People want to remain looking youthful for as long as they can, and they would do anything to attain it at whatever price they can afford. A lot of them do not acknowledge that sometimes, all it takes is rethinking one’s wardrobe and dressing young.
As we women reach our 30s, some of us start to see signs of ageing, especially on our skin. The fine lines, wrinkles and crows’ feet begin to appear. If we have had a child already and we have not really focused on taking care of our bodies, we would notice a certain thickness around the middle, not to mention a few sags already forming here and there, may be the answer you need to get your youthfulness back, but sometimes, just dressing young cuts it far enough.
Dressing young does not mean following current fashion trends too closely. No matter how trendy or fashion-forward we are, we would all reach a certain age where some fashion trends just do not suit us anymore. Dressing young is not an excuse either to pull out whatever remnants of the wardrobe we had as teenagers from storage and start wearing them again.
When we say “dressing young”, what it means is updating our wardrobe with an up to date few selected items to keep us fashion-forward and adding a bit of spice to them, but without disturbing our own signature style. Because that is what we should do when we start reaching middle age. We should start adopting a signature style instead of being conscious about fashion. In more ways than one, this is what we need to keep doing. Our signature style should show in our choice of outfits, but we should nonetheless keep moving forward with our choices.
Are the staples when it comes to dressing? blazer with shorts outfit are also the cutest things to wear to give your figure a good shape. If your blazer with shorts do not fit you, they will show every curve that must be hidden rather than revealed.
There is a trick to dressing with blazers, however. If your middle has already thickened and your waistline is no longer as slender as it used to be, what you can do is to look for that to flatter your figure rather than stick to the old styles that you used to wear.
A pair of blazers balance out the thickness in your body and will make you look great.
We were compelled to wear darker colors like navy, black, maroon or chocolate brown because we wanted to be taken more seriously as we begin our careers. As we ride through middle age, however, we should start dressing young by lightening up.
You do not have to give up your dark-hued suits for this, however. Perhaps all you need to do is to pair them with a pastel-colored blouse with a few frills. Perhaps a few choice and colorful accessories would do it. Take care not to overdo it, however. You still want to look sedate and competent in your corporate duds rather than bubbly and flashy.
On casual days and on weekends, however, when you can shed off your suits, an awesome way of dressing young is to wear a pastel high–waisted string bikini in light fabric, especially during summer. Tie back your hair in a ponytail and forget about putting on makeup for a day, except for a little face powder and shiny lip gloss. This is the best and most inexpensive way of beating aging, and you do not even need Botox for that.
As a lifestyle columnist, I’m always looking for chic lifestyle and fashion statements.
Nothing makes more of a statement than having a sophisticated “idea resource” at my fingertips for days at the beach, nights on the town and dinner parties at home.
One of my favorites is the Spiegel catalog, which offers inspiration on entertaining, decorating and even a fabulous cocktail dress.
At your next get-together, unleash your inner fashionista. When the party heats up, bear your shoulders with a silk halter dress in vivid green. And bejewel yourself with a green and gold jeweled brocade bag that won’t set your budget back, but will spring your inner princess forward.
Accessories are the DNA of lasting glamour, so who wants to be seen in something a million other women already own? Or add a dazzling yet delicate multistrand pearl necklace to your gem collection. Wear it the way I do-with a cocktail dress-and you’ll be the envy of all the “gem setters” at the party.
Glamour doesn’t start and end with fashion. It extends to every aspect of life (it does for me, at least). A party is the perfect excuse to decorate, redecorate or simply add a few glam accents to your divine temple.