How to dress on Father’s Day (ideas for various activities)

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Father’s Day outfits are quite different form those for Mother’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner. When you are visiting your Dad, he invited you, or you are throwing a party in his honor, keep in mind that Father’s Day is much more relaxed dress-code wise than what to wear on Mother’s Day. Sure you will be his little girl for ever, but that doesn’t mean you should dress like one.

mature woman in a Father's Day outfit inspiration for going out to brunch
Hinge quilted leather jacket, Keep Calm T-shirt, Jaeger tote, statement belt (all own), wooden watch c/o Jord, Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source Inc., double layer tulle skirt c/o Lookbook Store, and Musse & Cloud wood sandals c/o coolway

When in doubt dress according to the venue

A great Father’s Day look asks for relaxed casual outfits. When the party is at a certain venue like a golf court, BBQ or picnic or beach, go with the dress code of the venue. The same applies for a ball game. And, don’t forget to dress in the colors of his team. And even when you favor the other team, cheer for his team. It’s his honor day.

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#fashionover50 mature Father's Day outfit with quilted jacket and tulle skirt (Papa's girl look)
Back view of Father’s Day outfit inspiration with Hinge quilted leather jacket, Jaeger tote (all own), double layer tulle skirt c/o Lookbook Store, and Musse & Cloud wood sandals c/o coolway

Skip the trend of the season when Father’s Day is a family reunion

When you have a sibling or more, they most likely will also be present on Father’s Day. Thus, Father’s Day becomes sort of a mini family reunion. Since everyone these days has a cell phone, a group photo will be taken. It’s not a problem to have a trendy outfit that is posted immediately on facebook, pinterest or instagram. However, the trendy OOTD may look ridiculous in the eyes of future kids and grandkids. You want to settle for the stylish aunt, granny, great aunt or great grandma, not the family’s fashion victim, right?

mature style blogger in Father's Day outfit for brunch
Side view of outfit with Hinge quilted leather jacket, Keep Calm T-shirt, Jaeger tote, statement belt (all own), Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source Inc., double layer tulle skirt c/o Lookbook Store, and Musse & Cloud wood sandals c/o coolway

Go for classic casual on Father’s Day

Riot your closet for classic summer items. Here are some tips what to look for and combine for an ageless Father’s Day style.

  • Bermudas, tunic, short bead necklace, strappy flat sandals
  • Ethnic summer midi dress with wedge espadrilles, long dangle earrings, wooden watch or bangles
  • Striped shirt with skorts or shorts, canvas shoes, baseball hat
  • A little white dress with denim jacket, ballet flats
  • Gray T-shirt, white jeans, sage or olive utility jacket, long beaded necklace, wedges

Stylist’s tip: When he didn’t like your wearing pants when you were young, wear a summer dress and wedges.

Risky outfit on Father’s Day

Unless your Dad is a baby-boomer and wore his jeans still when they became distressed and even ripped, stay away from the distressed style even when his honor day is not a mini family reunion.
Stylist’s tip: When you wear your distressed jeans, don’t bla about that you bought them that way. 😉
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Further style inspirations for Father’s Day

mature daughter in printed dress for visiting her old Dad Samantha Olsen dress c/o HSN, own Salvatore Ferragamo pumps, Ray Ban sunglasses and Notations blouse worn as jacket

over 50 years old fashion blogger in a casual outfit for Father's Day Loft floral print skirt with Jaeger tote, Ray Ban sunglasses, Fossil white denim jacket, and Chelsea and Theodore zipper with stripes T-shirt (all own)

midlife fashion blogger in relaxed casual outfit with trousers and plaid blouse half-tucked Plaid button-down and flare jeans c/o Ethyl Clothing styled half tucked with own Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Liz Claiborne patent leather open-toe pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, necklace, and neckerchief

mature woman in casual preppy summer pants, bomber jacket and patch button-down shirt Shein shirt, Orvis summer pants, Coach bag, statement belt (all own), sunglasses c/o Winkwood and bomber c/o Shein

Father's Day outfit inspirations for casual venue Olivero chinos with painted silk scarf, Vince leather shell, Ray Ban sunglasses, Festina watch, and Gabriella Rocha sandals (all own)mature Fashion Father's Day outfit summer look papa's girl eShakti printed summer dress with L.K. Bennett patent leather wedges, Chanel bag (all own) and sunglasses c/o ShopGlasses.com

midlife lady in linen pants and relaxed top Father's Day brunch outfit Oliveo straight linen pants, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Dooney and Bourke tote, Esprit neckerchief, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Ray Ban sunglasses, AK logo open-toe pumps, charm necklace and earrings (all own), best girlfriend bracelet and V-neck top both c/o Chico’s

style blogger in casual look for a garden party, BBQ or picnic Oliveo Chinos, Ralph Lauren silver pumps, statement belt, hand painted scarf, Jord sandalwood watch, striped Coach bag (all own), T-shirt c/o Onno, and aviator bomber c/o Shein

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Photos: G. Kramm

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