Let’s face it, 40 is the new 30 and realistically, who actually cares if you’re no longer in your 30s? Does this mean you should be conscious about ageing and therefore dressing ‘appropriately’. Is there really a rule guide?
For me, there’s of course styles I just don’t like, but they’re likely styles I haven’t liked at any age.
“The most celebrated thing that should come from dressing over 40 should be that you’ve likely stopped wasting time buying clothes that aren’t of real quality”
The importance of a good shoe
I intensely dislike chunky white trainers, or massively chunky shoes in general. All attention goes to your feet and it looks like you’ve been taken for a walk by something alien. Opting for classic, simple shoes or with simple, quiet detail will always be my favoured choice.
We can all wear denim!
Apparently, when you’re over 40 this is an absolute no no! But if you think about it, this is ridiculous and it comes back to more that it’s about wearing ‘the right’ denim. For me faded, ripped, or jeans that are too light are never nice at any stage in life. I’ve actually just designed our own range due to the fact that I couldn’t seem to recommend any ideal ones to customers, these have already gone down wonderfully in store and will be available to buy online in just a few weeks time!
Maybe it’s time to look at what you can wear over what you shouldn’t, mustn’t or can’t. That’s a good one!
Do add more colour, it lifts your complexion. It’s just a case of choosing the right shade and tone from the vast colour palette.
My personal favourites are burnt oranges and sage/khaki/olive greens if I were to add two to the top of the list.
More texture: texture really adds a quality look to outfits. Adding a herringbone coat, with a chunky knit, instantly looks more luxurious.
Play around:sometimes the things you wouldn’t dream of working together, really do. It’s about a little trial and error. If you’re a little more quirky, combine a variety of colours. Combine colours of the same colour palette if you like to err more on the side of caution.
The most celebrated thing that should come from dressing over 40 should be that you’ve likely stopped wasting time buying clothes that aren’t of real quality, but are made of great fabrics and have a great cut. Opting for quality over quantity is a must; both for sustainability and for the fact that you’ll add so much more value to your wardrobe and be effortlessly stylish every day.
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