When you look good you feel more confident, and growing older shouldn’t stop that! Many women over 40 struggle to find a style that works for them, but you can look good and dress better over 40! These 5 steps to discover your personal style over 40 contain useful tips, including the program Dressing Your Truth.
I’ve always liked being stylish, and sometimes I would get it right, other times not so much!
When I turned 40 I felt frumpy in my outfits more often than I cared to. It was time to redefine my style and in this video, I take you through the 5 steps that have worked for me.
Discover what you like
The easiest way to do this is to look at what other women are wearing when you are out-and-about.
Instead of looking for specific styles, break the outfit down into parts.
Do you like layers or clean lines?
Do you prefer bright colors, patterns or monochromes?
Are you more structured or flowy?
This will give you inspiration and some ideas for recreating those outfits you like.
To further discover your personal style over 40, take pictures of any outfits you wear, when you feel confident and save them to your smartphone.
This way you have something to refer to for those days when you feel like you have nothing to wear.
Get to know yourself
I love the Dressing your Truth or DYT (not affiliated) program! I found them during one of my frumpy feeling periods.
You probably know by now that we are all energetic beings, and according to DYT, we all have a movement specific to our type of energy. The program teaches you how to dress and style yourself in a way that most compliments your specific type.
The types are
- Type 1 = bright and animated
- Type 2 = soft and subtle
- Type 3 = rich and dynamic
- Type 4 = bold and striking
There are different ways for you do determine your type, and you can learn more about this in the free online course they offer.
Experiment with different outfits
This doesn’t have to be expensive at all! Take yourself to the store for an afternoon and try on different looks, colors, and fits which you wouldn’t normally try.
When you’re stuck in a style rut, it’s easy to always go for what you know. If you’re over 40 and you want a personal style that’s unique to you, you have to try out different things!
Get rid of frumpy outfits
If you have followed me for a while you know that I am a big believer in decluttering. But it still happens to me that I will simply put unflattering outfits into the back of the closet instead of donating it.
The secret is to get rid of it the moment you feel frumpy and unattractive!
If it’s not suitable to donate, you can take it to one of the many stores that have recycling bins, to avoid it going into landfill.
Use accessories to upstyle your look
Accessories are the secret ingredient to giving you a unique look and make your outfit look different.
Think of things such as belts, scarves, hats, handbags, and jewelry. Combining these in different ways will upstyle your outfit immediately.
I hope you enjoyed these 5 steps on how to discover your personal style over 40!