6 OF THE MOST DEBATABLE TRENDS FOR WOMEN OVER 40

Dallas blogger wearing a cashmere sweater and crop top set and black denim

I get a ton of questions from all of you about what items are appropriate to wear over 40 so today’s YouTube video and post is all about which over 40 fashion trends you can wear!  I’ve done some research and written down which items I’m emailed about most frequently and these 5 debatable trends are the winners.  The most important question you can ask yourself before wearing something is this: DO I FEEL CONFIDENT AND LIKE MYSELF WHEN I WEAR THIS TREND?  If the answer is yes then by all means wear it because in my book STYLE KNOWS NO AGE!

Now, let’s be honest, there are chic ways to wear a trend that are age-appropriate and not-so-chic ways to sport a trend that are not so age-appropriate which is where I come in.  I’m going to share the chicest ways to rock some of fall’s hottest trends no matter what your age, but particularly for those of us who are over 40.  Make sure to scroll all the way down to check out all 5 of these debatable fashion trends with looks that are easy to emulate and feel free to shop anything you love along the way.

 

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6 OF THE MOST DEBATABLE OVER 40 FASHION TRENDS:

1.) THE CROP TOP:

There is definitely a tasteful way to wear a crop top, no matter what your age! Pairing a crop top with high-waisted denim is hands down the best way to wear this piece. When you wear high-waist denim with a crop top, only a sliver of your skin is left showing. Women over 40 are not too old to wear crop tops if they’re worn this way!

I’m featuring this beautiful cardigan set today that includes a crop top that I’m obsessed with! I will be wearing the cardigan set trend on repeat this fall and winter. As you can see, a paired this crop top set with a pair of super high waisted denim so that only a sliver of my skin shows through.

 

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Fashion blogger wearing a rust turtleneck sweater and faux leather pants

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2.) WEARING LEGGINGS AS PANTS:

Grabbing a pair of leggings to wear as part of an outfit or as pants is super controversial! I think it’s completely doable under one circumstance – make sure to wear faux leather leggings as pants. I don’t recommend wearing gym leggings or cotton leggings as part of an outfit! Faux leather leggings will definitely make your outfit more chic, sophisticated, and tastefully sexy.

My all-time favorite leggings are these amazing slimming ones by Commando. They’re so flattering and even have a tummy control panel built-in! They are super affordable at under $100. I featured these exact leggings in one of my recent videos titled: FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS STYLED 8 WAYS. I sized up one size in these, I’m wearing a size small.

 

Dallas blogger wearing a neutral blazer and black denim shorts

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3.) CUT-OFFS:

I get a ton of questions like “am I too old to wear cut-offs?” from my followers who are over 40. If you feel confident and comfortable when you wear cut-offs, I say go for it! I would also recommend to size up in your shorts because there’s nothing worse than wearing shorts that are too short or too tight no matter what your age is!

These Agolde shorts have been sold out forever, but they’re now restocked in all sizes! I love these flattering shorts so much. If I had to pick one pair of cut-offs in my closet, these are hands down the best. They’re high-waisted and a bit longer than regular cut-offs making them very age-appropriate.

 

Fashion blogger wearing a chic leather tank and high waisted ripped denim

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4.) RIPPED JEANS:

I personally love wearing ripped jeans and have for a very long time – I am going to be 47 soon and still feel confident and comfortable wearing this style. The way I elevate and dress up my ripped jeans is I always wear a third layer with them and a heel. If you’re going to wear ripped jeans, I recommend dressing them up since this will make them look more age-appropriate.

Some of the best ripped jeans in my opinion are these Alice and Olivia high-waisted jeans. I love cuffing them at the bottom since I’m a bit on the shorter side, and I also added cool gold heels making this look chic and sophisticated. I love this amazing faux leather edgy top by Alice and Olivia making these jeans on point! The big, broad shoulder pads also make this top amazing. This top runs true to size, I’m wearing an XS.

 

Dallas blogger wearing a rust puff sleeve top and denim

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5.) PLUNGING NECKLINES:

I personally love plunging necklines because the style makes you look taller and slimmer. This look also allows you to add a neck stack to your outfit which I love! I’m a huge fan of plunging necklines. If you don’t want a big plunge, a simple v-neck style is great, too!

How gorgeous is this camel top!? Though it features a plunging neckline, it isn’t too low making it age-appropriate for any occasion! I also love the puff-sleeves and will be wearing this a ton on date nights and GNOs in the near future.

 

 

Dallas fashion blogger wearing a rust leather jacket and ankle length denim

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This is another example of the plunging neckline style I talked about above! I’m obsessed with this long sleeve bodysuit by Alice and Olivia. It’s a great staple that you can wear alone or underneath any jacket in the fall and winter. It runs true to size, I’m wearing an XS!

Also, I am completely in love with this camel leather blazer for the fall! It’s such a gorgeous color and affordable piece.

 

 

Fashion blogger wearing a black leather fringe jacket and a black slip dress

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6.) BODYCON DRESSES:

No matter what your age is, there’s always a sophisticated way to wear a bodycon dress! If you feel confident wearing a dress like this, it’s perfectly appropriate. I would recommend wearing a third layer with this kind of dress. Drape a jacket over the top to elevate the look! Also, if the dress hits below the knee, it is much more age-appropriate which is another piece of advice for women over 40. Lastly, add a pair of Spanx which will make you look so much slimmer.

This beautiful, slimming black dress is only $125 and was featured in one of my latest blog posts titled: FOUND: 3 AMAZING LITTLE BLACK DRESSES. This dress looks way more expensive than it really is and is super high-quality! It runs true to size, I’m wearing an XS.

I topped this dress with a super on-trend and cool fringe suede jacket. Fringe is another trend that’s really hot in 2020. It’s also chic and affordable which is a plus! It runs true to size, I’m wearing an XS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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XOXO, HEATHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My mission is to empower women to look and feel confident. I hope through the different looks I create that I am able to inspire YOU to express yourself in a way that makes YOU feel good – on the inside and on the out. If you wear what you love and what you feel your best in your confidence will shine through and that is the best accessory a woman can wear! Every woman deserves to look and feel like the best versions of themselves, no matter what their age!

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