While I like a Romantic style — ruffled blouses, full skirts, loose hair and soft colors — I like to see it roughed up with a few tougher pieces.
One of my favorite looks is a feminine, floral dress or skirt worn with either a) a classic jeans jacket; or b) chunky boots. I think it keeps me from looking too “precious” or girlish, neither of which is a great look for a fifty-something professional.
I like a lacy blouse or scarf worn with classic jeans, a velvet blazer with a tweedy skirt and a chunky fisherman’s sweater over a frothy, feminine skirt. My taste in jewelry has gotten more textured as well, and I avoid very girly pieces in favor of simple silver or stone jewelry.
Here are some mixed-mood looks I really like and find age-appropriate (ack!). As always, I love to hear your opinions. Do you like to stay consistent in mood within your outfit, or cross boundaries?
|Feminine dress plus broken-in denim jacket. Polyvore.|
|Love this lace top with casual denim, via The Coveted.
I’d add a nude cami, just me.
|Blogger Fashion Banana shows how to do a pretty floral dress with
a cool motorcycle jacket.
|This feminine skirt would look great with a soft blouse, but I
love the chunky sweater for a bit of contrast. Source.
|And I really like a menswear watch like this one, to balance out
an otherwise feminine look.
What say you all? And have a happy Friday!