Fall fashion over fifty?
They've got advice for you.
Unfortunately, getting advice from the internet is like getting a dog that already has rabies...it bites.
Everyone wants to tell us what to do. Don't these whippersnappers realize we have fought some battles so that they can do what THEY want to do? So they're giving us rules? *snort*
|Is somebody gonna tell me I can't wear a jean jacket? Because we can step outside.|
Luckily, I am here to read all the advice on the internet and then tell you what's what.
Most of the advice in the article, Ten winter fashion mistakes that make you look older, is not technically advice at all. It's a list of omissions...ie. you look older if you're NOT wearing white, NOT mixing black and navy, etc. So it's NOT really advice at all.
But I'm here to help y'all with that. (Again, you're welcome.)
|This is me wearing sunglasses and wrinkles. And OWNING it.|
A blouse, a cardigan and some cute slacks (they have this style at Old Navy and they're fairly inexpensive) are good for going just about anywhere. This is the kind of thing I wear to work. (For the uninitiated, I am "The Book Lady" at a nearby Title I elementary school.) It is cute without looking juvenile, which is important. You don't want to look as though you are trying to wear your daughter's/granddaughter's clothes.
If you like your Hepburn in menswear, throw on some wide-legged pants like these (Banana Republic has some called Logan) with a blazer and blouse. This outfit is for when you mean business and if they don't listen, it implies that you will not think twice about kicking somebody's a$$.
For a night out, try some fur cuffs. I have a few weasels that I like to haul out on occasion, and I like them because nothing says "stay away from me; I'm crazy," quite like a weasel.
And if you want to vacuum in a wedding dress, no one should attempt to stop you. Because we can wear whatever we want, dangit! And if we want to wear black without navy or Hawaiian-print muumuus, we should just go for it!
But make sure it's paired with a weasel.