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The shops are starting to fill up with the latest clothes from the Fall 2011 collection. I’ve already highlighted some of my favorite dresses for women over 40, but let’s have a look in more detail on how we can wear the latest trends this fall.
I love all the new colours that were presented: emerald, teal, ruby, amethyst, garnet, sapphire and citrine. I will definitely aim for using more colour in my dressing. If I get a chance I’m hoping to acquire a dress in one of these colours.
Longer skirt and dresses length
The length of skirts and dresses is a lot longer than last season which is great news for women over 40. Skirts that stop on top of or just over the knee are a very flattering look for over 40 women, so it may be good to get a few dresses or skirts with this length. I may still have a few skirts in this length so it would be great to pair that with one of the jewel tones tops.
I love the men’s inspired trend that features a lot of suits, jackets, the wearing of ties, and dandy shoes. This will be a more difficult trend for me to pull off, since I’m living in hot Singapore and hardly wear suits, but it can be a very flattering look for older women. Take this tuxedo inspired suit from Zara for example. So chic!
Black and white
This ties in with the next trend that is timeless and always effortless chic. The monochrone or black and white trend. Try to mix this with the new 60s inspired trends and add some graphic to your outfit. I love the Zara skirt below! I can definitely put this trend to use, combining all the black and whites I already own.
This trend is perfect for the sophisticated over 40 lady. Accentuate your waist and create a wonderful silluette. Perhaps even wear a hat?
Which trends are your favorite? And how do you plan to wear them?