Sharyn Greenstein

How to Style Clogs in 2022

Clogs seem to always come around in the fashion cycle, and I am happy to say that they are high on the trend list for 2022. If you have fond memories of living in clogs in the 70's and/or 90's, you are in luck! Until the weather warms up, pair your clogs with denim and a pair of rag socks for warmth. Clogs will also add a casual, hip vibe to a sweater dress and tights. Once the temperatures rise, wear your clogs with almost any outfit - sundresses, skirts, cropped pants, and even shorts. ...
Bell bottoms and accessories

5 Chic and Flattering Outfits with Trendy Bellbottoms

Remember the bellbottoms we wore in the 70's? They are BACK in a big way and there are so many fun ways to style them! This retro-inspired aesthetic was seen on many recent runways and looks great on us BA50's as long as we don't dress head-to-toe like a 60's hippie! Flares elongate our silhouette so they are flattering and easy to wear. Read on for 5 fashionable outfits that all start with a great pair of bellbottoms. ...
High Waisted Straight or Relaxed

Tips for Buying and Styling Denim for Petite BA50’s

We all know how important a great fitting pair of denim is, but for many of us, the struggle to find the "perfect" pair is real. With more relaxed styles now on trend, many of us BA50's want a jean refresh, but aren't sure where to start. And when you are 5'4" or shorter like me, you may have even more difficulties finding denim that fits properly. If you are tired of buying denim online and having to return it since the style doesn't look anything like it did on the fit model, I'm here to help....
Purse

Stylish and Practical Travel Companions for your Next Vacation

Are you traveling to a warm-weather destination this winter? Or maybe you have a trip planned to visit family? If so, a new fashionable but also practical carry-on bag or piece of luggage might be in order. From totes that have luggage sleeves (no more stress on the neck and back!) to hands-free bags and stylish puffer jackets that easily pack away when not in use, we have lots of great ideas to help make your next trip even more fun. Read on for my top pics!...

European Trend Report: Hip Blouses in Sophisticated Prints

One of my favorite 40+ fashion bloggers, Erin Busbee (www.busbeestyle.com), recently did a video on what is trending in Europe right now. The trend that caught my eye is sophisticated, beautiful patterned blouses in paisleys, geometrics and florals. Whether your style is bohemian, classic, modern or preppy, there are printed blouses that would work well in your wardrobe....
Blazers

Trending: Feminine Flowy Blouses With Oversized Blazers

Pairing a loose-fitting blazer over a feminine blouse can help to make us BA50's look and feel more chic and confident. Next time you are trying to decide what to wear, whether you are attending a holiday gathering, going to the theatre, or meeting friends for lunch or dinner, consider trying this winning outfit combination which is flattering on everyone. ...
fur

Warm and Stylish Faux Fur Coats and Accessories

Plush, stylish faux fur coats and accessories add some pizzaz to a cold-weather wardrobe. This season we are seeing chic faux fur jackets in fresh silhouettes, including bomber and shacket styles. Whether you like fun bright colors or easy-to-wear neutrals, there is a faux fur coat for you! From budget-friendly Target finds to trendy ones from Anthropologie and Free People, I have found a great selection for you to browse....

Gifts For All The Women We Love

Gift-giving season is here! Whether you are buying for your bestie, mother, daughter or sister, we have you covered! Need a thoughtful gift for your daughter-in-law, sister-in-law or mother-in-law? No need to scour websites trying to find the ideal gift since we have done the research for you. With shipping delays and inventory shortages expected, now is the time to start your holiday shopping if you haven't already! Below are our favorite gift pics for all the women we love and want to show our affection to this season....

