Summer is here, and that means it's time to revamp your wardrobe for your top seasonal looks.
While there's no one right method for how to dress over 40, if you want a more mature style than the crop tops and flip flops of the younger generations, it might be hard to find a good style guide.
Too often, summer attires for "mature women" seem dated and plain. We're here to help. Keep reading for a few tips for how to put together a new summer look.
Tops: Stylish but Appropriate
If you've put crop tops and tank tops behind you, you're in luck. There are plenty of wonderful summer-friendly shirts that you can wear that won't be too revealing but will keep you stylish.
First, look into sleeveless shirts or blouses. The straps are wide enough to hide any rogue bra straps but they will still let your arms stay cool.
If you want more skin protection, consider a sheer and loose overshirt. Pastel colors are in this summer, and there's a perfect pastel for every skin tone. Despite the added layer, the material will add a barrier to protect your skin from the sun so you may stay cooler.
Keeping Your Legs Cool
While short-shorts allow your legs to be free and cool, they're not usually part of a mature wardrobe. You still have options that are stylish and fun!
For people who prefer pants, try loose and flowy pants like gauchos or other wide-legged pants. While they may seem retro, they're back in style right now, and they pair well with a sleeveless top. The wide legs allow air to flow so you won't overheat.
For those who like skirts, you're in luck. Knee-length A-line and circle skirts are timeless, making them great for all ages and all years. They offer a vintage look that's both comfortable and on-trend.
Dresses are perfect for summer. They're easy to put on, they're great for a beach day, and they transition well from daytime to nighttime.
For those who don't like showing off their legs, long maxi dresses are perfect. Like the wide-legged pants, they offer coverage while still allowing air to flow. They're popular amongst all ages so you'll have no shortage of dresses to choose from.
Shoes for Style and Comfort
You want to make sure that you pair your outfit with appropriate shoes. Comfortable and supportive shoes are essential for protecting your feet. Many summer shoes are uncomfortable and offer poor arch support.
For dressier outfits, Mary Janes are a comfortable choice. They'll pair well with midi-length skirts and long summer dresses.
Casual outfits offer many options for summer shoes. If you're wearing a casual outfit for a hike or an outing where you'll spend a lot of time walking, it's even more important to stay comfortable. White sneakers are actually trending right now which is great news for your arches.
Mix and Match Your Summer Looks
With these tips, you can create a perfect summer outfit that's both stylish and age-appropriate. You don't have to dress as you did as a teenager to stay cool and trendy during the summer.
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