Inspiring Summer Looks Over 40; Visible Monday Reminder

Warm weather dressing can be a challenge – we still want to look stylish but layering and boots and tights are not optimal! For Florida summer, which is six months long, I often fall back on a cotton skirt and tank top, paired with sandals and shades. Luckily, we can trust the women of Visible Monday to come up with creative summer looks for any age.

As always, the first tips are: stay cool, dress comfortably, wear your favorites, and own your summer looks. Confidence is all. And here’s how some of the Visible Women stay cool:

We experiment with retro/classic silhouettes: Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun is rocking this fabulous 1950’s look, with a full gingham skirt and denim blouse tied at the waist. Her authentic vintage bag is bright and summer-y, and those heels (although I can’t wear them, sad) look sensational. Hair pulled back and sunglasses at the ready – you go, Dawn Lucy.

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We wear a colorful and cool dress: Sheila of Ephemera looks fantastic in a funky, fun, and colorful dress by Desigual, a cool purple hairstyle, and ankle socks rather than – gasp – pantyhose. Great sunglasses too.

We do modern Boho chic: Suzanne of Ask Suzanne Bell looks stunning in lightweight flowy trousers and an airy kimono style top – over her bathing suit, why not? Love the hat and flat metallic sandals too.

How are you keeping your cool this summer?

Stay fabulous, and see you at the new “Easy does it” Visible Monday,


Reminder: Visible Monday starts Sunday around 5PM. You are invited to share your favorite outfit, accessory, hairstyle or lipstick of the week – anything that made you feel Visible. Be there for the best blogger party and the finest style on the webz!


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  1. Great examples Patti! I know what you mean! Living in the South, it is very hot and humid here in the summer. It can get tough taking pictures for the blog when you are sweating, the hair has fallen from humidity, . BUT I enjoy wearing dresses in light materials and a fun pair of sandals.. it can be easy summer dressing!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    jess xx

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