See you can look cool in crazy prints

#advancedstyle #fashionover50 woman in summer sheath with bold pattern

Sheath dresses are instant summer work style

There is something cool and practical about sheath dresses. They are very versatile and can make many outfits that look completely different. Plus depending on the material, they work in three seasons.

Sheath dresses are so versatile as dress, skirt, top, with cardigan, a layering top or shirt underneath. #budgetfashion Click To Tweet

A trendy new sheath to update my warm season wardrobe

I wanted to add one of these trendy cool, crazy, weird – you name it – print dresses to my wardrobe. Since you never know how long the trend will last, it shouldn’t be expensive, but have a classic cut. When I saw this dress I ordered it immediately as it fits my bill: Classic posh cut plus an It print. When I received the package, I was impressed by the much higher quality than I expected. The piece is well sewn together; the fabric edges are stitched so they won’t start distressing when in the washer. It’s a very nice jersey piece. No loose threads!

#fashionover50 woman in a cool crazy print sheath work outfit worn with T-shirt
Cool print sheath c/o Zaful, own long-sleeve T-shirt, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Ivanka Trunk, ankle strap pumps, and Hermes collier de chien leather band

Always read the size chart

Read the size chart prior to ordering. According to the chart I was an M. The dress is very close to the measures given in the size chart. Except for jeans I tend to order the larger size when I am between two sizes.  Why? You can always make s.th. smaller, but wider is a problem. #maturefashion woman in crazy print sheath for work with T-shirt layered underneath

Bold print sheath c/o Zaful with own long-sleeve T-shirt, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Ivanka Trump ankle strap nude pumps, Hermes collier de chien leather band and bangle

A sheath is perfect for work travel

I have some work travel coming up. This new wardrobe addition solved my problem what to wear and pack on these 2-day business trips. A sheath can serve as a pencil skirt with a loose light sweater worn over it. Perfect for chilly air-conditioned meeting rooms. When going outside, just pull off the sweater, knot it around your waist, and you are ready for a dinner outside when down in the South. On a rainy day a shirt underneath looks professional. On the plane, a sheath with cardigan and trench is a great idea for a first class upgrade on a light weight fly out of Alaska.

#styleover50 mildife woman looking posh chic in a bold pattern summer work outfit
Side view of new robe c/o Zaful to show that the bold color print is only in the front, while the back is classic in black. Styled with own Celine tote, Ray Ban sunglasses, pearls, Hermes collier de chien leather band, statement belt, and Salvatore Ferragamo pumps

The dress is versatile to style

I like the cut and bold print as well as that the item is sewn nicely. The many different colors of the print make it easy to wear the dress in different ways. See the photos in this post.

#fashionover50 midlife woman walking in print attire for summer
Dress c/o Zaful styled with own Celine tote, pearl necklace, Hermes collier de chien bangle and leather band, Ray Ban sunglasses, and Salvatore Ferragamo pumps

An inexpensive classic work appropriate attire with trendy twist

When you go for a trend don’t spend a fortune. It’s always better going for a classic with a trendy twist then full on trendy. Classic with a twist looks professional and can be styled up by accessorizing with pearls or using a scarf as an accessory and dressed down with a denim or leather jacket (see photos).

I wore the attire to work this week in different ways. See these unique looks. Yes, I know, I shouldn’t wear the same piece one day after the other and not more than twice a week. However, I was so excited about creating new outfits. And anyway,

Who said you can't wear a piece two days in a row in different outfits? #breakoldfashionrules Click To Tweet
#midlifestyle over 50 years old woman in sheath and cardigan and red bag in the foreground
Sheath c/o Zaful worn with own Isaac Mizhari cardigan, opera pearl necklace, statement belt, Hermes collied de chien bangle and leather band, Salvatore Ferragamo pumps, and Celine tote
A trendy sheath dress is a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. #styletip Click To Tweet

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Top of the World Style linkup

Welcome to the 150th Top of the World Style linkup party. First I want to thank you for linking up in the past and being here to help me celebrate.

Top of the World Style awards

Let me introduce you to the featured bloggers from last week’s Top of the World Style party.

Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav

You clicked Penny’s post the most, which means she became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Penny is the 71 years old fashion blogger at Frugal Fashion Shopper. She lives in Brighton, East Sussex and showed her great cruise wardrobe that she got for little money mainly because she buys from charity shops. It’s amazing that one can find such great pieces like her awesome cocktail dress in these stores. Try it out. You can’t only save money, get great outfits for a bargain, but also protect the environment by recycling. Don’t know how to shop in consignment stores? Check out the post at the link.

#linkup Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav Penny
Penny, the 71 years old fashion blogger at Frugal Fashion Shopper became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

Top of the World OOTD My Fav

Nina the fashion and beauty blogger at Sharing a Journey caught my eye with her tweed Chanel jacket and the Chanel inspired toe cap shoes. She did such a great job resisting to go down the Coco lane. Instead she paired these classic French pieces with an old time American favorite – the blue jeans. These three classics make such a modern posh chic look! Nina became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. There is just something cool about blending items that seem not to go together like a western cut with eastern print or the so French tweed jacket with the so American “Is in every closet” jeans.

#linkup Nina of Sharing a Journey as Top of the World OOTD my fav
Nina the fashion and beauty blogger at Sharing a Journey became Top of the World OOTD my fav. Photo from her post

Top of the World Style Winner

Osy the beauty, style, and lifestyle blogger at Style Diary by Osy won the Top of the World Style Winner title. She looks awesome in this statement color. This month is her birthday. Thus, happy birthday.

#linkupparty Top of the World Style Winner Osy
Osy the beauty, style, and lifestyle blogger at Style Diary by Osy became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

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