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How I styled neon pumps for the office

purple print silk scarf, full leather skirt coach bag, tweed blazer

Neon pumps are a statement

I found these neon yellow pumps on eBay. Neon-anything is always risky beyond 40. Thus, when you want to wear neon in midlife you have to keep the statement color the statement in an otherwise classic outfit.

Posh office outfit with neon pumps

When I saw this black fitted Ann Taylor blazer with white, light purple and bluish purple weaved threads on the rack in our local mall, I had to have it. When I tried it on it was even a perfect fit! No journey to the tailor! I got even more excited when I found out it was on sale. This new blazer perfectly fits to my black silk scarf with white and bluish purple print, and my light purple Coach bag. I paired the new blazer with my full leather skirt and my dotted cardigan that I like to wear instead of a blouse in spring. To give the look a little edge and stir away from girlie I added my neon pumps.

#fashionover40 midlife woman in chic unmatched suit with neo statement shoes
GNW polka dot cardigan worn as top with Oliveo full leather skirt, statement necklace, Anne Klein scarf, Paloma Picasso sunglasses and Christian Louboutain neon pumps (all own)

Neon pumps draw attention to your ankles and feet

At the office, I took the blazer off. The blazer is just perfect at this time a year, to insulate me from the chilly air in the mornings. This means I wear the blazer as a cover-up. Even without the blazer, the neon pumps stay the statement of the outfit. This means the neon pumps draw attention to your ankles and feet. When you don’t like your ankle be the focus and/or believe you have too large feet, skip the trend of neon pumps.

#styleover40 woman in posh work outfit with neon pumps
GNW polka dot cardigan worn as top, Oliveo full leather skirt, statement necklace, Anne Klein scarf, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Christian Louboutain neon pumps, Ann Taylor tweed jacket and lavender Coach bag (all own)

You have seen the full skirt styled differently before. You can find a different outfit inspiration with the neon pumps at the link.

#accessories purple print Anne Klein silk scarf
Zoom-in on the weave of the tweed Ann Taylor jacket, abstract floral print of Anne Klein scarf, and lavender Coach bag (all own)

Would you wear neon colors over 40? If so, would you have the nerve to integrate them into an office outfit?

Photos: G. Kramm

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