This is the first Friday of January 2017 and usually you find a monthly style tip for women over 50 here from both me and my major collaborator, Jennifer Connolly.  Jennifer is traveling and will join me for style tips on Sunday when we give you a tip for how to Hit Your Style Sweet Spot.  But, I wanted to get started with ideas today!

For the sake of illustration, let’s start by looking at this old news stand above.  Yes, it is rusty and out of date….no longer useful.  However, I submit to you, if someone cleaned it, gave it a coat of paint (perhaps a shabby chic style) and placed it within our building to hold magazines for visitors, it could be a really fun piece. 

My January tip is to REFRESH your style.  Small touches can go a long way.  All I did today was mix up my pieces a little.  I have never worn all of these garments together in one look.   The best thing about having a wardrobe full of separates is the possibilities of so many different outfits.  But, perhaps, you are like me…you get busy and stuck in always wearing the pieces the same way because you know it works.   January is a perfect month to shake things up and wear them in different ways.  It is such a simple way to make a change in how you look.

Challenge yourself to style the pieces with other garments.  Perhaps spend some time one afternoon just recreating looks with what you currently own.

Refresh…renew…it is what the new year often is about.  And a little something new can build confidence. 
NOTE: I did not spend a dime to wear something new in these pictures.

On Sunday, Jennifer and I will have more tips for you.  Mine will continue the idea of REFRESH.  We all know how refreshment can be soothing, cooling, and inspiring when we feel a little dry! 

Is there anything new you plan to do with your wardrobe this year?

Happy Friday!

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