How To Dress In Your 40's
Are you allowing your age get in the way of putting together stylish outfits?
Age and body type happen to be two of the most common reasons women settle on a style they don’t love.
If no one has ever mentioned this to you, let me be the first to tell you - Your age plays no role in feeling and looking good. You can pull off whatever style you want at any age.
When you keep telling yourself you can’t wear something, not only do you believe that but you confine yourself to specific garments and never open yourself and style up to new and more fashionable options.
It doesn’t matter if you’re in your 30’s, 50’s or 60’s you can confidently pull off any style that you want to and look good without second-guessing your outfit.
Don’t allow your age keep you from me being a more fashionable you. Age is only a number, not a dictator on how to feel about yourself.
Settling on a style you don't love doesn't make you excited to pick out your outfit every day, brunch dates with your girlfriends to those unexpected events that pop up.
Not knowing how to style the clothes in your closet in a more creative way and thinking your age limits what you can and can not wear will leave you wearing the same pieces in your wardrobe, the same way. And eventually, you'll get bored with that, if you're not already. While confidence is the sexiest thing you can wear, sometimes that's easier said than done when you feel like you have a closet filled with clothes and nothing to wear.
Throughout this post you'll learn the different steps to help boost up your confidence, how to fill the gaps of your wardrobe, what your wardrobe needs so you can start creating new outfits around the clothes you have, and how to stop getting hung up on a number - your age.
6 Steps To Feeling More Confident In Your Style:
Step One: Wardrobe & Lifestyle Evaluation
When adding to your wardrobe, you want to have a good idea on the different pieces that are practical for your lifestyle and what your wardrobe is lacking, so you have a better approach to shopping and not wasting your money.
I break down three steps to take before building your wardrobe in Building A Wardrobe: The Basics eBook. This eBook is the starting point to creating a functional wardrobe because it helps you assess your lifestyle to understand your wardrobe needs better, breaks down the different pieces to add in and the styles that work best for your lifestyle. If you're often finding yourself wearing the same pieces when you have a closet full of clothes, chances are you don't have the right pieces that work for your day-to-day. Click here for this eBook.
Step Two: Dressing for your body type
Understanding the different styles and shapes that flatter your figure will allow you to feel more confident in your clothes.
Below is a breakdown of four different body types and I cover in more detail dressing for your figure in these blog posts - click here. Subscribing to my newsletter will keep you updated on new blog posts.
If you're unsure on the different styles that work best for you, and your solution is wearing a larger size or trying to hide underneath your clothes most of the time creates an unflattering appearance and doesn't allow you to feel stylish on confident in your outfits.
In Building A Wardrobe: The Basics eBook, I include a break down of the different style essential pieces to add into your wardrobe by body type so you have better direction on which necklines, styles to fits to shop for that’ll flatter your figure. Click here for this eBook.
Step Three: Investing In Your Wardrobe Basics
The first step to building a versatile wardrobe is laying the foundation with your essentials - the basic pieces.
These 24 wardrobe items shared here, can be styled with everything in your closet and allow you to wear the same clothes differently.
In my wardrobe build eBooks, I teach you how to build a classic or trendy wardrobe and to dress better with the clothes you have.
Building A Wardrobe: The Basics:
Step Four: Defining Your Style
The three steps covered in this eBook, helped you pinpoint the styles that make sense for your day-to-day.
But, if you're struggling with the different styles to add outside of your basics, check out my blog post that helps you break down your personal style - click here.
Step Five: Adding In Key Pieces
Once you've added in your basics, anything you add to your wardrobe going forward you'll already have several outfit ideas for it. You don't need to have an exact outfit idea in when you buy something or need to shop for full outfits, with your basics you'll always be able to create different outfits around any item you add to your wardrobe.
Each season includes key pieces that you can style with your basics to help you build out a well-rounded wardrobe.
I create capsule wardrobe eBooks that'll help you with adding in these key pieces, how to style them with your basics, where to shop them, and a season worth of outfit ideas. Each eBook provides you with the season's wardrobe plan - the different styles for the suggested pieces so you're able to add pieces that flatter your body type and work with your lifestyle and access to an online shopping guide where you can shop the pieces and additional regular and plus-sized items.
Summer Wardrobe Building eBooks:
Spring Wardrobe Building eBooks:
Step Six: Maximize Your Options
Spending money on new pieces isn't how you can create different options in your closet, using your basics to wear your clothes differently allows you to wear everything in your closet differently.
Shopping to add in new pieces minimizes the clothes you have.
With your basics, you're able to minimize your spending and maximize the options you have.
Your basics allow you to feel polished, put together, and more confident in your clothes. You don't have to feel stuck settling on a style you don't love or avoid wearing certain styles because you think you can't pull it off. With your basics, your outfit options are not only endless, but they give you confidence and comfort to step outside of your style comfort zone.
Fashion should be fun. You create the rules. Don’t allow a number stop you from feeling fabulous -- after all, it’s only a number!
Wardrobe Building eBooks:
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