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 I take is about three miles long including all the streets in my neighborhood and around the lakes which are the centerpiece of this community. I always wear a hat to shade my eyes but also to protect my skin and keep my hair off my face. This one is by Betmar from Belk.com. 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.