MAPLE LEOPARD: Middle Age Fashion: 4 Ways to Own a Look

Friday, October 16, 2015

Middle Age Fashion: 4 Ways to Own a Look




Happy Friday!

I am especially happy for this weekend to get started, my daughter came home from college. I'm so excited to enjoy her for a few days, oh yeah it's shoppin time!

 If you have visited my blog for very long, you know that I turned the big Five- Oh last February.  The majority of  fashion bloggers are 30 years old and younger. At first I felt intimidated  and wasn't sure I would have a unique voice among all the younger bloggers!  I've learned that there is room for everyone as an influencer. Each one has a unique persona and style to share.

There are many celebrities who are rocking the fashion scene after 50, such as Jane Fonda,Cher, Madonna, and Tilda Swinson to name a few. They say with experience comes expertise. Here are some ways to own a look into your fifties and beyond.

1) Create a flawless skin tone: Use a brightening foundation all over your face and blend with your fingers. The heat form your hands allows the make up to melt into the skin and leaves a natural looking finish.
                                                                       
How to own a look in your 50's and beyond



2)Blur the lip lines : Red hued lipsticks create instant drama and a youthful look. To keep the lips from looking harsh, apply color straight from the tube, then gently swipe cotton around the borders of your lips. This will pick up the extra color and soften the edges of your smoochers!


                   



3)Experiment with prints:  A dress with a classic cut may be flattering to your shape, but most likely won't have the "wow" factor.  To achieve this choose one with a "can't miss it" pattern.  Prints of this type bring a youthful edge.

How to own a look in your 50's and beyond



4) Keep accessories to a minimum: You may want to add to the fun spirit of the dress with showy type shoes, but classic dark pumps are the way to go. A pointy pump will be sure to make you feel put together and polished.  For jewelry, keep it simple with one piece. Too many jewels adds competition to the outfit. Skipping it altogether is just fine too.

                       
I hope I have inspired you to embrace style no matter your age!  How do you like to own your look?  Have a great weekend!


29 comments:

  1. Great tips! My mom is my favorite fabulous fashionista who's over 50 and she owns her looks by not being afraid to wear certain things just because of her age. She's also known for statement shoes that really makes her outfits pop.

    Best Wishes,
    Allison Jones | www.LiveLifeWellBlog.com

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    1. Wow Allison so cool! I am a shoe fiend, and can never get enough pairs! Ha..they really do make your outfit go from drab to fab! Thanks for stopping by!

      Valerie

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  2. such great tips

    Ray-Ban Giveaway on my blog!

    http://hashtagliz.com

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    1. Miss Liz, my faithful blog commenter!! thank you...have a great weekend sweet girl!

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  3. I love your tips, especially bright hued lipsticks. Also the accesories at a minimum.
    Carol
    http://carolcassara.com/santa-fe-sights/

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    1. Thank you Carol! I am loving the name of your blog and I shall have to check it out!! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you Lauren! Good to see you here again...I hope you have a great weekend!


      Valerie

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  5. I love that you are still keeping yourself looking good at 50. Right now I am 40 and tired and stress out to concern myself of looking good

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    1. Thank you Shobelyn, you look great! My advice, stay out of the sun, I have sun spots on my face ..hard to get rid of! Keep a healthy diet, dress stylish, and work out, all things that have helped me....just wish I had stayed out of the sun!

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  6. Great tips Val! I'll have to try the cotton swab trick. I haven't heard of it. Have a great weekend!

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    1. HI Angie! Thank you! I hope yours is great as well, thanks for always stopping by!

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  7. Great tips! I'm now in my 60s and things "aka body" are different. I'm not trying to look like a 20 year old any more, but instead I'm accepting and relishing in my "old age"!

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    1. HI Tina! Awesome that you are comfortable in your age and rockin your 60's! Yes body is so different now, trying to deal with the adjustments...it's all good! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Hi sweet Val!! I don't get out as many comments as I should but I read all your posts when you pop up on my Bloglovin feed!! You rock 50 better than anyone I know!! You so beautiful and very inspiring!! I hope you have a glorious weekend with your girly!!!

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    1. Hi there gorgeous lady!!! So glad you stopped by! I've seen your lovely posts in some of the link ups.., you rock! Wish I coujd get the techy stuff down to host a link up... Soon ... I guess Rimecwasnt built in a day! Thanks for your sweet comments! Xo

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  9. You prove that a lady can have style at any age! I love your blog and style!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Tiffany! I am so glad you stopped by, nice to connect! Best to you :)

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  10. Great tips! Love the point about limiting the accessories. They can be distracting, like you are trying to make up for some other issue with the outfit.

    Marissa

    Reading List

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    1. Very true Marissa, too many accessories is over kill! Thank you for visiting!

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa! Hope your day is great!

      Valerie

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  12. All great looks on you and I love that jacket! Looking great :)

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    1. Thank you Snakedoc!! The jacket is my fav and it was a great find at Target!

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  13. "I have learned there is room for everyone as an influencer" Great words coming from a courageous,ageless woman! There's a tendency for people to limit you and tell you what you cannot do at a certain age.Freedom comes when you defy their limitations. Who say looking good is only for young people? Personally,I think youth is a myth! Wine gets better with age. At middle-age,one should not be ashamed to aim for style and panache!

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    1. Thank you Felix, happy you stopped by again! It's so true..I love blogging for that reason, there is room for everyone. I LOVE the connections, friends, and support it brings! Have a great week!

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  14. Great tips!!! <3<3<3 I'm going to have to remember that one about the lipstick!

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    1. Thank you Susannah for stopping by, have a great week, this PNW weather is fab, isn't it?!?

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