1 - Timeless Basics are Essential
The best quality tanks, pants, and skirts are the pieces that become your wardrobe "workhorses". They go from casual to dressy and are easily updated season after season with the addition of on-trend accessories like shoes, bags, scarves, and jewellery.
"Monochromatic base dressing" is a mantra at Shepherd's. Start with a great base and add or subtract according to your mood. These navy separates are from Joseph Ribkoff and the sterling silver necklace is from Simon Sebbag.
2 - Dress Appropriately for Age and Occasion
There is no need to cover yourself from head-to-toe but do strike a balance between drowning in fabric and showing off too much. Choose one asset to focus on and be a bit more demure with the rest.
Being over 50 does not mean being over the hill in fashion and style. Use colour, texture and print to add vibrancy and life to your looks. Elaine is wearing a dress by Nyah, a brand new collection to Shepherd's.
3 - Style According to Your Personality and Lifestyle
Your wardrobe should reflect you and should make you feel great. If you don't feel comfortable in an item, then it is not the item for you. Look to present your true self in what you wear.
Lisa loves her flats! She just does not feel like herself in heels, so she has built her wardrobe around funky, comfortable shoes. These black and white ones are from Aquatalia and her black and white separates are from Joseph Ribkoff.
4 - The Right Fit
The key to appropriate dressing is knowing your shape and "danger zones". Do not preoccupy yourself with the size on the tag; if the garment fits, and you look and feel great, then it is the right piece for you.
A garment that is too tight can give off the vibe that one is trying a little too hard to hold on to her youth. There is absolutely no shame in going up a size or two to ensure the right fit. In the correct size, this white dress from Joseph Ribkoff would be wonderfully sexy and age-appropriate for Elaine.
5 - Make-over and Make-under
None of us should be wearing the same hair style and makeup that we did at 25! As we age, our skin, hair, and personalities change. A good skin care regime, current hairstyle, and up to date makeup, is a definitely style confidence booster.
Consulting an expert can be a worthwhile exercise. She can teach you how to play up your best features with subtle makeup tips and techniques. Shepherd's loves to collaborate with the Beauty Bartender, Leslie-Anne Barrett, who is a whiz with makeup brushes and hair brushes alike! Being over 50 herself, Leslie-Anne understands the unique needs of today's woman.