If anyone had told my teenage self that I’d be ditching black in favour of colour I’d never had believed it. Yes, it’s true, as a teenager growing up in the 80’s wearing black was the colour of choice. Fast forward many years and black has been abandoned in favour of colour. Reds, blues and greens are usually my colours of choice and I’m very rarely seen in black these days.
When it comes to outerwear I still try to avoid black but I don’t want to be too loud, maybe because deep down I’m a bit of an introvert and I don’t want to attract too much attention to myself. This is why I love this coat from Stradivarius that I got recently. It’s got colour, but it’s not too bright. Fitted coats are always my preferred choice but a box style one is perfect for those winter months where a chunky knit underneath is needed. When investing in coats is always better to go for a timeless fit and style, something you can wear over and over again. Checks are in fashion at the moment but I know they will still look good in the years to come.
Keeping the rest of the outfit simple is key to not looking like a rainbow. Today I’m wearing it with my beloved Zara red jumper that I’ve had for a long time, one of those that you wish you had got in other colours. It’s great for the office but I also wear it a lot on the weekends.
Those that know me in real life know how much I love handbags. Some people are shoe obsessed but I can’t help myself when it comes to bags. Here I’m wearing one of my newest ones, one I got for my birthday last month from Massimo Dutti. I love how it can be worn crossbody but also by holding the small handle. It’s smart enough for work but also good enough for the weekend while I’m out and about.
My plan this year is to publish more fashion posts, I’ve said before how much I love fashion and this is one of the reason I started this blog. The fashion and lifestyle blogging world is mainly dominated by young bloggers and there are not so many over-40’s out there. This is surprising as I believe there is a huge market for an older more mature readership that is still interested in fashion and wants to follow the latest trends. Blogs these days can offer a more real outlook on style than magazines, which sometimes showcase really expensive pieces. Bloggers can be more relatable, whilst still producing great content with excellent photography.
Saying this I don’t want to pigeonhole myself as an over 40’s blogger, after all age is just a number right? I don’t think being over 40 defines me – there are many other things that do. I still love fashion as much as I did many years ago. In fact I probably know much better now what suits me and what I love and I have more money to spend than when I was in my 20’s.
I might not look as good as when I was in my 20’s, I have some more laughter lines but that is the reality of being mid 40’s and I am sure many readers out there will identify with this.
Why do you think there is not many over 40’s bloggers out there?