See how I styled my floral skirt two ways

#fashionover50 woman in shirt skirt and utility jacket

Floral skirts are a summer essential

Which gal doesn’t love a floral skirt? The print reminds of summer, great smell, love, beauty, you name it. And, yes, floral prints may be romantic. Unfortunately, exactly this fact makes anything floral a risky item to wear at the office. It may be because romantic is often associated with dreaming, naive, inexperienced, young woman. Over 40, it’s often associated with conservative and not-up-to-date. It looks like a no-win situation.

In my opinion, romantic is just a great personal style that looks best on certain women. It’s the on-viewer’s own fault and injustice to make the wrong conclusion. And s/he may be pretty astonished when the “romantic woman” plays hardball. A great camouflage. Anyhow.

To play it safe, go either for abstract floral prints at the office or tough them up. An utility jacket, biker or bomber leather jacket do the trick when you wear a floral dress or skirt.

#midlifestyle older woman in floral skirt with Hawaiian print and blush top summer look
Blush Shein utility jacket worn as top, statement beaded necklace with dagwood detail, Vintage Silk men’s Hawaiian floral shirt up-cycled into a skirt, nude Ivanka Trump ankle strap pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Hermes icy pink H enamel bangle and Chanel crossbody bag (all own)

Hawaiian floral print in camouflage colors

Hawaiian prints are a classic and the flowers are typically abstract. The print of this skirt looks like camouflage on first view. The A-line cut is classic too and hence office appropriate.

#fashionover40 woman in Casual Friday summer office look
Shein drawstring top, multiple string statement necklace, Vintage Silk men’s Hawaiian shirt recycled into an A-line skirt, Ivanka Trump nude pumps, Hermes enamel H-bangle, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Chanel quilted nude crossbody (all own)

Styling a floral skirt for Casual Friday

A while ago, I wrote a post about how I made this skirt from a shirt. See the post at the link, in case you missed it. For that post, I styled it with a purple blouse for the office. On casual Friday, I paired it with a blush pink utility jacket. Blush pink and olive shades colors look always great together.

#advancedstyle back view of woman in a summer outfit of floral skirt with blush utility jacket
Shein utility jacket worn as top, Vintage Silk men’s shirt up-cycled into a skirt, and Ivanka Trump ankle strap pumps (all own)

Wear a biker coat instead of a blazer

Unless you are in the corporate world, a blazer can be often substituted by a chic leather jacket. Here I went with my white one, but for a going out look. The color is perfect for summer and it occurs in the print of the skirt. Black and white is always a great idea. Thus, adding a black shirt and black sandals toughen the floral print up.

#agelessstyle midlife woman in A-line DIY skirt, statement belt, motorcycle jacket, top and wood sandals
Self-made A-line skirt, Jones New York top, Graham & Spencer white motorcycle jacket, Hermes collier de chien belt, necklace (all own), and Musse&Cloud wood sandals c/o Coolway

You can find another look of a floral print skirt with a leather jacket in the post at the link.

#styleover50 midlife lady in casual work outfit with floral bottom, black top, white biker jacket
Side view of casual work outfit with DIY bottom, Jones New York sleeveless blouse, Graham & Spencer white biker jacket, Hermes collier de chien belt, necklace (all own), and Musse&Cloud wood plateau sandals c/o Coolway

I really love my DIY upcycled shirt. Guess what? I made another one from one of the other hand-me down shirts. Stay tuned to see it.

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Welcome to the 164th Top of the World Style linkup party

The party has three awards Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav, and My Fav plus the Top of the World Style Winner. However, when you want to get a free feature asap to promote your blog and grown your audience and exposure, and don’t want or can’t wait to win a feature apply to co-host the party.. All you will have to do is to implement the code into your post, and promote the party on your social media. I will you the code on the weekend before the party. Co-hosts also get a cool button to display on their blog on their featured page or in their sidebar.

The awardees of this party are Debbie, Charlotte, Lesley, Jodie and Monika. Sorry, Nancy 😉 🙁 ! Now you are curious? See how it plays out.

#linkup Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Charlotte, Lesley, and Jodie
Charlotte, Lesley, and Jodie became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from Jodie’s post

Jodie, Charlotte, and Lesley were the readers’ favorite at the last party. No, Nancy didn’t quit. Find out why she is missing and Lesley jumped in at Jodie’s Touch of Style. Jodie has a great tip how to prevent that your kimono slips off your shoulder. Pin it to your top. How smart! I do that with scarves.

#fashionlinkup op of the World OOTD My Fav Monika of Style Is My Pudding
Monika, the personal style blogger at Style Is My Pudding, became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

I love Monika’s idea to wear a faux fur vest in summer. So edgy! Monika is the personal style blogger at Style Is My Pudding. Monika is a hardcore shopper and fashion fan. She works at a veterinary clinic, i.e. has to wear a uniform. No wonder that she is all about “dressing up” when off-duty. Eclectic, edgy, everyday ensembles are her game; she wears what she wants and really owns it. She keeps an eye on current trends and shares her outfit ideas with “style-obsessed women who refuse to fall behind when it comes to looking and feeling our most confident, attractive selves!!”

#linkup Top of the World Style Winner Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust
Debbie, the style blogger at Fashion Fairy Dust won the Top of the World Style title. Photo from her post

Debbie won the Top of the World Style award. She is the fashion blogger at Fashion Fairy Dust. On her blog, she shares her love of fashion, styling tips for real life, and her often humorous view on life. For her, fashion means expressing who she is, and an opportunity to share her fashion love with the world every day. Her goal is to inspire women of all ages to dress to feel beautiful and happy. She is opposed to obeying antiquated societal expectations that dictate how women should dress. She says
Fashion and personal style do not have an expiration date. - Debbie Stinedurf of Fashion Fairy Dust #quote Click To Tweet

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