Your style after 50 stays true and steady even though “fashion” is here today gone tomorrow. Some say, “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” Some say, “History repeats itself.” I say the truth is somewhere in the middle, actually. Today, I am sharing some thoughts about what my favorite ensembles have taught me about style after 50 and feeling confident at every age.
Style After 50 Means Loving Your Body!
I am proud of my body. Are you proud of yours? I hope that you are. If you are not, I hope you’re on the road to loving the body you are in.
My body has done me well. It has given birth to my beautiful children, who have created my adored grandchildren, or, as I call them, my “grands.” It has battled cancer several times and won. I have used it to show love and I have used it to stand tall.
I love my body. Do you love yours?
And so, I noticed as I reviewed my favorite looks, I tend to pick pieces that are flattering, sophisticated, and while certainly not revealing, they are body-conscious. They hug my body—which seems only fair… after all, it is loved.
I do believe that a well-tailored, body-conscious outfit can be one of the most flattering items that a woman of any age can wear. What say you?
Take (Style) Risks!
I’m not exactly conservative when it comes to fashion. I take calculated risks because I know who I am, and I know who I want to be. I can have a little fun and think outside the box when it comes to style after 50. Do you enjoy the adventure of fashion, too?
When it comes to style outside of the box, sometimes I stumble, typically, I soar.
And I believe, darlings, that one doesn’t need to show skin to be sexy!
Speaking of which, some days I feel downright sexy. Do you?
Fill Your Life—and Style After 50—with Color!
As I often say, I walk on the sunny side of the street! After all, this is the side where flowers grow… and I don’t mean wallflowers!
As I look at the outfits I felt most beautiful in over the years, color is a recurring theme. From the cheerful stripes on this colorful cape, pictured above, to the boldness of my signature red lip color. When cultivating my style after 50 I don’t shy away from vibrancy. Do you?
The clothes may not make the woman, but they certainly can make an impact on how we feel about ourselves.
I think that one of the reasons that I embrace color is that it’s a choice that reflects who I am on any given day. From fiery scarlet to cool charcoal, I’m not one color, I’m a complicated kaleidoscope of hues.
Accessorize Your Style After 50
I always say accessories add spice to your outfit and your style after 50—they can change the look of one outfit from casual to empowered or dressy.
I think glasses are the cat’s meow. Dress yours up, darling, because your glasses tell a lot about the you in you. I dearly love and cherish my glasses. I tint all my glasses in different shades of blue.
Glasses are probably the first accessory a person notices. And, even more so, they reflect one’s personality. I think of my glasses as jewelry. I visit certain shops because they have specialists who know their brands. They also know me. I choose the person with the most experience and the most years in the industry to be my glasses guru. I know what I like. They know the fit. This season I added three to my collection. A pair of Chanel and 2 pairs of Christian Dior sunglasses.
Each one of my handbags is a treasure. I do not have tons, but what I have, I love. I usually buy one or two a year. I adore my pink Chanel tote and Christian Dior tote.
I never adored small bracelets. I swoon over large cuffs because they make a statement. Last summer after much deliberation I gave in to the small bracelet. I purchased several!
My favorites are very different from one another. One is an Hermes reversible thin leather strap blue on one side and camel color on the other. And the other is also rather dainty. It is small with gold balls and a tiny diamond rondel. The designer is Sydney Evan. I wear them with my large watch. The others are fun and colorful, and I am enjoying them.
I cannot forget earrings! I bought emerald green earrings in Santorini, Greece. They are Lucent earrings by Swarovski . While I was in the Swarovski shop, I also bought a necklace.
When I shop for accessories, I try to be very diligent. I take my time. On trips, I usually don’t have a salesperson. I know what I like; therefore, I don’t need advice. But to be frank, I make most of my errors on trips. I need my salespeople!!!!
Women Over 50, Your Style Should Make You Feel Good
My favorite looks illustrate who I am and who I am becoming. I am growing, changing, experimenting, and doing it all with happiness, confidence, and kindness.
What are some ways you’ve come into your style after 50? Join the conversation in the comments below.
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