New spring trends – yay or nay?

Do you like the new spring fashion trends? This weekend I browsed the wordpress reader and stumbled upon a post from Likes of Me. She felt tired, may be fed up by (some of the) recent fashion trends and shopping offers (for 40+). The online offers are still all winter and too hot for her climate. She wondered whether it is just her not running after every trend anymore and buying less.

#fashionover50 Casual Friday outfit with dark jeans, sweater and cardigan
Ann Taylor Loft boot-cut jeans with GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Festina watch, cardigan, L.K. Bennett patent leather pumps, statement necklace and belt (all own) for a casual office look

No, it is not just you

The poncho trend is only flattering for 30 or 20 somethings who are pregnant. Even when the spring fashion becomes available online, there is much to desire for us 40+. Have you taken a peek at the spring colors yet? They look like ice cream! The skin of a twenty something student, who studies outside in the shade, can take these colors off. However, the skin of a 40+ working 9 to 5 inside and then being caught up in household cores and taxi driving around her teenagers to sport and other after school activities, looks just washed out in these colors!

#colorblocking #over50fashion Style blogger Nicole in a color blocked casual Friday look in teal, fuchsia and navy
Zoom-in on the outfit to show off the color blocking of teal, fuchsia and navy blue

Ridiculous spring trends for 40+

The belly free trend is just plain awful for anyone over 30. Nobody wants to show off pregnancy marks, not to mention that nobody wants to see them either. What about these new fashionable structured skirts pictured in fashion magazines and on the runway? They look like coffee filters turned up-side down! Am I a clown? The plaid shirts are nice though, but who wants to run around like lumberjack all spring?

accessories details of the belt
Zoom-in on the belt

Better spring trends

The gingham is very feminine in navy blue, black, hunter green or fuchsia when it has it original small design. However, in pastels it looks like Brigid Bardot’s wedding dress! In oversize light blue or red it looks like a misprint of the Bavarian flag and a table cloths, respectively.

What will you wear this spring? Have you found already something that is a great addition to your spring wardrobe?

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Photos: G. Kramm

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