The Ageless Style Link-Up – The first Tuesday of every month ten over 40 bloggers present a different style theme and show a myriad of ways to wear it, all the while proving you can still be fashionable and on trend over 40 and beyond.
This month Nicole gave us the style prompt of styling our wardrobe in different ways than the norm. A dress as a tunic over jeans or pants, a skirt as a dress, a dress as a skirt, a jacket as a top. I have to say we were all pretty excited about this style theme! I am looking forward to seeing how my fellow over 40 fashionistas chose to style their wardrobe outside the box.
I selected this gorgeous Kelly green pleated maxi skirt I ordered earlier this spring for this challenge. Well, I have to say I love the skirt and the statement it makes. I also have to say when it arrived, I was quite disappointed to see it literally swallowed me. If I were about 8 inches taller it might be a maxi skirt, but my 5’1.5″ frame was having none of it. So it has hung in my closet for months waiting for me to hem it. I am quite accustomed to hemming items in my wardrobe, but the chiffon pleats are a different thing altogether to deal with. Not saying I cannot do it, as I am enough of a seamstress to sew my own clothing, but I honestly haven’t had the time to Cut off the extra inches and iron back in the pleats. Ok, well, I will admit the process seemed a little daunting to me.
Ultimately, I decided to style my pleated maxi skirt as a dress for this month’s theme, and I am so happy to have had the opportunity to wear it at least once! I wore this look to the office last week and received so many compliments on it. Even more when I revealed it was actually a skirt. Y’all know Kelly green is my favorite color and being able to actually wear this statement skirt made me happy. Flats and a ballet wrap top made this work well while giving me waistline at the same time.
Here is another time I have worn a maxi skirt as a dress.
A time I have worn a maxi dress as a completer piece.
A time I have worn a dress as a tunic.
Do you ever transform your pieces beyond the expected? I would love to hear for even more inspiration!