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Ask Honey: Style after 50+ in Black & White!

Style is hardly ever black and white. Which is to say, darling, there are no rules. This is something I’ve written about many times. Great style comes in all shapes and all sizes and all colors of the rainbow. Today, however, I am sharing some of my favorite black and white ensembles for my fashion blog this week.

I must admit that I often get complimented on my style. And, I’m often asked what my secret is. Today, I will share it…

I wear what I love, and I wear it with joy! And, I care little to nothing about what others think about my fashion choices.

Do I enjoy receiving compliments? Of course! I am a woman!

But, do I need compliments to confirm the validity of my style choices? No way! I am a wise, mature, and visible woman. The only one who validates me is me!

So, thank you… when you compliment my style I believe you see my inner beauty, my joie de vivre, my compassion, my attitude of gratitude.

And, please know that when I stop you on the street to compliment your dress, your shoes, your bangles, the cut of your hair, or the tint of your lipgloss, I am “seeing” the same in you.

Black and White Outfits are Timeless

Black and white outfits are timeless, and, with the addition of a favorite of-the-moment accessory, a classic look remains current. Such is the case with this lovely, yet very simple ensemble I’ve selected to share today (above). What puts it over the top style-wise is this charming, chic, and unique Gucci belt complete with a pouch for carrying essentials.

So, let me tell you about this magnificent bag and why I love it. First of all, it is so practical. It’s ideal for traveling, walking around the city, or even storing essentials for an outing with the Grands.

But practicality does not drive many of my purchase decisions when it comes to style. My Mother taught me to buy only the best items, items that I adore, to take good care of them, and keep them for DECADES! This Gucci Marmont animal stud bag fits the bill.

Style After 50 in Any Season

I love this look, and I believe it is timeless. Case in point: This picture was taken on a much warmer day, months ago.

I am wearing a lovely blouse by Brunello Cucinelli. Plus, I adore this crossbody bag from Louis Vuitton. Lastly, you know, darlings, that I love my heels despite breaking my ankle a few years back. These are Yves Saint Laurent, but there are many similar styles available currently for less than the designer brands… if you so dare, as I do!

Easy, Breezy Black and White

Black and white is never boring when it’s worn with PERSONALITY! I add personal touches to every outfit, like my favorite blue-hued sunglasses, a favorite choker because my neck is one of my least favorite body parts, and, always, my red string.

This tunic is Jil Sander. The smile is all mine.

What’s your favorite black and white style? I’d love to hear about your favorite designers, your style tricks, or even answer your style conundrums.

Let me know if the comments at the bottom of this page! 

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June 5, 2022


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  1. Mary Jane says:

    I adore your sense of style❣️It’s beautiful and unique…just like you! That white tunic is my favorite! I love tunics and hope they never go out of style. I think I’ve worn a version of it all my life. And today is my 64th birthday! 🎈Going to celebrate with my kids today and this weekend. Life is good! 😘

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Happy belated birthday, Mary Jane. Wishing you a ‘unique,’healthy and safe year ahead!! And, thank you for your compliment. I am very appreciative. Warmly, Honey

  2. Mary says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Honey!❤️ You have such great style that feels so current but never trendy! You have reminded me I need to wear more white.

  3. Darcy says:

    I love your column and I am so glad you wrote about this. I want to exude youthfulness wrapped around my maturity. I am going to take note of the people in my life and their comments when I wear something I feel good in and they take notice (impressed). Thank you

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