No fear of the short suit look

#fashionover40 work outfit for casual Friday
Black blazer with Oliveo leather shorts worn as a fake suit with Oliveo button-down shirt, Hanes tight, Ray Ban sunglasses, and Steve Madden camouflage booties (all own)

Suits over 40

Shorts suits are a big trend this spring/summer season. In my twenties, I was a big fan of skirt suits and pants suits. I wore them too be taken serious at conferences and whenever I had to give a presentation or had a professional meeting. At that time, I also wanted to look “older” and thought the suits do the trick. However, what I did not pay attention to at that time was color the impact of color. Of course, I had had my best colors determined at that time like every fashion interested gal. I am a “winter”. Thus, I bought the suits in winter colors. However, I bought them in pink! This color is very friendly and assocciated with young, and in Germany, especially, with little cute girls! The result? I remained looking like a young woman in her twenties.

#over40style woman in an unmatched suit for Casual Friday
Outfit as above, but with a boxy leather coat (see this seller for a similar) and structured bag for the commute to work

Fake suit look looks favorable on mature women

Today I am not in the skirt suit and pants suit anymore. Thus, a real shorts suit would also not fit my bill. I love the “fake” suit look. This means I like to take a blazer and a skirt, pair of pants or shorts and build a business casual “suit” like in the photo above. These “fake” suits look so much fresher and not like a business uniform. They are so much more me. For other examples of my “fake” suits see a leather suit, another shorts suit, and even a fake suit combining brown and black in one suit.

Do you like suits? What about the shorts suit trend? Will you jump the bandwagon? Send me and email, I am curious.

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Photos: G. Kramm (2014)

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