By: The Honey Good Editorial Team
When it comes to age appropriate dressing, we are on the fence.
Is it true that age should dictate style? We say no… and yes! Hear us out.
It is important that we keep a pulse on the evolution of our style. If you find yourself wearing the same clothes you were wearing a decade ago, you've officially been left behind.
In that respect, great style at any age, is about keeping up-to-date with who you are today and making sure the image you present reflects that woman, not the younger, less-experienced version of you circa 1982.
NO RULES, JUST RIGHT
Ellen Barkin famously told O, The Oprah Magazine that women over 50 should never wear blue jeans to dinner. And while that may be her truth, these are exactly the type of rules that we eschew.
Embrace denim by all means perhaps skipping the acid washed, torn at the knees version that the younger you may have appreciated.
British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman has a few simple style tips for women over 55: know your shape, don't be afraid to embrace colors, and downplay the sparkle.
Alyson Walsh former editor of Good Housekeeping and author of the soon-to-be-released book Style Forever: The Grown-Up Guide to Looking Fabulous, agrees with our no rules mindset, declaring that fashion should be fun! Her tips for timeless style include investing in a great hairstyle and well-applied makeup. (After all, isn't that why magnifying mirrors were invented?!)
"There’s simply no need to be confined to frumpy, basic or boring," she says.
We translate that to mean fashion should be fun! And that, ladies, is the one style rule we stand behind.
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By Susan "Honey" Good
A good pair of jeans is one of those things that never really goes out of style. Sure, our look changes as we age, but a constant that tends to make its way into our wardrobe year after year- DENIM! I know I've talked about it before, but finding jeans at my age can be just plain hard. The challenge for us women over 50, is finding a pair of stylish, yet age appropriate jeans, and it wouldn't hurt for them to fit well and be comfortable! Am I asking too much? No way!
Here are some new tips to consider when refreshing the denim in your wardrobe:
Tiffany and Co. Diamond Studs
Diamonds really are a girl's best friend. They are also perfect earrings when you want to keep your look simple. In fact, I rarely take mine out! Diamond studs are such a pretty classic that you can wear everyday. And since they are ideal for everyday wear, splurge and go for a timeless brand like Tiffany’s.
Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch
Everybody needs a classic watch that will stand the test of time (literally!). That's why I love Daniel Wellington. The watches are effortlessly sophisticated and this one has an understated dial and interchangeable leather band, making it perfect for any outfit.
By Susan "Honey" Good
I love a reason to dress up and dine with friends and family, don't you? And so, this weekend, I know that so many of you will be treated like the 'Queen Bee,' as well you should be, darlings. Or, if you are as lucky as I am, you may even be taking your own Mother out to brunch this Mother's Day. Whatever you do, darlings, I hope it is fabulous, full of love, and of course, fashionable. Here are a few Mother's Day dress ideas for ladies who brunch...
By Team Stylists
“If they could see me now that little gang of mine” With a SPRING in my step and looking oh so fine. What are the STANDOUT TRENDS that would catch their eye? What would look best and what shall I BUY?
By Susan "Honey" Go
Our handbags are an expensive necessity, my darlings! As I admire my bags lined up on my shelf they seem to be a little community of diversity! Some are flamboyant. Some have a dash of playfulness.
I'd like to think I live a colorful life, darlings. And, when it comes to fashion, I'm certainly no shrinking violet. You know how I feel about being visible at our age, right?
With all that said, there's just something so chic about a black and white ensemble. And while I would say that I typically wear colorful combinations, a well-styled black and white outfit, paired with a pop of color if one so desires, is simply timeless.
Fashion Trends and Technology for the 50+ Woman
By Susan "Honey" Good
Today's style story is really an education about trends and technology, darlings.
Recently, I talked about aging exquisitely; if you missed the story read it here. Aging exquisitely has absolutely nothing to do with how we look as we age, and everything to do with the importance of feeding vitality through new experiences, new people, and embracing new opportunities.
Instagram is a social network, like Facebook. Without going into far too boring detail, the way that one uses Instagram is by downloading an app to your mobile phone. I am on it, darlings and I love it! Instagram is a social network driven largely by images… an instant gratification kind of place to keep in touch with friends, loved ones and trends. It is very fashion and lifestyle driven! It's also great place to keep in touch with your children and especially the Grands. Ask them, darlings, and I bet your Grands will say to you, "Yes, of course I have an Instagram account!"
By Susan "Honey" Good
Last week's story about shorts (here) raised an interesting question in the Honey Good community, "How short is too short?"
Not just for shorts but skirts also. There's some buzz that after 50, a woman should lower her hemlines. So, darlings, I have to ask for your opinions on this subject. But first, I've gone to great "lengths" to do some research on the "too short" matter and here's what I discovered...
First of all, there's no one expert on style which is, of course, what makes fashion both fun and frightening, at times. But, there are plenty of people willing to voice their opinions on how short your skirt or shorts should be.
By: Honey Good
Thankfully, the Holidays are full of parties and gathering with family and friends. And while cheering and sharing with loved ones is easy, deciding what to wear to everything from charity galas to informal get togethers with girlfriends can have its challenges.
Have no fear. darlings, Here's my foolproof guide to surviving the holidays in style...
By Honey Good
I've been around long enough to see oh-so-many trends come and go. And what I've learned about trends is this: love them, enjoy them but never become a slave to them.
Now some women our age say they eschew trends all together. What fun is that, darlings? I love to stay up to date on the latest styles but I only wear what suits me. I wear my clothes and never vice versa. No trend will earn a spot in my closet unless it stirs my soul and speaks to my sense of style.