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3 tips to loose your fear of unmatched suits

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Suit that’s not a suit

There are these professional events when you have to wear a suit. When they just occur twice a months you probably don’t want to invest in an entire wardrobe of skirt and pants suits. Closet space is expensive real estate. Suits are expensive when they are high quality and classic. They have to be styled with trends to not look boring and old-fashioned and so Old Lady when you are over 40.

But who wants to invest into these items when one can only get so few wear out of them? Unmatching the suit is one solution that gives you some extra wear out of the pants/skirt and the blazer.

#fashionover50 monochromatic work outfit with unmatched suit
Back view on work outfit with Banana Republic skirt, Newport News biker leather jacket, LV scarf, barrette, and Salvadore Ferragamo pumps (all own)

Another tip is to go for unmatched suits. It permits you to look different at the various meetings. Why is this important? Well, it conveys the message that you are creative and have ideas, and that you are on top of things.

Wear an unmatched suit at a meeting to make an entrance. Click To Tweet

I have no clue why men can wear the same suit-tie combo over and over and nobody would think of them as boring, old-fashioned and non-creative. Instead they are considered as being stable and reliable. Why are these differences in judgement?

#fashionover40 fake suit for work
Banana Republic skirt with Newport News biker leather jacket, GNW Luxe sweater, LV scarf, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle and Salvadore Ferragamo pumps (all own)

OOTD – unmatched pink suit

I found this pink skirt and leather motor cycle jacket at a different visits in my favorite consignment store in town. Pink is one of the colors I like to wear in spring and summer so I tried them on. They have a perfect fit, and so they came into my closet. They look great together as it is a monochromatic look sort of. The recipe is to go for different texture. The smooth leather and weave of the tweed do the trick. You can read more about how to create a monochromatic look at the link.

While going for a monochromatic look is the easiest, other nice options are classics like a navy blazer with a gray skirt, a plaid blazer with a matching skirt or vice versa. Swap plaid for floral in summer.

#over40style #over50fashion professional outfit at author reception
Ann Taylor blazer with GNW sweater, Burberry skirt, opera length pearl necklace, Ivanka Trump pumps and structured bag (all own)

A dress can substitute a suit

In summer, it is often a great choice to ditch the skirt suit for a tailored work dress. It provides thermal comfort at the meeting in AC and still remains bearable when you have to walk a couple of blogs for the luncheon with the group.

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Samantha Brown jersey wrap dress with a delicate print c/o HSN, accessorized with wooden watch c/o Jord, worn with own Dr. Scholl wedges, Jones New York cardigan, and Kate Moss for Longchamp satchel for a classic ageless work outfit

What do you wear in summer when you have a work meeting for which you have to dress up? Do you wear suits at work? What’s your work dress code, if any? Let me know, I am curious. Link up your work outfit that you wear at meetings/conferences in addition to your OOTD.

#maturefashion outfit details
Zoom-in on details of work outfit with Banana Republic skirt with Newport News biker leather jacket, GNW Luxe sweater, LV scarf, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle (all own)

Top of the World Style linkup-party

Welcome to the 56th Top of the World Style fashion linkup party. We had a blast last week. All your lovely and inspiring outfits.

Last week the Readers’ Fav OOTD who you clicked the most, was Mis Papelicos’s report about a blogger conference. She is the blogger of Mis Papelicos. Who does not admire her signature style?

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Mis Papelicos became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

I really had a hard time to pick Top of the World OOTD My Fav. You are all so stylish. May be I should just feature the three outfits that were clicked the most? What do you think? Anyhow I picked Karen’s outdoor party outfit as My Fav. It nicely balances a posh and comfortable look. We all want a balanced life, right? Karen is the blogger at Lady in Violet.

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Karen became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Congrats ladies, please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button.

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