You have likely noticed that I often wear a similar base including a tunic or tank with a narrow leg pant all in one color.
This silhouette flatters my shape and height and fits my personality, so I often rely on this basic combination when getting dressed.
Today I want to show you how I change the attitude and set the tone for different looks, simply by changing my accessories. The same top and pants are worn in each of the examples shown here.
This fabulously comfortable tunic top was a gift from Covered Perfectly. This style is the Fit and Flare. The flattering wide waistband pull on dressy black pants are by Tribal, and they were a gift from Copper Penny.
For this around town look, I added a black and silver and gold necklace which was a gift from French Kande, flat sandals by DV Dolce Vita last year and a picnic style wicker bag from J. McLaughlin to achieve a classic look that is appropriate for almost any event.
This top is very soft and comfortable for traveling. Just wash it out and hang to dry. If you pack it, hang it up when you arrive and when you get up the next morning the wrinkles will be gone!
For a comfortable out of town travel look, I added flat loafer style shoes which are old from BCBGeneration via Saks Off 5th. French Kande provided the necklace. The pink tote was a gift with purchase from Lancôme. The scarf can be draped around my neck if I get cold on the plane. It is several years old.
For a more uptown look, I draped a Michael Kors chain detail silk scarf around my neck and switched to a gold chain bag from Express. The cork and gold detail wedge sandals are by VANELi via Marmi Shoes last year.
To achieve a more downtown urban vibe, I added a bold medallion necklace which was a gift from Mr. M by French Kande and an old cropped moto style white jacket from White House Black Market and old reptile embossed booties. I always use a jacket as an "accessory" to set the tone for looks. The Calvin Klein bag is old from T.J.Maxx.
I hope these examples help you to see how you can change your basic looks by wearing different accessories. A follower once commented to me that she could never put together a look when she shopped at a particular store that I often shop in. I never think of putting together a certain look when I am shopping. Instead, I think only of adding elements that appeal to me, and that can be worn in different ways with what I already have to build appropriate looks for any event.
Many of my favorite tops from Covered Perfectly are back in stock now! These fabulous tops are made in the USA.
Fifty, not Frumpy followers get a 20% discount on up to two items! Use the discount code FNF20 when you check out at Covered Perfectly. There are several styles to choose from, and the discount will apply on up to two items. You may also take advantage of the buy 2 get 1 FREE special. Only one of the discounts will work.
Thank you so much for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!
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