“She looks like mutton dressed as lamb.”
The dreaded phrase none of us ever want people to say about us as we get older.
Over the years, you start to realise that less is more when it comes to your clothing. The number of items in your wardrobe declines and you settle for simpler, more versatile pieces. Getting older doesn’t mean that fashion has to go out the window though. Invest in these timeless items to ensure you stay looking stylish day in day out.
- A midi Skirt
Midi skirts are flattering, comfortable and conceal all manner of sins. Choose a flowing style in a single colour or a monochrome design. Garish, printed patterns are a no-go when it comes to skirts. Pair your midi skirt with a plain long-sleeve t-shirt for eveningwear or a white vest top for summer occasions.
- Mid-height court heels
For something leg-lengthening, that’s still easy to walk in, turn to mid-height heels. Perfect for a theatre visit, dress court heels up with a black dress with a chiffon or organza overlay to ooze class from head to toe. Your date for the evening won’t believe quite how lucky he is.
- A lightweight trench coat or mac
Beige but by no means boring. Trench and mac coats are the perfect wardrobe item that will take you from season to season. Add layers beneath a beige trench coat during the colder months to warm up. Just wear a lightweight coat alone as the weather warms up, being sure to tie the flattering belt to cinch in that lovely waist of yours. An umbrella can do all the hard work when the oh-so-British rain showers do hit!
- A classy dress
The idea that dresses are only for young women is a complete myth. It’s just about something that you feel comfortable in without sacrificing on style. Opt for clean lines to create classy silhouettes. A semi-structured shift dress is versatile enough that it can be worn to the boardroom or out to a smart evening function. Flattering skater style dresses are perfect for warmer days spent in the sun. We can guarantee it will leave you dreaming of your next holiday though!
- Well-fitted black trousers
Wondering the best way to look and feel like a savvy businesswomen? Well, looking the part is a good place to start. A pair of tailored black trousers is perfect for your work wardrobe. They are low-key enough to be repeatedly worn with different shirts and blouses from your current wardrobe. Alternatively, they look great dressed up with heels for special occasions too.
- Canvas pumps
A pair of canvas pumps will serve you well on your much-needed off-duty days. By choosing an understated colour of shoes, you can wear them with lots of your wardrobe. They work well with boyfriend-fit jeans, cord trousers or even linen trousers.
These wardrobe staples will stand the test of time and keep you looking effortlessly stylish all year round.