Summer is a great time for dresses. However, often summer dresses are of lower (but acceptable for their price) quality than those for winter. The trends of the former just change faster than for the latter. This post addresses styling and inexpensive, trendy summer dress in an office appropriate way.
- Spring/summer trendy wardrobe up date with floral and paisley print
- Acessorize a floral dress with a belt
- Welcome to the 107th Top of the World Style linkup party
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Spring/summer trendy wardrobe up date with floral and paisley print
This green floral dress is new addition to my spring/summer wardrobe. I wanted a floral dress with abstract, read fantasy bright flowers on a dark background. The typical floral prints for summer are printed on white. These prints don’t look good on me. I tan slowly. I chose this dress because it had a dark back ground in another color than the usual black which seems the second often choice to ground a floral print. Yesterday, I saw three women wearing a black dress with some blossom pattern.Go beyond a black or white background when buying a floral print dress for a more unique look. #personalstyle Click To Tweet
Acessorize a floral dress with a belt
This dress actually has an A-line cut (not shown), which is tricky to style when over 40. The hem namely falls like the tail of a Mermaid (see side view photo above), which may easily look too cute and/or girly. While this style is fine for young women on a weekend, it is too casual for work at any age, even on Casual Friday. Thus, I used a styling trick namely accessorizing with a belt to get the width under control.
Be aware of the change in length caused by belting
Of course, whenever you gather fabric with a belt, it means that the hem looks shorter than it actually is. When I wear this wardrobe update loose, it looks about 2 inch (5 cm) longer than when belted. When the length gets too short to look right, one of these cool underskirts may do the trick to provide the right length. 😉
I added a dark green belt, and neutral block heels for an office appropriate look. The dress is very versatile. It will also look great with my orange plateau sandals, navy blue D-Orsay open toe pumps, or black wood sole sandals. Of course, the jewelry and/or belt have to be changed to go with the vibe of the shoes. This trendy addition to my wardrobe seems to be a fun trendy piece for a season. 🙂
Mix cheap and expensive pieces for a great outfit. Click To Tweet
When you wear a cheap/fast-fashion trendy item, pair it with some more expensive classic pieces to look great in fashion over 40.
Do you already wear your new wardrobe updates? What are they? What are your spring/summer outfit challenges? Let me know by email so I can help you.
Welcome to the 107th Top of the World Style linkup party
Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!
When you are new, welcome. We are glad you are here. You can sign up the form below to join the VIPs who receive an email invitation each week for the Top of the World Style party.
As a “Thank You” for linking up, I pin photos from this party’s posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your posts to this group board, please follow my boards on pinterest (pinterest requirement to add you), and send me an email with the request to be added to the group board contributors. I will email you an invitation. All you have to do then is to click accept and start pinning your outfits.
By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World Style Winner, Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav or Top of the World OOTD My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you. 🙂
When you want to get a free feature at the Top of the World Style party as a co-host, all you have to do is to click the link and let me know. We then will agree on a date and I will send you the linkup code on the weekend prior to the party. You will just have to add the code to your post. Newbies are also welcome.
To support other fashion and style bloggers, I added a new feature to the Top of the World Style linkup party last week. A random generator picks one post. The blogger who submitted the post becomes the Top of the World Style Winner. S/he is featured at the next party in addition to the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav and Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Of course, the winner also gets a cool logo for their sidebar, featured or awards page (see below). 🙂
Since the party runs a week minus 5 minutes, this feature will have temporal delay of two weeks for technical reasons. At the time of scheduling a new party, the old party is still in full swing and blogger still can join. To give all guests the same chance, the old party has to have closed before drawing the winner. In plain English, the Top of the World Style Winner visited the linkup party two weeks ago.
The winner of this week’s feature is Carrie, the blogger at Curly Crafty Mom who submitted her winning post at the 105nd linkup party.
Chioma, the blogger at C’s Evolution of Style became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. Her floral, pink sheath works for Easter brunch/dinner as well as at the office and a wedding depending on the accessories and styling. A smart purchase. 🙂
Abril, the blogger at The Color Palette, became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. This all neutral color outfit has a fresh spring vibe to it. Despite the outfit only has neutral colors is doesn’t look boring at all. I love the duster trend! What about you?
Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button from my Linkup Page.
Speaking of this Linkup Page, when you host a party, please send me an email with the day, name and your blog URL. I then will add you to the linkup directory. It’s a free promotion for your party!
- Grab the above banner and put it into your sidebar if you like
- Please follow your hostess via email.
- Linkup up to four of your fashion/style posts by simply adding your link below
- Please be a good sports and visit the posts of at least three of your linkup-fellows, introduce yourself to them to network and to make new friends. If you know them all already, I am sure they will still appreciate your stopping by and saying Hi. We all like traffic, don’t we?
- Please help that you and everyone of us gets more traffic by spreading the word about the party and tweet See the awesome outfits at the Top of the World Style linkup party. Thanks.
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