See how I styled my floral skirt two ways
Shein utility jacket worn as top, statement necklace, Vintage Silk men's shirt up-cycled into a skirt, Ivanka Trump ankle strap pumps, and Chanel crossbody bag
Contents
  1. How to style floral skirts in a mature way
  2. Try a Hawaiian floral print in neutral colors
  3. Style a floral skirt for Casual Friday
  4. Wear a biker coat instead of a blazer
  5. Wrapping up

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How to style floral skirts in a mature way

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. Thus, a floral midi skirt looks like a no-win situation.

In my opinion, romantic is just a great personal style that looks best on certain women (You can determine your primary personal style using this free online style finder.). Actually, it’s the on-viewer’s own fault and pre-justice 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.

over 50 years old 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)

Try a Hawaiian floral print in neutral colors

Hawaiian prints are a classic and the flowers are typically abstract. The print of this skirt looks like an olive based 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)

Style 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 have to wear fashion-forward corporate style, a blazer can be often substituted by a chic leather jacket – especially on Casual Friday. The best way is to choose a color that repeats in the print like the white one in the photo example. This look also meets the bill for a going out with colleagues after work.

Stylist’s tip: Black and white is also always a great idea. Thus, adding a black shirt and black sandals toughen a floral print skirt up.

 midlife woman in A-line DIY skirt, statement belt, motorcycle jacket, top and wood sandals

#styleover50 midlife lady in casual work outfit with floral bottom, black top, white biker jacket
Outfit details: Summer business casual work outfit with DIY Hawaiian print midi skirt, 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

When you like the look, please pin it. You can find another look of a floral print skirt with a green leather jacket in the post at the link.

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.

Wrapping up

Floral skirts are a summer essential. This post illustrated two of many concepts how to get more outfits from the pieces you already own. It not only provided floral skirt outfit ideas for the mature Romantic Style woman, but also for Casual Friday. Don’t let your outfits be accidentally great. Just look up what to wear when in How to Dress for Success in Midlife. Buy the book now.

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