I’m edging towards a significant birthday (60 at the end of the year). I will be in great company since Julianne Moore, Tilda Swinton, and… Bono and Hugh Grant will also reach this milestone.
I’ve been doing my blog for a little over a year and have also taken my first steps into social media. I know that I don’t post on my blog as frequently as I’d like to, but work and other life commitments prevent me from spending more time in this my happy place.
Since starting my blog, I have met some great, interesting people, (here, Instagram, and in real life). They have inspired me with their positive energy, kindness and great style. I certainly don’t want to be invisible as I age and from what I can gather, neither do the women I meet. I’m in the camp of trying to increase the visibility of older women.
In this post, I want to talk about looking ahead to the new Spring season (fashion-wise) which is approaching fast.
I have been trying to resist purchasing clothes, lately, despite the temptation of the new stock arriving on the high street. Although, I did buy a few much-needed swimming costumes for my recent holiday to Thailand. I’m busy writing a blog post of my holiday experience so, watch this space. Even then, they were carefully chosen. I was so lucky to get the swimwear in the sale at less than half price. The costumes are such great quality and I wore them a lot, while away.
For the last couple of months, instead of buying new stuff, I have been fighting the temptation by looking into my wardrobe and finding new inspiration from some of the things I already have and still get a kick out of wearing. If I do buy anything in the months ahead, I’m determined to make smarter choices, focussing on classic, reliable items which will last and serve me well. I think we all love the buzz and excitement of buying something new – I would be insincere if I said I didn’t, so a slight change in mindset is needed.
In this post, I’m wearing old favourites from my wardrobe, mixing versatility with sustainability. The two blouses I’m showing you are style staples – clothes I come back to, again and again – which are firm favourites. Both are over five years old that I still enjoy wearing. They are items I can rely on for a winning wardrobe combination – they are not only comfortable and easy to wear but can be styled in lots of ways – casual, as well as “glammed up” for an evening out. They are part of a few clothes I have which I can grab if I’m in a mad rush to get out of the door. They are great transitional pieces too, season to season.
I thought I would share with you the different ways I have been styling them. So, if you have any similar tops, it may give you some ideas.
The first is rather ‘boho’. I picked this lovely quality top up in the Monsoon sale, a few years ago. The material is a floaty, wafty, fabric – very much a “pull on and go” blouse. The colours are autumnal hues which work well with both neutral and dark colours – these colours are in my colour comfort zone.
The second top is from French connection and is my “wild card”. It can make the plainest outfit seem a little more interesting. I feel like I’m turning up the volume when wearing this, due to the snazzy, bold splashes of colour and the deep v neckline. Here in the pics, I’m wearing it with faux leather pants straight leg jeans, as well as my slightly flared black jeans (which are very comfortable) – and, due to the shape, very flattering.
Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments.
This is not a sponsored post. All items are my own. Thank you