Perfect! Going back to that age-appropriate-style question someone raised in the Karl post, if you look at the individual pieces here, especially the boots, you might think that they’re too young for her, as if she can’t let go of her younger self. But once you see everything together, especially with her poise and confidence and the slightest hint of moxie, it is so RIGHT!
I really like how casual and confident she is. So many of the women have body language that seems shy – feet turned inward, not really looking directly at the camera, etc. It’s nice to see a woman so comfortable in her own skin.
My Fall, I would suggest that it’s ALMOST all right.
For me, in any case, it all works till you pan down to the cropped pants and boots…and then I’m taken a bit aback. That part of the look is so very much associated with the young (at least in my mind) that it’s hard for me not to feel a discordant tug…
Every single piece, individually, represents some trend that really irks me. However, until I began dissecting the outfit piece by piece I didn’t catch it…. the overall look is cool enough that I was too distracted to notice the cargo pants, clunky grunge boots, jacket that (to me) looks cheap. I’m impressed by her abilities!
Love the attitude and the mix and especially the cropped cargos. I’m not picking up the age-inappropriate discordance, but then I think the equation of particular styles with particular ages is a particularly American thing, and I’m not American. It seems to me that in Paris or Copenhagen or Montreal (to mention cities I’ve been to lately), if a woman likes a particular look, she’ll wear it whether she’s 30 or 50.
It’s all about personal style.. I mean it’s nice to follow trends, but a lot of people do it and it ends there.. there’s no personal style involved.. this woman clearly has her own style and she is very confident with it, that it doesn’t matter what age she is, it just looks great on her..
I think she looks fantastic in every way! I am at least her age and I would absolutely dress like that.
In my opinion, the only no-no’s that come with age are 1) showing too much skin, because let’s face it, no matter how hard you work, it just ain’t as tight as it used to be, and 2) too much girly ruffles.
Then again, i’m not a fan of too much skin and too much girly ruffles on anyone.
I’m surprised by all the discussion of “age-appropriate”. How is a woman of this age (I’m guessing 40ish) supposed to dress? Every generation defines 30 or 40 or 50 for itself and its members generally dress according to what they feel comfortable in — hence baby boomers in Levis and Generation X in our trainers and cargoes and funky shoes and vintage bargains. I agree that we need to adjust our wardrobes as our bodies change, but try telling that to all the fast-food-fed teenage girls I see with belly blubber hanging over their hipster jeans. It’s not a matter of age. If you’re fit and slim and have good posture, you can wear just about anything at any age.