May Week Four Blog

The Power of Your Presence
~ Style * Communication * Etiquette ~


Grownup Fashion for Spring

I’ll be the first to admit that after researching the 2018 Spring/Summer trends, a lot of it looked more like costumes or like fashion that only young people would try. If you viewed any of the runway shows online, it would be easy to find them intimidating or make you want to give up on fashion all together. But using my style eyes and with you in mind, I really did see pieces that grownup women could wear with confidence.

Adding a few new things to one’s wardrobe can really make one feel refreshed and rejuvenated. I’d like you to have that experience. That’s why I’ve created this list of what to avoid—the clownish or juvenile looks—and what to try—the pieces better suited for the mature woman.


Navigating Spring Fashion Trends

  • What not to choose:
    The large logo branded shirt
     
  • What to choose instead:
    The smart looking tailored or creatively cut white shirt

  • What not to choose:
    The multi-multi-layered look, i.e. dress over blouse over pant plus a jacket
     
  • What to choose instead:
    Two layers or a one-piece like a caftan or jumpsuit

  • What not to choose:
    Layered multi chokers
     
  • What to choose instead:
    Layered pearl necklaces

  • What not to choose:
    Oversized multi-patterned and multi-colored pantsuit
     
  • What to choose instead:
    Solid colored, fitted pantsuit

  • What not to choose:
    The corset belt
     
  • What to choose instead:
    Skinny leather belt or multi skinny belts intertwined

  • What not to choose:
    The plastic boots
     
  • What to choose instead:
    A lace-up bootie

  • What not to choose:
    Socks with heeled sandals
     
  • What to choose instead:
    Oxfords, wrapped flat sandals, or sneakers

  • What not to choose:
    Belt purse or the double purse
     
  • What to choose instead:
    Large tote

  • What not to choose:
    Cartoon prints
     
  • What to choose instead:
    Floral prints, large or small

  • What not to choose:
    A slip dress
     
  • What to choose instead:
    A shirtdress

  • What not to choose:
    The turban hat
     
  • What to choose instead:
    Straw floppy hat with sun protection

  • What not to choose:
    Heart shaped framed sunglasses
     
  • What to choose instead:
    Aviator sunglasses

  • What not to choose:
    Splatter paint denim
     
  • What to choose instead:
    Dark denim

  • What not to choose:
    Nightgown dress
  • What to choose instead:
    Sheath or wrap dress

  • What not to choose:
    See-through plastic garments
     
  • What to choose instead:
    Garments made from silk, linen, cotton, or blends

Does this still seem challenging? Trust me, there is great fashion that will suit you perfectly and raise your spirits and confidence. I’d love to help you find it!

Back to Week FOUR →

website_content_allpages_decoration1.jpg