I’m not saying that there aren’t high days and holidays when we shouldn’t be thinking uber glamorous or low days when we’re allowed to be totally daggy, but personally, for everyday style the garments I choose have to be easy to wear, preferably non-iron, and they must take me from outfit of the day, to outfit of the night, seamlessly.
I’m certainly not into a lot of faffing about or tweaking these days 😉 And I want to walk out of the door feeling confident, with a spring in my step.
Which is why I love this gifted Portobello leaf print blouse, in 100% cotton by Vivid International. It’s a take-me-anywhere type of blouse.
Everyday Style for Women Over 50 – Home Clothing Test.
The clothes I choose for everyday wear are my warriors. They’ve undergone rigorous tests and numerous outings!
Ponte Pants are always winners in the cooler months, and pretty easy wear tops that don’t cling are a go-to for our summer heatwaves.
Check out more garment ideas on the Lifestyle Fifty “Casual Outfits for 50 Year Old Women” board on Pinterest.
My home test for everyday style garments is to walk around in them , sit down, stretch, jump up and down (yes I know that image is unsettling!) and bend from side to side.
There’s method in my madness 🙂
For clothes to pass my “What shall I wear today Everyday Style For Women Over 50 test” they have to meet the following requirements:-
- They mustn’t ride up or slip down.
- They must be comfortable.
- They mustn’t crease too much.
- I must be able to forget I’m wearing them.
- They must make me feel great.
When my clothes have gone through their everyday style test, and have passed, they are awarded a visible place in my wardrobe, generally teamed with the items they go well with.
These then are the clothes I’ll wear again and again, and really get my money’s worth from.
Like this leaf print blouse which I think is gorgeously girlie without making me feel like mutton dressed up as lamb.
I love the way it covers my ample midriff and flows out over my hips. I’ve come to the conclusion that the bits of me that are sinking south to the Bermuda triangle are probably not going to ping back to perky.
I also like the fact that the sleeves can be worn down (to protect from Australia’s high UV).
I love that it’s a classy two tone colour, and for the moment I’m very into black and white as a classy colour combo.
It’s 100% cotton, if feels soft, looks feminine and is very pretty.
Teamed with comfortable, stretch skinny jeggings from Marks & Spencers, black sunnies and a smile, I think this look is perfect for days with a bit of walking action.
You could also wear the blouse with with tailored trousers and higher heels for a glammed up night time look.
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What’s not to love about WA? All that sun, sea and space. But it’s important to cover up from the high UV though which is why I’m loving this (gifted) New Season #Portobello leaf print blouse from @vividinternational which gave me great cover and lots of cool, blouson, 100% cotton, no ironing, casual style on walks around Albany. Yep #justanotherdayinwa … a perfect one all round. Sandals by @earthspirit Pants by @marksandspencerau #everydaystyle #gotostyle #fashionpost #instastyle #fblogger #lookbook #fashionlover #outfitoftheday #ootdshare #lookoftheday #mylook #styleblogger #over50style #babyboomerstyle #over40style #lifestyleblog #makemoments #currentlywearing #over50andthriving. #50plusstyle #fashionblogger #getthelook #styleinspo #whatiwore #womenwithstyle #over50blogger
For bootylicious boomers who want to cover their tums, this style is great. It’s neat at the shoulders but the flowing fabric reaches below the stomach.
Tips for Everyday Style Florals
There’s a lot going on with floral fabrics so keep accessories to a minimum. A strand of beads, or big hoop earrings perhaps, but not both.
Pick out a dominant colour in the floral top, and wear that block colour for your bottoms, whether it’s a skirt or trousers. Don’t go for matchy matchy double florals top and bottom, that’s so dated and very loud!
Buy Vivid clothes online as from 10th November 2018 🙂