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UNLOCK YOUR AGELESS STYLE: SECRETS EVERY MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN SHOULD KNOW 

UNLOCK YOUR AGELESS STYLE: SECRETS EVERY MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN SHOULD KNOW 

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As a middle-aged woman, you want to look chic and stylish, but the constant barrage of trends and societal expectations can often leave you feeling lost and overwhelmed. Maybe you’ve found yourself standing in front of your wardrobe, questioning whether that dress is too youthful (I’ve certainly been there) or if the differing cut of those jeans will bring you all the wrong attention. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s time to put those insecurities to rest and to embrace your ageless style with confidence.

Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room: the age-appropriate clothing conundrum. Society loves to dictate what women over 40 should and shouldn’t wear, but here’s my little secret for you – those rules are meant to be broken. Fashion is a form of self-expression, and who gets to decide what’s appropriate for your age anyway? Certainly not the naysayers who try to box you into outdated norms.

Now, I understand that dressing for your age can be a challenge, especially when our bodies go through changes that we didn’t quite anticipate. Perhaps you’re dealing with a few extra curves here and there, or maybe your arms aren’t as toned as they once were. These are natural occurrences, and they shouldn’t dictate your sense of style. If you’ve always loved fashion, I believe you’ll naturally know when to adapt and when to cover certain parts of your body. I’ve never enjoyed showing any amount of cleavage, and now that I’m 42 I naturally show even less! If any clothing item reveals just a little bit of it I make sure to cover that part of my body. My stomach, on the other hand, I’ve never had an issue showing and I still don’t, to be honest. 

I’m certainly not as toned as I was in my twenties, but through regular exercise, eating well  and general self-care, I still look and feel good about myself.  So it’s not that your actual style changes as you grow older –  I think we intuitively adapt and create our own way of dressing as we age. The key is to find pieces that flatter your figure and make you feel good.

Speaking of figures, let’s talk about the budget aspect. As middle-aged women, we often have to juggle multiple responsibilities, and splurging on a designer wardrobe might not be at the top of our priority list. But not to worry, there are plenty of affordable options out there that can help you curate a timeless and chic wardrobe without breaking the bank. With a little exploration and taking the steps to increase your style confidence, you can begin to embrace your ageless style. 

SO, WHERE DO YOU BEGIN?

WARDROBE AUDIT 

Start with a wardrobe audit, making sure you have a few classic pieces that never go out of style. A classic blazer, well-fitting T-shirts and blouses, and a versatile pair of jeans are staples that can be dressed up or down, allowing you to effortlessly transition from the office to a night out with your girlfriends.

ACCESSORIES

Next, don’t underestimate the power of accessories. A statement necklace, a colourful scarf, or a pair of subtle statement sunglasses can instantly elevate any outfit and add a touch of sophistication. Mix and match textures, patterns, and colours to create a look that’s uniquely yours. Try to understand which colours flatter your complexion.

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FABRICS

When it comes to fabrics, opt for high-quality materials that drape well and don’t cling to areas you’d rather not accentuate. Natural fibres like silk, linen, and cotton are not only breathable but also offer a luxurious feel. And don’t be afraid to embrace a little stretch – as our bodies change, we need clothes that move with us and keep us comfortable.

Ultimately, the key to unlocking your ageless style is to have fun with fashion and to let your confidence shine through. Forget about adhering to strict rules or limitations and instead, focus on finding pieces that make you feel beautiful, empowered, and true to yourself.

Let me know if you found this helpful! 

Eleanor x 

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