Baby boomers, people born between 1946 and 1964, are all grown up and taking on new jobs, new relationships, and new adventures. They’re expressing parts of themselves that have been dormant or neglected.
Are you a baby boomer? Baby boomer or not, you might have discovered that your wardrobe hasn’t been able to keep up with the changes to your lifestyle, your body and your coloring. It happens to all of us — I recently re-calibrated my own look and decided it’s time to boom and bloom!
Here is a starter list to help you catch up and style up:
YOU – Babe
Going out? Good fit is essential. Be sure you have clothes that suit your current figure. Look for details that will help highlight your physical attributes. Choose to bring attention to your features and don’t forget to highlight parts of your body like your shoulders, bust, waist, hips, derriere, or legs. Do you own a flattering jean? Colorful tops that showcase your face? Accessories that create interest and play up your personality? If not, get shopping or get help – it’s time to restyle and start to shine!
YOU – Casual
Whether you are babysitting or need to run out and pick up some groceries, sweat shirts and jogging shorts need to be upgraded! A practical, user-friendly wardrobe could include no-iron checked shirts, lightweight cardigan sweaters, a flattering jean rolled up to the ankle or knee and a modern Mary Jane shoe with rubber soles—the better to race around the park in!
Another great outfit could be a long tunic, a thick legging and a flat riding boot. Wear this to sports events, dance rehearsals or a birthday party.
YOU – Business
Do you feel like you’ve lost your edge? Has the change in dress code got you doubting yourself? Maybe you’ve got a new position at work and it requires a new look. Looking the part may require a few tweaks to your current style.
Update for confidence, try new “mixed media” tops, jackets or dresses that incorporate high tech fabrics or fabrics with textural interest. You’re interesting and your clothing pieces can be too! Add a little flair. Mix modern, interesting pieces with classic work items like a tailored trouser or a blazer and you’ll look so 2015.
YOU – Glamour
Pay attention to how you’re doing your face. Subduing your makeup to look modern, doesn’t mean going bare. Update your lip color to adjust for changes in skin tone and add a cheerful blush color. Be sure your eyebrows are well defined. Get professional help or do-it-yourself with regular tweezing (get a 15x magnifying mirror and the correct brow pencil or powder to match your brow color).
Getting older is looking more and more attractive these days. However, keeping up with wardrobe needs can be daunting. Lucky for you, it doesn’t have to be a problem. Just give me a call and I’ll help you be prepared for all the exciting parts to your lifestyle!
Jill Swanson, owner of Beauty Made Easy, image coach, style consultant, national speaker, and the author of Out the Door in 15 Minutes, Simply Beautiful Inside & Out, Simply Scarves, and Simply Closets.