Column Dressing & Statement Coat with Appleseeds

November 2, 2021

One quick trick to look long, lean, and oh-so-chic is to use the column dressing technique.  This is when you wear one neutral shade in flattering basics on the top and bottom and then put a statement piece with it, like this totally gorgeous coat.  This outfit is all from Appleseed’s, the very best place to buy timeless basics.

review of Appleseed's for fall 2021  

This post is a collaboration with Appleseed’s, a brand I love for high-quality, affordable classics!



Slim-sation Relaxed Leg Pant

This polished pair has a 360 degree control panel for the smoothest silhouette. The pull-on style, with faux fly and faux pockets, give the pants the cleanest line.  They couldn’t be more flattering! Order your regular size … and watch the magic happen!

Ribbed Cotton Crew Neck Sweater

A wardrobe staple that every closet needs, this crew neck sweater is perfect under blazers and coats.  Check out all the pretty colors too.  This item runs large, so I would suggest sizing down one size.  And like all my favorite sweaters, this one is machine washable!

Wool Balmacaan

The Wool Balmacaan is a three-quarter length versatile coat.  This coat has wonderful details: raglan sleeves, hidden-button plackets, button-tab cuffs, pockets, full lining, and a back vent.  Available in six beautiful fall shades.  I couldn’t resist the luscious “Loganberry shade!  The coat runs true to size.

    beautiful rasberry shade wool coat review of Slim-sation pants, slimming pants   simple, chic, classic style for women over 40

Be sure to check out my other chic Appleseed’s fall looks (here and here), and shop all my favorites (here)!

Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and look fierce!


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