over-40 fashionista Karen Serino

Over-40 Fashionista Spotlight: A Cool Brit Heats Up Arizona

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by Jonét Wooten, FabulouslyChicOver50.com

Our She’s Got Style global fashion series is on the road again, this time to Scottsdale, Arizona by way of merry olde England!

Karen Serino credits her love of all things fashion from her Grandmother who was head of tailoring for a major department store in England. Karen, who had a career that took her around the world, met her husband and settled into sunny Arizona.

She was kind enough to share tips on how to look “cool” in the hottest of climates, as well as the steps she takes to pull together an inspiring outfit.

FCO50: Describe your personal style.

KAREN: My personal style is an evolving palette due to age and because I now live in a very hot climate. It’s always been trend-driven so long as I feel the trend suits me. I keep it as youthful as possible which helps to keep me feeling young. My style also encompasses a glamorous edge when the occasion suits and in keeping with my sporty side, a casual and comfortable flair.

FCO50: You live in Arizona, a very hot climate. Any styling tips for looking cool in the heat?

KAREN: Keep fabrics light and loose fitting. Fitted clothing will become moist from perspiration very quickly and that is not a good look! Stay away from 100% linen garments as these tend to wrinkle excessively!

Neutral colors go a long way in the desert, such as white, beige, taupe and light gray. These colors are great to keep your look cool as well as sophisticated. Navy and white also looks very cool and crisp.

Sleeveless blouses, off-the-shoulder tops and sheer kimonos are great on point trends that work well in a hot climate.

Light weight dresses are both comfortable and effortless and can be played up or down with flats or heels.

Comfortable open toe shoes and sandals are a must when it’s 110 degrees!


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