Fashion over 40 to me means elegant style with a bit of personality. Sure I love wearing my Chucks and Roots sweatpants too, but when I’m looking to “dress up”, I lean towards a more minimalist, classic look.

Canadian designer Lyse Spenard designs with attitude and femininity in mind – not the latest trends. Her label, BYLYSE, is designed for confident, sophisticated women over 40.

BYLYSE collections have a combination of luxury, comfort, versatility and timelessness. With exclusive prints, innovative textures, rich colours and feminine detailing BYLYSE is made for women of all sizes, including plus-size and tall sizes.

I picked up this chic BYLYSE black vest from Eleven Joseph Fashions. 

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Textured Chevron Draped Coat

This cover-up coat is everything you could ask for from a travel jacket. Featuring a draped construction in a textured chevron pattern, this is the chic design you’ll love to slip over your fall knits and soft boots for an adventurous attitude. $195

Bylyse Textured Chevron Draped Coat


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


    • amw Reply

      I wish I had picked it up! They do have it available online though… tempting!

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