I like to see a woman over 40 still rocking her style game. Many women lose themselves and their style once they start popping babies but that shouldn’t be the case. Looking good is good for every business, and it also helps your mental well-being. But some women believe they should change the way they dress once they start clocking their 30s/40s, and I agree and disagree with this. I believe there are many outfits we wore in our teens and twenties we may not be able to get away with in our 40s, because of changes in our body and lifestyle. But I also believe many pieces can be styled differently to suit various ages and stages in our life.
Here are my top 5 ageless style tips:
Build your Confidence
I wrote about building your body confidence some weeks ago and how important it is, and the truth is once you are confident, you can get away with any outfit. Body confidence is the first step in achieving ageless style. Once you are confident and in love with yourself, you can take on anything.
Go for Colour
Do not be afraid to experiment with colours. Wearing a bit of colour will make you appear more youthful. Why do you think the likes of Iris Apfel at 94 years, still wears a lot of colour? The right mix of colours and textures can take decades of you. White is a fail-safe colour that looks sophisticated on many. You can team your white pieces with softer/darker colours like purple, burgundy, navy blue or fuchsia pink, for a stylish effect.
Cover the Signs
For many, the neck and upper arms are usually the first parts of the body to reveal the true age (beware scoop and round necklines) so cover them up if you want. Scarves, shawls, sleeves, blazers, boleros and jackets can be used to cover them up stylishly. If you want to show off your neck, v-necks are the best necklines to go for because they draw the eye upwards for a more youthful effect. If you are worried about showing too much cleavage, pop a camisole under the v-neck top or dress.
Wear the Right Size
Go for pieces that are well fitted. They will always look flattering and stylish. No one looks good in oversize/baggy clothes. Ignore the label size and focus on how it fits.
Dress for your Shape
Apart from wearing the right size, you also need to dress for your shape and not your age. Ignore what is in vogue, and go for pieces and accessories that flatter your body shape.
These are my tips for achieving ageless style. Do you have any tips to share? Do share..