The FAB 40’s in Hats!

the fab 40s in hats

Welcome back to the fab 40’s.

I am delighted to be part of this group of international bloggers, called The fab 40’s.
The purpose of this diverse group is to show how eight (very different) women interpret a specific style.

{Although, we are a “man down” this time, see below}

Each month there is a new theme chosen by one of the group.
These ladies prove that being in your forties does not mean you have to be dowdy, frumpy, boring or forgettable.
All of these women are 40+ and fabulous!

the fab 40s in hats

This month’s theme was Hats.

I love hats!
Most of the ones I own are berets, or other winter styles, and I wear them for warmth.

It was great to be able to get my favourite hat out again, and wear it just “because”.

Today’s outfit came together with ease.
It (obviously) started with the hat, but it was the lips that came next.
Deep purplish-redish-pinkish-plum.
Perfect for Autumn.

{See my post about trying lipstick, here}

the fab 40s in hats

The floral skirt was sent to me by the lovely Ann (of Kremb de la Kremb… see more of her below), she knew I would love the colours.
Perfect for an autumn look.
I decided to pick out the subtle blue from the pattern, as a contrast to the warm tones.
Adding a green belt held everything together.

{See this belt herehere and here}

My sleeveless coat was the perfect coverup.
Not too heavy, but just enough warmth to stop my lips turning blue… not that you would know under this vibrant lippy!

Plum tights and my (now favourite) patent boots finished things off nicely.
{See a simple guide to wearing coloured tights, here}

the fab 40s in hats

HAT: Christys…this one is nice.
LIPS: NYX
COAT: French Connection… this one is cool and on sale.
JUMPER: Asos… this is perfect!
BELT: Tkmax (this is cool)
SKIRT: A gift from Ann!… this one is nice.
BAG: c/o E5P…this one is nice.
TIGHTS: Gipsy 100
NAILS: Ciate
BOOTS: Vagabond

Do you love the look of hats, but need some more outfit inspiration?
Well, check these out…

the fab 40s in hats

Introducing our Guest blogger this month… 

Janeane from Designing from my closet.

Janeane is a interior designer, stylist and blogger.
She proves that being plus sized (and over 40) is no barrier to wearing what you want, and celebrating your personal style.
I would quite happily wear this entire outfit.
White jeans, a slouchy tee and a long necklace… simple.
It looks so comfortable, and those shoes are fab!
Check out her blog (link in the title) for more style tips and outfit inspiration.

Sheela from Sheela Writes.

Sheela never fails to bring a fierce attitude to her outfit.
This outfit is very sexy…and looks like great fun to wear.
Definitely not a look for a wallflower!
Sheela knows how to have fun with fashion, and make a bold statement.

You must check out her blog if you are a high heels lover, but prepare yourself for serious shoe envy!

Fuchsia Hat: Ruby Lane
Sequined Cardigan & Bangles: Thrifted
Rings: gifts
Lacy Bra Top: Victoria’s Secret
Leather & Velvet Skirt:Urbanog
Brolly: Betsey Johnson
Heels: Ami Clubwear
Lipstick: Pink Lust from NYX

Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

I was hoping Ann would do something a little different, and she has not let me down.
Who else could pull off a turban?
The fact that the reset of her outfit is quite androgynous works well to contrast with the statement headwear.
Such an individual look.
However, shorts Annie??
I am in tights! :oP

Turban: H&M
Pin: Zara
Too much jewellery to explain! Hoops and bangles from Saudi Arabia, long necklace from Bali, and two more baubles from the Seattle Airport
Watch: my Fitbit!! I’ve been getting in 10,000 steps almost every day!
Sleeveless Blazer: DIY Forever 21
Cutoffs: DIY Wranglers
Drawstring Purse: Zara (precious gift from my students!)
Trainers: Lacoste

Jennie from A pocketful of polka dots.

Jennie is cute in her baker boy cap (I almost wore mine).
I think this style looks great with a short bob… especially if it happens to be flame red!

Diane from Fashion on the fourth floor.

Diane is absent from this month’s line up… I’m sending her my best wishes and hope she make it next month.
She is missed.

Mary from Curlybyrdie Chirps

Mary is showing us how to mix a rich burgundy/plum with shades of blue.
Her colour combinations are always spot on!
Rich and autumnal.
I think it is safe to say that I live in the cooler climate than Mary.
There may be rich autumnal hues but plenty of bare skin too!

Dress : Jcpenney ­
Bag: Jcpenney ­
Necklace: The LImite­d
Vest: The Limited ­
Shoes: Jessica Simps­on
Hat: Old

Veronica from CID Style file

I can’t believe this is the same lady as last month!
Veronica was super-fierce last time, in her bomber jacket, and looks sweet and feminine in her floppy hat and olive maxi.
A simple look that works!

Maxi Dress: c/o CGGMe
Hat: American Egale
Shoes: MIA cutout sandals (although you can’t seem them in this pic)

Over to you…

Do you wear Hats?
What styles do you like?
If you don’t, what puts you off?

Please let me know your thoughts by leaving me a comment.
Or contact me!
I love hearing from you.

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