Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dressing Your Age

This is my first blog and frankly I fell under the spell of writers block. I spent an inordinate amount of time looking on the internet about fashion and jewelry. In my vast search I watched a video about women, or in particular, a woman who refused to dress her age. It was interesting. First because I didn’t think she was dressing way too young as the interviewer suggested and second, who gets to say what age appropriate is?

I love reading Bazaar magazine because they have a section called “Fabulous at every age.” Other than the hemlines and the sleeves moving down as the age moved up I didn’t see too much of a difference between the well dressed and accessorized ladies in their 20s and those in their 70s. Are the lines of fashion blurring or are my contacts? Hard to say.

The well dressed and sophisticated lady is pretty much open to wearing whatever she is comfortable wearing and what her office or situation will allow. Apparently it is okay to wear jeans to work and I’ve even found articles on what types of jeans, trouser style please, and how to dress them up so they work at work. This makes dressing today a bit more of a challenge because let’s face it; we all want to look good, and many of us want to look good on a budget. This is where jewelry and accessories come in.

Personally I would love to have an unlimited budget to buy jewelry, but I don’t, and I can bet most everyone out there doesn’t either. The trick to remaining on a budget and still looking good is finding jewelry that works with multiple outfits, or better yet, jewelry that works with other jewelry. Fashion designers are latching on to a more eclectic style and this goes for jewelry as well. We’re seeing more statement pieces and the mixing and matching of different metals, textures and gemstones. I’ve seen pearls with cloth beads and gunmetal chains all mixed together to make a necklace. I’ve seen costume pieces from the 50s mixed with newer pieces made with precious metals and gemstones. The days of all of our pieces matching appear to be over, for now.

This blog will examine some of the latest jewelry and accessory trends, and with the use of various fashion magazines and articles, I will try to amalgamate them into some form of readable comprehension. I can only hope the readers will enjoy it.

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