How to dress after 45: make up the basic wardrobe
“Be careful with originality - in women's fashion, originality can lead to masquerade,” Coco Chanel warns. Always follow this advice so as not to go to extremes. As a rule, what adorns us in our youth does not adorn our adulthood at all. So, a woman after 45 years should treat her wardrobe with special attention so as not to belittle the dignity of her age with things from the teenager’s wardrobe
Basic wardrobe after 45
In the basic wardrobe, you can not do without a classic cashmere sweater - coffee or beige, with a V-neck. In combination with jeans, such a jumper will become a model of smart casual. It is also worth noting that beige color (which is recommended especially after the age of 45) has a beneficial effect on the complexion, in contrast to colors such as dark green or purple. The insidiousness of these noble colors is that they can lay shadows under the eyes, reveal redness and other skin imperfections.
In addition to beige, include any other pastel colors in your color scheme: creme brulee, pearl and olive. You should not refuse bright colors, but their presence in your wardrobe should be strictly regulated. Also note that the optimal set is considered to be a combination of no more than three colors that do not discord with the color type of appearance.
Let a powder jacket necessarily appear in your basic wardrobe. Such a jacket finds a common language with almost any clothing, but especially with flowing silk trousers.
As for dresses, which should only increase with age, the base should be a black or gray sheath dress of medium length, which is also good in combination with a powder jacket. The length of such a dress should be slightly higher or slightly below the knee. How to choose the perfect dress.
A trouser suit also has universality, pants from which you can wear with a white or cream-colored silk shirt (let there be more than one white shirt in your wardrobe). A fitted jacket is perfect for a pencil skirt or jeans.
Jeans are certainly submissive to all ages, but only if they are a classic model, dark blue, almost black. After forty choose jeans with medium or high rise. Your age is not worthy of leggings, skinny jeans, baggy jeans and low-waist jeans. How to choose jeans by the type of figure, see here.
All kinds of combinations of blouses (tops) with a jacket or cardigan will become very feminine and elegant. Here, more than ever, an elegant strap is useful that emphasizes the waist line.
Each of the above sets is self-sufficient, but if desired, any of them can be supplemented with a stole with a floral print or a classic silk scarf 70x70 bright color.
What to wear is not worth it
Everything that is “mini” is excluded from the wardrobe of a mature woman, even if you have beautiful legs. Be careful with the neckline (both front and back). Exclude everything that can be attributed to the boudoir style: transparent blouses (with bows or ruffles), as well as things with sparkles and with black lace, tiger and leopard prints. To avoid embarrassing situations, discard pink blouses and T-shirts with children's drawings, short tops. Any things that open the stomach are strictly prohibited - this is one of those points that does not tolerate any objections.
Shoes and jewelry
Beige shoes and classic black pumps are required in the wardrobe, and moccasins are required for long shopping trips. Remember that at a certain age a woman’s shoes can understand absolutely everything, so go to the choice of shoes with due attention.
Avoid cheap jewelry, artificial diamonds, but do not overload yourself with jewelry. It will be enough to have one but sure touch: for example, emphasize a long neck with earrings or a necklace of pearls.
At forty, everything is just beginning, and at forty-five a second youth comes — the best time to take a fresh look at yourself and revise your wardrobe. Remember that a miniskirt will not make you younger and love yourself at any age!