I’m no fashionista or style icon but like most women I love nice clothes. These clothes should be ones that I can feel comfortable in, be stylish or even elegant in. So what’s my problem? Well, I’m in my mid forties and sometimes I’m at a loss as to what is best to make my statement – even if only a casual one. That’s what fashion is after all, making a statement about who you are and how comfortable you are in your own skin and highlighting your best bits (or even learning how to reduce them as the case may be).
Sometimes when I see an outfit hanging on a mannequin I think ‘yes please’ and then when I try it on I end up looking frumpy or much older than my years, or worse still, the outfit is designed for a 20 year old. I’m stuck in that rut between having had and reared children and tending to all their needs, and rediscovering what it’s like to actually spend money on myself. The only problem is, after four wonderful children my style has been lost along the way and I’ve forgotten how to shop just for me.
To help me on my path of recovery I decided to see if there were any sites online that deal specifically with my age group and lo and behold there are tons of them. Why didn’t this epiphany happen sooner?
One site that really caught my fancy is http://40plusstyle.com and my oh my Sylvia (the author) has so many helpful tips for all of you women aged 40+ out there. With the current Autumn collections showing a lot of leather, Sylvia has great tips on how to wear it and incorporate it into your wardrobe.
So even though it’s September and the year is almost out, I’m making an Autumn resolution – no more will I be a trackie mammy going to do the school run, or the shopping. I’m determined over the coming months to change my ways. I’m not too sure if I’ll have the money to invest in a new wardrobe of clothes, but I’ll give it a go anyway using what I’ve got and I’ll see how that goes.
One of her many great posts is all about finding your body shape, and dressing for it.
At the moment though I’m hovering somewhere be Triangles and Apples, but that’s for a completely different blog post!
If you are 40+ and want to know more about finding your style then I would recommend you head over to Sylvia’s page where you will find more than enough information to get you started. Sylvia is also on Pinterest so if don’t feel like reading but just want to look at some stylish photos why not head over and have a browse.
Now, I’m off to do a major wardrobe cleanout