The goal of this post is to lead you to the available guides that address various style challenges of women over 40.
- How to Master the Challenge of Turning Fashion into Style
- The Mixing Prints/Pattern Trends Is a Thread
- Over-The-Knee Boots
- Leather and Make-up
- Wrapping up
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How To Master The Challenge of Turning Fashion Into Style
There are many style and fashion challenges out there for us women over 40. Thus, I asked my readers last Wednesday in my Ageless Style series what they want to see addressed. Many thanks to all of you who made suggestions! They are all very appreciated. Here I will point you to posts that provide solutions to your questions on how to solve these thread. 🙂
The challenges all have in common to turn fashion trends into style. All to often the trendy items look plain trashy on a mature woman. The reason? Bad craftsmanship to keep the items cheap. The solution:To turn fashion into style go for trends that you can do with high quality items. #fashionover40 Click To Tweet
Trends That Are a Second Time Around Are Challenging
Trends in general, and in particular from past decades like the 70s, for instance, came in high first. Quite understandable as we don’t want to look like a fashion victim and/or stuck in time or an old-fashioned style rut. 😉Get informed how trends that are a second time around are styled today. #fashionover40 Click To Tweet
The Over-The-Knee Boots
Another great issue is over-the-knee boots. They are great in winter to keep the knees warm in cold climates. However, we don’t want to get into “Pretty Woman” territory despite we all have loved Julia Roberts wearing them in the movie, and some of us even had a tuned-down street style flat version back then. But how can we wear them and look sophisticated now that we are over 40? The solution in a nutshell:Go for high quality leather OTKboots with sturdy heels and a classic design. #fashionover40 Click To Tweet
You can find a guide how to wear over-the-knee boots over 40 at this link.
The Mixing Prints/Pattern Trends Is a Thread
Mixing prints/pattern came in third immediately followed by make up and leather. These topics are hot and one better gets them right. Mixing prints done right look incredible stylish; but done wrong, it looks ridiculous at our age. You can find a guide on stylishly mixing prints and patterns at the link.
Leather and Make-up
Leather is an expensive investment. You can learn what to look for when shopping for leather clothes in this guide.Over 40, makeup should be like the icing on the cake. Click To Tweet
We don’t want to look painted. 😉 See this post on how to get a barely there makeup.
These challenges are addressed in the linked posts. Tomorrow’s post addresses how to master fall’s tricky 70s trend.
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What are your style challenges? What do you think is the hardest/toughest thing for women our age? You can still submit your style challenge that you want to see covered in Ageless Style. Fall relevant topics addressed in guides by Ageless Style in the past were, for instance,
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