Following on from my post on How Not to Look Like Mutton Dressed as Lamb, some interesting thoughts were put forward.
Karen asked that I do something on Jeans for the woman who is neither mutton nor lamb, who is of a certain age, so I’ve created this little image to share with you.
There are two no’s and two yes’s (those are the ones in the middle).
- If you’re past your 20s then slogan and cartoon t-shirts are too young for you, and ultra skinny jeans are likely not to be flattering, especially those with ‘interesting’ washes.
- This look just says ‘trying too hard to look young’ on a more mature woman.
- Go for a higher quality look with a dressier top and shoes, still casual and easy to run around in, but way more stylish.
I also spend a lot of time throwing out floral garments that are very dated – florals will always be ‘in’ but the look and feel of the floral changes over time. And then, of course, there is the jean, a straight leg or boot cut with a medium rise is flattering for many women. High rise/waist jeans with pleats and tapered legs are usually not, yet I see so many women still wearing these jeans, and usually, they’re a couple of inches too short too so we can see the colour of your socks.
You all asked for a flat shoe version too – so there are no heels here, just comfortable shoes you can run around in all day – but still look stylish.