What do you wear when the rain is pouring down, you just had a pedicure, and you have a dinner date?
I started with the Dolce Vita sandals from a couple of years ago, which are open toe and strong enough to stand up to puddles. Working my way up from there, I wore Clara Sunwoo pants with an IC Collection top (last year), both from ShopMyFairLady.com. Both these items are wash and wear so that a little rain won’t hurt them. I added two necklaces from French Kande and threw a black trench coat over my shoulders. The grommet box clutch was purchased at T.J.Maxx a few years ago.
Having a clear picture of what works well with my body shape and what type of accessories project the same attitude makes getting dressed so much easier. At one time, I would stand in my closet and try on clothes for more than twenty minutes and become so frustrated I no longer wanted to go out. I can be ready in ten minutes for just about anything now.
Fixing my hair and putting on makeup have become about as simple as it can get. I let my hair air dry most of the time and smooth it out a bit with a round brush and the blow dryer when it is frizzy. I rarely wear foundation makeup during the summer, and all other makeup has become much more streamlined.
I study women I admire and take away little tips from watching them. As we age, less dramatic makeup and more natural-looking hair are beautiful and appear less harsh. The looks I admire most are the ones that include one or two solid colors, not too much makeup or too many accessories. Accessories are carefully chosen to complement the look, cute shoes you can walk easily in, and an attitude that says “I’ve got this!” definitely make a woman look her best at any age.