Tips to get more wear out of your wardrobe

Who said you’ve to wear your clothes always the same way?

Nobody!

This post illustrates several ways of wearing a waterfall cardigan, and slouchy boots. In the OOTD shown in the photos above I knotted my waterfall cardigan around my neck. From the front this styling trick look like a scarf. From the side, the tails of the waterfall cardigan look like a stylish oversize scarf or cape. The photos below feature the cardigan worn as this fall’s waterfall cardigan trend (left) and in form of a wrap top.

Styling pieces in different ways

over40fashion work outfit Own waterfall cardigan worn over a jersey dress c/o Ronen Chen with own Harley Davidson booties, ethnic belt, GNW tight, and DIY brooch

#maturefashion over 40 year old in a modern winter office look with waterfall cardigan Waterfall cardigan belted with a Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle over a GNW cardigan worn as top, Clark booties (all own), and boot toppers c/o Top of the Boot

The “booties” in today’s OOTD are actually boots rolled down. The photos below show how I styled them differently.

#fashionover50 midlife woman donning a styled winter outerwear look
Faux fur coat with Celine bag, GNW tight and Nine West boots, silk cashmere scarf, LeatherCoatsEtc gloves, and beret (all own)
#fashionover50 woman in winter work outfit with faux twinset
Eddie Bauer tweed skirt with Lands End sweater, Moda International cardigan, pearls, GNW tight, and Vince Camuto slougy boots (all own)
See these cool inspirations how to style a waterfall cardigan without looking heavy. #styleadvice Click To Tweet
fashionover40 office outfit
GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater with Eddie Bauer tweed skirt, GNW tights, Vince Camuto boots rolled down to be worn as booties, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Kieselstein Cord belt, and waterfall cardigan for an office appropriate look
styleover40 work outfit
Side view of the above OOTD with GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater with Eddie Bauer tweed skirt, GNW tights, Hermes colier de chien bangle, Vince Camuto boots rolled down to be worn as booties, Kieselstein Cord belt, and waterfall cardigan

Look at other clothes and their options

Don’t stop with the boots and cardigan. Be creative!

Knot a maxi dress at the hem to create a mini dress. #styletip Click To Tweet

Knot a blouse or shirt. Use accessories to vary the look of your outerwear.
For variations on how to wear the shearling coat shown in the photo below see Five tips to style your outerwear to avoid winter boredom. In an earlier post, I showed you how to get more outfits by from your wardrobe by wearing a dress as a blouse. For posts demonstrating the opposite idea, namely how to wear a mad-man style dress as a skirt, style a dress as skirt, or how to style a sheath dress as skirt see the posts at the links.

advanced fashion woman in outerwear
Shearling coat over Eddie Bauer tweed skirt with Vince Camuto boots rolled down to look like booties, Pavolvo Russian scarf, matching LeatherCoatsEtc gloves, Salvatore Ferragamo belt, and structured bag (all own) for a winter outerwear to the office

When you liked the outfit recipes of this post, and want recipes for all kind of dressing situation in midlife, buy my book How to Dress for Success in Midlife.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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