How to look up-to-date when you hate greenery

Spring 2017’s It color: Greenery

The color of the year 2017 is greenery. To me this color looks like Kermit the frog. Don’t get me wrong, I liked him when I was a kid and the color looks great on him. Greenery is an awesome spring color that looks like the fresh leaves coming out. What is not to love about this color? I love the fresh leaves of spring. Especially, in Alaska, where green-up is like pushing a button. All trees are green from one day to the other.

#fashionover50 woman wearing greenery
Jones New York shirt, Oliveo striped leather skirt with greenery stripe, pantyhose, Hermes collier de chien bangle and floral print scarf (all own)

Fashion over 40 and Pantome trend colors

When you are in the same boat, you still can update your wardrobe. Just skip greenery and go down the list of the top ten 2017 colors: Niagara, primrose yellow, lapis blue, flame, island paradise, pale dogwood, pink yarrow, kale and hazelnut. They had me at Niagara, lapis blue and kale (see photos below). Which is your favorite?

#maturestyle woman in casual look with leather skirt
Orvis camouflage floral print utility jacket with kale colored patches, Keep Calm Let the Meteorologist Handle It T-shirt, Oliveo leather skirt, Steve Madden fall sandals (all own), and green wood watch c/o Jord
#fashionover40 woman in Niagara colored blazer
Niagara colored linen blazer, college T-shirt, Oliveo linen pants, Anne Klein pumps, statement belt (all own), and wooden watch c/o Jord

Hazelnut is the most risky color for us over 40. It is in the range of colors typically associated with the uniform of Old People. In other words, it is very difficult to wear and not look old unless hazelnut is one of your natural neutrals.

Tip: When the colors of the year aren’t belonging to your best colors go for a hue that is closer to you palette, i.e. warmer or colder, muted, tinted or pastel or even its analog color.

Look on trend without breaking the bank with this trick

Learn how to pretend to wear Pantome fashion colors. There is no need to toss everything and replace it with the 2017 It colors. Nobody runs around with the Pantome colors of the year chart, right? Thus, riot your closet for colors close to the 2017 Top 10. Last year’s serenity can go for island paradise, rose quartz for pale dogwood. Fall’s yellow can serve for primrose yellow. Look for royal blue items and wear them instead of lapis blue. You have some coral pieces? There is your flame update. When olive or sage are in your neutral palette you can substitute kale with them. Now check which color of the top ten is not covered, but flatters you. That’s the color to update your wardrobe with.

Wearing olive instead of kale with stripes of flame, Niagara, and pink yarrow

#fashionover50 mature woman in military inspired dress
Summer work outfit with A Novo shirt dress, Kieselstein Cord belt, Coach bag, Ray Ban sunglasses (all own), Musse & Cloud wood sandals c/o Coolway, and wood watch c/o Jord

Substituting primrose yellow and pink yarrow with sunflower yellow and pink

#styleover40 mature woman wearing primrose yello and yarrow pink
Newport News motorcycle jacket, BCBG wide statement belt, Burberry plaid A-line skirt, GNW zebra print cardigan worn as top, black pearl necklace, Anne Klein pumps, and Longchamp bag(all own)

Thus, look for a trendy item in that color if you consider the color as a fashion color. If you think you will wear that item also next year, go for a high quality item. For instance, a silk scarf where the “missing” It color is one of several colors that are in your palette.

How to add greenery

If you want to wear the It color greenery, but it is not flattering on you, use it in small accents away from your face like I do in the outfit photo below.

#Fashionover40 older woman wearing bold colors
Oliveo striped leather skirt with greenery hem, GNW tight, Hermes collier de chien bangle, statement jewelry set, Harley Davidson booties, Ann Taylor sweater (all own) and layering top c/o Adea

How do you deal with fashion colors that are not so you? Skip them? Or do you go with something close to the color, but a color that is in your color palette? Which color will you stock up on? Let me know, I am curious.

Welcome to the 94th Top of the World Style linkup party

Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past. Welcome back! You and your lovely outfits make these parties so exciting, fun, and inspiring. 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 OOTD Readers’ or My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you.


#TopOfTheWorldStyle cohostess Carrie Carlson
Top of the World Style co-hostess Carrie Carlson at A Stylish Fit looking great in her ageless style. Photo from her blog (2017)

Now let’s welcome our always incredibly stylish co-hostess Carrie Carlson at A Stylish Fit. She re-branded her blog last fall. Thus, you are right when you remember her from A Lovely Little Wardrobe. For those who don’t know her yet, Carrie is a 50+ style blogger living in Texas. She cultivates a life she loves through style, fitness, friends and faith. She believes that style is timeless and something women of all ages pursue to feel confident in their own skin. She has been through years of not feeling It about her style, but as she moved past many of those insecurities and frustrations into a style that enhances who she is as a woman she wants to share that with other women. Check out her blog and say “Hi”.

Co-hosts wanted

When you want to get a free feature at the Top of the World Style party as a co-host, all you have to do is to let me know. We then will agree on a date and I will send you the linkup code that you add to your post.

Top of the World OOTD from the last party

#TopOfTheWorldStyle Fabe Fashion became Top of the World Readers' Fav. Photo from her post (2017)
Fabe Fashion became Top of the World Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

Fabe Fashion became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. Her cool winter outfit add the right pop of color to up the mood on a gray winter day. The scarf also provides a cozy vibe to the look.

#TopOfTheWorldStyle OOTD My Fav Grace photo from her post
Grace at Color and Grace became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Grace the blogger at Color and Grace  became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Doesn’t she look stunning in her little red dress?  I love how she added an edge to the sweetness of the dress with the leather necklace and box clutch. The minimalism with respect to accessories makes the LRD the statement. <3

Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button from my Linkup Page.

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