Old Prints, New Appreciation, Same Middle-Aged Grace

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Spring Office Style - Modern Woman

At one point in time, I used to relate floral prints as something “my mom and her friends would wear”!  Now, whether the visual of budding trees or spring flowers beginning to peek out from the ground, I’ve become obsessed with floral prints in my spring wardrobe!

I newly appreciate bold 60s prints in modern silk and breezy cuts. And I love the femininity of soft micro florals in both pastel and bright colours – especially in dresses. All are on trend this year and are fresh, flirty, and romantic – and they demand attention when worn so gracefully by our middle-aged cohort!

I was thrilled to recently come across two silk blouses, a kimono style jacket, and two dresses: all in various fabrics and colour intensity. They’re pieces that carry well into summer and can easily be transformed from a business day look to casual evening out. Here’s what I added to my spring collection, that are versatile pieces for every modern middle-aged woman:

Here’s how to wear them:

  • For a casual look; the blouses can sport jeans and shorts, and all pieces can be worn with flip-flops, sneakers, a boot or flats.
  • For an evening out, add some fun accessories, a bright lipstick, and an espadrille (canvas wedge with a rope tie for the ankle), or heel instead of a flat shoe.
  • For cool evenings (if not wearing the kimono), throw a jean jacket over your shoulder – or change it up with a leather motto, an LT Audrey Blazer or cozy wrap!

Revisit your old favourites, or revitalize your perspective on what may have been “your mother’s style” – what’s old is new again, and what’s vintage is valued. Why? Because I think we can all agree – she looked fabulous and she also wore her favourite pieces because she could!

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I dedicate this post to the great style I fondly recall (and continue to admire) my mom sporting! xo

Modern Woman in office

Equipment Blouse

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Spring Floral - spring blouse

Joie BlouseSpring Floral - spring blouse

Spring Floral blouse - middle age woman

Spring Style - Kimono

Only Kimono

Spring Style - Kimono Spring Style - Floral Kimono Spring Style - Floral Kimono

Lennard Taylor - Krystle - Spring Floral Dress

Lennard Taylor Krystle Dress

Lennard Taylor - Krystle - Spring Floral Dress

Spring work style - dresses

Lennard Taylor Krystle Dress & Audrey Blazer

Floral spring dresses - woman

Free People Jess Wrap Dress

Floral spring dresses - woman

Having just celebrated the D by denise one year milestone, I’ll be spending more time exploring middle-aged self and style, and appreciating just what makes this the best stage of life. I may write less, but rest assured the stories will keep coming, and like a fine wine, will only get better with time.

Photos: Casey Nolin Photography

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One Comment on “Old Prints, New Appreciation, Same Middle-Aged Grace”

  1. You look beautiful in the floral prints my dear!! Thank you for your comment on my choices of floral prints . It is very heart warming
    Love you my dear,
    God Bless
    Mom XO

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