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STYLE ADVICE: In my 50’s; would love advice on stylish pieces and how to mix and match them

Posted on: March 25, 2013

QUESTIONS: I would like some advice on how to be more stylish and what basic clothes do I need to have to mix and match?

ANSWERS: Being ‘stylish’ is all about keeping it simple. Build a capsule wardrobe comprising of a small selection of great pieces and then throw in the odd ‘trend piece’ that can add an extra something to your look- accessories are usually great for this. If you take a look at your Dressipi Fashion Fingerprint you will see what styles suit you and why. For you it is all about creating figure-flattering definition, so with that in mind, here are some ideas we hope you will love:

1. LK Bennett dress, £175: – A great dress can be just what you need to look and feel stylish, and picking one with versatility is a must. A shift dress is your go-to style as it creates gorgeous curves and is a great style for any occasion from work, to evening, to a wedding. This one from LK Bennett will keep your shape neat and clean looking and always flatter your proportions.

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2. L.K. Bennett print dress, £145: Another dress shape that would look amazing on you is a fit and flare style, which will sculpt your top half and define your waistline.

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3. Mango blouse, £29.99: – A blouse is forever chic- morning, noon, and night. This one from Mango has soft volume which will glide over and flatter your shape, and is great for a weekend lunch with the ladies, or under a sharp blazer for perfect power-dressing.

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4. Jaeger, blouse, £125: A timeless print could also add some interest to your stylish ensemble, like the polka dot on this chic blouse from Jaeger.

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5. Hobbs, jeans, £42: – Everybody needs their own pair of ‘Perfect Denim’, no matter what shape, size, or age they are. Yours comes in the form of a gentle flare or bootcut which will really pencil in some curves. The great thing about a pair of jeans is that they go with almost anything so are a great mix and match piece, and can be dressed both down in the day and up for the evening. Dark denim is a go-with-anything shade.

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6. Linea blazer, £95: – A tailored jacket is a MUST for any woman’s wardrobe, as they are literally life savers. You can wear them over dresses, or with jeans and a blouse, or teamed with a gorgeous pair of tailored trousers…the list is endless. This one from Linea sculpts your shape and has waist enhancing detail.

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7. COS cardi, £79: – A cardigan is a great layering piece and a perfect mix and match item. You can throw them over any look and it will instantly look stylish yet cosy. A belted style works well with your figure and is great for office or casual looks.

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8. Zara, trench, £79.99: – A good coat is worth investing in and can complete a stylish look like the one you are after. Keeping the focus on your waistline, the best style for you is something like a trench, which is not only ultra chic and timeless, but creates wonderful curves with the belted waist too.

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Although this all looks rather colourless, there is nothing stopping you from choosing some of the pieces in your favourite colours. However by keeping your basics/capsule wardrobe neutral, you are able to mix and match easily and have a great base to build on. A good way to add colour to your outfits is by including a statement shoe or bright coloured bag; a playful printed scarf is a lovely addition to an outfit too. Rea x

 

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