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.

Last week, we began a month long discussion about 2017 fashion trends for women over 50.  I discussed artisan designs and Jennifer showed us the beautiful mules now available. Find both HERE.

 Today, we will show you two more trends. We do this  in an effort to remain current and have some fun with fashion. 

Like this one….fun, funky pants!  This one began last year and continues forward….with flowy, ankle-length, sporty, slim large, fitted, culottes…anything goes, pants. There are many fun designs and options in this trend.  Since I am seen in predominantly pants over dresses, I really like options to mix up my styles in a creative, and flattering way.  These are from a brand called IC Collection which in my world is featured at Dillard’s and I found these in one of my favorite local boutiques, Andie & Barbara.  The sequined tank is Soft Surroundings; the knit jacket is JJill; and the Sam Edelman Ballet Flats were found at DSW.  (The poor dead fern did not make it through the last freeze!)

1. Use your favorite retailer’s three way mirror and make sure the style is flattering to your figure.  They may be fun, but they need to fit well.
2. Think of ways you will wear them.  You do not want to be deflated when they come home with you and there is nothing in your closet which goes with the pant.  Pinterest and blogs are there to help get your inspiration soaring.
3.  Be courageous about wearing them in all situations, but also be confident.  Always step out of the house with confidence and a smile

Ok, I never write the word funky without thinking about Steve Martin when he sang FUNKY TUK on Saturday Night Life…many, many years ago!  IT still makes me laugh! Do you remember it?  I am certain YouTube could help us out!  And if you want to see more, funky pant options just look below.  Also, for another 2017 trend, let’s check out JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE!

Keep Smiling!

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