These tips you may agree or disagree with, but they are a guide for the woman who is passed the age of 30.
“How to stay fashionable when half of the current fashions don’t suit my shape particularly when I like the look of them.”
Understanding what suits you – the colours, contrasts, clothing styles and lines, where to add the details, where to keep free and plain, which proportions are best for you and all those other physical aspects of fabric selection (texture, sheen, drape) are important and form your style foundation. You need to know them to start developing your style.
Don’t worry too much about needing to wear every latest fashion trend. There will always be a new one on the horizon and the new one may be more “you” than the current one..
How to be Fashionably Fabulous not Frumpy or a Fashion Victim
If you’ve worn it before, and it’s a fad, don’t wear it again unless it’s a style that really flatters you.
2. Knee High Socks
The schoolgirl look is for schoolgirls, unless you’re going to a fancy dress party, forget about it. Oh, and this includes knee-high stockings – never, ever wear them under skirts – pants only PLEASE!
3. Dressing Old
You don’t need to get into old lady clothes before your time. Keep current with the trends without going overboard with the fads. Don’t keep hanging onto items you wore 5, 10 or 20 years ago, let them go.
You need to know what fits and flatters your shape so you can best adapt current trends to suit you.
5. Update your accessories yearly
An easy way to keep up with fashion and look current, without breaking the bank. Glasses, shoes, jewellery and handbags can really add some pizazz to your outfit, so make them work for you.
6. Update in Small Doses
Don’t wear fashion trends such as boho or military head to toe, take an element, one piece and work it back with your basics to look up to date but not fashion victim.
7. Wear What Suits You
Be aware of your personality and how it affects the clothes you wear – your clothes should say something about you, rather than trying to copy someone else’s style.
When was the last time you changed your style? Update and look younger with a current cut and style.
Want to look classy? Your best neutral colours will do it for you. Bright or fashion colours come and go, but neutrals will keep you looking good.
10. Get Your Clothes Altered so they Fit
If your clothes fit you well, they’ll look more expensive and you’ll look great – add in the cost of alterations to all your purchases, you’ll also enjoy wearing your clothes more because they’ll be more comfortable.
What are your fashion rules?