50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO LOOK STYLISH AND CONFIDENT FOR LESS | FASHION OVER 40Days like this make me happy! For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you know that I love finding stylish and affordable fashions. There are a few stores that I shop at all the time because I can rely on finding styles that I love and finding them at a great price. So, I was thrilled when Cato Fashions wanted me to style an outfit from their store. Shoot, I style outfits from their stores all the time. Lol!
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO LOOK STYLISH AND CONFIDENT FOR LESS | FASHION OVER 40 This navy linen blazer is what I call an essential item. It has a flattering one button closure, although I very rarely button my jackets, and it has a 3/4 cuffed sleeve. The 3/4 sleeve is my favorite length in a sleeve; it helps you to appear thinner. Take my word for it, but don’t ask me why. Lol! I have already started wearing linen items this spring, and I will wear them all summer long. This blazer is perfect for work or play. I am styling it in a professional setting here, but I can see this with a white t-shirt and jeans for a fantastic polished leisure look. Adding a blazer to your outfit is flattering, but it also gives you that put-together look that we should all be striving to attain. I am wearing a size large in the jacket. HERE is the link for this blazer and it is under $30.00!
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO LOOK STYLISH AND CONFIDENT FOR LESS | FASHION OVER 40The top that I have on is a beautiful tie-front top. I had the top tucked inside my pants in the previous photos for a more polished look, but for a casual style, the ties are hanging loose. I like how this top is longer in the back so that it covers my backside. I am sure that you ladies understand what I am talking about. In case you are wondering, I am wearing a size large. This top is very thin and light because it is in a burnout style. According to an article I found online, Burnout” fabric is one of the hottest trends in women’s fashion. … It’s a technique that gives fabric different textures by literally burning out a layer of the fabric with a chemical. The French call this process “broderie chimique” – which means “chemical embroidery.”  Here is the link to this top, and it is under $20.00.
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO LOOK STYLISH AND CONFIDENT FOR LESS | FASHION OVER 40I finished the look with the matching navy linen pants. Suits and the matching look is a hot trend right now., and I am thrilled that it is back. I think a matched look looks so nice and thank goodness I can quit trying to figure out how to pattern match. I love the trouser style leg and the cuffed hem on these pants, it is a classic style that you can wear for a long time. These are a linen blend of 55% linen and 45% rayon and are machine washable. I am not one to purchase clothing that requires dry cleaning. These pants are a size 12, although a 10 would have probably worked better since these are a tiny bit big on me. Here is the link for these pants and they are under $22.00.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO LOOK STYLISH AND CONFIDENT FOR LESS | FASHION OVER 40

This style outfit screams confidence. I know that I look stylish, trendy, and put together. And, I will be the only one who also knows that I didn’t spend a fortune to acquire all of the above. Be sure to check out the Cato Fashions website for more fashions. I have a few more items that I will be styling on the blog soon.

This post is sponsored by Cato Fashions and I will receive compensation, but the opinions expressed are my own.


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  1. I love wearing blazers! You’re right, you not only look more pulled together with a blazer, I always feel more pulled together also

  2. I’m agree with you and happy to see the suit trending again. You can’t go wrong with timeless fashion, right? In fact, I’m styling timeless fashion on the the blog today, too. Happy Monday, sweetness!

  3. Thank you for invitation to go shopping. The navy blazer/pants are nice and look neat. My closet needs a blazer!

  4. You can’t go wrong with this look! Navy, linen and a matching suit are timeless and I love it!

  5. Rhonda Rogers Reply

    I love your styling from Catos as I can look locally, order online have it shipped to my local store free, no guessing and reshipping fees! You look great in the clothes and I can see the more casual look for all the pieces. Have a great week!

    • Tania Reply

      I am glad that it works for you, Rhonda. I buy a lot of things from this store.

  6. I love Cato for trend items. Glad to see they are also a great place for classics. I buy a lot of trend jewelry there that holds up well. Enjoy vacation! I think this is your week of it.

  7. Kelly Palmer Reply

    Love Cato’s! Just bought myself a new white denim jacket from there this weekend 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful week!

  8. I’ve been following you for a couple of years now, but don’t think I’ve ever commented! I love this blouse because I love stripes – but horizontal stripes aren’t always the best on me! LOVE that these are vertical! Just ordered it with a pair of white cropped pants! Have never shopped Cato before, so excited to try somewhere new!

    • Tania Reply

      Andrea, I am so happy that you left a comment!!! I know what you mean about stripes, but hopefully, this style will work for you.

  9. Hi Tania. I’ve just subscribe to your blog after finding you on Pinterest. I love your style. I’m 60 and only 5’3″ tall and top heavy. Could you tell me how tall you are?

    • Tania Reply

      I am 5’6″ tall. Welcome to the blog, and I hope you stay around.

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