Style is more interesting than fashion. Your style is personal and unique. Fashion is fun and inspirational.
I have to admit that I first published this blog about 4 years ago. I mentioned the outfit below would be my style but due to the lack of wearability I would most likely not purchase it. Funny how even at my age style can change! Fast forward four years and now I own non-functional outfits but I wear them anyway. I have always been known to overdress!
My style depends on my mood. I have a little tom-boy in me which I manage to carry over in my business and me-time look. I am definitely a no frill type of girl! Fashion or style are part of my identity that is something that will never fade away. What I meant to say was that I wear what I want when I want.
Today I was reminded of the your style vs. your age factor. It came from my inspirational muse Lyn Slater (yes, the accidental icon!) her quote “Fashion and my style help me struggle against the invisibility that comes with age”…Mic drop! I could not have said it better myself!
Please maintain your individual style as you mature. Please make sure your style matures with you though! There is no need to resort to khaki’s and white trainers once you hit 70. And pretty please; don’t try to blend in with the crowd! I met a woman named Maryanne the other day, she just celebrated her 93rd birthday. She had several different colors in her hair, sporting a short dress adorned with chunky jewelry. Just enjoying life and dancing! I want to be like her when I grow up.
You do agree that we get more care-free and verbal with age right? Then why tone our style down because we are getting older…simple as that! I will admit that currently I am happy that you can make a fashion statement with sneakers…my knees are grateful for that!