Fall Fashion Fun over 40!

When you’re talking about fashion for mature women, the term “trendy” can be intimidating. Trendy often brings to mind visions of teenagers at shopping malls but it doesn’t have to be that way. Trendy can simply mean that you like to keep up with the latest styles and incorporate them into your daily wardrobe in your own way. Read on to find out what is hot for Fall 2018 then pop by and see us at Shirley’s Boutique for a personal styling session!

Who doesn’t love a cozy sweater on a crisp Autumn day? You’re in luck because this season is all about comfy ponchos, long sweaters and luxurious wraps. With the wild mood swings Mother Nature has been having lately, this trend is perfect for cool mornings and can be removed as the temperatures rise throughout the day. One thing to remember about layering is not to fall victim to frumpy! Don’t hide yourself away in oversized or shapeless styles. Keep your figure defined with cropped jackets or pair your oversized top pieces with a well cut trouser or legging.

Speaking of jeans, now is the time to reintroduce your wardrobe to denim. This super versatile and easy to care for fabric should always be a staple for both work and play. Shake up the stereotype of casual jeans and a t-shirt with a pair of smart white jeans and a gorgeous colourful blouse for a night on the town. Dark wash trouser style jeans look incredible with chunky layers and ankle booties, which are also on the season’s It List.

The keywords for Autumn accessories are Big, Bright and Bold! Bigger is better when it comes to handbags this fall, with gorgeous jewel tones being seen on the runways. Earrings, bracelets, and necklaces are also leaning to the larger side. Think chandelier earrings, chunky bangles and gorgeous statement necklaces … perfect to add some pop to even the most basic of black staple fashions. A definite throwback to more sophisticated days is the reappearance of gloves. The ultimate ladylike accessory is back in a rainbow of colours, even in fingerless versions to accommodate today’s technology.

Often considered an awkward length, the just-below-the-knee hemline is perfect for those who would like a little extra coverage on the legs. Go soft and fun with a fuller, slightly A-line style or get a little flirty. Pair with jewel-tone tights or hose for a super fun look!

As always, these are just some guidelines. Fashion should be personal, fun and comfortable. You’ll look great and feel great in anything if you’re confident and accessorize with a smile.