Spring

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

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STATEMENT SLEEVES

Wondering how you can up your blouse and top game? According to In Style, this season it’s all about the exaggerated sleeve—and there are so many options, from billowy to bell shaped, ruffled to extra long. The more fun you have with the statement sleeve, the more playful your look can be.

Here’s how I wore the trend:

This blouse is from New York and Company.  It also comes in white and is on sale for $34.96.

 

This blouse is from JC Penny.  It is currently on sale for $28.80 and comes in misses and petites.

This blouse is from Macy’s.

This blouse is from JC Penney.  It also come in Navy and White stripes, Navy Floral and Pink Floral.  It’s on sale for $20.99.

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BOMBER JACKETS

Bomber jackets are trendy outerwear pieces for spring 2017. Bombers can be worn in many ways, plus there are lots of amazing designs, starting from the classics, like MA1 flight jackets, vintage designs to silk-satin versions embroidered and printed ones. Scroll through this gallery to see various ways you can wear your bomber this spring.

Here are several of my bomber jackets and how I choose to style them:

The details on this jacket are what initially drew me to it.  I love the silk fabric and the embroidery both in the front and the back.  As you know from previous posts, embroidery is on trend as is floral.  The bonus is that the jacket is reversible and be worn two ways!  Originally this jacket was $120.  I got it on sale for $69.99!

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Here is my other bomber jacket.  I was drawn to this jacket because it was on trend with the patches!  I love when I can find two trends on one item!  This jacket also looks cute styled with a striped shirt.  Stripes also continue to be on trend!  Which way do you prefer it?

 

Here are some more styling options!

 

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A classic black bomber jacket can be worn with ripped boyfriends and simple graphic tee.

Cargo khaki olive bomber can be styled with a chic black-white striped long-sleeve dress and classic white trainers:

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Classic two-color bomber looks modern, try it on with ripped jeans and patterned shirt:

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Pale pink bomber with an embroidered detailing looks fresh. Try it on with a spaghetti strap crop tank top and denim cut-offs:

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Another pink color jacket with floral embroidery looks awesome with high neck white top and denim shorts:

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Light green silken bomber can be easily teamed with blush tailored shorts:

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Pink varsity bomber with black-white striped detailing is teamed with floral print flared skirt:

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Shiny silver bomber with black-red stripes detailing is worn with black-white plaid print mini skirt and platform red leather boots:

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Pastel yellow bomber and blush shorts is a good combo:

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A Proven Winner – The Perfect Graphic Tee!

A graphic tee under a jacket is such a fun look.  It is a great choice for the office on casual  Friday, a lunch date with the girls or for a date night with your special someone.  I was out shopping with my FTF partner in crime at the  Chico’s Girlfriend Event and we fell in love with this Chic Happens Tee.   The material has gone through something called a burnout fabrication process which makes it a little stiffer so it so that it doesn’t cling.  The cut is generous but not so much that it looks boxy and it flows away from the waist. It is the perfect tee for someone like me with a chubby middle!  If you have been looking to add a graphic tee to your wardrobe and like me you have a little chub your trying to hide I highly recommend this one.  Plus it is on sale right now.  It’s a proven winner!

https://www.chicos.com/store/search/?searchTerms=chic%20happens&emptySearch=true&searchLabel=chic%20happens

 

BOLD RUFFLES

According to In Style, architectural ruffles build the foundation of a dramatic evening look. These stiff, austere waves are more modern than the floppier furls of past seasons, making this feminine detail feel new again.

HOW TO WEAR IT
Ruffles act as their own accessory, so there’s no need to take out your jewels. Maybe you’re a little worried about incorporating ruffled pieces into your wardrobe, but trust Fashion Trends and Friends they look amazing on everything from tops and jackets, to even pants and shoes!

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Easter Dresses!

Easter Sunday is Four Weeks Away.  Have you selected your dress?  If you haven’t don’t panic because FTF is here to help. Check out this amazing selection we’ve chosen just for you.  All of the dresses shown are $100 or less, can be ordered with a few clicks and will be at your door in plenty of time!  Also, they all can be worn again for a date night out with your special someone and most can do work duty with a blazer layered on top.  Happy shopping and Happy Easter!

 

 EMBROIDERY…it’s on everything!

Spring is just around the corner and it is announcing itself in brightly embroidered colors. Embroidered bags, embroidered shirts, embroidered dresses, embroidered jackets, embroidered leather jackets.  And one of FTF’s favorite trends this year, embroidered boots. This year this artful trend is making a fierce comeback! Spring is coming up embroidery!

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Hot Spring Trend as Seen in Style Watch March 2017 Issue:

All Things Patches:

Here’s How I Wore It…bomber jacket (another spring trend) with patches:

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2017 color of the year is …. GREENERY!

The Greenery shade is a cross between lime and peridot.   Will you be adding it to your wardrobe?


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