresses. I hope you enjoy them.


#maturestyle woman in posh summer dress

#fashionover40 woman in watercolor print summer dress with denim jacket
Karina watercolor Ruby dress with Fossil white denim jacket, BP espadrilles, layering top, and Paloma Picasso sunglasses (all own)


#fashionover50 woman in abstract print summer dress with sneakers

#maturefashion woman in abstract print dress
Fossil jacket, u-knit dress, statement belt, Winkwood wood frame sunglasses, Adidas sneakers, and Coach bag (all own)


Thus, it’s time to show you my last outfits of summer. So they can inspire you before fall reaches your latitudes. To be honest, this year fall seems a little early.


Well, let’s talk about something better – fashion. Here are my last outfits of this summer. I found this purple-red-white-black print dress at Sam’s Club and bought it because I loved its classic cut and the colors. I love cold bold, clean saturated color. I am a deep winter color type. What colors do you love?


#styleover50 woman in green dress with cardigan and Gucci bag
Picasso green Karina dress with underskirt (DIY), Nine West pumps, Gucci bamboo top handle bag, and GNW cardigan (all own)


This green dress was one of my favorites this summer. I wore it very often this summer. The Picasso inspired swirl print offers so many possibilities to combine it with other pieces. 😉

#fashionover40 woman in green print dress with cardigan
Karina Dresses green print dress with underskirt (DIY), Nine West pumps, Gucci bag, and GNW cardigan (all own)


#styleover50 woman in work outfit
Karina Dresses Ruby dress with lace trimmed underskirt (DIY), Nine West pumps, Gucci ostrich vintage bag, and GNW cardigan knotted in the front for style (all own)


What was the piece that you wore most often this summer? Are you enjoying the last days of summer? Have you started already planning your fall wardrobe? Stay tuned, next week’s Ageless Style Series will address fall’s best and worst trends for women over 40. Tomorrow I will present the first outfit of fall.

Summer Clothes Don’t Get Much Wear in Interior Alaska

Here in Interior Alaska, summers are short. Moreover, August is the rainiest month of the year, i.e. our rain season so to speak. Rainy days cut the time for wearing summer dresses even shorter. Nevertheless, I had bought several new summer dresses at the beginning of summer. Since this year had a particularly rainy summer, you have only seen them a few of them because there were so few opportunities sunshine and temperature wise to wear them. You saw already the paisley print dress and floral leave print dress. In this post, I will show the other two summer dresses I bought for summer.

mature woman in polka dot dress
Karina beige and burgundy polka dot dress with Jaeger tote, Festina watch and Anne Klein slingback pumps (all own)
fashionblogger in a red polka dot dress
Karina Dresses polka dot dress with dogwood statement necklace, Jaeger tote, Festina watch and Anne Klein lizard imprint slingback pumps (all own)

Polka dots are a classic

I always loved polka dots and as long as I can remember I always owned at least one item with polka dots. When I saw this burgundy polka dot dress I couldn’t resist. I had to have it because of its unique color combination and size of the dots. Most polka dot pieces I had owned in the past as well as those I already owned are the classic navy and white or black and white combination and have the classic pin top size.

stylist in work outfit with polka dots
Front view of summer work outfit with Karina Dresses polka dot dress, Jaeger tote, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Festina watch, statement necklace, and Anne Klein slingbacks (all own)


Another summer dress, I had not yet the chance to show has the same cut, but a classic white dots on navy background. Do you see a pattern here? I tend to buy items of which I know they work for me. In this case, the cut and the pattern as well as the color combination. That’s how fashion turns into personal style. LOL. 😉

 over 50 years old woman in blue and white polka dot dress

fashion book author in classic navy-white polka dress for work
Karina Dresses navy and white polka dot dress styled with Kelly green Nine West pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Paloma Picasso sunglasses and peridot pearl necklace (all own)


A thing I like about this cut is how nice the skirt twirls. Thus, I can get more wear out of the dress as it I can wear it for dancing year round.


Are you also sad that summer is over? Do you look for cuts that you know work for you? Do you love polka dots? Which is your favorite color combination for this classic print? What is your favorite summer print? How do you wear your summer dresses off season? Send me an email, I am curious.

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