Lifestyle, Sisterhood

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. . .

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  • Reply Jamala

    It’s so hard to let go. It’s so funny because i was just saying to my sister i can’t believe we’re 52. Letting go of heels and short skirts was my first realization that I’ve aged. I opt for comfort now.. but you know what…. I’m fine with that! I’ve stop letting that number define me

    11/08/2017 at 8:41 pm
    • Reply Neti*

      Thanks Dear. I have given away most of my high heels too and my legs are just too ugly to wear short skirts. We have so many other options these days. . .

      11/08/2017 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Antionette Blake

    56 and fine, but never sans make-up my dear as I would never want to frighten small children or even myself!

    11/08/2017 at 9:22 pm
    • Reply Neti*

      I feel you Sis. Thanks.

      11/09/2017 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply nerline

    I dress how I feel, Neti! I am 40, but I feel 35 some days, and other days I feel 25. But I have always been a conservative at heart. So no mini skirts for me. Now that my feet are not what they used to be, I wear more wedge shoes. But at the end of the day, it’s up to the individual. Great post doll!

    11/09/2017 at 10:11 am
    • Reply Neti*

      Thanks Sis. You look 25 and can wear Every.thing!!! If I had great legs like you I would sure show them off. But, I know what you mean about shooze that tend to bite. . .

      11/09/2017 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Missy May

    I love what you said in this post. I definitely agree! Its how you feel inside. I don’t mind a stylish grown person, but dressing too revealing is a no no in my opinion. Ha!! We can be tasteful about it. Awesome post!

    11/09/2017 at 3:51 pm
    • Reply Neti*

      Yes we can Sis. Thanks Bunches!

      11/09/2017 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Beauty

    Confidence and comfort are the two things I think about whenever I shop for my clothes. If I am not going to feel confident or comfortable wearing an outfit or accessory, then I am not buying it.

    I absolutely love this line in this post at the bottom of the second pic that reads; “when it comes to fashion, youth is always in style.”

    Amazing Post Neti.

    11/10/2017 at 4:06 pm
    • Reply Neti

      Thanks a bunch Sis.

      11/12/2017 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Oh to Be a Muse

    Yea, agreed. When it comes to fashion and to beauty, it really shouldn’t be about age. Yes, I’m into proper skin care to keep my skin looking good, but I think aging is a good thing that should be celebrated.

    11/13/2017 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Suger

    I love this! It’s so true {other than the t-shirt thing, I’m team wear the vulgar t-shirt, haha}. The representation of a range of diverse women will go a long way to changing the ideal of youth as beauty and all that other b.s. Great post, thanks for putting it together.

    11/14/2017 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Eugenia Russell Hargrove

    Hi! I agree we should embrace aging and celebrate each other’s style. As seasoned women, we have so many choices as you said that work for specific body types. I think this is where women of any age look inappropriate or older, trying to wear the latest style that’s wrong for their silhouette.

    12/06/2017 at 9:00 pm
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