One important thing that makes me feel confident are the clothes I wear and as a mom and a woman slightly over forty I want to be stylish, yet comfortable.
Here is an easy guide to the newest fashions for this Spring and Summer. I will explain how to incorporate it into everyday wear, reasonable retailers to purchase your favorites, and how to take it to take some of them from day to date night.
The runway verdicts have spoken and this year fashion ranges from feathers to earth tones.
So let’s get to it!
Considering you are not going to the Derby, or parties, let’s look at other ways to ‘mom’ this look while ‘keeping you young!’
Harper’s Bazar is my main go to for the latest trends. I find it most visually appealing when I’m doing my fashion research.
Here is my two favorite feathered outfits featured on Harper’s Bazar website:
I’d love to strut the red carpet with a white jumper delicately gloved with extravagant pearl feathers or take place at my ‘ole theatre cocktail parties while wearing this delicate, blue swing…. but practically suits me best these days.
So how can I add this Fashion to my life?
With such a bold statement I feel subtly works best for my lifestyle.
First rule of subtly is adding a stunning feather accessory to your outfit. These earrings by Kate Spade New York do just that.
One of my favorite clothing retailers, and a former employee in my late teens, I often find eye catching styles. This feathered necklace is one of them.
At New York and Co. it is regularly priced at $26.95
And if you really want a feather accessory that is subtle you can go for this cute hair band sold at TJ Maxx. I LOVE the deals I find at this retail store.
This sweet and fun hair band is priced at $7.99. It will be an easy wear for any occasion! Pony tail it or center it around a bun, either way it’s bound to look smashing.
I am going to switch gears to the next fashion. Dresses! Or as I would say…dresses. 🤷🏻♀️
My body doesn’t get to experience dresses very often these days, but doesn’t mean I don’t like them! Can you rack your brain to the mid 90’s when baby dolls dresses were the IT of dresses?
Well now it is “All Dolled Up.”
I couldn’t imagine my life fitting into an All Dolled Up dress off the runway… I really am left scratching my head….
Including the early 90’s prom dress by Gucci (I swear my sister wore this dress for prom??? 🤔 Seriously, hers’ was turquoise!)
That being said, in researching this fashion I found some cute dresses! I’m excited about these dresses!
The one I will share first is the Kristall Floral V-Neck mini dress available at Dillard’s.
At first glance I wasn’t sure….
Check out this fun, flirty picture!
This model makes me wild about this dress! What it could do on a dance floor!?! And the shoes paired say it all! (I couldn’t find the exact pair in the picture… but I found these, and adore them! If you know the maker of the boots in the photo please comment!)
I need to be careful with short dresses, as I do have a bubble butt… but my 5’1… AND 1/2 height appreciate a little above the knee to lengthen my legs.
That being said, this dress has me smitten.
I feel like this next dress is a sweet, flirty, sexy choice and the heals paired with it are simple yet sophisticated.
I’m not sure my height could pull off this dress, have to try it on, but super excited for the ladies that can strut their stuff in this beauty.
Let’s talk about a Fashion us, above forty, can embrace. Down to Earth tones! Yea!
Cream, tan, khaki and sand colors are in ladies, and that is one color we can rock!
Check out these runway fashions! I could take my favorites right off the model.
I have to tip toe around some of these colors, my skin tone can look really washed out if I don’t add some pop with them.
What about you?
Here’s some hot young appropriate items I adore. (After digging through LOTS of options…)
This was the first love I found. I love the paired color pallet and think this would look adorable with a pair of jeans (maybe white/cream) and spring dress sandals. I can definitely vision me wearing this fashion forward top at my family Easter celebrations this year.
I love the second shirt with the black, as advertised in the picture. For spring fling I’d pair it with a crop jean, a wedge for the evening, (an easy flat for the day) and give it a subtle pop of color with a blush crossbody bag.
Since we are on colors, yellow is the in. Don’t scrunch your face, there are many shades of yellow and I’m sure you can find the prefect match for your skin tone!
Here are my top favorite two runway looks:
The simplicity, practically and banana yellow are appealing to my eye on the first runway fashion. (I do like bananas 😜) I can envision Ellen DeGeneres sporting this look for sure.
The second runway fashion turns my eyes to hearts 😍. This sunshine yellow is a facet of gold! (I deem her a Greek goddess in this dress.) While it wouldn’t translate well with my everyday life style, the material would be perfect for a sundress.
