Following on from the theme of this months newletter and previous blog post, Are Your Clothes Adding Years to Your Image? I came across this in the current edition of US Vogue and wanted to share it with you to hammer the point home!
It took American women a while, but we’ve finally taken on board a certain truth:
How we feel about ourselves has more than a little to do with how well we care for ourselves. And that most definitely includes how we dress. Style isn’t imposed on us by the Establishment. It is a daily affirmation of, well, our joie de vivre. We are each a painted butterfly, with a different pattern on our wings.
The concept that adornment can – like capoeria-yoga classes or a devotion to esoteric whole grains – engender well-being is especially good news for anyone older than say, oh, 29. It’s never been more true that you are as old as you feel. You don’t have to resign yourself to a life of tastefully restrained suits the minute you pass 35. You don’t have to hide your punk-rock light under a bushel because you’re over 50. Just ask Patti Smith.
Does this mean the average grand- mere should reveal her legs in walking shorts? Obviously not. Discernment and bare-knuckled self-critique go a long way… any woman can translate the runway trends to her own benefit today.
The best fashion… truly is ageless.
From American Vogue pg 111