“Sometimes I need to remind myself that taking time for me is not selfish but necessary.” – Author Unknown
One of the ladies who entered the retail store where I have been working part time seemed so perplexed this past week. She wanted to upgrade her style as an over 50 woman, but was overwhelmed by it all. “It seems so time consuming and complicated,” she sighed. “I am just a simple, basic woman.”
Well, let’s begin with basics. Your wardrobe needs to include jeans, pants and skirts which fit, are flattering, and in neutral colors. Then add simple tops in solid colors which brighten your countenance. That is your palette. Every day select a pair of these bottoms, and one top.
Then take a mere 5 minutes to do one or more of these ideas so you can face the day looking put together and feeling great:
- SCARVES Add a scarf in a fun, seasonal print. Watch one of the many YouTube videos with scarf tying ideas then change up your tie technique for variety.
- SHOES Add prints in your shoes. Own a few fun flats in subtle prints to add pop to your outfit. Leopard, stripes, colors are all perfect in a basic wardrobe. Remember, it is best your purse and shoes NOT match but rather complement one another. If you are going to wear prints in shoes, then select a necklace rather than a scarf to wear on top to forgo worry about the rules of pattern mixing.
- NECKLACES Like scarves, a necklace is a simple way to take a basic look to the next level. Long necklaces will elongate your look.
- VESTS AND JACKETS Placing a vest or a jacket over these basic pieces will add a classic, strong style to your look for the day. Amazing what one basic piece of clothing can do.
- MAKEUP Touch up your makeup before going out…make sure your lips, cheeks and eyes are bright and cheery. Lifts your spirits and helps bring on a smile…your best accessory.
You can be a simple, basic girl and still show that you care about you, every day in an every day life… it only takes five minutes. I submit to you…. after taking a little time for yourself… you will accomplish more and enjoy the day more.
Thanks for stopping by the Joy Boutique. Now, would the simple and basic styled of you care to submit any suggestions?