Wearing Our Glitter Clothes for a Casual Day

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Glitter Clothes for Women over 40

Wearing Our Glitter Clothes for a Casual Day

Quote of the day: “Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” Frank Scully

This quote really reminded me of many of my blog posts. Because I realize that I don’t always choose the safe approach to getting dressed or the normal color combinations. And yet clothing is one of those aspects of life, that going out on a limb should be embraced. Because it’s changeable from day to day and it isn’t an expensive venue if you don’t want it to be.

In my experience, most of our glitter clothes get relegated to the holiday time. You know, when we feel comfortable with bling and sparkles. Yet every day should be filled with bling and sparkles if we realize how blessed we are.

How to style glitter clothes in the day for women over fifty

So as our challenge brought to us by a reader, Rocky, we took the same metallic items that got styled for dress up, and tried to make them work for everyday. My dear friend from elementary school, Diane, joined us for both of these posts, so you can see another option for this theme.

Come on! Who’s with me? Let’s pull out the glittery clothing and wear it to run errands.

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit

Glitter Clothes for Women over 50

Pants: LOFT (similar here)~~Vest: Apt. 9 (similar here)~~Top: H&M (similar here)~~Shoes: Cole Haan (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: Modern Sage Design-c/o (similar here)~~Purse: thrifted (similar here)

Glitter Clothes for Women over 50 with metallic pants

Glitter Clothes for Women over 50 with metallic pants

Why I Wore This Outfit

I wanted to make my pants NOT be the focal point for this post. I figured the best way to do that is with a lighter color on the top portion and bright accessories.

How You Could Change This Outfit

I’ve heard the push back against ankle length pants. And I can understand if you got teased when you were younger about “floods”. Needless to say, since I never ended up getting taller, I can’t relate, LOL! Yet they are a modern trend and work wonderfully with ankle strap shoes. Then you can see the entire shoe and still be a little cooler by exposing your ankles.

So if you look at this photo and can only concentrate on the “floods”, then another option would be a red pair of ankle strap shoes to pull the red from the accessories. Or if your pants somehow shrunk, you could find a pair of high top sneakers to fill in the space.

What Makes this Work

First I think the stripe top adds a bit of whimsey to the outfit. And then the vest over it is a good way to add a vertical component. I only say this because many of my friends don’t tuck in their shirts, yet I still wanted to showcase the tie front pants. And if you love a topper or third piece, then vests are the perfect ones for the warmer months.

Interesting Tidbit

These earrings were made by a local designer that I met on Instagram. In fact, Laura was part of the latest Forever Fierce campaign. She makes these beautiful pieces of jewelry as a hobby and even sent these to me out of the kindness of her heart. Stripes are a detail that most fashion bloggers go gaga over and I felt the same way when I saw these earrings.

Diane (50+) Outfit

Jeans: Levis (similar here)~~Sweater: Gap (similar here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Necklace: Kohl’s (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: Chala (similar here)

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Why Diane Wore This Outfit

Diane said that for her, casual equals comfortable which is jeans. If you tell her that she can dress something down, her preference is always to put it with jeans. And since my recent blue jeans post was extremely popular, then I have to think that most people think the same way.

How You Could Change This Outfit

If jeans aren’t part of your summer wardrobe, then maybe the cropped version works for you. I’ve also been seeing denim skirts everywhere, which is another way to stay cool, but still be casual.

What Makes this Work

Jeans always work for a casual day. Most of us think the lighter wash denim as even more casual, so this the perfect way to make a dressier clothing item work for everyday.

Interesting Tidbit

This purse is brand new. It was a birthday gift from from one of her favorite people in the world, Beth, who bought it at one of her favorite stores, Native America Gallery in Athens, Georgia. Diane and I are both huge cat lovers, so a cat purse is something that just tugs at our hearts. And they are everywhere. There’s purses shaped like a cat head and then ones with kitties on it. Heck, if you wanted to embrace the straw purse trend, you can do that in a cat way too!

