When I was a lot younger I remember being very conscious of what I wore and how I looked, as I’m sure most teenagers do. Those wonderful years of flared jeans progressing onto harem pants and surfer girl clothes from Bali.
One of the great things about getting older is caring less about what’s “in style” and just wearing clothes you feel comfortable in. Some women seem to have developed their own style, for me I think its more about comfort and avoiding ironing.
I do admire older women who can carry off outfits that say I don’t care what others think, this is me and I feel good. I firmly believe that if you feel comfortable in what you are wearing, you will look good. Being at ease with yourself gives you confidence.
I would love to have the sort of wardrobe that is full of mix and match pieces, wear dots with stripes, or just a big mishmash of all sorts of colours and patterns. This could either be a big disaster or work exceptionally well.
I have in the past couple of years stop wearing black, not entirely though…I still have a couple of black merino tops to wear under things in winter. Now when I buy clothes I’m trying to be a bit more colourful. Its amazing what a pick me up dressing in a cheery colour is, especially on a cold, dreary winters day.
I think its really heartening to see older women dressing with such a sense of their own uniqueness, not feeling like they have to conform to “what’s in fashion” or “on trend”.
So lets embrace our individuality, have the courage to mix our patterns and styles, wear our clashing colours with joy and be confident in doing it.
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