Just because you are 50 or over doesn’t mean your fashion sense has to suffer. You can still look fierce and fabulous at 50 and beyond. Regardless of your age, you can still be stylish. I don’t think of women 50 and over as being old, we are seasoned. And when I think of something being seasoned, I think about something having a unique flavor, and that is what we have as women 50 and over, unique flavor. We are not old, we are seasoned, and we are amazing!
And what you wear can make you look great and feel great. There is such thing as aging gracefully and your style plays a big part in that. How? Have you seen clothing that you would love to wear but you are worried about what people will say? Maybe it’s a sexy animal print or a piece of bold jewelry, or maybe it’s a pair of hot red heels. Whatever it is you may love it, but you say, “I am too old to wear that.” But if it makes you feel good don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.
Refuse to be stuck wearing boring clothes because you are worried about what people will say. Boring clothes can make you look older which works in reverse of you aging gracefully. And who cares what other people think anyway? And shouldn’t they be concerned about their own life and not yours? Never make style decisions based on the opinions of others.
If you see something you like try it on, and if it fits good then buy it and rock it! It’s your life to live so don’t be afraid to live it against the expectations of others. Wearing clothes that are trendy and colorful can release the internal fountain of youth. You will feel better on the inside and that can help you to look better on the outside. I know when I feel good on the inside, I am more motivated to do a lot of things that make me look youthful and vibrant on the outside. Now, let me be clear, wearing something trendy doesn’t mean you have to go and buy something meant for a teenager, but it does mean buying something fashionable that works well for you. Something that flatters your body and enhances your beauty.
And did you know that what happens in your mind affects your decisions? So, if you are thinking you are old guess what? Your wardrobe probably looks old and outdated. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. So, what can you do? Well, first you need to change your mindset around being your age. Stop thinking you are old and stop thinking about how you used to be 25 years ago. That time has passed, but guess what? You can still be fabulous at your age. Our goal is not to be 25 years old again, it is to be the best us we can be today, at the age we are. And do we really want to go back to when we were 25 years old? I certainly don’t. If you are like me, you learned a lot in between then and now that has gotten you to the phenomenal woman you are today!
Secondly, make a plan to upgrade your style, whatever that looks like for you. And here’s a hint. You can start with just an accessory or two and go from there. You don’t have to do a complete clothing overhaul overnight, that can be pricey and overwhelming. Start one step at a time and grow from there.
I remember being younger and I used to think gosh 50 sounds old. Then I hit 50 and thought wow 50 is fabulous. How you look at things is totally up to you. You can look out of a window and see the beautiful sky, or you can look out of a window and see the dirt. Refuse to look at yourself in a way that does not make you feel powerful. Look at yourself in a way that makes you feel amazing, beautiful, and radiant, life is too short not to.
Dr. Shauntel Peak-Jimenez is the founder of Fashionique Style Academy, where she educates and empowers women to boost their confidence and up-level their style. To find out about services please visit http://www.fashioniquestyleacademy.com.