I will be the first to tell you that I am not a professionally trained stylist. Some of my combinations are better for my shape than others. As I publish this blog and see pictures of my looks almost every day, it is obvious (afterward) that some silhouettes work for me and others, not so much. I share all of that with you here, because that is part of the learning process and we are in this together.
We recently attended a meeting at the dinner hour held in an event facility on a friend’s farm. It certainly wasn’t a cocktail party so business casual was appropriate. I have been asked what this means for women many times. That seems to be a moving target for us. Given that the weather was still very warm and the event was conservative in nature, I wanted to dress for comfort in the heat but to look appropriate.
Here are the reasons why I wore what I wore on this evening. First, I knew I was going to be spending time standing in the grass so no high heels. What pants are cool to wear when it is hot and look good with nice flats? Palazzo pants! I love this style by Clara Sunwoo from ShopMyFairLady.
My struggle came with what to wear on top. I am not comfortable wearing just a tank top however, those are the only plain shorter tops I own. After trying on ten different tops with the pants, I settled for this Clara Sunwoo top because I ran out of time. While I love this top and have worn it many times with slim leg jeans and heels, it is a bit too long and full to wear with Palazzo pants. The best look for me includes one that is either monotone (one color from head to toe) or broken by a horizontal line in thirds, never in half. If my legs were three inches longer, I wouldn’t have to be so mindful of these rules.
I hope that sharing my successful looks as well as my not so great looks will help you to learn what works best for your shape. Try taking a selfie every day for a week to help you figure out what outfit combinations look best on you. Pictures are worth a thousand words and frankly, my mirror lies to me every day!
Some of the companies I shop with, generously allow me to offer you a discount. ShopMyFairLady is one of my all-time favorite sources for great looking pieces that I can wear for years to come. When you shop with them this month, use the coupon code September 15 to receive 15% off your purchase. (Given by way of a refund when your order is completed.) I am on my way over there now to buy this top to wear with all my Palazzo pants!
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!
All words and styling are my own. I no longer accept products to review.