Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: Fashion for Women 50+ When Out and About

Welcome to a fun collaboration with Jennifer of A Well Styled Life and Pam of over50feeling40.  We desire for all of us… the fabulous women over 50 …to look and feel our best each and every day.  After years of blogging for this audience, we have heard from so many of you about your discouragement and despondency when you look in the mirror every morning.  But, we both know just how transformative style can be, and hope to encourage you right here each week.  We want to see all of us empowered with strength, joy, and confidence.

Jennifer and I are leading very different lifestyles under this 2016 summer sun.  She is enjoying life on the road with her husband and a trailer, experiencing retirement at its best.  I am working hard in my career reinvention as a full time member of a magazine staff, attending women’s events around the city and interviewing exciting female movers and shakers.  So, we decided to pick a fun outfit which depicts what we wear when out and about in our new lives.

Chico’s fits my lifestyle perfectly.  They have more professional looks if I need it (as I have SHOWN HERE) and if I desire to sport more of a trend, then they have many styles like this wonderful top.  I have been gushing with admiration for these BRIGETTE SO SLIMMING PANTS…

Amazing fit and comfort.  My new favorite pant….and I was told it would be…and I agree 100%!  Also, I am in and out of the car and office most of the work day…the pants do not wrinkle and still look nice at the end of a long day. 

I have not participated in the fringe trend this year until now.  I was drawn to this TARRIN FRINGE PONCHO for several reasons:

1. It is current
2. It has the same appearance as sleeveless yet covers what I want covered.
3. I can wear it across seasons.
4. I feel confident and fun wearing it!

Note:  This is a poncho with open sides, so a tank top is necessary underneath, but it the look can be changed slightly with different colors of tank, since they may be seen from the sides.

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The necklace is vintage Chico’s.  I have kept the majority of my Chico’s jewelry over the years…all the pieces make the statements I want to say…and I return to them again and again.  I have another Chico’s necklace which is more modern, I will wear with this top the next time I go out! You can see the necklace in the Shop the Post widget above.

I am out and about experiencing life in a new way and never leave the house without checking to make sure my outfit of choice sends the messages I am strong, savvy, creative, youthful and confident.  Chico’s helps me communicate!

Meeting new people and learning about our community also keeps me youthful and joyful, so it is fun to be out and about these days.

Now, let’s go see what JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE is wearing as a tourist these days!

 What is your out and about life this summer and what does your favorite fashion look like?  Please share with us!

Last thought…comfortable shoes are a must when out and about.  I love the ROCKPORT TOTAL MOTION TECHNOLOGY.  So, comfy and these shoes look perfect…stylish flats for my new life. 


Enjoy the last week to 06-16!

Disclaimer:  This post is a partnership with Chico’s and items were provided.  The words and opinions are my own.


  1. Out and about for me is several different things. For work, I typically am in a dress in the summer. They are easy to style and cool in our always humid weather. Outside of work, if I'm out running around, it's summer casual, usually light wash jeans and a white tee, or a sundress. I absolutely love summer!

    1. Thanks Andrea! It is worth it to me to hang onto jewelry…I wear them over and over and love to go back and discover a piece I haven't worn in a while. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love how the shoes and necklace tie it all together Pam – you certainly look stylish – and if you don't get wrinkles in your outfit that is an added bonus!

  3. Pam,
    Congratulations on landing your new opportunity with the publishing company. This is a fabulous and chic outfit. Black is always stunning and the flats are a perfect elegant match.

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