My life is pretty casual these days. I spend a lot of time at my computer, reading, walking my dog and experimenting with vegetarian recipes. Many women over 50 have casual lifestyles, but who wants to look shabby, frumpy or sloppy? Not me. Do you ever feel frumpy? Struggle with how to put a casual outfit together?
The Frump Busters are here to help. Susan of Fifty Not Frumpy, Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 and I are collaborating on the First Friday of every month to show our interpretation of how we take a frumpy look to fabulous style. Let’s put frumpy behind us for good, ladies!
Pam, Susan and I have very different Style Recipes™ so our alternatives are all unique. I love to see how they take a frumpy look to fabulous!
This outfit contains one of the worst trends that’s been foisted on women in many years. The ripped, torn, and overly distressed jean. The amount of poison flooding into our environment to produce this product is shameful. Sadly, it’s also a fast track to looking shabby.
Here’s my take on the items in this outfit:
Earlier this week, I asked readers on my Facebook page what they thought of distressed and destroyed jeans. Some felt younger women could get away with them. Most said they would never wear them!
I have to agree. My dignity would never allow me to wear ripped jeans. Even when trending in the 70’s, I sewed on colorful patches to cover tears or rips. Nothing has changed for me. This ripped jean trend has hung around too long. It flatters no one. The message they want us to believe is, “shabby is chic”. I don’t agree. I think it’s just shabby.
I prefer a dark wash denim. These are my favorite jeans from Soft Surroundings. I don’t give up style for comfort with these jeans.
Style Tip- Slim or skinny pants look best hemmed to just at, or above your ankle bones.
I’m dressed for my knitting group meet-up. We gather every 2 weeks at a local sandwich shop for coffee, laughs and knitting.
It’s always very casual and I don’t want to overdress. I also don’t want to under-dress or my confidence takes a hit.
Some women live in them daily, some hate them. I fall somewhere in the middle. When I wear them I chose cute ones with pattern or detailing.
For day-to-day running around I prefer a sandal that’s more secure on my foot. These sandals are comfortable yet add a bit of sparkle to my plain outfit. I have foot problems so chose to spend most of my life in flats.
I prefer a longer t-shirt and buy most from Target. I tuck the bottom under itself to give a thicker layer around my waistline. Their cotton is nice quality and because they’re inexpensive, I can replace them each Spring with fresh colors. Here, I chose my favorite color, a necklace that matched and a vest, worn open. Everything has stretch, so I’m comfortable. If you’ve read my blog for any time, you know this is very casual for me.
Our Blab this Tuesday covered casual dressing for women over 50 and ways to do it effectively. Thanks to all who joined or saw the replay. If you missed it, you can watch it here. We had a lot of fun!
Have a wonderful weekend and remember to join Pam and I for Style Sweet Spot this Sunday.