Invited to more upscale affairs than when you were younger? Source a few standout cocktail dresses that flatter your figure in shades other than yawn-worthy black. Pair with statement accessories like killer heels and a great clutch.
Still into whiskering, fading, acid-wash, or rips? No, no, no, and no! Give them to your little sis and replace with a bootcut, dark-wash pair that you can just as easily wear to the office on casual Friday as you can with a sexy animal print.
You really can’t beat a beautifully tailored pair of flat-fronted charcoal or black pants to pair with a crisp white shirt and heels for work. Dress them down for weekends with a snug tee, a cropped denim jacket, and ballet flats.
Preggers? Sorry, but there’s absolutely no excuse to drown your growing baby bump in oversized, shapeless muumuus. Pieces in fabrics like formfitting stretch jersey will grow as your baby does and ensure that you look stylish pre-, during, and post-pregnancy.
The simplest way to add a youthful touch? Invest in eye-catching boots or pumps to turn the plainest outfit into a style statement. Just be wary of heel width: Chunkier heels help thicker calves look slimmer, while kitten heels and skinny stilettos look best on thinner legs.
You have enough gravitas to pull off strong accessories without having them wear you. An oversized statementpiece like a cocktail ring or a bold necklace keeps your
style looking fresh without looking fashiony.
Belts are basically ageresistant. Whether it’s a glossy patent leather or an embellished fabric, a belt (nipped over a slim-fitting cardigan, or worn with a tailored pant) defines your waistline and adds a finishing touch to the simplest look.