Yesterday I showed you a style suggestion using slip on sneakers as the starting point. Today I am going to the opposite extreme to show you how I styled one of my favorite pairs of “boots” with a casual look that is very much within my comfort zone.
It was close to seventy degrees here yesterday, so I dressed to remove the jacket later and left off the scarf I would usually wear. I also wore this Clara Sunwoo tunic here. The faux leather jacket is from Stein Mart a couple of years ago. The shoes are old from Vince Camuto. They are more comfortable than some of the flat shoes I own because they come up high on the foot and allow my weight to be evenly distributed over the whole foot rather than pushed into just the toe box of pumps for example. Not all heels are comfortable for me, nor are all flats.
One of the many questions/comments from Facebook yesterday was a variation of, “Why do all your looks include a scarf?” Perhaps these side by side photos will help you understand. I have always been honest with you about this aging journey. The changes in my skin have been substantial in the last couple of years. The texture is different and “wisdom” spots are showing up everywhere. (My dermatologist calls age spots “wisdom spots”) I am never in denial about these changes, and I have no intention of doing anything to attempt to turn back the clock. More makeup and expensive creams are not the magic fixes. Wearing the beautiful rich silky texture, pattern and color of a scarf has always made me feel well dressed. A scarf can pull together unrelated separates like no other accessory. My beauty plan for aging gracefully is less makeup, more scarves. There are more than sixty styles of elegant scarves on my shopping site and I have more on the way. You can see them all here.
Being comfortable means wearing something that feels comfortable on your body, but it also means wearing a look that gives you joy because it reflects your personality. These colors, textures and the edgy attitude of this look reflect my personality. I felt confident and strong in this look yesterday when I visited a stylist to get a trim. Note that I don’t spend very much time styling my hair, so it will never look this controlled again. The selfie I snapped below before my visit is more in keeping with my less fixed style. Slightly wavy, messy and lots of movement are a better fit with my personality.
Always add your personality when deciding what to wear or buy. That is the fun part of fashion!