identify the colours that will bring attention to the face not the colour. There is often a mix of soft and bright colours and while these colours will work all year round it can help to see what kind of colours nature is throwing at us to recognise which ones will work best today.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
The event was a great example of how women of all ages can enjoy each others' company and have fun. The youngest guest was eleven, the oldest was a great-grandmother. But we all wanted to learn about how to develop out individual style.
I took the example of a long top that I found at Mint Velvet in Frasers ( special thanks to Ian Elder, store manager, for the loan of all those fab clothes). The top was in a sheath style that may have looked too shapeless had it not had a ruched feature on one side. The top had a feature pattern down the right side which decreased the need for accessories and was sleeveless. So how can a 15 year old, woman in her 40's and another in her 60's comfortably wear the same top without the MDL factor or indeed the Lamb Dressed as Mutton factor?
I was the "model in the middle". My arms are just toned enough to go sleeveless so I teamed the top up with some grey skinny jeans and heels. A chain bracelet and stud earrings were enough accessories as the pattern was the focal point of my outfit.
Fiona was an inspiration, demonstrating that we should never condemn ourselves to shop in certain places once we're enjoying free public travel. We teamed her top with grey bootcut trousers and a grey waterfall cardigan. The pattern was there but not an overpowering feature so Fiona was able to go for longer feature earrings.
We all felt comfortable in our Mint Velvet tops. Elis felt she would go out with friends, I was ready for an evening event and Fiona was ready to wow at special weekend lunch.
So as we look forward to Mothers Day let's not strive to look a different age but celebrate the age we are, enjoy the women in our lives of different ages and keep our options open when shopping!