Here are my favorite finds…
I admire the nude heels in the picture and would keep that complete look!
Don’t forget, you can always add this bold color to your wardrobe with accessories.
If you are more of a pattern lover, here is a fashion trend for you…. remember Julia Roberts’ famous polka dot dress in 1990’s Pretty Woman?
Well, pull your replica out of the closet and dust it off, because dots are back in. 🎉
My two favorite runway looks, taken from HarperBazar’s site, are these:
When searching for more of this fashion, New York and Co. is not a disappointment with the styles to complete this classic appeal. Enjoy shopping for dots!
I would now like to take you back to the days of scarves…. don’t get too excited yet… the runway is wearing them an extremely different way this year.
While we remember scarves most worn like:
This year on the runway:
Your main article of clothing is the scarf. I personally, was a little unsure of the idea, but I’m wild over the last two dresses in this picture. I’ve always been fond of this type of patterning and it also has a bit of boho vibe, which I find comfort in.
Where can you buy this look, right for you?
While this early spring/summer trend was more of a challenge to pinpoint, I found an adorable scarf print at Macy’s by I.N.C. It is in the petite collection, which actually is an advantage to me!
I’m excited about this skirt- dress. It looks nice and cool for hot summer days and easy to drape a black cardigan for cool spring nights. I also love the pairing here, a subtle dangle earring and black sandal.
These scarf prints aren’t the only thing nostalgic in fashion this year. You know those fun tie-dye crafts you’ve been doing with the kids during summer? Well buy a t-shirt in your size too.
Yup, update those acid washed jeans and gather your finest vintage hippie wear because its hit the runway.
I hit the jackpot of tie-dye fun and acid wash denim at Nordstrom Rack. They even had some trendy swimsuits and coverups!
Here are some of my favorites…
If you encounter me on a usual basis you will most likely find me wearing leggings. It transfers easy to a quick workout later too. Leggings give me easy movement to run after the kids and get the cleanup done. These stars embedded leggings by C & C California May have been created just for me. 😉
While I’ve always adored acid wash denim jackets, I couldn’t pass up these frayed end Wrangler crop Jeans.
Before we switch gears to much more summer looks, check out this runway fashion for spring. Think trousers, jumpsuits and modern military jackets. The in earth tones make this look work if you get behind it.
I’m going to be honest with you, I’m not cool enough to confidently pull off this style as seen on the runway, but let’s see what I can find in the genre.
This utility jacket by SONOMA comes in five different colors, allowing to find the perfect match for your spring wardrobe. It is available at Kohl’s, regular price $60.00 (but Kohl’s usually always has sales and coupons)
If you can rock the jumpsuit, Express offers a stylish utility, belted jumpsuit for $88.00.
Let’s go ahead and dive into a couple runway looks more suited for summer.
There is nothing that says nautical to me more than heavy netting. This look does just that… Fishnet attire.
How to apply this nautical fashion?
This Michael Stars net vest might be a comfortable ease into this fashion.
If you prefer to take comfort in the sun while wearing a one piece suit, a knot net swimsuit might be your style. This gold suit, by Marylin Monroe Swim, adds the trendy net subtlety to your neckline.
This next summer fashion is our second to last from the runway tour, taken from Harper’s Bazaar.
While I wish i could now tell you I saved it for almost last because it’s one of the best… well, this happens to be my least favorite for completely personal reasons. (Like my bubble butt and thick thighs.)
I present you the late 1980’s biker shorts…. they’re back hotter.
The best selection I’ve found is presented to you by Athleta.
It appears this trend is mostly sold in athletic stores that focus on running, yoga, biking etc… maybe it will filter to other clothing stores soon.
And the final runway fashion presented for this Spring and Summer of 2019 is….
What Haper’s Bazaar calls hang ten. Remember the song California girls…? Well, like that, with an upgraded version of cool and tough instead of minimal bikini.
I’m game! Bring it!
I love sporty beach looks, almost anything beach…. so here is what I found…
This tasseled skirt, by Raga, reminds me of the first runway look I’ve shared. I found this saucy beach blouse, by McGuire, to give this look a sweet but sexy appeal. Add an embellished sandal for a day out.
Bold enough to try the scuba gear?
I hope you enjoy some of the new fashions this Spring and Summer of 2019 and it continues to – Keeping You Young!
You can find more of these fashion ideas at my Pinterest – Keeping You Younger