If you are under the age of 25, dressing for your age is simple.
Because dressing for your age incorrectly can limit your salary and career advancement, you must master the delicate balance of wearing age-appropriate and figure-flattering clothes.
Here are a few fashion tips to edit your wardrobe expertly, reveal your timeless fashion persona and dress for your age.
Here’s how to dress for your age in your twenties…
The transition from Juicy Couture and Victoria’s Secret pink sweats and tank tops is difficult for 20-somethings.
As you get ready for your first job and important career interviews, you want to build a wardrobe that mixes fun and flirty with professional and business casual.
Don’t throw away your high-school and college fashion just yet. Wear these clothes to parties, dates and weekend activities.
However, if you are contemplating a serious career climb up the corporate ladder, build up a work wardrobe filled with mix and match separates that reveal your style personality but are far from trendy.
The best clothing designers for trend-conscious twenty-somethings include: Diesel, Alice + Olivia, Milly, French Connection, Juicy Couture and Laundry by Shelli Sagal.
Here’s how to dress for your age in your thirties and forties…
You might be building a professional career or expanding your family options. As a thirty-something you need items that can move from night to day easily and aid you in dressing flawlessly around the clock.
Can you wear the trends? Yes, embrace the latest style choices that fit your style and fashion personality, but remember that trends have a short shelf life.
In your thirties and forties, choose designers that cater to stylish and upwardly mobile women like: Elie Tahari, Banana Republic, Ralph Lauren, Nanette Lepore, Theory, Plenty by Tracy Reese, Marc by Marc Jacobs and BCBG Max Azria.
Here’s how to dress for your age in your fifties….
By the time you reach the golden age of 50, you know who you are—stylistically, professionally and psychologically—and what fashion tips work best for you.
Invest in the wardrobe basics that will last for 10 to 20 years: a little black dress, classic pumps, and separates that speak to your sophistication. At this age, the trends revealed in the popular magazines, are best worn as accessories, dresses and shoes only.
The best designers for a woman just hitting her fashionable stride are: Tory Burch, Tse, Gucci, Rachel Roy, Liz Claiborne, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Kay Unger and Diane Von Furstenberg.
Here’s how to dress for your age in your sixties and seventies…
They don’t call you a grand dame for nothing. As a dress doyenne clothed in wisdom and timeless elegance you desire fashionable pieces that look regal and expensive, but never dowdy.
Your closet is bursting with many trends from years gone by, and you need to know what to keep, and what to pass on to other generations.
A well-dressed woman in her 60s and 70s should possess:
- A luxurious string of real peals and a real pair of diamond earrings.
- A fashionable costume jewelry collection.
- 5 signature leather handbags that she can wear for every occasion.
- A capsule wardrobe filled with wardrobe basics.
- Relationships with three salespeople at designer boutiques and stores that inform her of wardrobe pieces weekly, that she cannot live without.
Each year take time to re-evaluate your style choices to determine whether they are age appropriate. Because as your priorities and age change, so should your fashion choices.
An elegant woman may experience a change in perspective as she matures, but her ability to dress well should never be compromised by her age.