Do you dream of having the perfect body shape? Do you think if only I could stick to a diet or do more exercise I'd have a perfect figure? We all do it, we look at celebrities, TV stars, movie stars and models and wonder what if?! But the reality is that they have a small army of stylists, personal trainers, make up artists and hair stylists to help them. Not to mention the best lighting at a photo shoot and clever photoshopping! And what is perfect anyway? Isn't it just about embracing our own confidence and working with what we have been given to make the best of ourselves?
My recent post How a colour stylist can help with your confidence was all about my colour analysis consultation with Jo Haley, The Positive Image Coach and following on from this Jo invited me back to have a style consultation which is about understanding your own unique body shape and learning how to dress it to fit and flatter and give you confidence.
I am all for no limits based on age - so there is absolutely no reason why us 50 plus women can't wear pleather or leather trousers. But which pair?! Pleather is all over the High Street again this season and we are also seeing lots of new shapes - not just leggings - so paperbag waist, high waisted and wide leg styles.
The quality of the 'pleather' is fantastic so we don't need to spend huge amounts on real leather - unless we want to. I have tried a few leather pairs in the past and always sent them back, I prefer pleather for the stretch and comfort, and I just find them more flattering and of course a better price - and they can be washed in the machine.
And if you are not quite brave enough to go with pleather then definitely look at the coated jeans or waxed jeans. These are so popular again this year. I think they are a winter must have. I don't bother with black jeans now - I wear my pleather leggings or my coated jeans on repeat, with my indigo denim skinnies thrown in! See my post here for my current favourite pair.
Black, red, snakeskin, animal print ... ankle, long, over the knee, biker ... so many winter boot styles now available. We have so much choice. So we can indulge our love of the winter boot and if like me you can't resist another pair then take a look at some of these lovely styles.
I am noticing how nothing seems to be off limits with our style choices now, okay there are some on trend pieces but generally there is an 'anything goes' approach and with the continuing move away from fast fashion and more towards sustainable, shopping our wardrobes, nearly new and charity shop finds - we can really embrace a more individual style!
Winter boots should be an investment in our wardrobe. Buy a good classic, well made, well fitting, comfortable boot and it will come out year after year. I have an obsession with boots - I love them, they are so comfortable. I do buy a new pair (or two or three) every winter but I also have lots of pairs that I get out year after year.
A skirt that can be worn all year round and styled lots of different ways, a classic wrap style in black and cream - this one from Roman Originals is so versatile. There is a lot of talk about 'winterising' our summer skirts and dresses and getting more wear out of our wardrobe so we are not always buying new. Now I wouldn't suggest that all summer skirts will work during the winter as lets face it, it could get quite chilly, and I am all for wrapping up warm. But add warm tights and winter boots and unless you are standing at the side of a football pitch, then this really can be an option for milder days.
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
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