The folks over at Blogher Life Well Lived asked me this question:
How do you incorporate fashion trends without looking like a teenage girl?
When I am working, I have to wear a uniform. That uniform is the same for both males and females and includes a work boots and a hat. So, when I am not working, I want to look like feminine but not too girlie. I want to look my age, not like a teenager or like an old frump. It is hard sometimes to do, when I have limited wardrobe space and have to make every piece of clothing coordinate. I bought this dressy blouse last winter–I was pleasantly surprised by the attention it got from my husband! And while it looks good with a pair of dressy slacks, it also goes well with jeans. It is “young” looking to me, but certainly doesn’t make me look like I’m trying to dress too young.
I wear a jeans a lot of the time, but I do like to wear dressy pants and skirts every now and then. I have a couple of pairs of black slacks, and a black skirt. I have one dressy sweater for winter that is pink with sequins on it. And two dressy summer blouses. I dress things up with a gold chain necklace, or a “floating” rhinestone necklace. Last winter I bought a pair of red sandals that pass for my “dressy” shoes. A pair of beige sandals and a pair of moss green suede loafers round out my shoe collection.
One secret I have is that when I find those cute tops, the ones the teens like to wear like a second skin, I buy them a size or two bigger so that they still look good on me without being too tight. Oh, and my confession: I love to wear headbands and barrettes that have rhinestones on them. I even own a tiara. I wear it every once in a while when I do my grocery shopping, just like I’m the queen of the grocery store.
So, how do you incorporate fashion trends without looking like a teenage girl? Post your answer on the Life Well Lived post at Blogher, and you could win the Life Well Lived $250 Sweepstakes! The BlogHer Life Well Lived Moments sweepstakes runs from October 13, 2011 to November 16, 2011 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Click here for official rules. Good luck!