So often today’s society and media outlets attempt to embody youthfulness as the face of fashion and beauty. This may attract younger generations but does a dis-service to women of all ages and to the fashion industry as a whole!

Age brings wisdom, and who better to lead the way of fashion knowledge than women who have been through a few decades of fashion dos and don’ts themselves? Generations who came of age in the 40s through the 70s brought forth plenty of fashion to celebrate!

Many fashionistas of today would die for a vintage piece from the 70s, or that amazing sheath dress that you didn’t think would make it past the high school dance. 

The Face of Fashion

Fashion is not only the clothes you wear, but the way you carry yourself and the self-expression you choose to share with the world. Embracing fashion trends is ageless. It’s about embracing who and where you are in life right now – today! And it doesn’t come with an age limit. 

Consider Iris Apfel, for example. At age 98, she continues to inspire the world through her bold fashion choices.

What if large jewelry pieces and bright bold colors are not your style? An elegant and classic black look is just as impactful. Carolina Herrera and Jane Seymour, for example, keep in touch with the classic fits and styles, while still making an impression. 

Whatever your style embodies, it’s important to stay true to yourself while also being open to trying new things! If you are looking for ways to spice up your wardrobe, consider these 5 easy tips! 

Pick Signature Colors

When you know a color looks amazing on you, you feel like you can conquer the world. Choosing a group of colors will help you develop a wardrobe with functionality and consistency.

Take the time to find what hues work best with your complexion and build from there. Remember the seasonal factor: warm colors are ideal in the fall/winter, and cool, brighter hues really pop in the spring/summer. 

Add a Lipstick

Lipstick will pull any look together. It makes you look ready to go for any outing, even just a trip to the grocery store!

Keep in mind that choosing bold colors in your outfit requires neutrals in your makeup, and vice versa! If you choose tones such as black, white, and navy, bold colored lips can make a beautiful statement. 

Add Another Layer (This Is an Art)

Keep the coloring of layers consistent and within your signature color realm. Focus on the fabrics you’re pairing. It can be really fun to play with different textures.

Stick to just one bulk item, since more than one will take you into unflattering territory. Most importantly, have fun with it! There is an endless number of combinations that can be used to keep your wardrobe exciting. 

Use Statement Pieces of Jewelry

You may not be comfortable to go as bold as Iris in your jewelry, but you could definitely make a statement like Maye Musk.

This can be as easy as adding a cute pair of dangly earrings, or maybe your closet leans more towards chunky necklaces and matching bracelets. Either way, jewelry provides the perfect touch to wrap an outfit together. 

Throw on a Hat for an Extra Accessory

Hats are a perfect pairing piece if your outfit needs a little extra something. It can drastically take an outfit from blah to chic. Find a go-to hat that fits your face structure and complexion, something that you can throw on with ANY type of outfit. Also, this provides a quick fix for a bad hair day! 

Who is your fashion icon? What is your most flattering color? Do you have a signature “go-to” item in your wardrobe? Share in the comments to see what others love to wear.

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