How to be Stylish at Any Age

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I’ve had quite a few requests from my lovely readers to do some posts on 50+ dressing, so rather than me do up another polyvore, I thought I’d bring some ‘real life’ 50+ into my blog.

Let me introduce you to my gorgeous friend and colleague Jan Fisher – who is an image consultant in New Zealand, and my partner in our Absolute Image Training Institute image consultant training school.

Not only is she a wonderful and generous person on the inside, she’s also a stylish woman on the outside – and this year we’ll be celebrating her 60th birthday!

She’s agreed to let me do a series of posts about her and her style, to show you that it’s easy not to look lambish or old lady, but instead look modern and stylish at any age.

Her lovely husband Warren snapped these photos of her for me this week, and she promises to send me more pics to share with you.

What are her secrets?

Look for the clothes that suit your body shape – she is an H shape, with a longer body and shorter legs. She is about the same height as me – 5’6″ish /169cm.

She loves to accessorize – she wears some great necklaces, and often belts at the hips.

She looks for modern pieces that suit her Urban Chic personality style.

She buys lots of New Zealand labels – such as Verge. She also buys statement pieces that wow.

She’s not scared to try on the latest fashions to see if they work for her – if they don’t she’s lost nothing.

She goes into all stores with an open mind, rather than staying out and telling herself that she’s

‘too old’ for some of the high street chains. She picks the pieces that work for her and leaves the rest.

She may be 19 years old than me – but she’s young at heart, and that shows through when you meet her, she has the best sense of humour and never takes herself too seriously (though in a previous life, she did bring recycling to New Zealand).

What a fantastic woman and friend she is! Do you have a style icon in your life?

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