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How Fashion Savvy Women Refine Their Style

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Have you ever considered how your fashion choices reflect, enhance or possibly detract from your personality? Take a minute to think of someone who’s style you admire. What elements of her style do you most appreciate?

A fashion savvy woman knows what she likes and why she likes it. Not only that, but she has figured out what elements work together to refine and define her style.

All Black With A Colorful Bag 3

When it comes to my fashion choices, I am a major fan of black, not because it’s easy, but because it’s honestly one of my most flattering colors. I prefer classic lines, but I like to mix things up with interesting textures and details. Then, I like to add just a touch of edginess to my outfits to keep things fresh and current.

How Fashion Savvy Women Refine Their Style

1. They Know Their Colors

I am a true winter, which means I wear clear, unmuted colors. In fact, the more brilliant the color is, the more it suits my natural coloring. And yes, I wear A LOT of black. Again, pure black jives well with my coloring. Red is my signature color.

How about you…do you know your coloring? Wearing color over 40 immediately warms up your complexion.

2. They Know Their Shapes

I know my body, so I choose clothing styles to accentuate my best features. Although, I don’t seem like your typical petite I am actually short-waisted. I often shop for my tops in the petite section to keep the hemline from falling too low.

I also like to wear circle skirts. Circle skirts flatter many body shapes. I find the most flattering length is just below the knee cap. Likewise, I’m a major fan of the pencil skirt, which looks best when it tapers in below the knee. And oh, how I love a great pair of slim legged slacks!

3. They Know Their Style Vibe

I admire a myriad of different styles on other women, but I know my vibe and stick with what works for me. I prefer classic lines and feminine shapes. Often, I like to mix soft and hard elements.

When it comes to jewelry, I like metals and natural materials. Dainty jewelry doesn’t seem to work for me, so the bigger or clunkier it is, the more I like it. And, I’ve learned to rock my reading glasses over the last several years. Hey…if you’ve got to have them, they might as well be fabulous!

Check Out The Style Of These Fashion Savvy Women

Jessica of Elegantly Dressed And Stylish


Here is an outfit that best describes my personal style. I love color, and feminine styles. The shape of this dress is fitted, I love a vintage inspired look with the color and v back. Dressing for my shape is part of my style as well as wearing shoes that are comfortable and stylish. The block heel, vintage inspired, is a versatile shoe! I do love my floral patterns as well!

Dawn of Fashion Should Be Fun – Style Over 40

Dawn - Fashion Should Be Fun

I think this look reflects my personal style. Here I’m wearing all my favorite things: flared jeans, cool shades, and kick a** boots! I’m also loving revisiting the deep burgundy lipstick shades and black chokers of the 90’s!

Patti of Not Dead Yet Style


Here is a recent picture that I thinks expresses features of My Refined Style. I like to mix dressy with casual, have a fun and funky piece as the eye-catcher, and use jewelry to help define the look. I always want my shoes to have a little personality, like these black booties. And I like to incorporate trends (e.g., cropped trousers) with classic silhouettes.

Cherie of Style Nudge


This particular outfit I saw on Zara’s website and just knew I had to have it. It was just so different, but yet so elegant and sophisticated. I love to be comfortable in what I wear so this was right up my alley. Pairing it with metallic slippers or slides seemed to be the perfect mix. Casual elegance. I have a difficult time defining my style, but people have described it to me as just that, casual elegance.

Andrea of Living On Cloud Nine

Andrea - Living On Cloud Nine

This look captures and defines my style which is often a blend of dressy with a casual piece mixed in or visa versa. There is something about mixing casual and more dressy pieces and soft fabrics that makes me feel polished yet more comfortable. For me, being refined means wearing things you love but always feeling like yourself and exuding confidence.

Trina of Tea Time With Trina

Trina - Tea Time With Trina

This bohemian style dress, which I’ve layered over a peasant blouse, and paired with lace up flats definitely defines my everyday style. I’m not afraid to layer, I feel comfortable running around in flats (even at my wonderful height of 5’3″) I am more likely to throw on a dress on any given day for just about any given occasion because it makes me happy! I feel truly confident in this little number and just a bit unique which is what makes us all that much more refined.

Each of these women know what works for them and it shows! If you relate to their style vibe, make sure to check out their blogs for more inspiration to help refine your own style point of view.

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