I do love colourful clothes. I admit to possessing many black tops and I do wear black (skinny) jeans from time to time, but there’s nothing like a pop of colour to lift the spirits. I’m not a colourist, not an expert in this, but I think as we age we can embrace colour. And yes, I know that there are certain skin shades that look fabulous when wearing black and white clothes but, I also think we can be bold.
Actually fashionistas are bold – anyone seen any of Sue Kreitzman’s outfits – they’re what I’d call colourful!! I’m not advocating this as it’s a near to fancy dress look, but there is an another look of older women wearing black (usually wide) trousers in the winter and white (same shape) in the summer. Plus a white or, even worse, beige cardi. Noooo, I think. Seriously, don’t listen to me, because I never, ever, want be someone who tells older women what not to wear – please no! But I do want to encourage and enthuse older women to embrace life, and living and colour.
Just because our skin colour fades and our hair goes grey doesn’t mean we can’t be adventurous and flaunt that favourite shade. What’s yours, btw? Mine is green and a particular yellowy in-your-face mustard.
And here are two dresses in that colour bought in Brighton charity shops recently both for the price of £5.99. That’s a bit more than I’m used to paying but Brighton charity shop prices are higher than my old home town of Newhaven.
That was without me tying the belt – now here it is with the belt tied
Don’t you love that asymmetric hem! I’ve teamed it with black leggings and my black sandals bought last year.
And then the second dress.
This going to be a favourite.
I feel great wearing it – which is what clothes should do for you, make you feel good.
And here it is with the hat I’m taking to France. Don’t forget both dresses cost next to nothing, so always look in charity shops because you never know what you might find!
That’s all for now
Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
And sharing with:
Catherine Summers of Not Dressed as Lamb and #SaturdayShareLinkUp
Nancy of Nancy’s Fancy Style and Fancy Friday
And Nicole of High Latitude Style and Top of the WorldStyle linkup party