Fall/Winter

Looking for wearable fall & winter fashion inspiration?  These posts show the latest fall/winter fashion trends translated into real life outfits for the average women over 40.

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COLD SHOULDER SWEATER

Cold shoulder sweaters are on trend this winter!  Similar to the spring/summer trend this look is good for all ages since everyone’s shoulders look great!  As each day passes and the weather is getting rapidly colder, I know some of you might be sharing my fear … that fear of it being too cold to even look somewhat cute. Luckily, the cold shoulder sweater has come to our rescue!! This sweater allows us to keep warm and still show some skin due to the shoulder cut outs! Sometimes, the smallest details can really add more to your outfit! It’s the perfect sweater style for everyday wear, or dressed up for holiday wear! You will definitely be achieving effortless winter style by rocking one of these sweaters!

Holiday Party Dresses for Each Body Type!

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The best dress selection for women that carry extra weight around the middle are shift dresses,  A line dresses or swing dresses.   A dress with ruching will look good too.  Check out the great choices below!

Hour Glass

If you have an hour glass shape don’t try to minimize your curves but rather highlight them.  Wear dresses that have a fitted top and nip in at the middle and then have a full skirt.  Belted dresses are great as they will show off your waist.  You will also look great in a pencil skirt.

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You can rock anything fitted or fitted and flared.  You can pull off short hemlines.  Dresses with side cut outs will give the appearance of curves.  Dresses or blouses with embellishments on top will also look great on you.

 Pear

Off the shoulder dresses are a great choice for pear shaped women.  Any dress that is fitted on top and then flares at the bottom will also flatter.  An A line skirt or a full skirt with a fitted top is also a great choice!

HOW TO WEAR A PUFFY VEST AND LOOK TRENDY…

This year a chic puffy vest is on the top of our favorite fall clothing pieces. It is warm, stylish and comfortable. Although it is sleeveless, you’d be surprised how warm a puffy vest will keep as you venture out into the cold. There are many different ways to wear this extremely versatile piece and give it that stylish edge. You can layer it over tights and rain boots. Wear it over a dress with leggings and booties. Wear it with a flannel and jeans. You can even combine a puffy vest with well-tailored pants. Here’s one way I wore mine:

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Check out FTF’s suggestions below!

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THE FANTASTICALLY FUN FALL FAUX FUR TREND…

Not only is this cozy trend super stylish, but also gets a furry friend stamp of approval from Fashion Trends and Friends.  From the streets to the runways, this trend has been seen everywhere. Coming in all different patterns and styles, faux fur is the trend to rock this fall/winter season. My absolute favorite way to showcase faux fur is through different styles of outerwear. Here’s how Cindy and I styled it…

 

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BLANKET SCARVES = HOT FALL TREND

There are scarves, and then there are blanket scarves. Blanket scarves are a giant version of a scarf that are so big they could even be used as, you guessed it, a blanket. They’re warm, cozy, comfortable, and wonderful.

But despite how versatile they are, blanket scarves can be hard to figure out. There’s so much fabric that it’s easy to look at it and go, “how the heck do I wrap this around my neck?” If you want to embrace the coziest trend of the season, we’ve got you covered! Here are some style tips on how to wear blanket scarves:how-to-blanket-scarf-1

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My Summer Bikini Body Wasn’t Ready but my Fall Sweater Body is on Point!

This quote shared by my sister, Karen, on Facebook made me laugh because it is so true!  Fall is my favorite season with its glorious foliage and cooler weather which allows me to break out my sweaters!  On trend this year are sexy cold shoulders, cutouts, ruffles, fringe, extra-long sleeves, turtlenecks, lace-ups, and one of my favorite looks – bell sleeves.  In addition to keeping you comfy, cozy and warm sweaters do double duty camouflaging any extra around the middle!

 

Halloween Costume Ideas For Women Over 40

Halloween is a great time to get creative with your Halloween costumes. You can be anything or anyone you want.  I’ve notice that my taste in Halloween costumes changes as I get older. Maybe it’s just me but the thought of wearing a short, tight Halloween costume fills me with almost as much dread as my dentist appointments.

Check out these Halloween costumes ideas for women over forty:

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Melanie Daniels from The Birds

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds is one of the most famous horror movies ever made. Just take a green dress and a matching green jacket, and you have Melanie Daniels. Then add some scratch marks and pulled hair, and you have Melanie Daniels after the birds’ attack.

Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman

Queen Ravenna is a great costume idea for the ladies who like to get into the Halloween spirit without becoming unrecognizable. No need for facepaint or messy makeup here, Queen Ravenna is as beautiful as she is evil. Channel Charlize Theron, who played Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman, as you get dressed in this killer costume. A queenly dress, jewels and crown are all your essentials.

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Not all Halloween costumes have to be scary to be cool.  To recreate Audrey Hepburn’s iconic role this Halloween, simply wear your sleekest black dress and add a pair of black gloves, statement pearls and jeweled headband or tiara.

Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction

The best Halloween costumes are the ones that are easy to recognize but still unique.   Mia’s white shirt and black pants combination is simple. Top it off with her short black hair and bangs, and this signature look is one that everyone knows.

Daisy from The Great Gatsby

All it takes is a flapper dress fit for the ’20s, some gorgeous jewelry, and a fur scarf, and you’ll be dancing all night long.  Now, if I could just find you Leonardo DiCaprio!

Can you think of any other Halloween costumes women over 40 want to wear?

15 Loafers Styles To Wear This Fall

A pair of loafers is a timeless staple that is perfect for any occasion. Loafers have taken street style by storm, having been spotted on a number of bloggers and editors alike.  From jeans to skirts to tailored pants, there are many different ways to style your own loafers this Fall.

Don’t own a pair of loafers yet? We’ve  included some options to shop, helping you stay on top of one of Fall’s biggest trends.

Animal Prints

What Goes Around Come Around. Check out the Hottest Print for Fall.  We didn’t realize it went out of style.  You probably already have something in your closet.  Pull it out, its back in style.  Need some animal print inspiration?

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