The older I get, the less I want to look like everyone else. During high school, it was critical that I blend in, wear what was popular and not stand out. I wasn’t one of those popular, cool kids who seemingly had no insecurities.
The older I get, the more secure I feel with my self-expression and the braver I become experimenting with different looks.
At 60, I wear what I love. I don’t always get it right but that’s part of the fun. Learning by experimenting.
Some day’s I want to look edgy, classic, creative or dramatic, but often it’s nothing you could label. What remains constant is my desire to dress with confidence.
I think the same is true for most women. They want to feel happy with their appearance and know their style is telling the world who they are.
There are flowy, romantic looks I love and admire on other’s but know I could never wear because they would feel like a costume on me.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and wonder why others look better than we do. The truth is, they don’t look better unless we are unhappy with our appearance.
I encourage you to appreciate the style you admire in other women and if you like, try it on virtually. Imagine wearing that look. See yourself dressed that way. If that feels comfortable, start with one piece and wear it several ways.
Check in with yourself and ask, “Do I feel authentic? Does this feel like a costume on me? Am I comfortable with the attention this garment or look is attracting?”.
Pay attention to your comfort level, that is your guide. Listen to your instincts. You really do know best.
Then decide if this is how you want to look. Be inquisitive, be brave and most of all have fun with fashion.
Let’s go see Pam’s tip of the month.
What style have you been curious to try?