Turn a Summer Skirt Into Fall Floral Fabulous

With Only Three Magically Transformative Wardrobe Staples

+ Our Ageless Style Linkup

Beautiful fall floral prints are blooming everywhere this season. I’ve seen lots of pretty floral pieces on style bloggers and in stores but I haven’t been able to find a print I like in the style that suits me. Waa, waa! So, I’m going to show you how to style a summer floral print for fall by using two other classic prints and a denim jacket.

Fall Fashion ||  Turn a summer floral skirt into a fabulous fall outfit with a few classic wardrobe staples #stacklay  #fallfashion  #plussizefashion

 

Ageless Style Linkup

It’s already time for another month of Ageless Style, a fashion blog linkup where nine of us over 40 bloggers and one guest co-host take one style theme, and each interprets it our own way. We’re proving that style has no age limit.

We are joined this month by Julia of When The Girls Rule. She’s a self-proclaimed petite, apple- shaped, blogger who has figured out how to dress her shape and love her body. You know how we LOVE a good body acceptance journey around here. So be sure to pop over and say “hey” to this sweet little Honey-crisp!

Our style sister Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks chose Fall Florals as our theme. We see lots of moody floral prints out there as we head into cooler temperatures. But I’m going to play this theme a bit differently and style a summer floral print for fall.

My Current Mindset

Last week was a bit crazy for me. Nothing major happened except:

  •  I accidentally turned my hair purple trying a new temporary toning product. However, it’s not washing out quick enough for me. And believe me, I’m trying!
  • On Halloween, I realized I had been walking around with my pants on inside out when I couldn’t find my pocket to put my phone inside. It was 5 o’clock in the evening!
  • Do you ever go through times that you feel like your face looks like it hit the same wall your body has (figuratively)? Well, that’s where I’ve been this week, and it’s no fun.
  • The icing on the cake: Have you ever gone into a busy ladies restroom and just when you’re about to sit down you smell old lady crotch – and realize it’s coming from your own stall? It couldn’t be me, right? Sigh! 😉  Let me just say, UGH! Girls, skinny jeans/leggings and fluctuating hormones are not our friends!

I have definitely had weeks when I’ve felt better about myself. But a fresh pair of cotton undies and a feminine floral print might be just the ticket to pull me out of this funk and get the funk off of me!

How To Wear Summer Florals as Fall Florals

Camo and Floral for Fall || Plus Size Fashion || Fashion for women over 50 || Transition to gray hair

Floral and camo print mix  ||  plus size fashion  ||  plus size fashon for over 40 women

Camo and floral print mix  ||  Fashion over 40  ||  Plus Size Fashion

Just add camo

I’ve wanted to style camo with a floral for a while now, and this was the perfect opportunity. If you try it, play with complementary colors. Also, make sure the size of the pattern, on both the camo and floral, are “right” for each other. If the camo is very muted, you have more leeway to mix sizes.

But if it’s like my camo sweater, the larger, farther apart flowers look better than a tight all over floral print.

Plus size fashion  || Gingham goes with everything  ||  Gingham and floral print  ||  fashion for women over 40

Full figure fashion  ||  Plus size fall fashion  || Fashion for women over 50  ||  Fashion for women over 50

Gingham – Plays Nice With Everybody

Oh gingham, how I love thee.  (Insert heart eyes here) You are everybody’s perfect date, but you and floral are soulmates!

Floral and gingham and denim are the perfect pairings ||  Plus size fashion for women over 40  || Fun Fall Fashion

I see a creepy Amish guy watching me take pictures of myself… no joke!

Just Add Denim

Denim adds visual weight to the summer print and is a great completer piece to many outfits. If you’re curvy, choose a cropped denim jacket, especially if you’re wearing a full skirt like mine. The length stops at the waist instead of a broader location on the hips. 😉

Fall fashion for women over 50  ||  Plus size fashion

Booties, of Course

Need I say more? Booties ground the look and help make the summer floral print all the more fall ready.

Finding Floral Inspiration

I’m sure I’ll see all my Ageless Style co-hosts in super great fall florals and be inspired to keep trying to find few cute pieces to try-on. That’s the great thing about these challenges. We will either be encouraged to think outside the box and shop our closets, or we’ll find some fun new pieces that will look great on us too.

Tell me, can you think of a floral in your closet to transition into fall?

Here’s hoping for a better week. Because I probably can’t get away with wearing this skirt every day. 😉

Your stinky hormonal friend  ; -D

Paula


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How to turn a summer floral skirt into a fabulous fall outfit! || Fall Fashion || Fashion for women over 50 || Ageless Style || Plus Size Fashion

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This Party Has a Few Guidelines:

  • Have fun and make some new friends! Please visit at least two other links.
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21 Comments

  1. Janet emery
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    Omg!! I have not laughed so hard in a long time… and then almost cried because I’m so happy I’m not the only one that this kind of stuff happens to!!

