Find your Style Sweetspot!

Find your style sweetspot blog post.

Find Your Style Sweetpot; don’t be afraid to break the fashion rules to create a distinctive style of your own.   Creating a personal style sweetpot is more than just fashion; it is a statement or expression of yourself.   It is essential to maintain that sense of awareness as you age because your style choices do change, and characteristic patterns are probably more apparent.  Years ago, I used to call myself the “Queen of the turtlenecks,” in every color of the rainbow.  Your style evolves as you age, and stepping back and taking a look at what’s in your closet helps you determine if your current style choices are still working for you or is it time to switch it up. I chucked most of the turtlenecks and incorporated a layered look, adding lightweight tees, blouses as the first layer to sweaters or jackets.

Where some color! Black seems to be the “go-to” color for many women, and while it is a great neutral basic black on black is boring.  When I was in my twenties, I had a seasonal color analysis done and found out I am a winter.   Determine what your seasonal color palette is, and don’t be afraid to add some color to your wardrobe.

Define Your Style Rules 

  • Versatility, opt for pieces that can be worn in multiple seasons and can be mixed and matched with other items in your closet. For example, a classic denim pencil skirt works well in the summer with bare legs and sandals and in the winter with opaque stockings and boots. 
  • Comfort and fit, make sure that both the fit and the fabric are comfortable for the season.
  • Style, consider aspects such as color palette, body type, and lifestyle.

What’s your style? I have listed out a few of the more popular styles.

  • Bohemian is a down to earth style with a “hippy” influence; clothing is light and floaty.  Beaded jewelry and fringed clothing, shoes, and handbags are a common theme.
  • Casual-Chic, you guessed it a combination of casual and chic styles.  Blending casual pieces with professional pieces is a great way to create a casual office look.
  • Casual, elegance, and comfort are key elements of this look.  You won’t find exotic or bold patterns in the closet of a casual dresser.  Pieces are simple
  • Classic, timeless pieces that never go out of fashion and every wardrobe should contain a few of these staples like the basic button-up white shirt is a staple in any wardrobe.

Find Your Style Sweetspot!

Charcoal gray blazer with tie leather belt by Theory

Over the years, I have worn all of these styles at different times of my life.   Now at age sixty, my style is casual with the focus on style and comfort. I recently started dabbling in designer-ware, which I could never afford to until I found thredUP.

White turtleneck by Theory

Shopping can be a painful experience for any woman who just doesn’t know where to start.   Consult with a professional fashion consultant or stylist for help with body type, color choices, and the best fashion options for your lifestyle or check out this blog I found In my research. I was impressed with the site; maybe you will find it useful Hungry Wardrobe.

 Once you understand the guidelines, you are going to make choices that won’t hang in your closet and never get worn, and when you see the results, shopping will no longer be a painful, frustrating experience. 

I love the art of fashion and mixing and matching my closet to create brand new looks.  It is a creative outlet that I enjoy.  I would like to work in the fashion industry in some respect or another after retirement.

“Age is no barrier, and it is a limitation you put on your mind.”

~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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  1. Wearing two colors never seemed quite right! * MyPetiteStyle says:

    […] your color temp and contrast levels is one element of developing your personal style. I recommend booking a seasonal color palette consultation if you have never had one […]

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