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Post-40 Bloggers

Age does have it’s perks. One huge benefit is having lived on this planet long enough to figure out what you like and what you don’t. Hopefully, you have also learned that you can be stylish and polished without riding the wave of every fashion trend.

This is not to say that women over 40 can’t have fun with fashion trends, but the important thing is to figure out which elements can be incorporated into your wardrobe with ease and confidence. It doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing scenario. After all, not every trend is made for every body type.

One thing I have noticed about this year’s trends is that there is something here for everyone! I have picked through all the trends to find some elements that can be easily worked into your style.

How to Incorporate Some Of The 2015 Fashion Trends

The asymmetrical hemline is one trend that we can all pull off. The key to this trend is finding the length and volume the works best for your body type. Take note that this trend usually draws attention to the legs. If this is not a feature that you want to highlight, make sure that the shortest length of fabric does not hit above the knee.

SPRING TRENDS: Asymetrical Hemline and Fringed Bag

 

Fringe is a new trend that should be used sparingly.  It is definitely a look that can go too far, too fast. However, it works well with a nice leather bag. When used on a bag, the fringe does not add additional bulk to the body, but instead provides a nice focal piece.

60’s Inspired Clothing is also a trend for 2015. The structured form and heavy seaming of this style can be very figure flattering. However,  true to original 60’s fashion, a lot of the styles are quite short. Look for the simple design element at the neckline, but find ways to vary the hemline.

SPRING TREND: 60's Inspired Dress with Asymmetrical Hemline

 

70’s Style Bohemian is fun to wear because of its colorful flowing style, but be careful not to combine too many elements. The key to this style is to make it the star and keep all other accessories minimal and casual. Also, be aware that the loose 70’s style can tend to make you look bigger. If a dress is particularly volumous, pair it with a denim or fitted jacket to add a little structure.

Bohemian 70s Trend

Bohemian 70s Trend by shellie-bowdoin featuring vintage evening gowns

image - spring dressCircle and Flared A-Line Skirts are my favorite 2015 trend, so I saved the best for last. If you only want to invest in one new trend-minded piece, this would be my pick. These skirts are flattering on most body shapes and they are great for emphasizing the waist. Also, the wider bottom lends proportion to a larger bust line or wider shoulders, as well as, camouflages larger hips. So, everybody wins with this style.

The most flattering length for this skirt is just below the knee. There are also some great looks in longer lengths, but you need to watch the proportions by keeping the top sleek and stream-lined.

Now that Spring is here, we can set our sights on shedding our winter coats and embracing something fun for Spring! Look for ways to incorporate some 2015 fashion trends into your wardrobe.

Take a picture and send it to me if you come up with a new outfit that integrates one of these new trends. I would love to share some of your pictures with everyone.

Shellie (3)

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6 Comments

  1. Loving the 70’s Bohemian style… may have to go shopping.

  2. Laurie says:

    Some lovely stuff here Shellie, i love the tassled bag.
    Laurie x

    • shelliebowdoin21@gmail.com says:

      Thanks Laurie! I thought that bag was the perfect amount of fringe. Thanks for taking a second to comment. I value your time.

  3. Dana says:

    Shellie – You are so beautiful, and I can’t wait to do your photos this summer. We should really think outside the box and style a fun, fashion oriented shoot!

    • shelliebowdoin21@gmail.com says:

      I am excited about it! Be thinking about what we could do. I would also like to interview you for a post on how you picked up photography as a passion.

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