Whew! What a week…it has been a long time since I have had little ones that long. But I am still here with Cultivating Everyday Elegance and today what I want to focus on is styling the clothes we love over 50 and how just loving them alone can result in elegance. We are all as unique as the snowflakes…which no two are alike. Same with people and I believe we can all achieve elegance, but it might be a different definition for each one of us and simply mean how we each wear CONFIDENCE.
So far, we have heard on these posts in the comments from a rancher, retired teachers, a woman who loves to ride with her husband on his motorcycle. And that is just a tip of what I know. Beautiful, unique in design just as snowflakes are. (I think I am on to snowflakes because it is so hot right now)! I really do not want us to get hung up on the word, “elegance.” In a way, I think we are taking the word to a new level.
LISTEN TO VERA
Fashion designer Vera Wang is known to have said “A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes!” So, think about that…we are all comfortable (confident) in different types of clothing and in different styles we see as our own form of elegance.
I understand there are those who believe a kimono or caftan is sloppy and not elegant in any way; however, I believe there are some kimonos/toppers/wraps/ponchos which can be very elegant if styled the right way.
This look is one I love and feel very comfortable and confident wearing. The column of black (leggings and V neck knit top) along with the long Chico’s necklace is slimming and directs the eye in the right direction. I love the way this kimono falls…yes, it is oversized, but I feel elegant wearing it with my gold flats. We each have clothing we love and items which communicate the messages we want to say. So, think about what clothes make your smile and feel confident?
ELEGANCE IS ABOUT INTIMATELY KNOWING YOU
Here is another homework assignment…write a list of all of your positives! No negatives…just positives. Then write down what you love to wear…the clothing, the colors, the looks that you believe say...THIS IS ME! Look back at the list and think about how you can tell the world what your positives are…either through your dress, your attitude, your life with others…how can you share the best of you. To me, ladies, that is elegance. Knowing who YOU are and owning the positives. Of course we all have areas to work on…but, we should not just concentrate on those areas all of the time. There are too many depressing things going on today, look to your positives to get through it. A confident woman is a strong woman.
Next, write a list of what brings you joy…what puts a smile on your face every day. These are great things to ponder and to have handy to review every now and then.
I have written this several times already, but my own journey to achieve everyday elegance is about refining me…refreshing and sharpening me as I begin a new stage of life and as I consider the legacy I want to leave my children and grandchildren. For me, it is about how I carry myself, how I react to the world around me, how I maintain positivity, what lessons I teach them and how I respond to my new circumstances. And….if I happen to figure out how I will dress and look for each day with an elegant touch…then I want to do that. But, staying true to me, will include garments I love such as my kimonos and toppers.
What clothing do you feel your best wearing? Please share and understand that when you are wearing it, you will project strength, confidence, joy….and elegance.
JUST A NOTE:
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Mr. B and I love our meals from Sun Basket!
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