On line fashion and beauty newsletter for women over 40.It is my pleasure to be hosting Fashion Flash this week. Fashion Flash was originally founded by Deb Chase of Nononsensebeautyblog. She writes a great blog on anti-ageing beauty solutions based on the latest scientific research.

Fashion Flash is a weekly newsletter written by experts in their field. We cover fashion, beauty, make-up, diet, exercise and how to get the best out of the second half of your life. All the authors are women over 40 who have been there and got the badge.

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Sports luxe look transitions to autumn

Sports luxe look continues into autumn. It has been around on the fringes of fashion for a few seasons. From gym wear it has transformed and there are now more sophisticated versions on offer.

If you are going to try this look it is important that the pieces you choose are well cut and in good quality fabric.

This look needs to be well co-ordinated and teamed with bold chic accessories.  Think cigarette or straight trousers with a side stripe. Team them with a casual knit and either pumps or elegant trainers.

My trousers are from a selection at Meandem. So is my cream swing sweater (last season). New season similar styles . My sneakers are by Keds available at Nordstrom and John Lewis.


How to get the look

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How I wear wide summer trousers In this photo I am trying out a pair of wide leg trousers. This pair is from the Lemaire collection at Uniqlo. Now sold out. It was a great collaboration. I hope they repeat it. Uniqlo are currently doing a collaboration with Hana Tajima and they appear to be offering some interesting pieces.

The trousers I am wearing are fine cotton with a wide elasticated waist. When the temperatures are high; as they were the day we shot those photos. I find that wide trousers are more comfortable than skinny. They allow the air to circulate as opposed to the fabric clinging to your legs.

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