Most of us live non-glamorous lives, and are happy to do it. We have outfit formulas we return to time after time, and there’s nothing wrong with that. We repeat looks that we like. We can’t all be selfie-ready every morning, like the K sisters.
As a mostly-normal retired woman, I only dress up once or twice a week, for dates with my husband, or Visible Monday picture day.
This is what I usually wear on a typical volunteer-at-the-thrift day: boyfriend-cut jeans and some sort of neutral knit top. I know, big yawn, right? And before I got more intrigued by my style, about seven years ago, this was the complete look for any given “work” day:
The Before: perfectly neat and acceptable but kinda plain for a spirited woman.
I’ve learned, from reading and watching and doing, that it only takes about two minutes to upgrade my look, and make it more reflective of how I feel. Below I’ve started with my basics and swapped out a funkier shoe (my floral Doc Martens), added a favorite pendant (the future is female, yeah?), a red leather belt, and an inexpensive bangle. I swapped out the previous purse to something more stylish here, although I do carry my boring-but-good Coach bag most days.
Now I look and feel like I’ve got some style, and I also feel more confident and ready to run into
ex-husbands old friends at the local pub. Why not feel better every day?
What are your tips for upping your style on a regular basis? Stay fabulous, xo
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