I was thinking the other day about how different it is buying clothes now that I’m in my 50’s compared to when I was in my 20’s. I don’t mean from the point of view of body shape, because that has changed beyond recognition, but more from the view point of the expectations I have of my clothes.
Did you ever used to wear clothes which you didn’t particularly like, which weren’t particularly comfortable, which make you cringe in hindsight when looking at old photos, but which you had to buy because at the time they were ‘fashionable’ or ‘on trend’?
I remember tight Levi jeans that I had to pour myself into – and if I couldn’t pour myself into them then I would lie on the floor and wriggle and tug and breathe-in until I’d yanked them on. I remember strange hanky skirts and an odd tan, tubular mini dress that clung to me at the knees and was decidedly tricky to walk in.
Perhaps I felt good for an egotistical nanosecond but I didn’t always “Love” what I wore or feel comfortable and confident.
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Love what you wear
Recently I’ve been shopping frequently at Millers Fashions and I know that their designing ethos is to make fashion and style all about feeling your very best, rather than just looking good and being on trend. They produce clothes that give us confidence, because they are stylish but also comfortable, and clothes which are reasonably priced so that we can mix and match new items together to create styles that we might not have tried out before – perhaps like the ensemble I’m wearing below which is a bit racy don’t you think? 😉
I was going out to lunch with my hubby and a couple of friends and was looking for an outfit that I could sit down in comfortably and also layer for the winter season.
Smart Clothing for a lunch date
I love the stretch ponti pants* because they are smart and comfy. There are several to choose from online, and one design has a great pull-in elasticated part to the waistband which gives you a flattering, firm fit around the tummy. I would normally wear ponte pants with black boots, but as the sun was shining I decided to go for a pair of comfortable Liesel wedge sandals * in a neutral colour. In stylish black and white snake skin these are easily matched to your collection and have some nice design features; a leather comfort innersole, velcro straps for adjustable width, and a buckle closure on the heel strap.
The crochet lace top * doesn’t cling to my, ahem, curves, but rather skims my hips and although you can’t see the back, it covers my bum too. The lovely lace overlay on the front has a floral pattern in classic neutral tones and the scalloped hemline and crochet lace sleeves are nice style points.
Deciding to add a little boho chic I chose a fabric pendant necklace *, and added a smart tote bag * into which I could stash all manner of things 😉
The quilted jacket * is warm and gorgeous. A bit of a show pony. It feels lovely on, and the colour can be turned up or down. Those black side panels are really slimming when it’s zipped up.
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Above are the items I put together with the prices. You’ll notice the tote bag is different – I found it online but not in store and it matches better I think. Scroll on down and you’ll find a link which will take you straight to the Miller’s website where you can browse and buy.
Loving What You Wear for Confidence and Comfort
Loving what you wear should give you the confidence to be your very best, and loving what you wear means feeling comfortable too. It also means feeling smart if you need to.
Until next time,
Enjoy shopping! Oh, and don’t forget to “Love what you wear!”
Disclaimer: I’m an affiliate of Millers and stand to earn a small commission (at no cost to you) if you purchase from the above link. Items marked with an * were gifted for editorial consideration in accordance with my Disclosure Policy