At this time of our life, more than any other, we should dare to do anything and do it with confidence and audacity. We have the freedom to express ourselves in new and creative ways and attitudes. As we age we start feeling invisible. We are told – your hair is too long. Gray hair should be cut very short. Don’t wear bright colours. These years we wear so proudly belong to us. Why shouldn’t you enjoy the ritual of dressing. The pleasure of fashion self expression. The getting dressed for life in style and elegance.
Here’s the trick to looking expensively dressed on a thrifty budget.
Wear all Black or all white. Think white trousers and a white sweater.
When ever possible buy natural fabrics. Stock up on white and black 100% cotton T Shirts. They go with everything.
Jewellery – wear dainty or a bold gold, or a pearl necklace , but just one piece.
A great pair o sun glasses. They hide a multitude of sins and protect your precious eyes.
Scarves – collect them in the colours you love and wear them with everything.
Belts – the finishing touch, look for reversible belts, more versatile.
Handbags – no logo or hard wear. When you find the perfect handbag treat it with respect. NEVER put it on the floor. It unhygienic, adds wear to your handbag and increases your dry cleaning bills.
Dark jeans. They’re always more flattering and smarter, no matter what cut you choose. Don’t even think of wearing your smart, dark jeans with running shoes! Dark jeans look fabulous with a white t-shirt and blazer. Or top your jeans with a silk shirt for a great evening look. They give you the most bang for your fashion buck.
Wear fewer white shirts, try jewel colours instead.
Shoes. This can be a little tricky but for dressing up you need black and skin-toned shoes. Pointed toe shoes elongate your legs and we all want long legs. For casual wear a classic loafer or ankle boots (no hard wear or embellishments).
It’s important to feel confident and relaxed about what you are wearing. It’s you people are interest in, but it’s also fun to dress up a bit – after all, when are you going to, if now now?