The first week of October is already over, and that means the holidays are fast approaching…yikes! I know we’ll have several holiday parties and festive events to attend so I’ve started to think about what I’ll wear. Today I’m sharing my number one holiday style tip.
Welcome to your monthly style guide for women over fifty. Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 and I are sharing our best style tips to bring you a month of head-turning style.
Our holiday season includes formal, or dressy parties and casual get together’s at friends’ houses. Long gone are the days when I’d wear Santa sweaters or Christmas-themed accessories. At my age, I aim for modern, classic clothes that can be worn in different ways.
It’s hard to go wrong with black and white. I love a beautiful party dress but find that separates give me more versatility. I can wear this blouse with jeans and boots. The pants will be great with a sweater and flat shoes.
These have front slash pockets and faux besom back pockets for interest, not bulk.
I usually take self-tie belts off garments and replace them with a belt. I decided to wear this one off-center. I crossed it over the center front and secured it with a vintage pin. I didn’t tie a bow or knot which adds extra bulk. I let the pin hold the belt in place.
The only other jewelry I added was my grandmother’s Art Deco earrings. I feel blessed to have them and think of her whenever I wear them. I didn’t add bracelets or necklaces. I’m not trying to look like a Christmas tree! I’d rather my precious earrings, pin, and I be the focus.
I added a Leopard handbag with a shoulder strap to keep my hands free at cocktail parties or to hold my grandson’s sweet little hand when I take him to the Nutcracker Ballet this Christmas! That will be so much fun!!
Dressing with separates is more cost-effective and gives you more flexibility. Now is the time to plan and shop for what you’ll need. There’s nothing worse than a last-minute party invitation when you have no clue what you’ll wear.