Friday, April 26, 2019

Ageless Style!

Photo by: Ashley Shaw

When I started my blog three years ago I had one mission in mind. I wanted to help my readers feel their best by looking their best. I wanted to create content that would inspire you to bring out your inner fashionista and maybe try something new in your wardrobe. With that in mind, I decided to join a group of other fellow bloggers to create a quarterly blog series called Ageless Style.

A few months ago I was approached by a fellow Cleveland Blogger, Betsy, to collab on this series. In this series, we will be featuring a fantastic and diverse group of bloggers all styling a similar wardrobe staple or seasonal trend in a variety of ways. What makes this series fun, is that we have a representative from every age group to show you how they would style the specific trend or staple we have chosen for the quarter. I share a lot of trend styling for the 20-30 something year old woman and I'm excited to show options for all ages. It's my hope with this series to continue to inspire you with great style no matter your age.
For this quarters theme we decided to style Spring Florals. I love florals for spring and although it may seem a little cliche, it is the perfect pattern to brighten up your wardrobe. When deciding how I was going to style florals for this quarters blog I decided to go with a fun floral kimono. The kimono itself is very on trend right now and comes in so many colors and patterns. I found many with amazing floral detail but, my favorite is the jewel tone one from Amazon I'm modeling above. The color pallet is perfect for creating versatility in your wardrobe, which this mama loves. Adding pieces to your wardrobe you can style many ways helps save on spending from season to season. Check out how easily it pairs with white denim and espadrilles for summer!
Style Tip: For a great fall look pair with black skinnies and the perfect bootie.  

Now that you know our theme and how I have styled it, keep reading below to meet the other girls representing each decade and check out all of the fantastic looks!

20’s Blogger: Taylor of Cin City Chic

Bio: Hello! My name is Taylor and I am the Content Creator for the lifestyle blog CinCityChic. CinCityChic encompasses fashion, beauty, and lifestyle topics. I am passionate about cultivating creative inspiration to help others boost their confidence. Cincinnati is home and I incorporate upcoming events, local stores, and my personal recommendations within my blog about the amazing 513. As an explorative and fun-loving millennial I am still finding my own path in this world. CinCityChic is my escape and journey that I enjoy sharing with others!  

Styling Notes: Florals are the go-to trend for spring! The pattern will probably never go out of style and I hope it doesn’t! Spring brings a sense of fresh and newness. My belief is that florals can be worn at any age to bring a delicate touch to any look. I styled my floral look with a kimono by LulaRoe. I like kimonos for the spring because in Ohio the temperatures can drastically change from morning to evening. The kimono gives a bit of protection for the cold mornings but light enough for the warmer evenings. This olive dress pairs well with the bright colors on the kimono. My favorite part of the kimono is the fringe at the bottom. The fringe adds a bit of edge to the delicacy of the kimono.

40’s Blogger: Lesa of Prissy Missy Loves

Bio: Hi everyone! I’m Lesa, better known as Prissy Missy, and I am the fatshionista behind Prissy Missy Loves. I cover plus size style, often with a bit of pin up flair, and I promote authenticity and body positivity. My goal is to help women embrace themselves, love their bodies, and not be afraid to try new fashion trends.

Styling Notes: After hibernating through another cold and snowy NE Ohio winter, I can’t wait to get out from my hoodies and into colorful florals. What better way to welcome spring than with flowers! While shoulder baring tops sometimes seem intimidating, they are really quite fun and flirty when paired with the right pant. I love the destructed denim look, and together you have something that is casual but still date ready! However, since I live in Ohio, I will still be carrying a light cardigan with me until at least mid-May.

50’s Blogger: Betsy of Natty Gal

Bio:  Hi there!  I’m Betsy, the Cleveland, Ohio blogger behind Natty Gal.  My blog focuses on cultivating a simple, stylish and satisfying life while covering a variety of fashion, lifestyle and travel topics.  I’m thrilled to be a part of this Ageless Style series because I love seeing women supporting and cheering on other women. Encouraging others to dismiss the clutter in their lives and to focus on what matters most to them, in an effort to create their best life is a passion of mine and one of the driving forces behind Natty Gal!

Styling Notes: Olive is one of my favorite neutrals and the hints of olive are what initially attracted me to this floral print top from Zara!  In Northeast Ohio, winter can still make an appearance in mId-May, so a light-weight but long-sleeve option makes for a great transitional piece.  The day we shot these photos was pretty typically spring with temps in the low to mid-60’s. As such, I paired the top with my olive jeans and a neutral, heeled mule sandal.  The woven, straw bag brings additional texture and interest to the outfit.

Styling Tips: For an especially chilly day, switch the sandals out for short booties and add another layer. A long cardigan in a berry, pink or tan tone would make a great accent!  On a warm day, wear the shirt open, like a light jacket with a blush tank or tee underneath and a denim skirt.

60’s Blogger: Phyllis of Follow Phyllis

Bio: Hi Ladies! I’m Phyllis, the woman behind, a website dedicated to empowering women over 50 to be their best selves. I blog primarily about fitness, nutrition, and motivation but I also love to bring my passion for fashion and beauty to my followers as well. Most women in my age group feel forgotten and I like to remind them of their vibrancy and vitality.

Styling Notes: I love wearing neutral colors such as black, grey, and white . . . but I also love to add color to give my outfits a pop. Florals are always popular in the spring but this year they are a must have! I generally shy away from pastel colors and patterns but definitely wanted to incorporate this major trend into my wardrobe. I fell in love with these Carbon 38 black floral leggings because of the intense color pop of the flowers against the black background. I decided to pair it with a white tunic top and black little leather jacket to enhance the impact of the leggings. The pink slingback heels help to dress up casual leggings and also compliment the floral colors. To accessorize, I chose rose gold and white jewelry.

Style Tip: These leggings are very versatile. I’ve worn these to the gym with sneakers and a tank.


  1. Stacy, I love this look! Kimonos are my favorite wardrobe piece ever (I have about 80 different ones in my closet) and I am so glad it is finally kimono season! I love the black floral paired with your white jeans. It looks absolutely fabulous! And isn’t it so much fun to join other bloggers to show how ageless style is? I do a similar series called The Magnificent 8 where 8 bloggers from their teens to their 80’s showcase a different styling theme every quarter. We just shared our pastel pattern mixing styles for Spring. I am super excited to see what you all have in store for us going forward! Such a great collaboration!


    1. Shelbee thank so much for commenting! I'm glad i'm not the only one with a kimono obsession. I literally just talked myself out of buying on at Target! I loved this idea when one of my fellow bloggers mentioned it and I knew I had to do it. It's so interesting to see all the age groups and how they style certain trends. I can't wait to see more from them! I'll be sure to check out your series for more style inspo.!