Laurie describes her style as classic-elegant with on trend accessories! Discover more about her unique style and get her best style tips. Enjoy!
As a point of reference which age group do you belong to or perhaps you are willing to share your age?
My age is 53
Do you feel you have a signature style?
I try to achieve classic/elegant look.
What would you consider the most important components of your style?
I cant say that I have a favourite component, Shoes are a big thing for me. I like my heels high, but they have to be comfortable!
Where do you live and how does that influence your style?
I live in London (very near Twickenham rugby ground ) As far as fashion is concerned in London anything goes! I never worry about how I look, so long as I am comfortable with it myself.
Do you feel you have a signature style?
I’m not sure that you would call it a signature style that I have, I like to wear classic pieces with on trend accessories. I find this the easiest way to dress at a mature age and still be on trend.
One thing for sure is that it’s a bargain find that I’m wearing. Nothing delights me more than finding a bargain, No thousands of pounds wardrobe for me!
What inspires your outfit choices the most?
There is so much inspiration out there ! Magazines, fashion bloggers and social media are where I go to look. I really have to take my height and body shape into consideration when I dress. Being petite can make life a little harder. I like to wear fitted clothes to compensate, I feel that fitted gives an illusion of height .
Red, browns, and bright colours seem to suit me well. I am going to start steering away from black. I feel it now makes my older skin look a little pale and sallow. My winter colour will now be grey instead of black.
Has your style changed at all after turning 40?
I don’t think my style has changed much at all since turning 40. I do think about accessories more for completing a look, but that’s really the only change. Silk scarves have become a favorite accessory, you can hide a wrinkly neck well with those!
Do you believe in dressing ‘age appropriately’ and what does it mean to you?
I believe in dressing in whatever makes you look good and feel great. I don’t like low cut tops myself or overly short skirts. But I have stuck to that rule since a young age.
Would you say that at this stage of your life you are now more, or less interested in fashion, style and the way you look?
My interest in fashion has been huge and hasn’t changed since the age of twelve when I bought my first copy of Vogue with my lunch money. Eat or look at those glossy beautiful clothes? The Vogue won. Naughty I know ! I guess you could say I am fashion filled everyday now. I’m either posting about it on my blog or reading about it.
Why is the way you look important to you?
The way I look is very important to me, well it effects everything doesn’t it ? If I don’t feel I look good it can effect my whole mood. I think the importance of it stems from my up bringing .
My mother has always dressed impeccably and still does at the ripe age of 85. She still will not answer her door to anybody unless she has applied her lipstick that’s always nearby!
Do you follow trends? And if yes, which trends excite you at the moment?
I love to follow trends always. I like to guess/predict them too.
I love the new off-the-shoulder tops. I have not purchased one yet, but I think I will style it with a silk scarf. Too much old neck would be on show for my liking. So although I want one, I will be cautious.
Do you have any fashion and style tips for women over 40?
- Be comfortable and ask yourself if you love what your wearing. If you love it your confidence will shine through.
- Confidence = Style.
- On a less romantic note: underwear. If you use the right foundations underneath like a good fitting bra, body briefs or slip, that can make all the difference to how you look in that outfit.
Thank you Laurie for your insights! You can find more of Laurie on her blog and on her Instagram.
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