One of my all time favourite style bloggers and inspirations is Annette from Bavaria in Germany. She has an awesome post on her blog about her evolving style. I could not have said it better if I’d written it myself … do visit her for awe inspiring style.
Image and post shamelessly stolen off of her blog … but linked … forgiveness already begged.
(TOO) ELEGANT IN NAVY BLUE AND ROSE QUARTZ
It’s all about style
Until a couple of years ago, in the early days of my blog, my style was elegant, classy and often quite formal. I was comfortable with my style! When I look at those old posts now, I don’t feel that’s “me” any longer. Over the years I became more open and loved experimenting with new trends, incorporated them into my personal style, in a way I felt younger although I got older!
Now I’d wear a classic, elegant outfit from head to toe only for a formal occasion, that’s where it is appropriate.
I still prefer a feminine, sophisticated look but in the meantime my favourite is a mix of different styles, I love pairing elegant with cool, casual or edgy elements. And that’s exactly what I am missing when I look at this outfit.
The Pantone Institute selected Rose Quartz, a light pink, besides Serenity, a light blue as the colours of 2016 and I remembered my trenchcoat in a pink blush which I had in my wardrobe for many years. It is a lovely contrast to my navy blue boots, shirt and skirt and I chose my new little bag from Benetton as a classic accessory.
Change of style
Of course there is nothing wrong with this combination – BUT: I don’t feel comfortable in it any longer! The light pink is not my colour (nor is light blue by the way) and I feel too ladylike. That’s why I certainly won’t wear it again (and the coat will go to charity!)
Although I was reluctant to publish this post, I still did since I wanted to explain why it is so important to only wear clothes we feel comfortable in – no matter what others might say. Even if you know your style, don’t get stuck in a routine but remain open and adjust or change it if necessary – like I did at 53!
Take a photo!
Another tip: If you are not sure whether to buy or wear a certain piece or outfit, take a photo with your mobile phone. Photos tell the truth while mirrors don’t always do!
I express my personality through my individual style. Over the past years I have learned a lot more about myself and what I really want and I show that – not only with my clothes of course.
It’s never too late to change your style over 50
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