For your Sunday style inspiration this week, enjoy these looks from the Ailey Spirit Gala in New York.

1. Colorful

Pamela Zilly looks gorgeous in a multicolored dress.

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2. Simple & sweet


Lovely combination of pink and white with gorgeous shoes.

3. Hip black and white

A unique black and white ensemble accessorized with red.


4. Suited


I love the color of this suit and the way this lady combined it with a textured bag and red top.

5. Lace dress


A very elegant dress paired with pumps makes for a great summer look.

6. The little black dress


You can never really go far wrong with a little black dress.

7. Orange printed jacket


This is Joan Weill and the colors of this fabulous party jacket suit her so well.

8. Embracing color


I love how this family embraces color. The woman in the red and black dress looks especially fabulous.

9. Black mini


The oversized top half of this dress makes it very unusual and interesting. She certainly has the legs to carry this look.

10. Arty chic


This is a more artistic look enhanced by the oversized necklace.

I love the diversity of all these looks and like them all, but the top look by Pamela Zilly is my personal favorite as I love the colors and print of that dress which suit this woman perfectly.

How about you? Which look do you like best and why?


Photography by Denton Taylor


Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, she is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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