10 Styling Tips for Women Over 40
You're at a place in your life where you are confident in your style. You know what you like and what you don't. You know what works for your body type and what to avoid. At Jackie, we have compiled a list of things to remember when you get dressed each day; some small reminders to keep you feeling your very best!
10 Styling Tips for Women Over 40
Heels are an automatic confidence booster and outfit elevator. Don't leave them in the back of your closet to collect dust! Bring them out and about for a tour of the town. If there is anything that can change your mood and take a look from frumpy to fabulous, it's your favorite pair of pumps. No matter your age, a kitten or block heel will never fail to serve you well.
Never underestimate the simple elegance of solid colors. Although bold prints and bright colors have their time and place, solid fabrics convey your inner class and sophistication. Bright, bold prints often add an element of youth, but not always in the way that you'd want. Dress confidently in solid colors of your choice to keep things fresh, elegant and oh so chic.
Dark denim can go anywhere and everywhere, keeping your look fresh and dressy causal. A good, dark wash denim can be easily dressed up or down, taking you from a day with the family to a night on the town, no questions asked. Although light wash denim can be tempting on those warm summer days, try reaching for a wash a few shades darker to keep things classy.
Accessorizing is a timeless trick to dress up your look and it doesn't fade with age! Having a handful of staple accessories is a must. Whether it be a chunky gold cuff, a layered necklace, a clutch with a pop of color or some textured earrings, don't pass up on the opportunity to take your every day look from standard to fabulous.
Read some Jackie approved tips and tricks to accessorize like a pro on the blog, here!
Don't Be Afraid to Show Some Skin
Show off what you've got ladies! It's important to feel comfortable in your own skin and flaunt what you've got. However, it might look a little different than it did in your 20's. Instead of rocking low cut tops and showcasing cleavage, let your clavicles take the stage! It sounds silly, but wearing scoop neck tops or a light weight cold shoulder blouse will have you feeling sexy without overdoing it. Don't cover it all up! What you've got is amazing.
Do Some Closet Cleaning
We all have a tendency to hold on to things for a little too long. The problem with keeping clothes that you never wear in your closet, is that it takes up space, contributing to clutter, and leaves you feeling like you don't have anything new on hand. Everybody hates the feeling of opening the closet and realizing you have nothing to wear. Kick that feeling to the curb with a wardrobe refresh and closet cleanup. If you haven't worn it in over a year, donate it and let Jackie help you pick out some new must have pieces.
Don't Opt for Oversized
If you are hesitant to wear fitted clothing because you don't love how you body looks, put an end to that immediately! Your body is beautiful and deserves to be presented as such. Don't hide your curves under oversized sweaters, blouses and pants that simply don't fit. Ask your stylist to help you find the right fit to flaunt what you've got. Once you ditch your oversized favorites, you'll be on your way to looking and feeling flawless in your own skin.
Embrace Fitted Denim
A tried and true trick to pulling your look together, is rocking a pair of perfectly tailored denim. Refuse to wear loose fitting, old jeans when you can invest in a pair that fit your body how they should. Don't hide what you've got, rather showcase it in beautiful clothing that fits you flawlessly!
Incorporate Old Favorites
The best thing about being over 40? You've seen trends come and go. Chances are, you've seen trends come back around again and you just maybe have some vintage threads in the back of your closet that you can incorporate into your look. You've got it all! A beaded clutch, a chunky knit, an excellent pair of hoops; you name it! Next time you want to add a little extra something to your look, reach for a piece with vintage flare. You won't regret it.
Push Your Comfort Zone
Every day is an opportunity to push the limits of comfortability and expand upon your style. Refuse to fall into a pattern of wearing the same thing day in and day out. Take risks, try new things and chat with your stylist about looks that will work for you! You never know what untapped potential you might find.
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