Better with Age

We all know that many people are desperate to fight the signs of aging, and some go to extreme lengths to turn back the clock. But like a fine wine or mature cheese, some of us just Get Better with Age. I do not consider myself "old" but I’m getting older and so are you.  Once you embrace the fact that you are no longer a teenager, the aging process is much easier on the brain. I find the idea of age-appropriate dressing quite boring and it does not speak to me. While it’s true that most women past the age of 18 probably shouldn’t wear certain things, like t-shirts with vulgar expressions. There are plenty of stylish older women who prove, that telling someone over the age of 40 they shouldn’t wear a miniskirt, or a pair of leggings is ludicrous.

When it comes to fashion, youth is always in style. Most fashion magazine covers, ads and runways are filled with fresh faces under the age of 30. It is very rare that they publish a cover article designed for aging beauties. Can you imagine a 14 year old girl modeling the clothes you may want to buy?  Back in 2015, the designer Dior hired a 14 year model to walk the runway in Paris. Yes. . these models are getting younger and younger every year. Should you care? HELL NO!  Even though we may want to look young and pretty, we have something they don't have -  years & years spent honing our style and shaking off insecurities. There are so many stylish, older women whose clothing choices put any trendy cover girl to shame. It seems that with age comes the wisdom - to not give a shit about what you wear.  H E L L O !!

Your choice of clothing and cosmetics can highlight your sense of style, compliment your best features, and keep you looking fresh and full of life. But sometimes these decisions can backfire. I remember a couple of years ago, when I shredded some white jeans and painted the edges in orange. The jeans fit perfectly but the shreds/orange was just not right for a 63 yr old gal. I only had to leave the house in it once, before it fell into the "not my style" category, so I gave them to my Niece. Now, I just wear what makes me feel terrific.

Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to cover up and join a convent. In fact, hemlines at or above your ankle may make you appear frumpier, wider and yes, older. We just have to dress for our shape and enjoy wearing clothes, that make us feel Great when we glance in the mirror. I'm a big fan of the no-make-up look and only wear foundation on very special occasions, which seems to be much less these days. I was advised by a make-up consultant, that some foundations accentuates fine lines and wrinkles on aging skin, and who would want that!  It's all elementary my friend. . .

Love the life You Live & Live the Life You LOVE!