    I love the idea of mixing prints. I always see so many cute combos on Instagram, but when I do it, I look like Punky Brewster!! Not cute when you are 50! You have inspired me to try again!

    • Paula
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      No way Punky Brewster! Although she’s gorgeous now! If what you wear makes you feel good and happy, it will only add to your beauty no matter what other people think about it. So get out there and try it. Here are a couple of combos to get you started:

      Stripes w/ florals
      Camo and Polka Dots
      Gingham or Plaid with Floral
      Floral and Polka Dots

      Hugs,
      Paula

    • Paula
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      Oh, thank you, Maria! I feel your sleep deprivation pain! It’s so miserable and takes its toll on us over time. I’m still working on getting sleep under control. If I find anything helpful, I will be sure to pass the info along. And you do the same for me…I’m getting desperate.

      Hugs,
      Paula

  2. Paula, this is perfect pattern mixing if I ever saw it! Brilliant! And OMG…I now have old lady crotch smell because I peed my pants a little reading about your experience! So hormones and stale pee in my underwear…even the cotton ones…makes for unpleasantness to say the least! I feel you, girl! Thanks for keeping it real!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Paula
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      Ha Ha! Well, there’s that too… just from less bladder control. But I’ll take a good laugh any day and just buy some Poise pads. 😉

      Hugs-IF you can stand to be near me,
      Paula

  3. jodie filogomo
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    Only you, Paula!! Stinky is in your own mind, I bet!!
    As for the floral….you win the prize by pairing it with fun prints this way!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Paula
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      I don’t know about that, I’m pretty sensitive to smells Jodie. And I’m always self-conscious of the dreaded “funk”. When I was using testosterone cream for a bit, I mentioned to my NP the terrible smell coming from the nether region even immediately after a shower. She said, “It’s the testosterone. Why do you think guys stink.” 😉 Hormones do a number on us for sure.

      Hugs,
      Paula

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    I’ve never been called a sweet little honey crisp before…and I love it! Really Paula, I think we might live near each other. Are you a Michigan girl too?

    • Paula
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      Oh, I’m so glad you liked my fun play on words. I was hoping you wouldn’t be offended.

      I’m actually just south of the Michigan line into Indiana. A little town called Middlebury. But, I do some shopping in the Portage/Kalamazoo area and sometimes in Grand Rapids. If you’re close to any of these areas, I see a lunch date in our future. 😉 Thanks for being a part of our linkup.

      XO
      Paula

  5. Gina D from Texas
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    Okay the rooms in the office cubicles close to me are probably wondering what in the the world I’m laughing at! You are too funny! 🤣

    But … accident aside – I think your hair looks great! It looks intentional so don’t rush to wash it out. 😉

    And pattern mixing heaven! Those look great together!

    Here’s to hoping the rest of your day is better.

    • Paula
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      Ha! Sorry, not sorry. 😉 A good laugh is always a good idea… hopefully it’s contagious.

      Hugs,
      Paula

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    You look fantastic! This is a great print mixing class and I need to see what I have in my closet. Your posts are always so entertaining and I so look forward to them. Enjoy November my Dear.

    • Paula
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      You are the SWEETEST Neti! I know you love the brights and you look great in them!

      XO,
      Paula

  7. Did you really just say “old lady crotch”? I’m crying. You are hilarious — which is why I never had food or drink near me when reading your posts. And, ummm, let me just say, I think the streaks of toner color are kinda funky.

    I love your twist on the theme. Your outfit is perfect for the Louisiana heat. I think I have all of the pieces for this… Gonna give it a whirl.

    • Paula
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      Thanks my friend! I really think the toner will do what I want it to when I get the formula and application process right. As far as the outfit, I figure if the trees can wear neon in the fall, so can I!!!!

      Hugs,
      Paula

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    Girl, you always make me laugh!!! I have also gone an entire day wearing something inside out before realizing it. 😉 I really enjoyed seeing both these pattern mixes and how you incorporated a summer skirt for fall. I have to say that gingham mix really spoke to me!

    • Paula
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      I have a real soft spot for gingham Jennie. Anytime I can incorporate it or buffalo plaid, I’m in. 😉

      Hugs,
      Paula

  9. Diane Sundberg
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    Paula, I really like your hair! I feel like you’re sassy, and that is reinforced with the hair.

    • Paula
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      Thank you, Diane! Once I’ve washed out the majority of the purple, I will use the product again but in a much more controlled way. That way I can keep my white streak in the front. I just love it.

      XO
      Paula

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