STYLE: 3 AUTUMN JACKETS

BOUTIQUE MOSCHINO

DRESS IT UP WITH LOTS OF PEARLS AND CHAINS . MORE IS MORE THIS SEASON. I HAVE IT ON WITH SHORTS BUT LOOKS GREAT WITH A PENCIL SKIRT FOR FORMAL OR WITH JEANS AND BALLET PUMPS AND A WHITE TEE. £750

ZADIG AND VOLTAIRE KHAKI JACKET WITH ELASTICATED WAIST. PRICE PER WEAR WILL BE LOW ON THIS AS YOU WILL WEAR IT EVERYDAY IF YOU CAN. KHAKI IS BIG RIGHT NOW AND MOVES RIGHT THROUGH INTO NEXT SEASON. THIS JACKET HAS BEEN IN THE COLLECTION ALL LAST SEASON BUT CONTINUES INTO A/W . IT IS ONE OF THEIR STAPLES. THEY ASSURE ME IT WONT BE ON SALE YET. £370

ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER DESIGNS AMAZING STRUCTURED JACKETS. THEY FIT LIKE A GLOVE. HARVEY NICHOLS HAS JUST STARTED STOCKING HIS COLLECTION. YIPEE ! THE DETAIL WITH THE GOLD EMBOSSED BUTTONS WHICH FOLLOW UP THE SLEEVES. ALSO COMES WITH WIDE LEGGED TROUSERS. EXPENSIVE BUT REMEMBER I ALWAYS TELL YOU TO SPEND HIGH ON TAILORED JACKETS, COATS AND TROUSERS. HIGH STREET IS FINE FOR MORE UNSTRUCTURED PIECES. £1510

JOJOS STYLE LIST TIP: WHEN SPENDING HIGH ON A PIECE ASK THE RETAILER IF THEY DO FREE ALTERATIONS ITS WORTH GETTING THE FIT EXACTLY RIGHT.

JOJO XXXXXX

STYLE V FASHION

Develop Your own Style

The answer to this is easy style wins EVERY time ! Fashion is transient and disposable style is about really knowing yourself and your body. This is important at any age but even more important as you get older. There is nothing worse than older person slavishly following the latest fashion trend even if it does not suit them. It is very ageing. There are mistakes made at all ages. Fashion dictates and the masses follow. Large floral prints, flares, maxis, minis , magazines tell us this is what we should be wearing. STOP !

“Fashion fades. Style is eternal.” A famous quote by the late great Yves Saint Laurent. It is important that you understand the colours that light up your face, your clothing personality, your body shape, are you angular or curved. even the scale of your accessories . A good stylist can help you with this. But they can be expensive. My blog will go some way to address these issues. Of course we all like to appear on trend but my advice is to combine some small trend pieces.

I was flicking through my first ever Vogue Magazine 1979 the clothes featured were all about style. Comparing to Vogue today, the fashion seems to have become increasingly unflattering and ugly. In your fifties and beyond this becomes easier to recognise as we are driven by huge fashion house juggernauts all looking to stand out and high street stores trying to be different from their neighbours.

ITS TIME TO TAKE BACK CONTROL……..

We wear 20% of our closet 80% of the time. Is that you ? and I know you all have items in your closet still with tags on. Unworn. Yes….admit it ? Stop the disposable fashion trap and invest once you have discovered your personal style guidelines. Shopping only from your colour palette will mean EVERYTHING in your wardrobe will co ordinate perfectly.

Vogue 1979…..75p!
When Woman looked Stylish

KEY INVESTMENT PIECES

At 50+ you must invest in some key tailored pieces I mean, blow the budget!!

. Winter Coat . Suit . Blazer. Tailored Pants. Good Undies.

CLOSET CLEANSE

Keep a tidy and clutter free closet. Less is more. Imperative to style. This demands a whole lesson on its own. Keep your eyes peeled for this one.

JOJO’s TOP TIP

DONT BE A FASHION SLAVE ! BE A STYLE MASTER!

MY PLEDGE

Hi to all my fabulous and fifty + friends. These days being fifty has a whole new look think Elle, J-Lo,Halle. They look super stylish and lead an equally super stylish life surrounded by beauty. You can live like this too and I hope to take you on a style journey with my blog. Not a destination, a continuing evolvement. If you are not going to embrace a life of style now….then when? So I am looking forward to getting to know you all welcome to our club.