Should I wear this?
Can I wear this?
Is it age appropriate?
And that’s the crux of my story today. Dressing in the manner expected of our age.
How is it that we are pigeon-holed into roles and, must therefore, dress in a certain way to play the part we’ve been assigned? How is that societal rules dominate our lives so? Leaving scant room for personal preferences? With nary a consideration for creative liberty? While we may, up to a certain level, place blame upon perceptions and expectations, it’s really up to ourselves to decide yea or nay. It’s our call and no one else’s.
True, many single out “commandments” when putting together an outfit (some of whom could well use sound styling guidance themselves). Horizontal stripes. Hemline lengths. Sleeves or lack thereof. It irks me to no end to read things such as how women in their 40s should ditch the mini skirts. Why? If she has the confidence to bare those pins (with neither crotches nor thongs showing because no one wants a peep show, really), I don’t see what the problem is. Another rule that ruffles my feathers is no baring of the arms once you reach a certain age. Why ever not??? Here’s the thing. The determining factor should be personal comfort, a flattering cut and occasion
with nods to budget.
My mantra has always been, “Say it loud and proud, just don’t say it crass. Don’t give them no ammo to kick your ass.”
Amen, I say, amen.
With all these in mind, it is with great pleasure that I introduce the first ever installment of Project Sister Act – a little endeavour bringing together five women ranging from teens to 50s, united in showcasing that style knows no age boundary. That style is indeed an expression of one’s personality, no matter if one’s a product of the 70s or 90s. And that the one same motif can be stylish on any and every woman, regardless of the year she was born.
Eve, Teens (theworldaccordingtoeve.com)
Dana, 20s (ivegotcake.com)
Cara, 30s (carascliche.com)
Annette, 50s (ladyofstyle.com)
How cool are these ladies??? Isn’t it amazing how differently we each interpreted the theme of Leather & White 🙂
Now, tell me, what are your thoughts on the topic of age appropriate dressing? Does it bother you as well? Or do you feel that there are merits to be had?
p/s I just realised that, save for Cara, we all wore pants 🙂
pp/s I’m wearing a vintage Pink Leather Vest from Jonathan Christopher, a Burberry Prorsum White Top, Nike Jersey Capris, GX by Gwen Stefani Booties, hat from Shasa and arm candy from Poshmark. Photo credits to Eve.
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