Welcome to a fun collaboration with Jennifer of A Well Styled Life and Pam of over50feeling40. We desire for all of us… the fabulous women over 50 …to look and feel our best each and every day. After years of blogging for this audience, we have heard from so many of you about your discouragement and despondency when you look in the mirror every morning. But, we both know just how transformative style can be, and hope to encourage you right here each week. We want to see all of us empowered with strength, joy, and confidence
Are we still worthy of the runway after age 60? You bet we are! When I hit the big 6-0 three years ago, friends immediately asked, “Are you going to change the name of your blog?” Well, no, I am still over 50 and still feeling great…no need to change. The messaging is the same.
What Jennifer and I have witnessed is many believe there is a difference in the way women in their fifties and sixties dress. Somehow, when we hit 60 the norm says we are suddenly expected to dress “old lady” or like a “grandma.” I always cringe when frumpy clothing is called grandma clothing….I respect grandmothers more than that!
Well, I am in my sixties and very much a grandmother, and there is no frumpy here! I have worked hard through my reinvention to throw the frumpy out. I want to be the strong, intelligent, chic woman who enters the room…and not the frumpy sad one.
Recently I discovered the old WHAT NOT TO WEAR episodes are on at the same time I am on the treadmill three mornings a week. After this discovery, I told you I would re-visit some of those important guidelines. Last week, a graphic designer who was tagged with bad fashion wrote a content strategy for her makeover, which said this,
“I want to end this journey (a week with the show) with a cross seasonal wardrobe which communicates strength and professionalism with a spirit of fun.”
I loved it! Since I am very much in the professional world and also love to show some fun in my style, this was a great content strategy for my own wardrobe! I also live in a warm climate where we use very few cold weather clothes, so a cross seasonal wardrobe just makes good financial sense. Making sure my clothing sends the messages I desire, means I will walk in confidence and leave frumpy behind.
One of my wardrobe goals has been to add more dresses and skirts for the warmer weather. All signs look for this to be a very humid spring and summer, so I need ways to stay cool and chic. For work, I lean toward classic styling with fun accessories. This sheath dress is a great find at Dressbarn and I have it featured below. I really like black and blue together…très chic!
I am 63…not old…not dead…not out of the game…but feeling confident and joyful… and still walking my own runway every day!