This week’s Tuesday’s Tip is all about Fashion!
Last month during my month of Health and Wellness I introduced you to 5 fabulous ladies Over 50 who shared their health and wellness tips. If you missed it you can read it here 5 Women Over 50 share their favourite health & wellness tips
The post was so popular that I decided to ask another group of ladies Over 50 what their favourite fashion tips were. I love fashion and am always looking for new ideas.
I also have a wardrobe full of items I just don’t wear! Do you?
I don’t want to look like ‘mutton dressed as lamb’ but I also don’t want to necessarily look like I’m Great Grandma!
These ladies who range in age from their 50s to 70s look wonderful and certainly have fashion style. So who better to ask for fashion tips than these Sizzling Women?
They certainly prove that age is just a number and should never define who we are.
I do hope you enjoy the post and also check out my guests’ websites which are listed at the end of the article.
Jan from Retiring Not Shy
I love Jan’s gorgeous smile and enjoy her daily Instagram photos of what she is wearing each day.
Jan’s Fashion tips: Know yourself and try something new
Know who you are and what suits you
Your wardrobe needs and your personal style may change if you are transitioning from the corporate world. Perhaps you now have the chance to ‘make your own rules’. There are many style ‘personalities’ – mine is classic, yours may be boho. Play with clothing combinations and wear what makes you feel fantastic – when you look in the mirror you want to see a sparkle in your eyes and a smile on your face – is your wardrobe doing that for you? If not it’s time for a purge and a refresh. Get help if you don’t know where to start, there is so much information online – style groups, Instagram, Pinterest etc.
Try something new
As we age our skin tone and hair colour can change and that affects what colours we can wear best and may mean a need to re-jig makeup too. When looking for new clothes consider the latest style trends and how they might suit you. Don’t be a slave to fashion but do keep your wardrobe up to date in a way that suits you and your budget. It might only take one piece to give your wardrobe a fresh feeling. Oh and on the budget front, I love a new piece of clothing as much as anyone but I also have a quality second hand store that I regularly shop in. Buying second hand is good for the environment and can allow us to take a risk with something we may not be willing to pay full price for. Play and have fun!
Jodie from Jodie’s Touch of Style
Jodie is certainly a fashionista but also so is her Mum and StepMum. We have all three giving us their tips for 50s, 60s & & 70s.
Jodie’s fashion tip (50+ model): Be open to new styles
I think being open to new styles & items is the key to feeling young on the inside and outside!!
I think many of us look at the new styles and think “that’s not for me.” I used to do it all the time, but now I try to never say never. And it’s been fun!! I know I thought I’d pass on the off the shoulder trend, but it’s surprising at how stylish I feel when I wear it!!
Nancy’s fashion tip (60+ model): Shoes & Jewelry
Shoes and jewelry are what I get the most compliments on which to me, shows how important they are to the outfit! Even when I’m just going out in jeans and a shirt, they can add so much interest to an outfit.
Charlotte’s fashion tip (70+ model): It’s all about Colours
Try to wear the colors that look better on you the majority of the time.
I’ve found that with silver hair and paler skin, there are some colors that just don’t do me justice! And normally I would only wear either green or white tops with this skirt, but my daughter, Jodie, twisted my arm to try another color. She thinks the blue is so vibrant and really stands out—I’m still getting used to it!
Laurie from Vanity and Me
Laurie exudes style and I always love her blog posts and photos of her.
Laurie’s fashion tip: It’s all about the foundation
The best piece of advice that I can think of to give any woman of any age or size is Underwear! Start with the right foundations to make your outfit look the best it possibly can.
Getting professionally measured is so helpful, and it’s surprising how many of us are wearing the wrong size bra under our clothes. The results from wearing the wrong to the right size can make such a dramatic change. For years I wore a 36c and it turned out I should have been wearing a 34dd! I have myself measured every couple of years now in case there is any change.
I also advise to buy the best we possibly can when it comes to underwear. This also makes a huge difference, and there are so many slimming items to choose from now. In the picture, I’m wearing a Shapeez bra. This is shaped like a vest at the back and also hugs me in at the front. I always get a little roll of back fat and this disappears when I wear this making my outfit super smooth behind.
Get the foundations right first for your outfit and you will not only look better, but you will feel more confident too.
Linda from Boots, Shoes & Fashion
Linda has such a lovely smile and certainly feels comfortable with who she is. Just look at the energy in her photo.
Linda’s Fashion Tip: Embrace your Shape.
Necklines – if you are bigger busted, then enhance your shape by wearing V necks, ruched necklines, cross over styles, halter necks. If you are less busty, Bardot style necklines and square cut styles looks fabulous.
Shapely Legs – if the warmer weather makes you hesitant to go around with bare legs – perhaps they are pale, scarred, veined or you just don’t feel comfortable then invest in a pair or two of skintone tights. Nowadays skintone tights cover near enough every skintone and no more do you need to endure “American Tan”. I personally love the glossy skintone tights – they really do flatter your legs (think foundation for your legs).
Short Dresses – there are some gorgeous tunic dresses around at the moment however some are just a tad shorter than I would like, skimming my thigh area. I still buy them and convert into longline tops to wear with my leggings, capri pants, skinny jeans and stretch denim bermudas. Don’t let that pretty dress pass you by….
Pamela from Over 50 Feeling 40
Pamela always looks so stylish whether dressing for a casual or formal event. I love her jacket in this photo because it is an unusual design.
Pamela’s fashion tip: What message do you want to send to the world?
My favorite fashion tip is to look at clothes as your book cover…they send a message about you.
The key to your style is controlling your messages. I want the world to see me as strong, confident, approachable, creative, and current.
So, I ask myself every day, before I leave the house…Does my outfit choice send those messages? Creating your own personal style begins with selecting from the long list of adjectives, the five messages you want to send. Then be consistent, control your messages, and send the same ones each day. Then, you will be known for your great style.
Before you purchase a garment, ask yourself if it fits within the messages you desire to send with your style.
Then shopping and dressing becomes more fun. Anyone can do this…do not let any barriers, such as, age, body size, or budget shut you down and prevent you from being confident and living life to its fullest each day. Select those messages you want to send and begin right now!