Happy Friday, everyone!  This is the first Friday of the month and typically when I offer a monthly style tip or two for women over fifty.  July is one of the months when I shop….for sales and for the fall season ahead.  So, though it is very hot outside, I still take time to keep my fall wardrobe in mind (it is my favorite time of year, after all).

Before I go further, let’s discuss fashion trends.  As in all things, it is good to keep centered about trends.  We should not completely discount them, nor should we completely follow them.  Being aware of fashion trends can help us stay current and youthful with our clothing choices.  However, there will always be trends (colors, styles, etc) which do not suit us personally.  You have not see me in any tops which show by shoulders.  I tried several on and they do not flatter me for a variety of reasons.  However, you did see me fall for the geometric prints which became popular a couple of years ago.  We all know what we would like to communicate with our style…what we want our clothing to say about us and selecting which trends to follow is an important component.

I have researched the trends for Fall 2018, and I am very excited about what I see.  I will be writing more next week.  But, the first July Style Tip is to know the colors for fall…the colors you will see on the racks more than any.  With those colors in mind, when you shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, or Pre-Fall Sales, or clearance sales know how to watch for your best colors and purchase what will keep your wardrobe up-to-date.  For example, I am wearing a new kimono top which is basically navy blue.  One of the main colors for fall is this blue.

It is a little brighter than navy, but reminded me that I could use more navy in my wardrobe.  It is softer than black and can brighten our faces more than black (and you know how I love black!) . I will be watching the sales closely for a great pair of navy pants.  The SOFT SURROUNDINGS MIDAS CARDI TOP I am wearing is perfect for summer and into fall…a great way to cover arms and look lovely no matter the occasion.  It is one of my favorite garments.    If you are looking for kimonos, look no further than Soft Surroundings.  I picked out a few below.

CASPIAN KIMONO

RAIN OR SHINE KIMONO

BREEZEWAY KIMONO

AMADI KIMONO JACKET

GO TO THIS LINK TO SEE PANTONE’S NEW TREND COLORS FOR FALL 2018.  Again, my tip is to learn them now and know what to look for when great deals begin to appear.  Next week, will discuss some of the trends a little more and how I face changes and similarities in new fashion seasons.  Is this a new concept for you….to think about Fall trends for July shopping?

I am on a trip with my family and we have no WIFI, so  will not be here Saturday for Would You Wear It.  But, next week we will dive back in and I think that is the only time for the rest of the summer the blog will be on break.  Thank you for your patience …is is a busy year adding new grandchildren and celebrating family!  Have a great weekend, all, and

KEEP SMILING!!

Disclaimer:  I was provided product for this post but the words are my own.

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