My shopping habits have changed drastically in the past year. My focus is now on the classic pieces I can wear in several ways across four seasons. I do not want to deal with a wardrobe full of items that don’t fit my lifestyle after my retirement in a few years. I have learned many things from your comments; chief among them is the comment, “I have so many nice things that I will never wear again, now that I have retired.”
Pants that are not so form-fitting are much more attractive on my aging knees. I am well aware of the changes taking place with my shape, so I am mindful of how new purchases look on the body I have now, not the body I had two years ago.
A significant part of my day is going for a long brisk walk when the weather will allow it. The course is about three miles long. I always wear a hat to shade my eyes and protect my skin and keep my hair off my face. This one is by Betmar. The mornings are often chilly, so I usually start out wearing a lightweight jacket. This cotton knit zip-front hoodie in fuchsia is by Allison Daley from Dillard’s a few years ago. The shoes are very supportive and comfortable. They are by Sofft. The sunglasses are by Dolce & Gabbana.
During this series of posts, I have been showing you how I wear the same classic navy pieces in numerous ways. The three-quarter sleeve scoop neck top worn with the basic pants can form the foundation for many different looks.
In the post for tomorrow, I will close out this series by showing these pants with a longer top and lower heels to allow me to keep wearing my signature summer look. A few adjustments are necessary to keep the formula appropriate and comfortable as I age. I am never at ease when showing too much skin or wearing clothing that is too tight.