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Add a little fun to summer

Trending this summer are very cute styles and accessories to add a little fun to summer. Wicker and straw handbags exude whimsy and fun. Similarly, shoes are featured in an ice-cream-parlour colours, fabulous floral prints and styles. Check them out – and while you’re at it, check out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.

I’m regularly asked which of the season’s trends can be worn by mature women. Lots of rules have gone by the wayside, however, dressing for your age is always in style.

Let’s play, can you wear this? Ready?

blue and white off shoulder

Can you wear this? This is a boho style off-the-shoulder, one of hundreds of similar styles available this summer. Some women may be comfortable with the off-the-shoulder look. A couple of things to look for. Women who are less busty can wear these tops, but do wear a strapless bra underneath. Make sure the top is long enough. Not all of us are prepared to show a little tummy, especially if you’re over 40.

 

 

 

 

melissa mccarthy embroid skinny jeans

 

 

Can you wear this? Skinny jeans with embroidery is really great on women under 35, but can look really aging on mature women. Stick to plain skinny jeans without rips or embroidery. Skinny jeans are contemporary, but any embellishments belong to younger women.

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Can you wear this? Absolutely! Fun, whimsical shoes make a great accessory and conversation point. They’re comfortable and better for your feet than flip flops, plus you can wear them to a range of events. Go for it!

 

 

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Canadian designers rock!

c-SENTALER-Luxury-Outerwear_-Wrap-Coat-with-Ribbed-Sleeves---Rose-Dust2-2017_largeAs we sit in a heat wave it’s hard to think about fall/winter. But it’s a great time to check out new brands and lines. After all, F/W is the biggest season.

Canadian designers rock when it comes to outerwear. One of my new faves is Sentaler – you may not have heard of them but their designs and workmanship are exquisite.

When Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, visited Canada a couple of years ago, she wore this jacket and sent Sentaler into the stratosphere.

Today this beautiful line offers several styles to suit a range of body types and sizes.

Coats are made from super fine alpaca and wool, making them both luxurious and warm.

There are some beautiful styles for fall, my favourite is this hooded version in blush. So feminine and yet so practical.  Sentaler blush

I’m going to save up to purchase this gorgeous coat, perfect for fall/winter. Many of Sentaler’s designs are on pre-order for delivery in September.

Beautiful. Made in Canada.