My husband, age 60, has been saying “I’m not old enough to play golf yet” for 25 years. He’s just teasing our friends who do play golf, because in Sandy’s worldview, it’s a sport for his Dad, not for him. Similarly, I don’t think all of us over 40 (or over 60) are ready to be “age appropriate” in our style choices. That doesn’t mean we run about in hot pants and tube tops (did you ever? I did) but that we’re not afraid of making a style statement.
The fabulous women of Visible Monday are SO Not Dead Yet, and they express their style personalities without worrying about age. They inspire us to step outside of the age box, and dance.
As always, the first tip is: dress and create as you will, and own your look. Confidence is all.
Embrace Your Shape: Jodie of J Touch Of Style looks terrific in a body conscious dress. She’s about 50, I think, and dresses her truth. Love the denim jacket over the summery dress, the espadrilles, and those cool eyeglasses:
Relax: Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun shows how great 50 looks, in a relaxed, authentic outfit. The fringed jeans are of the moment, and Dawn looks like she was born in them. Great booties too.
Let Your Retro Flag Fly: Vix of of Vintage Vixen dresses almost exclusively in vintage pieces, and she always looks just like her fabulous self. She’s written that she’ll never, ever go back to the blazers, hose and heels of her corporate days. Age is no factor.
Feel Your Inner Butterfly: Nancy of of Nancy’s Fashion Style is gorgeous in a 1950’s style summer dress, and I love that she knots her sweater at the waist. Such a charming, fresh look for any age. Her long curly hair breaks the old “rule” about cutting our hair shorter after 40!
Bare Your Shoulders: Jess of Elegantly Dressed And Stylish is always, well, elegantly dressed and stylish and her age matters not. Jess knows her style personality and that’s what guides her. Off the shoulder blouse, sure, and distressed jeans – of course. It’s a terrific look.
How do you feel about dressing “age appropriate”? We all have some guidelines for ourselves, and that’s part of dressing authentically. You dress you, and pay no attention to how many summers you’ve enjoyed. xo
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