Fall Florals: Old Navy Shift Dress with Ankle Boots

Hello and happy Monday! It’s hard to believe, but Cyndi and I are more than halfway through our 3rd annual 26 Days of Fall Fashion!

Today I’m styling a fall dress. I’m not sure I love this outfit, at least at my age, but it’s a trending look so I’m sharing it and you can make your own decision for your personal style aesthetic. Personally, I feel it’s a little youthful for me.

Fall fashion for women over 40: Jo-Lynne Shane wearing a shift dress in fall florals with taupe ankle boots and glazed leather crossbody.

I ordered this smocked-yoke shift dress from Old Navy. Fall florals are a big trend this season, and I’m seeing a lot of dresses in floral prints right now. This dress comes in several other colors and patterns too.

This shift style isn’t my favorite because it doesn’t have the structure I need to flatter my curves so it ends up looking kind of shapeless, but it’s an easy style that works well for a casual day dress. Since it’s on the shorter side, I didn’t try belting it, but that might work for some women.

Fall fashion for women over 40: Jo-Lynne Shane wearing a shift dress in fall florals with taupe ankle boots and glazed leather crossbody.

For size reference, I’m wearing the small, and this is the regular length. It also comes in tall and petite sizes.

I never considered ordering a tall because I’m 5’5″, but given that it’s a little shorter than I’d prefer in both overall length and in the sleeves, that might be worth a try.

I really like this black floral print. It would look great with black booties or maybe even tall boots, but I wore it with taupe ankle boots to elongate the leg.

Fall fashion for women over 40: Jo-Lynne Shane wearing a shift dress in fall florals with taupe ankle boots and glazed leather crossbody.

I wear these booties a lot with jeans, but I thought it would be fun to try them with a dress. They’re pretty casual in their styling, but I think they work. Another good option is this pair by Sole Society. I really like the clean lines, and they look great with both ankle jeans and dresses, plus they’re less than $100.

I picked up this crossbody bag at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale back in July. I love the color and the glazed leather for a casual vibe, and it’s currently 50% off! It’s nice and roomy — the perfect everyday size when you need to carry a lot but don’t want a big tote or satchel.

Fall fashion for women over 40: Jo-Lynne Shane wearing a shift dress in fall florals with taupe ankle boots and glazed leather crossbody.

dress (30% off) // booties (option) // bag (50% off!) // necklace // bracelets // nail polish

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the fall outfit she’s styling today.

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