Nancy’s (60+) Outfit

Women over 60 wearing glitter clothes for everyday

Pants: Ruby Rd. (similar here)~~Kimono: SheIn (similar here)~~Top: Chicos (similar here)~~Shoes: Breckelle’s (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)

Women over 60 wearing glitter as a tank top clothes for everyday

Women over 60 wearing glitter as a tank top clothes for casual

Why Nancy Wore This Outfit

Nancy considers her kimono as a summery topper instead of grabbing a sweater or jacket. All three of us wore this same kimono 3 years ago when I first discovered these pieces. And the best thing is they are still going strong. They were part of my summer trends round up because they work for women of any age.

How You Could Change This Outfit

Nancy’s wearing her pink sandals because they almost act as a nude shoe. However, you could also change it up by wearing white sandals, metallic sneakers or an embroidered mule if you don’t like to show off your toes.

What Makes this Work

Even though you might not think of grey as a summery color, it’s a wonderful neutral to anything. This kimono is light colored, and most of us would wear it with pink, blue and white. But it also stands out great against the glittery grey.

And as we just discussed recently, white pants are the perfect summer staple.

Interesting Tidbit

This kimono is slippery especially on top of this tank top, so we used a brooch to keep it in place. You really don’t notice the pin at all because I attached it next to where the necklace is. Heck, you could even use a safety pin to do this same thing. I use fashion tape for some things, however, it doesn’t seem to do a wonderful job on the slippery materials.

Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit

Women over 80 wearing glitter as shoes for casual

Pants: Fabrizio Gianni c/o (similar here)~~Jacket: Mom made it (similar here)~~Top: Wet Seal-thrifted (similar here)~~Shoes: Apt. 9 (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: It’s a wine carrier (similar here)

Women over 80 wearing glitter clothes

Women over 80 wearing glitter clothes with metallic shoes

Why Charlotte Wore This Outfit

My mom felt like her metallic flats worked perfectly with this light green in her outfit. And since she is the queen of matching, she was pleasantly surprised when she found that this blazer that she made many years ago, matched these jeans.

We could wear our mint green “suits” together and be matching mother/daughter like how my mom used to dress us when I was younger.

How You Could Change This Outfit

I feel like metallic shoes are a wonderful neutral and really work with all other colors. However, if you like the idea of your shoes matching your pants a little more, then a pair of grey jeans might look better to you.

Another option would be to incorporate the glitter into your earrings so you’d have this detail at the top and bottom of your outfit. Stylists call this book ending an outfit.

What Makes this Work

For those of you who love for your clothing to match, then you appreciate a monochromatic look like this. And I will say, that a bright purse like this is such a fun way to add in a different focal point.

The best part about this purse? It’s actually a wine carrier. I found one like this at the thrift store last year, so when my mom saw this at Tuesday morning, she figured she could use it as a purse also. It’s such a great reminder to keep an open mind about items. So many times, they can be used in different ways than originally intended. Just like when my mom used a small jewelry box as a purse.

Interesting Tidbit

Even my mom has issues when she’s altering and fixing clothes. She bought this striped top at a resale shop for only $2. It was very super long, so she ended up shortening it. Afterwards though she discovered that it rode up as she wore it because there’s spandex in it. Now she’s questioning if she shouldn’t have cut it off. Of course, maybe she should donate it to me!

Fun with glitter clothes in the day for older women

Tips & Tricks

I know I say it all the time, but I really believe it. If we have something in our closet, why not wear it? Metallic may not be your first choice for running errands or hanging out with friends, but I think it can be done.

Jeans and sneakers are always an easy way to make any outfit more casual. Or cover up much of the piece with a jacket somehow. But I hope this inspires you to pull out those glitter clothes and wear them with a smile.

Fun with glitter clothes in the day for senior women

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After getting a pair of silver sneakers 2 years ago, I am of the opinion that metallic shoes really work with anything! They are your neutral and can be dressed up or down so easily!