HOW TO WEAR IT NOW AND LATER IN THE YEAR

Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a purple cardigan with white jeans

Are the temperatures playing games with anyone else but me? One day it is freezing, and I can see my breath when I go outside in the mornings. The very next day, I am burning up, and the temperatures are in the 80s. What the heck, Mother Nature??? Didn’t you get the memo that it is sweater weather? If you are also struggling with this, you’ll love today’s post which shows you how to wear it now and later.

Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a plum moto jacket, a camisole, bootcut jeans, and lug boots

The it that I am talking about, is a cute scalloped camisole. The reason that I wanted to do a now and later post with this camisole, is because the camisole is very summery looking. I wanted to show you that you could wear a summer item, and then wear it later for fall with just a few tweaks.

Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a purple cardigan with a printed camisole

I love this cami, and I think the colors are beautiful. Is it just me, or do the rest of you think that the print looks like flower petals? The hem and the neckline are both scalloped, and that is a detail that stands out to me.

Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a purple cardigan with a printed camisole with gold jewelry

Here is a view of the straps, which happen to be adjustable. I really like adjustable straps since they let you determine how deep you want the V of the cami to be. I am wearing a large, and I like the way that the camisole fits.

WARNING! I am letting you know right now that this camisole is very, very limited. This will be a “the early bird gets the worm” top. I hope that I can find some other tops that you will like just as much.


Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a purple cardigan with gold jewelry

I wore the same jewelry with both outfits, so you will only have to see me link to my jewelry this one time. Lol!


Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a purple cardigan, white jeans, a printed camisole, and gold jewelry

For this summery look, I decided to wear a pair of white crop jeans. I took these photos before I left for Nashville, and I’ve forgotten which pair of white jeans that I have on. Lol! I am thinking that it is between a pair of no-stain jeans from Chicos, JJill, or maybe from Talbots. The reason that I thought it might be one of these is that they are my 3 favorite pairs. But, I’ll link to a few more since it is hard to find white jeans this time of the year.


Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a purple cardigan with a printed camisole and holding a Tory Burch crossbody

This open-front duster is very lightweight and sure makes a statement. You could wear a duster like this as a bathing suit cover-up also, so that gives it double-duty. The duster comes in blue and gray also, but they are all limited on how many are still available.

Just ignore the Tory Burch crossbody, it is already sold out. UGH! I don’t know why I even bothered with this post.

Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a plum moto jacket with a printed camisole

I know why I bothered, I have waited and waited for this plum faux-suede moto jacket to hit the website!!! Oh, My WORD! This deep plum moto jacket is gorgeous, and I am not even kidding. The gold zippers elevate the style jacket and give it a luxurious look.

Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is showing an up close view of a plum moto jacket with a printed camisole

Here is a very up close look at the jacket, and you can see that the material looks so close to real suede that it isn’t funny. But, this jacket is not stiff and heavy like some true suede jackets can be.

Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is showing the side of a plum moto jacket from Chico's

This is the length of the jacket, so it is longer than some of the black leather moto jackets you see. I feel like this is a dressier look, and I appreciate the extra length of the jacket. I am wearing my usual size 1, and the jacket fits perfectly!

Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pair of bootcut jeans with lug boots

Once again, I can’t remember what pair of jeans that I have on. I know that it is a new pair that I recently bought, so I went through my receipts and linked to the ones that had inventory and looked similar. I am thinking that this is a Jen7 pair, and I have included it in the widget below. I know that I would be wearing a size 10 or a 30, since those are the sizes that I wear.

Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a plum moto jacket, a printed camisole, bootcut jeans, and lug boots

I know what boots I am wearing!!! Woopie, I finally remember something. These are my Tory Burch Chelsea Lug Boots, but they are sold out. At this point, you just have to laugh. Here are some “similar” boots, it is the best that I could do.


Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a purple duster, a printed camisole, white jeans, and white flats

I hope that you at least got some inspiration from this post that can help you learn to wear items now and later in the year. Be sure to leave a comment, so that I will feel better after this post crashed and burned.

