Spring means the start of the warm season. Fashionwise it means the new trends of SS2021. Read what are the major trends and which one work for women in midlife depending on your personal style.
- Trends from the runway to real life
- Which spring/summer 2021 trends work or not
- Exaggerated Shoulders (not) like you knew them
- Bra tops – a risky endevor for most of us
- Oversized Denim is a Do …
- Statement Collars if it meets your personal style profile
- Metallics – Now we are talking!
- What are the trends in accessories?
- Trends to keep when they work for you
- Top of the World Style Linkup No. 301
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Trends from the runway to real life
At this time a year, we are still bundling up like I do in the featured photo. And yes, the weather may be tempting to buy a new coat, rather than thinking about our spring/summer wardrobe. However, spring will be here sooner as one thinks and with it the need to take your last spring/summer’s pieces from the storage, decide what to keep and what to buy to update your wardrobe for fit, style and trends. This post reviews the trends from 2020 spring/summer fashion week.
Typically, when SS-fashion weeks are around many of us are busy with creating our wardrobe for fall/winter, but not the season thereafter. Well, and there is always a substantial “cut-down” from what one sees on the catwalk to what is worn finally in the streets. Even a twenty years old gal doesn’t walk thru town belly free, unless – well she’s a hoaker. Nevertheless there was a fair share of belly free clothing on the runway.
And yes, we have seen so many excerts from fashion weeks over the years that it seems all to blur. In the end, we buy what we like. That’s fine when you go with fast fashion. These pieces are not meant to last.
Which spring/summer 2021 trends work for mature women
Let’s briefly discuss the trends that may work on a menopausal body. Of course, it also depends on the cut. And of course, let’s keep an eye on sustainability too.
Exaggerated Shoulders (not) like you knew them
Sure there are some blazer with shoulder pads like in the 1980s. However, they have wide collars, another terrible trend for many of us. But actually, the exaggerated shoulders are still a take the statement sleeves trend. It’s last spring/summer’s puff sleeves. This trend is taken from the Victorian Era. Perfect for the Romantic Style woman.
Pleasant style tops have puff sleeves, and they are a Do. When you have Romantic or Bohemian Style stock up on high quality timeless pieces.
Stylist tip: Try leather pants with a white puff sleeve shirt.
Bra Tops – Risky endeavour
Not my cup of tea, to be honest. However, this trend can look very romantic when styled modest; sexy to ridiculous, when styled the wrong way.
Read this trend is risky.
On the catwalks, bra tops were styled like the silky camisoles in the 1980s: Under a pantsuit! But with flat sandals, not pumps. The Romantic woman may try a floral long corset-like bra top with a pair of jeans and a suede jacket. So chic.
Oversized Denim is a Do …
… if you can afford the illusion of more pounds than you actually weight. Wide leg jean – maybe with the cross-over closing are a do. I would go for a pair that’s slweek around the hip with widening legs a sleek bodycon tank , high pointy-toe heels and a leather jacket.
Statement Collars if it meets your personal style profile
Many of them were ruffled. Read again Bohemian and Romantic. If that’s you, you have the pick at the litter.
It seems like they meanwhile are a perennial or even classic. A key whole crewneck is a great way to cover cleavage, but still look sexy. Choker cut-out tops with long sleeves are also great when you have well tuned shoulders. Try them with a pair of jeans for a posh weekend casual look.
Metallics -Now we are talking!
I love this trend. I definitely will stock up on metallic pieces in classic cuts. If you want to jump the bandwagon or already did, wou can read more on styling metallics in an ageless way in the linked guide.
What are the trends in accessories
Remember the 1960s, when our Moms and aunts matched the shoes and bag? Now it’s match your shoes and/or bag with your clothes!!!!!
Who on Earth has the money and closet real estate for so many bags and shoes unless you are married to Rockefeller?
Your solution? Go for gold and silver tune jewelry and it fits with the metal buttons of your clothes.
When you like the tips of this post, and want dressing tips for all kind of situation in midlife, buy my book How to Dress for Success in Midlife.
Trends to Keep
Puff sleeves, sneakers, and layered skirts. Check the favorite looks of last year.
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