Mature’. Unless associated with a vintage wine, or an aged cheese, we, womankind, do not particularly like the label. Especially when it comes to our clothes. The fashion challenge as we age, is finding clothing that respects that we are not twenty-one anymore, but does not transform us into our Grandmother. So, how do we put together a look that says, “I am not old, I am sophisticated. I am not irrelevant, (even though marketers seem to believe so), I am a professional and modern woman, who has it going on!”.
Spend most of your budget on your blazer, as cheap jackets tend to look, well, cheap. If you can afford one in a few neutral colours, go for it! The next step is to turn these few basics into something fabulous, fashion conscious and sophisticated.
Images: skirt: thisnext.com. Beige suit: bananarepublic.com.
Images in order of appearance: youlookfab.com. jcrew.com
But, if these brights scare you a little, scale down the colour with a purse or a belt:
Images: where.ca. llbean.com
If colour is simply something you can’t get comfortable with, take your inspiration from a woman who is always in the public eye and whose image is under very close scrutiny. Michelle Obama commands respect, dresses with impeccable style, is always on-trend and still manages to ‘look her age’.