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Over 40 fashion blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a plum moto jacket, a printed camisole, bootcut jeans, and Tory Burch lug boots

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  1. Nancy B. wrote:

    Love the post, Tania! Thanks for showing me how to extend my wardrobe through seasons. I’m learning some great style tips from you. And the faux suede jacket is gorgeous on you. Love the entire look!

    Posted 9.30.21 Reply
  2. Stella wrote:

    I love be color plum I think and the different way you styled the outfits. I live here in Florida so these are great ideas for me. One question I do have is there a rule of when to stop wearing white. I wear it almost all year just different shades.

    Posted 9.30.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Stella, the no white after Labor Day rule is no longer applicable, you can wear it whenever you want!

      Posted 9.30.21 Reply
  3. Lisa wrote:

    I am leaving for long-weekend cruise on Oct 8 from Long Beach, CA. It seems like I should wear “autumn clothes” but also that I should pack my white capris and summery tops. Thoughts?

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  4. Paige wrote:

    I love both outfits! Everything can be sold out for me, I don’t have any money to spend anyway! Ha!

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  5. Sherli Morgan wrote:

    Loved these fabulous colors..even for fall. Thanks for your hard work.

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  6. Audrey wrote:

    The cami is beautiful and both jacket and open front duster are a perfect compliment for the now and later.

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  7. Janet H wrote:

    That is a gorgeous jacket and it looks so good with that camisole. The color of it though looks so different on the Chico’s website. I like how the color looks on your post, but not so much on the Chico’s. Is the difference just due to the outside lighting?

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  8. Mary Jo wrote:

    I am glad you went ahead with the post. The colors are great! It is nice to see ways to take an item from one season to the next. It gives me ideas on items I already have in my closet. Plus you gave us other options for the items that are sold out. Thanks!

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  9. Janette wrote:

    Too funny! Hey you can’t help it that you have such great taste in style!! I love that cami! I love how authentic you are.

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  10. ELIZABETH wrote:

    That jacket is gorgeous and thanks for the idea with the camisole. I just bought a LIlly one on their sale and was thinking I had to put it away for the season.

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  11. Eve wrote:

    You look so good in that last photo! Such good colors for you. I don’t ordinarily like a jacket that isn’t bomber or blue jean but this one is worth a second look,

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  12. Pam wrote:

    I don’t read your blog to buy what you’re wearing, although I have purchased a couple of items. The inspiration is still there, so it’s all okay. Thanks for all your hard work!

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  13. Ginger Hiller wrote:

    What a beautiful camisole! As much as I really like both looks, my favorite is the one with the motto jacket. That jacket is gorgeous! I bet it is so frustrating to have things sell out that you have in your posts, but it’s not your fault, so we don’t hold it against you. Have a great day!

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  14. Susan wrote:

    Love the “Now and Later” posts! I find them really helpful. Sometimes I can only see one way to wear something.

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  15. Janet wrote:

    I’m crazy about that plum jacket! I haven’t seen that colour anywhere.

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  16. Mary wrote:

    Oh my, I LOVE that plum jacket. you look great as always and both looks are cute.

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  17. Brenda Noble wrote:

    I LOVE the purple jacket!! Where did you find this? Great color on you.

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  18. Karen wrote:

    Your best post ever! Love the two different looks with the same cami!

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  19. Tina wrote:

    Beautiful colors! Great ideas too! Question: how tall are you? I wear similar sizes as you but I think you are a few inches taller than me ( I’m 5’3”) .
    Love your style and blog! Tina

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Yes, I am a few inches taller. I am 5’6″ tall.

      Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  20. Maribeth Conklin wrote:

    Love these outfits. The purple looks great on you. I am a brunette with highlights and I think maybe I could wear this color as well.
    The cami, duster and the jacket are my favorite!

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  21. Tammy wrote:

    Where did you get the jacket?

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  22. Patti Wagner wrote:

    Love the moto jacket! What bra do you like to wear with this type of camisole?

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Patti, if I know that I’m not taking off my cardigan or jacket, then I don’t worry about it. But, if I need a strapless bra, I’ve been wearing this one from Spanx, and it is great. https://shopstyle.it/l/byyQb

      Posted 9.29.21 Reply
  23. Wendy wrote:

    You look like a million $$ in that color!!

    Posted 9.29.21 Reply
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