Classic American style for mature women
Polka dot pleated Ralph Lauren skirt with geometric print cardigan, L.K. Bennett patent leather pumps, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, and sunflower yellow Longchampl pliage bag (all own)

This yellow Longchamp cuire collection is a gift from my husband. I am usually not a big fan of yellow as I am a deep winter meaning bold cold dark colors are most flattering for me. However, when he asked me what color I would want I immediately said sunflower yellow. This color looks so great with neutral colors like the navy blue polka dot pleat skirt above. Here I added a white cardigan (again as blouse) with a navy blue print and my L.K. Bennett navy blue patent leather pumps for the office. On the way to work, I relied on my Burberry Brit trench coat. This outfit would have well fitted into the geometry class of the 10 Trends Style Challenge that Sarah from Sarah’s Real Life run in April, and in which I participated.

Classic American work outfit for midlife women
Burberry trench coat over Ralph Lauren polka dot pleated skirt with L.K. Bennett patent leather pumps and Longchamp leather pilage (all own)

For your convenience here a recap of all 10 trends – Lace, Tribal, Floral, Fringe, Cropped, Neon, Geometric, and Local Love – in one post and how I styled them.

midlife woman in floral trend Ann Taylor floral tweed skirt, Dior over-the-knee boots, GNW sweater, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Festina watch, Carhartt gingham shirt, Fossil denim jacket (all own) midlife woman in lace trend Great Northwest denim jacket over lace dress, Hermes collier de chien belt, pearl necklace, and Harley Davidson booties (all own)

pastel trend light blue leather pants, pink mock turtleneck
Halogen leather pants, Madonna True or Dare floral pumps, Brooks Brothers mock turtleneck sweater (all own)

mature woman with paisley scarf Shearling coat, riding boots, statement belt, tan gloves, Oliveo denim skirt, silk wool scarf, tan headband, and Kate Moss for Longchamp satchel (all own) mature woman in cropped pants Cropped leather pants, True or Dare Madonna floral pumps, Brooks Brothers mock turtleneck sweater, Ray Ban Jackie O. sunglasses (all own)

mature posh chic outwear look with tribal belt Shearling coat, western ethnic belt, olbong blanket scarf, structured bag, polka dot tights, and Harley Davidson booties (all own) midlife woman wearing local street style look Anne Klein white blazer, Harley Davidson booties, Oliveo leather dress shorts, Brooks Brothers mock turtleneck sweater, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, and pearl necklaces (all own)

middle-aged woman in posh chic street style look
Silver leather pants, snake print fall booties, Anne Klein cable knit sweater, pendant necklaces, and D&GM sunglasses (all own)
older woman wearing a neon pink bag
Double-H lace-up booties, London Jeans camouflage cargo pants, shearling coat, neon pink 3.1 Philip Lim tote, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Pavlova Russian floral fringe scarf and white beret (all own)

over 50 year old wearing a geometric hounds tooth Chanel belt, Notations zebra print cardigan, Oliveo leather skirt, G&DM sunglasses, and hounds tooth blazer (all own)

How do you style the new trends? Which trends are challenging for you? Let me know so I can help you.

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