As a spirited retired woman, I still love style. But I don’t crave variety in my closet as much as I once did. I don’t trawl the Mall looking for my next new thing (I do still trawl every thrift store within my area code). I am more and more drawn to daily “uniforms” – not work overalls or corporate suits, but familiar formulas. These combinations look good on me, are easy to care for, and can be embellished easily with scarves, pins, funky shoes, cardigans, belts and lipstick.
My first uniform consists of modern “girlfriend” jeans, a knit top or chambray shirt (double denim, yes), a great piece of vintage jewelry, and either oxfords for “dressy” days, heh, or sneakers. The cool kind of sneakers, not my puffy white workout shoes. I may be 60, but I still have dignity. Here’s an example:
And a second version of my daily uniform revolves around a full skirt, to the knee or better. Top it with any of my knits or chambray shirts, add wedge sandals and a colorful necklace or bracelet. It’s so simple, yes?
It’s lovely to have fewer clothing decisions to make – this is not slavishly following the French Style, is it? ‘Cause if it is, I shall add my Rolling Stones tee to shake things up. This wardrobe is simple and stylish for me, to have a signature look and still keep my own mojo rising. What say you all? More variety or more repetition for you these days?
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