There is no age limit to being stylish and fashionable. One's fashion sense does not melt away into the sunset after 50. Plus there's absolutely no rule that says a woman in her 60s or 70s who has grandchildren must stop wearing make-up, painting her nails and wearing lovely clothes.
Way too often have I heard the common refrain: " So old already why must dress up, who is going to look at us?" or "Already a grandmother, why want to do all this some more...." Said in typical Malaysian lingo of course!
First of all, I don't get the concept of dressing up for other people. When you look good, you feel good, it is as simple as that. It is not about the number of people who might stop by to lavish you with compliments. It is about making a statement about who you are - someone who believes in looking good by wearing clothes that compliment her. Forget the white streaks in your hair, those faint lines on your face.
Clothes, shoes and accessories don't have a tag on them saying that it's best worn by women 30 plus and below. So I don't quite get it when older women go on and on about avoiding bright colours. Being 50 and above doesn't mean that you have to confine yourself to greys and browns. It's like being older means a woman is automatically obliged to sink into the woodwork.
In an earlier post I spoke about how I love to blogwalk and sniff out interesting blogs. So I turned to my trusted companion Google and surprise, surprise.......I found these VERY interesting style blogs written by and featuring stylish women - all 50 and above.
This blog is written by Patti who doesn't believe in receding gracefully into the style closet. Besides showcasing her own sense of style, this 50-something professional also demystifies what works and what doesn't for mature women.
Ariane believes that one can have fun with fashion after 50. And she certainly does! Her love of colours, vintage clothing and styling is reflected in what she wears. See for yourself.........
Ari Seth Cohen the creator of Advanced Style believes that personal style advances with age. He roams the streets of New York looking for fashionable older folk to be featured in his blog. Like this lady for instance.
Whether you be older or younger, hope the stylish folks featured here inspire you to put a little zing in your wardrobe whether you're heading to work, a party or an informal get-together with friends. Have a fab week ahead :)