See August’s most read posts, fav outfits, and a new OOTD

woman over 40 in street style look

August’s best looks

Can you believe that it is already September? Where did the summer go? Or even worse, where did the year go? We are now already preparing our fall/winter wardrobe. Fashion weeks are around the corner. Next comes Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Halloween. It’s time to start thinking about the gifts for your loved ones and close friends. Who’s turn is organizing the family union on Thanksgiving and/or Christmas? The entire holiday craziness and stress including the relieve when the year is finally over. On to the next one.

#maturefashion older woman in street style leather skirt with bomber jacket
Back view of street style fall outfit with Oliveo pleated leather skirt, Camel bag (all own), bomber jacket c/o Shein, and Musse & Cloud wood sandals c/o Coolway

Let’s recap what happened on the blog this month. The most liked outfit post was my color crush. In the post, I showed that a color bag can go far beyond just a pop of color to an all neutral outfit. A colored bag also looks great with a colorful outfit.

As you get older, color is your best fried. #agelessstyle Click To Tweet
fashion over 40 woman in fall outfit
Graphic Tee, Shein bomber jacket, Oliveo pleated leather skirt, statement belt, DIY silver with green enamel bangle,  Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), best girlfriends bracelet c/o Chico’s and Musse & Cloud wood sandals c/o Coolway

The right colors make you look younger

Why is that important and of interest? As we get older our skin and hair loose some of their youthful colors. Thus, we may more easily look pale or even unhealthy in all neutral outfits, pastels, dark colors or a monochromatic outfit. This means in outfits that worked so well for us in the past may not work for us any longer. Remember how cool we looked in our all black uniform or the 90s? Today, adding the right colors close to our face can take years off and make us look more attractive and healthy. For me deep, bold colors do the trick.

fashion over 50 woman in colorful outfit eShakti abstract print dress, GNW tight, crystal belt, Jord watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), Musse & Cloud sandals c/o Coolway, and green Florentine leather cross body bag c/o Uno Alla Volta
Fashion over 40 woman in black outfit with pop of color H&M skirt, John Paul Richard sequin top, Hermes Collier de Chien belt, Lookbook Store motorcycle jacket, Calvin Klein block heel pumps (all own), and green Florentine cross body bag c/o Uno Alla Volta

The post that was read the most in August, was what I learned from 1000 fashion posts.

What I learned from 1000 fashion posts

Ageless Style

August’s Ageless Style linkup featured How to wear graphic Tees. Speaking of the linkup you can still join the September Ageless Style linkup that features how to style a summer skirt for fall. The Ageless Style series also addressed the best and worst trends for fall, and summer to fall transition.

Focus Alaska

The weekly series on Alaska curiosa, storytelling, travel insider tips and lifestyle featured a funny story of coming to Alaska, a scientific post about permafrost damage, Alaska’s frequent flyers, and Alaskans’ dog love.

Permafrost damage in a parking lot Permafrost damage in a Fairbanks parking lot. From Left to lower right: Broken pavement and gravel of the sink-whole showing a big gap underneath the concrete curb, shifted head poles of plugins, and gap underneath the concrete curb
Alaska lifestyle is dog love Young Alaskan giving his pet dog a board ride up the Chena River in College, Alaska

What I wore today

Now to the new OOTD. I started adding pieces from the cool season gear to my outfits lately. In this OOTD, for instance, I pair my pleated leather skirt with a graphic Tee and a bomber jacket for a street style inspired fall outfit. The wooden sandals provide the finishing touch. This look would also work with black tight for the first chilly days of fall.

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Have you already switched to integrating cold season items into your outfits like I did here with the pleated leather skirt? Which winter items do you start wearing the first when fall approaches? Old ones or the new wardrobe updates for fall? Let me know by email, I am curious.

Welcome to the 127th Top of the World Style linkup party

Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! 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 will pin photos from this party’s outfit posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your outfit post 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. I would love for you to join us.

By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World Style Winner, Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav or Top of the World OOTD My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you. 🙂

Top of the World OOTDs

The Top of the World Style Winner is picked by a random generator from the party two weeks ago. The reasons are as follow: Each party runs a week minus 5 minutes. At the time of scheduling a new party, the old party is still in full swing and blogger still can join. To give all guests the same chance, the old party has to have closed before drawing the winner. In plain English, the Top of the World Style Winner visited the linkup party two weeks ago.

Top of the World Style Winner Christine
Christine, the blogger at Bon Chic Style, became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

The winner of this week’s feature is Christine, the blogger at Bon Chic Style, who submitted her winning post at the 125th linkup party.

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Cheryl Tucker
Cheryl Tucker, the blogger at Northwest Mountain Living became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

The post by Cheryl Tucker at Northwest Mountain Living became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. She wrote about her (negative) Botox experience.

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Johanna
Johanna Grange, the blogger at 101 Things I Love became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Johanna Grange, the lifestyle blogger at 101 Things I Love became my favorite of last week’s party. She caught my interest in this outfit with the contrast between the sweet-romantic top and the tough studded leather skirt. The sneakers are the perfect finish as they work for both styles. Genius. <3

Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World Style button from my Linkup Page for your sidebar, featured or awards page. :).

Speaking of this Linkup Page, when you host a party, please send me an email with the day, name and your blog URL. I then will add you to the linkup directory. It’s a free promotion for your party!

Now let’s party. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.

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