Staying fashionable over 40 can be as easy or as difficult as yo make it. At the end of the day it is all about keeping an open mind and accepting change. Change happens in all walks of life. Why not let the change also happen in your wardrobe and appearance.
By the time we are 40 most of use feel as though we have found our base style and what suits us. The trick is to maintain true to ourselves, keep the inner style at the back of our minds and still be able to transform our outer appearance to one of today.
This week I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the adorable Tracy from Tracy Gold Fashion Tips – check out her YouTube channel here. It did make me realise that there are 10 top tips for staying fashionable over 40. More to the point it is possible to buy sustainably and remain fashionable!
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10 Top Tips for Staying Fashionable Over 40
Watch what people are wearing on the streets, look at magazines, instagram, Fashion Week Street Style blogs, anything else that gets your imagination going.
Go window shopping – great way to see whats available and doing a little exercise at the same time.
2. Dare to try something new
Especially as we grow older many people say “if I were 20 years younger I would wear this…” Remove that frame of mind and try it out anyway. Unless it is a seriously unflattering trend for your personal shape, try the trend anyway!
For example you CAN team pink and green at any age! You can wear extra long coats! Dare to try something a little different. Even short people can look amazing in longer coats!
3. Grab a new trend as soon as you see it.
If you see something new in the shops which you really like but are not sure as you have not seen anyone else wear this trend yet then buy it now! Trends always take time to catch on and you will find that you are simply ahead of your time and have bought something you can wear for years.
Personally I’m on the hunt for a red baker boy hat!
4. Funk up your every day work wear
Especially important in the corporate world. It is good to wear that traditional dark suit and pumps but don’t let yourself blend in to the extent no one notices you. Always add one high fashion statement piece to every outfit. Be it a brightly coloured top or scarf or statement piece of jewellery.
5. Always buy what you like
The great thing about being over 40 is we start to really know ourselves. Be true to yourself and if you don’t like a particular trend then stay away from it. There are plenty of other trends for you to pick up on.
6. Make the most of what you have
Take a favourite piece of clothing from your current wardrobe shopping with you. Buy one new trend item to make another new outfit. A very easy way of staying fashionable and at the same time making the most of what you have.
7. Dare to be creative
For example stripes down skirts and trousers are a very hot trend at present. Instead of buying the whole look, have stripes added to a skirt or jeans that you already own.
8. Close your ears!
Sounds funny advice to be sure. But people take time to adapt to something new. When you try a new trend the chances are high that one of your closest family or friends won’t like it at first. As long as you like it close your ears and wear it anyway. Believe me they will get used to it and eventually possibly even copy you!
9. Wear things differently
Think of new ways of wearing what you have. Make the effort to wear a totally different outfit each day of the week. Adapting your look to new trends you have seen on the street.
10. Buy one totally NEW outift including shoes and bag each Summer and Winter
This is a sure way of making sure you stay fashionable at any age. Emphasis is on NEW and preferably a totally different look to what you already have. By buying a total new look you will find you can make many more updated looks by mix and matching with existing wardrobe items.
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