Dress Like Hollywood: Add Some Sparkle and Shine this Holiday Season

I have been seeing sequins on Hollywood stars everywhere lately. Diane Keaton, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek and Dakota Johnson all wore sequined outfits at the LACMA Art & Film Gala last week. Adele wore a black sequin gown to her tv filming in London, and Kristen Stewart adorned a glittery silver blazer for her Tonight Show taping last week. How do us BA50's incorporate this trend into our own wardrobes this holiday season? The key is to make the look more modern and less "over the top" by pairing the stand-out piece with something less dressy like a pair of denim. ...
Zephyr Zippered Cape $118

Capes and Coats in Warm Fall Colors

Fashion stylists often say that the third piece or top layer completes every look, and I definitely agree. Adding a punch of color to your outfit in a jacket or cape in an autumnal color will add style punch and a boost in confidence as you walk out the door. This fall, we are seeing outerwear in beautiful shades of sage green, mustard yellow, copper brown alongside plaids and buffalo checks. ...
Kori Block Heel Bootie $595

The Style Power of a Perfect Pair of Classic Booties

A well-crafted pair of booties that fit your personal style has the power to transform any outfit you wear from good to great. There are a few key pairs you should consider having in you wardrobe. A flat everyday Chelsea or pointed toe boot, a water-resistant bootie, a dressier block or kitten heel, and some type of lug sole, combat or lace-up hiker are the four I strongly recommend....
Skincare products

My 10 Daily Favorite Face and Hair Care Products

Our BA50 Fashion & Beauty writer Sharyn Greenstein shares her daily beauty routines. We love her rituals. Her skin looks fantastic so perhaps she is onto something. "While I am blessed with "good Italian skin," when I turned 60 this past year I realized I needed to rethink my skincare routine. Since college, I had used Oil of Olay face moisturizer morning and night, just like my Mom and Grandmother. But I kept reading and hearing about all kinds of "potions and lotions" that might help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize dark spots and add needed moisture and hydration to aging skin....."...
Loran Sandal $69.30

5 Hip Outfits with Denim Skirts for Fall

Remember that favorite long denim skirt you had back in college or in your twenties that you wore everywhere? This fall they are BACK in a big way. They can be found in dark, faded or colored denim, and some styles have seamed detailing or are pieced together with different fabrics for a 70's vibe. Read on for 5 chic outfit ideas styled with fabulous denim skirts you will reach for all season long....
Herno Bracelet Sleeve Puffer Coat $855

Stylish Puffer Jackets are Everywhere This Season

Who doesn't love a fun, comfy, warm puffer jacket? As most designers realize comfort is king, puffers can be found in almost every collection this season. Puffers come in so many silhouettes, some of which are packable in their own pockets and others with dramatic, oversized collars, metallic fabrics or interesting stitching. I have scoured websites and stores and found great puffer options for every style and budget, from Mango, Herno, Uniqlo, The North Face, Free People, Athleta and Avec Les Filles. ...
Shoes

Flats that Feel Good for Fall

Now that sandal season is coming to an end for many of us BA50's who live in seasonal climates, our thoughts turn to flats and sneakers for the fall season ahead. There are so many great options whether you prefer a barely-there heel, a chunky sole, or a platform which offers a boost in height but with the comfort of a flat. Sneakers have taken center stage in footwear in 2021 and can be worn with almost all of our outfits, from sweatpants to casual skirts and dresses....
Jogger-Style Trousers $39.99

Modern Knit Outfits that are Stylish and Comfy

Many of us BA50's want to look chic and fashionable, without sacrificing comfort. We want to be able to relax and enjoy ourselves when we are socializing without feeling restricted and confined in a too-snug outfit. If you are looking for the comfort of a sweatsuit, but the polish of a more elevated outfit, one stylish and trendy solution is to wear knitwear. This season we are seeing beautiful knit dresses, skirts, trousers, and matching sets, often in relaxed, forgiving silhouettes which suit all shapes and sizes....
Striped shirts

A Striped Button Down Can Be Styled Oh-So Many Ways

The button down shirt can take you almost anywhere you want to go. Add a stripe, and it takes on even more personality. This season tailored clothing is taking center stage, and we are seeing striped button downs in lots of bright colors. Along with many shades of blue and black, vibrant oranges and yellows are being featured, which look fresh and modern. Read on for my Top 10 striped button downs you will wear again and again....
Sharyn Greenstein

Sharyn Greenstein

Hi! I’m Sharyn. I have a passion for fashion! To me, how we dress is one creative way to show on the outside who we are on the inside. I was a stylist for the women’s clothing brand Etcetera for many years. I love to provide shopping advice to help people be the best, most confident version of themselves through their attire.