Finding your own style

One of the fashion mags — Bazaar, I think — has a regular feature about Looking Fabulous at Any Age, where “Any” falls somewhere between the 20s and the 60s. Of course, this is top-down stuff: you’re being given your dressing orders from on high.

And there’s the other side of the coin, which reads like this:

“I think it would be very interesting to get guest posters from different age ranges (20s, 30s, 40s, etc.) to discuss style and style evolution, body image evolution, how they address trends, what they find work appropriate, etc. At 37, I’m not a kid anymore, but I’m infinitely more confident and have style that I never had in my 20s.”

The participants ranged from 23 (almost) to 56, and each of them had something interesting to say. For instance, Audi from Fashion for Nerds — she’s 40 — contributed this bit of wisdom:

I’d say that my current style reflects more facets of my personality than it ever has before; I’m no longer afraid to be stylistically schizophrenic and have embraced the fact that I have many sides, which will translate differently into my outward appearance on any given day.

I found this through Une femme d’un certain age, who is a participant in that survey.


  1. Violins and Starships »

    6 April 2010 · 9:39 am

    You Call This a Style?…

    I was going to think about this for awhile but since I don’t have anything else to say this morning I decided to go ahead with it now, and later wish I had said it differently…

  2. Kay Dennison »

    6 April 2010 · 6:51 pm

    Style for me is really not much different from when I was young. For dressing up I prefer simple, classic styles — my collection of little black dresses and suits is nearly infamous — with medium to low-heeled pumps. However, the hemline is longer. LOL Casual is sweaters/tops and jeans or long skirts with boots or sandals. I refuse to wear the polyester stuff most women around here seem to adopt the second they turn 60. Yuck! They say they want to be comfortable. I couldn’t be comfortable looking that bad.

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