I think about how different the dressing style rules were for our mothers and grandmothers, and how much more freedom we have today to express ourselves, regardless of age. When I was a child, my mother dressed very differently than my grandmother or younger women. Now, the same pair of designer jeans and top can be worn by a 20-year-old and a 65-year-old. These days, your dress style depends more on your lifestyle, personality and career than your age. Our goals have changed, too. Now we get to express our individualism, celebrate our power, energy, and wisdom, at EVERY AGE.
The key to looking powerful and energetic at any age is to BE POWERFUL AND ENERGETIC. It’s not just about wearing the latest style trends. Wearing trends can backfire when they’re wrong for your personality or figure shape. You can always temper a trend by pairing it with a classic piece.
Take the trend of silky track pants and printed loose pants. Silky track pants are trousers made of dressier woven fabrications that are cut like fleece sweat pants or “track pants”.
They usually have an elastic waistband and drawstring, are tapered at the ankle, and are roomy right through the leg. The baggy fit is about relaxed comfort and a small amount of slouch.
When not styled carefully it can read “early 90s” in a bad way. That’s why no matter what your age, if you don’t like a trend, or you don’t know how to style it, you might want to let it pass. If you do like a trend, and it suits your lifestyle and figure, then go for it, regardless of your age!
Here’s my recipe for looking energetic and powerful at any age:
- BE energetic and BE powerful
- Take the best care of your health (eat well and stay active)
- Get a modern hair style that suites your face and skin tone
- Make sure your clothes FIT well
- Wear great-fitting undergarments (yes, that means a professional fitting and spending serious money!)
- Update your eye wear (buy chic, trendy sunglasses and adventurous eyeglasses)
- Revamp your makeup and skincare routine (radiant looking skin is ageless!)
- Invest in high quality, chic shoes (who doesn’t notice a great pair of shoes?)
- LOVE whatever age you’re at!
Speaking of shoes, I’m creating a webinar, “If The Shoe Fits…” that’s all about what shoes to wear with different outfits, what shoes to wear if your feet aren’t perfect, and more shoe talk. I’ll announce the webinar soon…
Linda, I LOVE leggings, first they are SO comfortable, beats feeling like you’ve wrapped yourself in duct tape when you sit down with skinny jeans or the like. I have lots of tops that are fun, more dressy or tailored and mid thigh so the best part of your legs are accented. No matter the season, they go with many shoes, sandles, boots, ankle boots and I love all the boot toppers/socks that give you a new look each time, for the boot and/or legging. Also, if I don’t go with a mid thigh top, I throw on a short jean skirt over the leggings and a shirt or vest that goes to waist. I’m just 60 too and it’s fun to get compliments on the combinations that I put together, feel a little sassy and classy and stretches the wardrobe as well. Enjoy your leggings ladies!!!
Hi Carol! Boy, do I hear you. Gone are the days when heels higher than an inch was the best footwear option for dresses. The good news is it’s more fashion forward to pair flat footwear with dresses and skirts. It’s unexpected! Choose a sexy sandal silhouette from Flexx, Bare Foot or Everybody. As the winter chill sets in, wear a great pair of flat booties or tall boots. Assume you’ve already discovered the website, http://www.FootSmart.com, for wearable, comfy shoes that still make a statement. Keep me posted!
I would love some help and advice for wearing “old lady shoes”. After two foot surgeries and a joint fusion from a bunion, I can no longer wear my beloved heels, yet I still want to wear skirts and dresses. What can I do?
Would love some advice and examples for eyewear!