Haute Momma: My 40s Style Guide|Style Tips Part 4

 

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Now that you have a plan here are a few tips…

  1. When wearing flares, proportions are key. Wear heels with flares but make sure they hit an inch above the heel.
  2. When looking for boyfriend jeans fit is key. Look for a slimmer cut and medium to dark shade. Choose the right length. Boyfriends should hit about 3″ above your ankle when rolled. Pair your look with either a structured top or a feminine look. Keep it easy.
  3. To be work week chic, pair t-shirts with vest, jackets, or scarves just to give them some tjuz.
  4. When pick your work week looks, like I did with my whole wardrobe collect ideas for office looks, check what you already have and then create a capsule wardrobe. For example, 8 tops, 3 pairs of shoes, 3 jackets/sweaters/cardigans, 4 dresses, 5 bottoms and at least one solid neutral bag. The key is to accessorize to change up the looks.
  5. Mix high end products with low end products for a budget friendly stylish look. You don’t need to be designer from head to toe.
  6. KNOW your measurements. Fit is more important than size. Designers use fit models and a 6 is not always a six. Make sure you know your measurements especially when ordering online clothing.
  7. If you’re in the store, try it on. Save yourself from having to return later or holding on to something you can’t fit.
  8. Embrace accessories. Accessories can take any outfit up a notch.
  9. Most importantly, LOVE what you BUY and only BUY what you LOVE.

Here are some great books that helped me to define and refine my style.

  1. I Love Your Style by Amanda Brooks
  2. The Pocket Stylist: Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Look by Kendall Farr (this will help you understand what works for your body)

  3. The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece By Piece by Kim France and Andrea Linett
  4. The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: How to Wear Iconic Looks and Make Them Your Own by Kim France and Andrea Linett
  5. Style Evolution How to Create Ageless Personal Style in Your 40s and Beyond by Kendall Farr
  6. How to Be A Budget Fashionista by Kathryn Finney (this is a great shopping resource)

Happy shopping and Stay classy! Trina

What style tips do you live by?

 

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