The trends don’t rule us! At any age, and especially over age 40, we don’t have to wear what the style experts are trumpeting for any given season. We can always dress just as we please (work dress codes/uniforms excepted) and express our personalities with our wardrobes.
Fashion is a big business, and there’s a lot of dough invested in persuading us to shop. If you saw The Devil Wears Prada, you’ll remember Miranda’s rant about how many great minds are involved in your choosing a sky blue sweater. It’s a bit intimidating, but doesn’t change the fact that we can wear any color sweater we choose.
And trends are created by designers, retailers, runway shows, and magazines, to help us get dissatisfied with last year’s clothes – and buy new ones. I know a lot of you who read this blog are fans of second-hand and thrift shopping. I’ll bet most of you don’t swoon every season for a new trend, and plop down the big bucks. But we are smarter than the average bear, yeah? 😄
All these grumpy remarks notwithstanding, I have found some Spring/Summer trends I love (of course, they’re not new-new, just recycled from seasons long ago), and that I will happily wear.
For Spring/Summer I am keen for these trends:
Embroidery. I’ve always been a fan, even though I dress pretty simply. There’s something about an added touch of color and pattern that is appealing.
Interesting sleeves. I’ve never been a fan of the “cold shoulder” trend, but I do enjoy a statement sleeve. Unusual seaming, bishop style, tiered, I like them all.
Blush and “tea green” and other sorbet colors. Well, I had a hard time finding pictures of me in sorbet colors! But I love these colors for accessories: a colorful scarf, necklace, and even shoes can provide a lift to any outfit.
Tiered hems. They’re fun to wear, feminine, and coincidentally, on trend this season!
What say you all? Do you enjoy incorporating new trends?
Keep joy in your heart, and stay fabulous, xo,
Here’s some cool pieces to mix in with your basics:
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