The folk-inspired fashion trend that began in 2020 seems to be alive and well this Spring. Nordstrom’s senior fashion director Shannon Shafer describes it as “breezy dresses and blouses with delicate embroidery, paisley prints, and eyelet fabrics” Others coin the look prairie fashion. Folk Inspired or Prairie fashion can those of us over 50 wear it? Let’s take a look at Fashion Over 50 Folk Inspired.
Next Tuesday Sarah and I will be joined by our friend Kim from NorCal Style for our Signature Style Series. We will discuss dresses. Kim and Sarah do the look so well. For me, it’s a challenge. I will talk more about that later. Today let’s talk about Folk Inspired Shirts and if and how those of us over 50 (or 60) can wear them. I love the shirt trend you have seen the look in a couple of my outfits of the week featuring this Sundance shirt here. The botanic wonder shirt is still available on Sundance here.
I can’t normally wear ruffles, poofs, or patterns. I think it looks silly on me perhaps due to my tomboy days as a child. This shirt from JP and Mattie (love the brand by the way) comes off more textural than ruffly so it works on me. It is long enough that it could be worn tucked out. It is no longer available in the lavender but a really pretty teal version at Sundance here. I wore it here tied at the waist but it looks just as great with pants tucked out. Love this shirt! Ebay also has a nice selection of JP and Mattie shirts here. FYI Anthropologie has a new partnership with Nuuly where you can buy gently used items at a huge discount.You might want to check it out for interesting items to add to your closet!
I love this jacket from Daniel Raiin normally $118, and gently used for $49. It is reversible too.
The work on this Layla Embroidered blouse is gorgeous. For those who need extended sizing, this might be your ticket. It is on sale for $99.95 with many sizes still available. It is shown on the website in extended sizes as well which I find very helpful.
I have the eden in a gray/khaki which you can find on Ebay here. You can see it next week in our dress post,
I love this Samantha Voyager Tunic from the Johnny Was Sale Section. This would be great with jeans as shown or dressed up with white pants.
I have had my eye on this Edith Cardigan Duster. Isn’t she a beauty? I keep hoping she will go on sale. Patience is a virtue, right? I know a regular reader who will love this. I am talking to you Patricia.
Thanks for reading Fashion Over 50 Folk Inspired. My question is would you wear it? By the way Jennifer from A Well Styled Life, and Pam from Over 50 feeling 40 have a fun post every weekend titled Would you Wear it. You might enjoy. While researching this post from Rants by Ronni made me smile. Have a great Friday. We are meeting with the movers today and doing heavy-duty packing with the help of our kids this weekend. FYI my posts may be more sporadic or posted at odd hours during this transition. I apologize in advance!