Color can certainly help you look your best. I enjoy dark colors on my top half to minimize that area, but I love to add a pop of color with a satin or silk scarf.
I have a funny story to share with you. I recently dreamed a picture was published of me in the local magazine showcasing all the local goings-on. I was wearing all the wrong colors to an important function. My hair was dyed a color that was too dark and harsh for me, and my makeup was too dark and heavy under my eyes. I was also wearing ripped faded jeans with heels so high I couldn’t walk in them. I woke up so upset; I had to get up and look in the mirror to make sure my hair was still gray before I could go back to sleep.
Part of being comfortable in your skin is honoring what is right for you at every stage of life. I am not going to wear anything that makes me feel uncomfortable physically or psychologically. I do wear heels, but never so high that I can’t walk with ease in them. I may wear faded jeans with a navy blazer to the grocery store or at home with a tee, but they never have holes in them.
Wearing a long necklace to give me a V-neckline is one of my favorite slimming tricks. The necklace is by French Kande.
This knit fabric is so forgiving! It flows across the body without clinging to my jiggly bits. These pieces come out of luggage, and the wash looking great. The cutout shoulder top and pants are both by Clara Sunwoo from ShopMyFairLady.com. The cutouts are subtle, which means the top is bra-friendly and very comfortable to wear. When you purchase items as a set, a tip to remember, launder them together even when you wear them separately so that they will always look the same. I hang these pieces on my rolling rack to let them air dry. Tumbling fine knits in the dryer substantially shortens the life of them.
The wicker clutch related to the color, pattern, and attitude of the silk scarf worn draped across my shoulders. The bag is from last year by J.McLaughlin. The navy suede shoes are a couple of years old. I wore this look to attend church services with my family on Easter Sunday.