Older women wear styles that were popular 20 years ago. True or False
Big shoulder pads and boxy men’s jackets were popular in the eighties, and voila! I found this checked blazer at a local thrift shop. It’s Talbot’s made in Italy and 100% wool. This jacket will last another 30 years. The skinny jeans (apparently a sin for older women) keep the oversize jacket in proportion and creates a taper to the ankle. The fabulously oversized shoulder pads are just an on-trend bonus.
Love, love, love Isabel Marant! Pair your jacket with a graphic tee and colored jeans for an on trend look.
Love the jacket paired with a white tee and statement earrings!
My favorite statement earrings:
And finally, if you promise to wear this jacket for years…
I am 50+ years old, but I bought this coat because my mother liked it. Her taste run a bit more feminine than mine. I’m sure I’ve bought things for her that were not her style, but she still oohed and ahhed over them and wore them dutifully. I bought the coat and made it my own. I actually like it now.
I paired the coat with a very bright summer print dress. The idea was to match the vibrancy of the coat, because nothing is going to make it less pink. The tights were a stretch. Ha! I had them leftover from a Halloween costume, but I’m always cold, so they serve a practical purpose. I threw in my favorite Chanel bag to class it up. What do you think?
Have you ever put together a perfectly lovely outfit, but just felt an odd nagging sensation? A couple of years ago I had a blue cocktail dress picked out for a red-carpet event. It was flattering, sexy, and appropriate, but it felt so boring and predictable. I chucked the dress, hiked a floor length grey, satin skirt up to my armpits, threw a scarf around my waist and a pink stole across my shoulders and blissfully twirled through the evening.
I like an inside joke, something playful and fun, a bit of a wink when it comes to style.
We have a gala on Thursday requesting cocktail festive attire. I feel challenged.