Style has No Expiration Date
The appreciation for style and fashion has been a part of my constitution as far back as I can recall. I was knitting and crocheting myself accessories as an eight-year old and sewing my own versions of the current fashions at 12. Though we weren’t a financially well-off family, it was understood that if I wanted fabric or yarn to make things with, all I needed to do was ask. So I dressed myself, my parents and the family cats as long as they would stand still.
I do the same thing now on a somewhat wider scale. I’ve dressed the general public in my 25+ year career as a professional clothing designer and currently people enjoy making and wearing my knitwear styles. I still dress the family and myself, paying attention to color and shape to help everyone look their best.
I can’t imagine this would ever change, even into my golden years. I just love color, texture and fabrics ; making things and dressing people .
So I was delighted to find this wonderful blog that is essentially a look-book of Senior Style. These 55+ folks still enjoy playing with color, texture and pattern and there is such a freedom and joy about their fashion sense.
It’s so not about the latest advertised “it” bag, communicating a social status via a lot of bling or displaying one’s new breast implants. It’s all about humor, appropriateness and putting a personal stamp of style on the external expression of who they are. These people seem so comfortable in their skin and as an extension, comfortable in their clothing.
I find this a very refreshing change from the broody, moody esthetic of many current fashion magazines that take themselves so seriously and the narrow body image parameters that the rest of the media bombards us with. There’s a lot to be said for getting older.