How to Dress on Father’s Day

This guide provides outfit ideas for Father’s Day under consideration of the plans for the day plus advice what not to wear.

Contents
  1. Father’s Day Outfits vs. Mother’s Day Outfits
  2. When in Doubt Dress According to the Venue
  3. Go for Classic Casual on Father’s Day
  4. Risky Outfits on Father’s Day
  5. How to Dress When You Are the Dad?
  6. Resources for More Outfit Inspirations and Tips
  7. Top of the World Style Linkup No. 311

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Father’s Day Outfits vs. Mother’s Day Outfits

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.

midlife blogger in father's day outfit of midi skirt top and scarf
Uno Alla Volta scarf, ruby belt, Very Fine Dance Shoes sandals, pantyhose, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Chantou skirt, Rebecca Collins necklace, top c/o Coolibar

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 BBQ, golf course, on the deck of a restaurant, 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.

When in doubt dress for the venue. #styletip Click To Tweet
influencer in top, leather jacket skirt mules
Graham & Spencer leather jacket, DIY skirt, pantyhose, statement dagwood beads necklace, Winkwood sunglasses, Uno Alla Volta scarf, top c/o Coolibar

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?

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 or sneakers.

 

mature daugther wearing a dress with sneakers in front of a rocket on Father's Day
Fossil white denim jacket, u-knit printed T-shirt dress, statement belt, Winkwood pink wooden frame purple mirrored sunglasses, Adidas sneakers, and Coach bag (all own)

 

#fashionover50 mature Father's Day outfit with quilted jacket and tulle skirt (Papa's girl look)

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

Risky Outfits 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. 😉
Never tell your dad that you bought the distressed jeans that way. Click To Tweet

When you liked these tips why not telling your friend and siblings?

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Resources for More Outfit Inspirations and Tips

When you liked the outfit recipes of this post, and want recipes for all kind of dressing situation in midlife, buy my book How to Dress for Success in Midlife.

How to Dress When You Are the Dad?

Sure, this blog typically features outfit ideas for women. However, you can find a cool Father’s Day look for men in the post at the link.

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What will you do on Father’s Day? Have you already a gift? What will you wear? Let me know, I’m curious.

Top of the World Style Linkup No. 311

Top of the World Style linkup party every week on Thursday

Welcome to the Top of the World Style linkup party.

 

The Grey Brunette Suzy Turner in a white summer dress
Suzy Turner from The Grey Brunette became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

 

shelbee on the edge in little white dress hat combat boots
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge became the Top of the World Style winner. Photo from her post

 

Helen Spencer with DIY head band in purple in brown long hair
Helen Spencer from Hello Sewing became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

 

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

See the great looks at the party

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Photos: G. Kramm

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