I just told a friend on Instagram that I’m no longer reading articles about “what not to wear over (age here)“. As midlife and older women, we’ve earned the right to dress as we wish, sans “rules” written by 29 year-olds. In fact, my style sense has only flourished after age 50, as I now know myself, and dress authentically.
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I’ve seen “no graphic tees” on lots of those lists of rules. Ha! They’re one of my most-loved pieces, to add personality and interest to outfits. My “petit chien” sweater (sim) is one of my favorites, and my 46 year-old kid sister always wants to borrow it. A ruffled and checked skirt (sim) is another fun piece.
I added a patterned Trina Turk blazer (thrifted, sim), because it might get down to 65 degrees today (don’t hate! Remember us in Florida when our humidity is 120%). Steve Madden Troopa boots keep the look casual and offbeat.
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Our outfits are so similar!! I guess that we are just both too fabulous!!
Those articles are utter nonsense, I don’t even click on them. I love your cute dog sweater Patti!
Totally agree with you—I HATE being told what not to do, especially as a woman with more wisdom on her side! Forget the rules. Wear what you love!
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Patti, such cool looks and the attitude!!! 🙂 I just came across an article a couple of weeks ago written, by a 30-something- at best (!) talking about where older women should go shopping. I was like ***???? This is certainly a topic I am going to elaborate on…xxxx Have a lovely week. Hope things are going well at the Atlantic…Sabina
Who writes those damn srticles anyway??? I love your style Patti. I think that as we age we really do become more self aware and more entitled to wear what brings us joy.
Agreed, and amen! And thanks for your kind comments, xo
I love your style! Great post and blog!
This outfit is check, check, meow. ✅
Fabulous, happy new week!
I’m sick of rules. But they are not only written by young women – there are lots of women over 40 too who emphasize these rules, hard as it is to believe. What’s wrong with inclusiveness? I adore your graphic T. I have some faves too, including one by Suzanne Carillo, “Dressed to Piss You Off.” Hahaha!!
This whole look is so pretty, and I’m particularly a fan of that doggy sweater!
Rules, as they say, were made to be broken. Grab a graphic tee, wear it with some leopard print and a big smile!
Rules are for fools! Ha ha! Good old Mr. T had it down.
Love this eclectic look. Doggy tees never go out of style.
I totally agree, Patti. I only found my style at 50! I’m loving your ruffle skirt and the awesome pattern mixing going on with that lovely jacket! xxx
I want your graphic tee, tweed jacket, and your ruffled skirt! You look absolutely FAB, Patti!
I don’t bother with that list either! I say wear what makes you happy! Love that skirt, so perfect for the coming Spring too! That tee is adorable! I would love to find a doggie sweater or tee myself. The mix of patterns is so cool too! You are so right about knowing your style a bit better as you get older too!
Have a great week!
I agree! The lists are a total waste of time to write and read! I also love graphic tees but am having a hard time finding just the right ones! Someone suggested I try out a good thrift store, so wish me luck!
I’m with you on this! I will wear what I like when I like. That is all!
Your Frenchie sweater is just adorable! I love it with the pattern mix of your jacket and skirt. Yes, I am so over the what not wear posts and happily skip right by them. 🙂
Amen! I try so hard NOT to click on those articles, because they just get me so mad every time I read them. What also gets me mad is when other female bloggers use the phrase “age appropriate”. I just want to SCREAM every time I see that phrase. That phrase originally was meant for children (deciding on books, toys, movies) or appropriate clothing for young girls (making sure they weren’t dressing in clothes meant for someone over 18) and somehow it got twisted and turned to shame older women. It makes me furious. Keep wearing your graphic tees girl!
I love this outfit, Patti! I only recently have started wearing graphic tees…in my 40’s. I never much liked them in my younger days! And I can’t believe they are still publishing articles about what women can and can’t or should and shouldn’t wear at any age. I have no commentary on that topic except it is just so silly!
Such a cute look! I’m with you, I’m not following anyone’s rules but my own!
I love graphic tees and my favorite rule when it’s about dressing is…no rules! Of course, keeping up a good taste is required but having fun is essential! Looking fabulous dear Patti. Thanks for the linkup
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Could not agree more my friend…on both the sentiment and the graphic tees. I love how I dress now more than ever and my graphic tee collection is, shall we say, extensive…lol!
The joy of ageing -realising how silly those supposed rules are-if you like it , wear it.The tee is so cute and perfect with that great skirt.Thanks for Visible Monday.
Very nice Patti, thanks for hosting and sharing. Jacqui
I agree, clothing should suit your personality not your age! What a fun skirt too. X
I love ruffles! And that jacket is fantastic on the skirt. I love this outfit very much.
You are so right. Even worse, these are often not even women, but 29 year old men! As if we were interested in them!
Patti, I just LOVE the pattern play here! Great skirt and blazer. And that cute sweater! I have a sweater which says Le Meow 🙂 – I must find it… And I couldn’t agree more. Rules are out the window – life is an organic thing, and so is art!
No rules! That’s what I love about us! We wear what makes us happy! I only have a few graphic tees, but I love them. Your skirt is beautiful. I bought a similar one online but it’s too small. Might have to sell it at consignment shop, I don’t know anyone smaller than me. 🙁
I just adore that sweater! And yes to making our own style rules!!
Life is too short to follow the rules, the main thing is you look great in it Patti and that’s really what counts
That has been the absolute best thing about getting older….reading those articles and laughing!!!
Rules schmules! You look fab as always Patti!
Rules be gone especially when you are as adorable as you are in everything!! You set the mark for sweet style!
Only people without any sense of style need rules. People with style always know what to do. So, as we all fall into that category, let’s just ignore those lists from now
This monochrome outfit is so fun and chic! I love the slogan sweater especially. Thank you for hosting! xx
No graphic T’s? That’s just crazy! I have a couple by a young KC designer that i love and wear a lot. Know one has ever been able to tell me what to wear and i doubt that that will likely change now that I’m in my 60s.
I mean no one! Know? Who knows?
Most rules are old school anyway! Thanks for the link up, Patti!
I love my graphic tees too! Boo to those silly rules!