One dress two looks same ways
Work outfit with teal GNW tight, teal GNW cardigan, Antonio Melani boots, Sak bag (all own), best girlfriend bracelet c/o Chico's and tweed dress c/o Shein
  1. Same style recipe, different look
  2. How to repeat the styling recipe
  3. Stylist’s secret: Change the vibe of the look with your color choice
  4. In a nutshell

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Same style recipe, different look

Today I present the last photos of this winter. They are another way of wearing a sheath than the classic sheath with sweater combination that became famous with the Mad Men TV series. These featured two work outfits both base on the same styling recipe: Dress with knit jacket, tights and booties. These two posh office outfits, however, look quite different from each other due to the change in the color scheme. Who says that instant style would lead to boring outfits over time? On the contrary, it can make up your signature style!

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over 50 years old fashion blogger in Shein navy and white pencil dress with burgundy accents

style book author in sheath with cardigan and booties
Outfit details of winter work outfit: Chanel-inspired tweed sheath dress c/o Shein styled with own GNW burgundy cardigan, burgundy and blue neckerchief worn as bracelet, GNW burgundy tight, garnet necklace and earrings (all own), wood watch c/o Jord, and Mousse & Cloud booties c/o Coolway

How to repeat the styling recipe

In the work outfit above, I added a burgundy jacket and burgundy tights. The accessories, a square silk scarf worn as arm candy and wood watch stay with the burgundy theme. The color combination works two basic colors red and blue darkened with black to burgundy and navy. It also works the black and white extreme with the white in the tweed and the black booties. Don’t forget to add at least one trendy item to look great in tweed over 40, no matter whether the clothing is a sheath, skirt, blazer or a pair of trousers.

mature fashion blogger in work outfit with Shein sheath and cardigan
GNW teal knit jacket, teal GNW tight, Antonio Melani booties, Sak bag, Festina watch (all own), jade best girlfriend bracelet c/o Chico’s and sheath dress c/o Shein

Stylist’s secret: Change the vibe of the look with your color choice

In the outfit above, I worked with neighboring colors on the color wheel, blue and green and the shades thereof. I added brown as a neutral for balance. This outfit has a calming vibe, while the first outfit in this post has a more powerful attitude. In case you missed it, you can find the review of this tweed sheath at the link.

In a nutshell

Using style recipes like presented here is an easy way to achieve ageless style. They also help you to get more outfits from the pieces you already own. Moreover, style recipes take the stress out of getting dressed. My style recipe book How to Dress for Success in Midlife has timeless, easy-to-follow outfit suggestions for all kind of dressing situations in midlife. Buy the book now.

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How do you style your sheath? Do you use “styling recipes”? Do you think about your color combinations and what vibe they convey? What are your work outfit challenges? Let me know, so I can help you.

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