If you have a nose for high fashion, but, don’t always have as much as you would like to spend on it, welcome to my world!
Several years ago, while out shopping with a close friend, we had a somewhat disturbing conversation. This friend is about 18 months older than I and, at the time, had just turned 60.
In a recent book review about good taste, Jeffrey Felner, the witty and often acerbic arbiter of fashion, suggested that, yes, you can learn tricks to develop your personal style, but taste isn’t something you can learn; you’re either born with it or you’re not.
In a previous article, I asked the women in our community to describe their personal style in 3 words. I absolutely loved all of your responses! That said, I also realized that I may not have been specific enough about exactly how to develop your own personal style.
Many women in the Sixty and Me community say that they feel invisible. Sometimes, this feeling comes from no longer having your kids around to take care of. Other times, feeling invisible is more closely related to the way in which society treats older women.
I first became familiar with the phrase “color, texture and shine” a few years back while working with Stacy London, whose hit show “What Not To Wear” became the epitome of the before and after makeovers.
I have some exciting news to share: My son is getting married! I’m thrilled for them and I love my daughter-in-law to be.
The wedding will be this August, on the beach in Los Angeles, where they live. Currently I live in Austin, Texas, so, I have some planning to do between now and then.
With regards to fashion for women over 60, few people are as influential as Lyn Slater, the Accidental Icon. Beyond being a fabulous dresser, Lyn is also an entertaining writer.
What do navy blue, black and dark grey have in common? They are all colors that society thinks is “acceptable” when it comes to fashion for women over 60. What complete nonsense!
What is the hardest article of clothing to shop for as an older woman? PANTS!
Oh my, how we ladies struggle finding a great fitting pair of pants. Most women give up right there in the store and they settle! Well no more settling. One thing we ladies over 60 know how to do is say NO!
So here is the pant shopping protocol.