When you wake up feeling low, it can be challenging to find a way to feel positive about the day ahead. Well, if you are looking for a quick and easy way to lift your mood, look no further than your wardrobe. Fashion has a magical ability to make you feel alive and vibrant in no time at all. Enjoy today’s video featuring the fabulous Jess Jannenga!
In today’s fashion after 60 video, Margaret Manning interviews fashion blogger Jess Jannenga from Elegantly Dressed and Stylish to find out how fashion has helped her overcome emotional difficulties caused by her debilitating medical condition – and how it can help you too!
We all know the saying: “bad habits are hard to break.” Whoever wrote that did not understand the power of fashion! Fashion for mature women can be so effortless in many ways, but for many of us, there are times we fall into a rut, influenced by a bad mood, or something more serious.
When Jess was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, instead of spending more time allowing pain to dictate how she felt, she decided to use the acronym of her illness to inspire her to create her blog: Elegantly Dressed and Stylish.
For Jess, this gave her an outlet that helped her feel confident and vibrant again, and it can help you do the same! Taking an interest in your appearance gives you something else to focus on other than bad news, illness or a negative mood.
The quickest way to incorporate a new mood into your wardrobe is to add some color. It is very common for many women to fall back on black but it can quickly gobble up your whole closet, leaving it devoid of any color!
There is nothing wrong with black – it’s why we all love it so much – but it can affect your mood more than you know.
Picture how an angry, moody teenager dresses – we bet you pictured them in black! What you wear on the outside can often reflect how you feel on the inside – but it can also work in reverse. Break the routine and make fashion over 60 fun again!
Jess loves vintage and artisan pieces such as the Uno Alla Volta earrings she is wearing in today’s interview.
One of the quickest ways to energize your mood in an instant – one of Margaret’s personal must-do tips – is to put on some lipstick!
As Margaret says’ “there’s something about lipstick that just makes you feel feminine, filled in – like a coloring book!” Jess prefers a red or plum shades, but Margaret leans more toward glossy, peachy colors.
Whatever your lipstick color preference, there is no doubt that it’s the fastest way to put a pep in your step in seconds!
Which clothing or fashion accessories immediately lift your mood? Do you have a go-to lipstick color or brand? How do you elevate black from boring to vivacious? Do you agree that fashion over 60 can boost your mood? Please join in the conversation!