Category: Ways to Wear It

How to Wear a Sleeveless Blazer in Classic and Unusual Ways

sleeveless black blazerA sleeveless blazer will help you keep your cool during spring and summer business events.  But it can also be layered during cold weather, and it doesn’t have to be restricted to business.  It is really quite versatile.  There are so many ways to wear it that age doesn’t matter.

The following outfit combinations are based on a black sleeveless blazer.  As much as possible, I will refrain from calling it black so that it can be a formula you can easily translate.  But if yours is not black, simply substitute the colors of your outfit to parallel the following combos. Continue Reading

How to Wear a Tunic the Best Ways

Charcoal tunic

Today, I’m doing something I never do:  showing “What I Wore.”  It was a very hot day, and I felt totally cool and comfortable all day in this.  In fact, I was getting cold in our air-conditioned house and started looking for a jacket or warm shawl or afghan!

I just bought this silky charcoal tunic from Zara.  I saw it on another blogger who tucked it loosely into her jeans.  I can’t remember who it was, but she looked great!

When I received this in the mail, I was surprised that it was so long.  I can’t imagine tucking it into pants, but I can imagine tucking it into a skirt.

I know it would look great over a dress extender.  If you would like to find out more about dress extenders, see my article “What in the World is a Skirt Extender?”

This tunic would also look good over a short-sleeve or long-sleeve t-shirt.  Since it’s a tunic, leggings or skinny jeans or jeggings would be necessary objects as well.

When the cold weather returns, the tunic could be layered under a sweater or cardigan or jacket with tights or fleece leggings and boots.  Then you could also add a warm scarf or shawl.

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40 Easy Ways to Get A Casual Chic Brunch Look

Perfect for Brunch

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and many moms will be taken out to brunch.  It’s a family affair calling for casual comfort, but it’s also a festivity celebrating Mom.  Age doesn’t matter.  Whether your kids are little or all grown up with kids of their own, here are 40 outfit ideas to make you look cool and comfortable.  Besides, you are loved!  Love makes you beautiful.  🙂 Continue Reading

How to Style the Popular Striped Tee 75 Ways

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Woman in Breton t-shirt and trousers by Castaway Vintage, license CC-BY-2.0

Stripes are classic and are always in style, but they’re also trending right now.  When it comes to classics, age doesn’t matter.  And when it comes to trends, the old becomes new.

Stripes go with everything, just like leopard print goes with everything and blue jeans go with everything.  That’s probably why striped t-shirts are so popular.  There are so many things that you can do with them, that this blog post has 75 ways to style the striped tee. Continue Reading

Your Safari Style Survival Kit: 185 Outfit Combinations

leopard dress & boots
Safari Style by Shannon Carr on Flickr

Last week, I posted the article “How to Get the Ultimate Cool and Casual Safari Look.” Today, I am listing 175 outfit combinations in the safari style.  First, I want to give you the elements of this style so that you can substitute and/or embellish the outfit ideas presented below.  Here is a brief recap from my last article, generally describing how to get the look. Continue Reading

How to Get in the Mood with Color

Age doesn’t matter when it comes to color.  Choose your favorites and stick with what flatters your true self.  The following color trends will give your wardrobe a youthful update.

The PANTONE Fashion Color Report provides a comprehensive overview of fashion designers’ use of color in their spring 2017 collections, as seen during New York Fashion Week.  From colors that are bright and vivid to those that convey a sense of earthiness, Pantone sees the top 10 colors for this spring as reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature.  Featuring the top 10 shades seen on the runway, the PANTONE Fashion Color Report is your essential color guide to the season. Continue Reading