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
Today’s topic is a hot button. Everyone has an opinion…some believe anything goes…all clothing is appropriate for all ages…some believe the opposite direction and tend to dress frumpy because they are trying to accept their older age and kind of believe the fun is over. So, Jennifer and I decided to ask…do you every consider age appropriateness when shopping for clothes?
This might surprise you….but I don’t consider age appropriateness when I shop. I rarely ask myself is this alright for a 63 year old woman. What I have written about often is that I selected five messages I want my clothing to say about me years ago. I want to communicate that I am strong, intelligent, creative, youthful, and confident. Youthful is my way of saying that I want my clothing to be current…not dated or stodgy. So, when I am shopping I look in the mirror and ask myself if what I am wearing communicates those adjectives.
The casual outfit I am wearing today (yes! this is a favorite tunic right now) does communicate all of that to me. These wonderful sandals sent to me are current, creative and fun. And sooooooo comfortable! I also believe very appropriate for many ages.
Now, sometimes a youthful trend can make us actually appear older…if it is not a great fit for our bodies or our lifestyle. Most often when something does not work it is about the fit of the garment and fitting who we are as far as personality goes. If I want people who approach me to believe I am strong and intelligent before I say a word, then there are many garments I am not going to wear.
My Alamo necklace is my touch of creativity today…and also says this girl is from San Antonio, Texas!
You don’t have to worry about your age…only determine what you want to say with your clothing. Then when you hit that messaging you know you have what is right for you. My last message is confidence and I dress it with a smile…when I know I am on target.
The sandals are a teaser! You will have to come back to my blog this week to see who they are from…but I promise to tell you! I really like the comfort fit…and yes, youthful aesthetic.
If you would like my free document (8 Steps to Reinvented Style) where I discuss messaging, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, go see what JENNIFER AT A WELL STYLED LIFE is saying and tell me below…what do you think about dressing age appropriate??
Disclaimer: The shoes were provided, but the words are my own.