A few weeks ago, I asked the members of our community whether, when it comes to fashion after 50, it is more important to “look good” or “feel good.” Perhaps somewhat predictably, many women commented that they didn’t feel like this was a fair choice. They said that they always selected clothes that look great AND feel great.
Too often, women over 60 fall victim to the mindset that, as we age, we become invisible. Stereotypes about aging and unfair fashion “rules” can make us feel like what we wear or our personal fashion choices simply don’t matter.
At age 88, Baddie Winkle is fashionably reminding all of us that this is not true! By refusing to accept invisibility, Winkle has become an inspiration for women of all ages.
Last spring, I began interviewing women over 50, 60, 70 and 80 for a video series about the importance of staying visible as we age.
When it comes to fashion over 50, are there any wardrobe essentials that every woman should have? This is the question that I posed to style expert, Judith Boyd, when we sat down for an interview. Join us as we discuss finding the right balance between rules and rebellion, style and self-expression. I’ll also share why scarves are my favorite type of accessory. Enjoy the show!
Can comfortable plus size clothing really help you to survive the holidays? You bet! You just need to know what to look for.
What’s your favorite part of the holiday season? Getting together with family and friends? Delicious meals with loved ones? Time away from work to appreciate the things most important in life?
Scarves are one of those accessories that many women have in their possession but don’t always think of wearing. Many of us are used to the normal scarves and infinity scarves, but lately another popular style is the neck scarf!
Much clucking has been caused in the world of this older fashionista following a recent pronouncement from UK journalist and agony aunt Virginia Ironside. Ms. Ironside has come right out and said it. In her opinion, no woman over 50 should be wearing jeans, unless she is a professional gardener.
It’s a good thing I’m not a dedicated follower of fashion advice or I would probably be feeling really badly about wasting $40 last week.
Autumn is my favorite season. For one thing, I have more energy in cooler weather. But it’s not just the changing temperatures that make me feel this way – it’s the splashes of yellow, orange, and red foliage that seem to be everywhere in the fall months. All three of these warm hues are associated with energy.
Did you know that the colors around you impact the way you feel? And that the colors you wear can influence how you want to feel and how others perceive you?
Recently, a client asked me to go through her husband’s closet with her to see what he had selected to discard. Her husband commented, “My polo shirts alone will last me for the rest of my life.”
I was quite taken aback. I had never thought about someone’s wardrobe in terms of its longevity before. But clearly, he had a point. Do we really need much after a certain age? Who are we trying to impress? What would we rather spend our money on?