In This Episode
As a recently (3 years ago) retired person now living in Mexico, my greatest challenge is making the transition from the work wardrobe to the more casual, climate appropriate style that prevails here. I’ve always worn either baggy clothes or slightly tailored and more form-fitting depending on my weight.
I’ve lost 20 pounds, so I have a chance to reinvent myself for the second half of my life. I continue to be drawn to both more tailored clothing – fitted capris with shirts tucked in, even though my personality is quirky and artistic.
The body shape challenge is crazy because of all the conflicting advice.
I am short (5’3″), a slightly square-ish X, long torso, short legs. Most of the torso is chin to waist, but the bulk of that is chin to bust. Plus, given the cobblestone streets, athletic shoes and supportive sandals are it. Heels of any kind don’t work, as I walk everywhere.
I sew and design my own patterns, so I can make anything happen. As soon as I figure out what “anything ” I’m aiming for.
I’ve never really cared before, but now I’m haunting the style blogs trying to up my game from shorts or knit skorts and “message” t-shirts to something nicer that addresses both my love of Jacki O & Audrey Hepburn and my quirky personality.
How to Wear When You’re Retired
Finding Clothes For The Over 70s For A Retired Casual Lifestyle
Transition from Work Wardrobe to Casual
How to Take the Extra Step to Complete and Upgrade Your Outfits
How to Find Your Style
Understanding the Style Puzzle – 9 Keys to Unlocking Your Style
If You’d Like to Define Your Style and Discover Your Colours
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