What to wear when you are 40?
I walked into my closet. Yes, I opened the door and didn’t literally walk into it. I mean entered my closet and I had a melt down. You know the kind where you start to shake like a tree int he wind like your blender when you didn’t put enough water in. I had this overwhelming feeling of yikes!
What do you do when your clothes own you?
I suggest taking this class if fashion really overwhelms you the Adore Your Wardrobe class has helped thousands of women gain control. They look better, and they feel better. If you do not want to be a student, then I suggest you do what I did. I took everything out of my closet, and I put it on my bed. Yes, everything. Yes, it was scary I was afraid mountain clothes was going to get me.
Then I did what I read in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I picked up each item to see if they brought me joy. I made three categories:
1) JOY! JOY! JOY! (meaning it looks good, it is in good shape, it is fashionable, it fits me right now, and I feel great in it)
2) This would look better on someone else; it doesn’t bring me joy
3) This needs to be donated what was I thinking.
I gave myself permission to keep 2 things that had sentimental value. That is it! Two! If I could find a picture of myself wearing it before I had kids in the pile it went!
Fashion Style for Women at 40
How do you know what to wear when you are 40?
The first thing I always suggest is finding a great pair of jeans. I would head into a consignment shop, and I would try on every pair in a size up or down you can get on. I suggest you wear a t-shirt on top a black or white one. Then once you find a pair of jeans look at the label. That designer works for you. I jot down what brands cut and style I like. Then I go on eBay and grab another pair. You need a dark pair of jeans, light pair, and one boot cut.
The next thing that works for me is finding shirts I love. If they make me happy and look cute with the jeans, I buy them. Find things that bring you joy!
Then learn to layer with coats, jewelry, and accessories. I love to change my whole look by adding a jacket or a belt to it. You can see how I made a cardigan I shirt by buttoning it and adding a belt. I can also wear it open with a t-shirt underneath. I have even worn a cardigan as a shirt under a blazer.
My favorite tip for what to wear when you are 40 is anything that isn’t in a teen shop. You do not need to show your boobs or your butt to be sexy. You can buy clothes that show just a little. I always say guys are hunters so give him something to look forward to.
I put together some of my looks to show you what I mean. How about sending me some of your looks and I will post them. firstname.lastname@example.org Subject 40, fashionable and Proud! And if you have something you want me to tell you if it looks good or not please share.
I LOVE FASHION BUT I HATE PAYING TONS OF MONEY TO LOOK GREAT. I BELIEVE YOU NEED TWO THINGS THE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT LOOKS GOOD ON YOU AND THE SKILL TO FIND IT FOR LESS. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET RID OF ALL THE ITEMS IN YOUR CLOSET THAT YOU DO NOT WEAR. THEY CLOUD UP YOUR OPTIONS TO MAKE REALLY GREAT OUTFITS BECAUSE YOU CAN’T SEE YOUR CLOTHES! IF THEY ARE IN GOOD CONDITION SELL THE AT A CONSIGNMENT STORE OR A PLACE LIKE PLATO’S CLOSET, OR HOST A CLOTHING SWAP. CLOTHING SWAPS ARE A BLAST!
This is a plus size post because curvy is cool!
Accessories for under $10 and they are cute!
How about a his and her look?
This 14-Day Mini-Course is designed to help move a prospect from the “I’m not sure” phase to “Heck, yes! Adore Your Wardrobe is for me.” This will be a FREE course so sign-up now! Challenge registration begins on 2/24, and challenge runs 3/3 – 3/17.
This four-lesson challenge consists of lessons, videos, and worksheets (the exact same layout as Adore Your Wardrobe).
– Lesson #1 – Defining Your Lifestyle
– Lesson #2 – Auditing Your Wardrobe
– Lesson #3 – The “Why” Behind Closet Frustration
– Lesson #4 – How To Create A Functional, Frustration-Free Closet You Adore