I recently happened upon this blog called Forever Amber and as I always do when I come across a new blog I love, I submerge myself in it. Anyway I came across this article on her blog titled “Why Women Over 30 Should wear whatever the hell they want”. Apparently this was response to an article by an another writer outlining what and what not women over 30 should wear. You can read it here even though I hate that such ridiculous and stupid write-up is getting all this attention and hits. The list is just downright superfluous, I am like for real? Wait what do women over 30 look like? Who are they? I suppose this writer is under the assumption that once we hit our 30s, we somehow just metamorphose into some amoebic structure, you know we suddenly grow fat, with jiggly thighs and protruding tummy .
That said, I have to admit though that since I hit the big 30s, I have begun to question some of my fashion choices, in addition to the usual questions pertaining to fit, body type, comfort, appropriateness that accompany dressing up, I have added “do these make me look grown up?”. I have become obsessed with dressing more grown up even though I am yet to decipher exactly what that aesthetics consists of.
Personal style evolves with everyone, it involves trials, interest and time and while I will not wear some of the things I wore in my teens or even twenties now, it absolutely has nothing whatsoever to do with any stupid rules but more about me and what I now feel comfortable stepping out in. In my mid 20s I was all about loud and outlandish accessories but now I barely accessorize, a tiny neck-piece, a tiny pair of earrings that I sleep in, bathe with, menswear watch and my wedding bands are my goto now. They are fuss free, practical and make me feel good and grown up.
So whats my recommendation? Nothing! Wear whatever the hell you want to wear! It’s as simple as that! Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, wear a bum shorts if you want to, I sure as hell still do, wear hoop earrings if you love it, screw all the damn rules and just live whether you are forty, fifty or hundred! The only thing I will add is to try to stay away from cheap looking fabrics and ensure the fit is 100. JUST OWN IT BABES!