My 50th Birthday Outfit: Styling Loose with Fitted


💌 In my April newsletter, I will be sending out a free recipe each week for “WHAT TO COOK…When You Don’t Know What to Cook” using a simple pound of ground beef. I also send out a round-up of the weekly sales, steals, and deals.

And it’s completely FREE..sign up HERE!

Today is my 50th birthday. I want to wear this ivory off-shoulder blouse but don’t know which bottoms to pair with it: gray ankle pants, black ankle pants, beige ankle pants, or black midi skirt. Vote for your favorite outfits in the comments!

Today I am showing you four outfits for an “evening out”, all of which involve the white off-shoulder blouse, all style loose with fitted…and all outfits are suitable for women over 40, women over 50, and women over 60.

Styling Loose with Fitted: These outfits pairings are all good examples of styling loose with fitted to create a balanced look. In other words, there is a general rule of fashion that, if you are wearing a loose-fitting blouse, a fitted pant or skirt should be paired with it to create balance. This combination creates a harmonious and visually appealing look that highlights the body’s silhouette while also allowing for comfort and ease of movement.

For example, pairing a flowy, oversized blouse with fitted pencil pants or a structured blazer with wide-leg trousers creates a balanced and flattering ensemble. This juxtaposition of loose and fitted pieces adds dimension and interest to an outfit, creating a stylish and modern aesthetic.

This is probably a good time to remind you that I am on Pinterest as well – click here and let’s connect!

Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more fashion tips and inspiration for midlife women!



I am barely 5’1 with a 26” inseam and generally wear size 4P. All items fit TTS (true to size) unless otherwise stated.

– Valarie

🖤 Want EXCLUSIVE access?

🖤 If you’d like to get links to all my posts, you can sign up for my EXCLUSIVE email list where you get my daily posts hand delivered to your inbox…without even asking for the links. Sign up link here!

Similar Posts:

Outfit 1: White Off-Shoulder Blouse + Black Ankle Pants + Heeled Sandals
Outfit 2: White Off-Shoulder Blouse + Gray Ankle Pants + Heeled Sandals
Outfit 3: White Off-Shoulder Blouse + Wrinkle-Free Black Midi Travel Skirt + Heeled Sandals
Outfit 4: White Off-Shoulder Blouse + Beige Ankle Pants + Heeled Sandals

Midlife Posh Closet uses affiliate links within this site. Purchasing an item through a link from or Midlife Closet social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube) may result in a commission. Merely clicking on a link does not result in a commission, but if an item is purchased as a result of the link, a commission is earned. If you have any specific questions about my disclosures or affiliate links, please feel free to contact me directly at

One thought on “My 50th Birthday Outfit: Styling Loose with Fitted

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Discover more from Midlife Posh Closet

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading