I'm Fashion-Obsessed and Live in the Midwest—These Are the New Trends I Swear By

I recently came across Dana Marie's refreshing and inspiring feed, @daintydanamarie. She's an over-50 influencer who's quite fashion-obsessed (you can tell from her forward outfit ideas). And while age has absolutely nothing to do with what you should or shouldn't wear, that style POV over-50 women have is often intriguing given the sartorial experience. It also piqued my interest that Marie lives in the Midwest (Chicago to be exact). I grew up in the Midwest also, so I'm always interested in uncovering the looks my fellow Midwesterners are into.

On that note, I wanted to dig a little deeper into the fashion moments Marie is particularly feeling these days. She ended up sharing a list of the six specific trends she swears by at the moment to complete her freshest looks. Below you'll uncover the looks that matter to Marie right now, complete with a variety of inspired shopping picks in case you're interested in adding one of her go-to pieces into your wardrobe this season as well.

1. Knit Dresses

"I'm obsessed with knit dresses. Not only are they stretchy and comfortable, but they can also easily be dressed up or down. I love a body-skimming knit dress that's off the shoulder with a side slit. So simple yet chic."—Marie

2. Split-Hem Leggings

"These leggings are far from basic. They're my go-to that I can wear with pumps, sneakers, strappy sandals, or boots—the possibilities are endless."

"Who doesn't love a pop of color? And for me, it is almost always pink. For those grey days during the Midwest winter, adding color to my outfit is definitely a mood booster."

4. Statement Puffers

"Living in Chicago, it is cold about six to seven months a year, but we still go out and brave it and look great doing it. There is nothing I'm loving more right now than a puffer jacket. My favorite is a neutral puffer jacket that elevates tonal dressing to another level."

5. Relaxed Denim

"Of course, no wardrobe is complete without a go-to pair of jeans. Right now, I am wearing these high-rise distressed jeans on repeat. They are my favorite paired with a faux-leather blazer for a laid-back look that can be put together in a flash."

6. Chic White Separates

"More and more I'm wearing white all year round because it is classic, always fresh, and in winter, unexpected."

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