How has your style changed in the last 10, 20 or 30+ years? Mine has gotten more casual, yet remained much the same. Components of my look twenty years ago are largely how I like to look now. For instance, I’ve never wanted to look bohemian. The few times I’ve tried that look on, I’ve felt uncomfortable. I adore feminine looks but feel silly in them. Super sporty clothes don’t exist in my wardrobe. As I’ve said before, I believe blogs are the new “fashion magazine” for women over 50. The print glossies have little to offer us. If you’re looking for fashion inspiration, it’s everywhere on the web!
As a trained Image Consultant, my job is to help women pinpoint how they want to look. Then how to express it though their appearance. Their taste is just that, theirs. However they want to be perceived, I can help them get that look.
In my blog posts you’ll find me showing and explaining what I wear and why. This is my personal Style Recipe™, which I don’t expect to be yours. If it resonates with you and offers encouragement or food for thought, that’s great. I am not preaching that women should do what I do or wear what I wear. The world would be a very boring place if we all dressed alike.
I will share rules. They do exist. Rules about contrast and proportion. Rules about fit and coloring. Rules about line and texture. Not rules about how you must or must not dress. That’s not my job and frankly none of my business.
I believe at this age a woman should dress to please herself. If you are happy with how you look you’re ahead of the game…by a long shot. Bravo for you!
I found this commercial with Iris Apfel that made me smile. She is a true original and has always had the confidence to express it.
Do your own thing. Own your own look. Be yourself. Be as original as you like. It’s all about confidence.
She makes me smile. She makes me wish I could pile on accessories and color. But I’ve tried and I feel foolish dressed that way. I have to stay true to what makes me feel confident. And so should you!