The current situation is forcing all of us to do a lot more”lounging’ than usual and this will continue fore the foreseeable future. It is vitally important to still feel good about ourselves and maintain a sense of style. We are all still in the early stages of lockdown so try to keep a routine going and enjoy a little bit of pampering. If you have a friend or family member who are unwell at the moment add some extra comfort to their life.
So whether you are chilling out, working out or just opting out here are some style picks to inspire you !
For those Netflix/movie moments or lounging and snuggling kind of days. Pull these on for some ultimate comfort.
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With most gyms now offering virtual classes and training many of us will find our fitness routines have minimal interruption. In fact many of you have discovered these classes and enrolled as first timers. I am particularly excited that my favourite mind gym (THE DEN MEDITATION CENTRE) in LA now allows me to workout in LA whilst in London !!!
So now maybe is the time to invest and freshen up your workout gear to inspire you in your fitness goals. This active wear looks good enough to wear all day and look stylish.
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Okay girls I am definately not going to judge if you prefer to saty luxuriating in bed all day or not get dressed at all. But lets at least glam up your look so you do it in style !!
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JOJOS STYLELIST TIP :LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING GOOD HAS BEEN PROVEN TO HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON MENTAL HEALTH. STAY STRONG, THIS TOO SHALL PASS AND WE WILL EMERGE MORE APPRECIATIVE THAN EVER XX
Blue rarely seems to have a “now” time in the fashion calendar, but brace yourself girls as it has finally arrived. All different shades of blue are surfacing in the S/S 2020 collections .
How To Have Your Blue Moment
It is important to choose the right blue for your skin tone. If you need any help with this refer to my earlier tutorial on establishing the right colour palette for your skin tone. This is especially important to look healthier younger and fresher while putting together a more stylish overall look thats right for you.
A quick guideline is for cool toned skin choose Navy if you are on the Summer/Winter spectrum. Summers also look really special in baby blue.
While warmer skin tones (Spring/Autumn spectrum) suit Petrol coloured blues, more muted blues. Springs look fantastic in bright turquoise.
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.
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.
KEY INVESTMENT PIECES
At 50+ you must invest in some key tailored pieces I mean, blow the budget!!
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.