May 22, 2009
I found this on The Sartorialist on May 20th. I loved this look the moment I saw it.
There's been some talk over at The Blue Kimono about the question of dressing appropriately for one's age. Some support it - but the majority of her commenters are all for individuality.
I'd like to defy the notion of dressing appropriately for one's age. I think that if a woman has the confidence to wear something bright and unique then she should go for it.
Knowing what suits your body helps a lot in this regard. For example boatnecks look bad on me and t-shirts are out because of my volu(m)ptousness. Queen Anne necklines and wide-legged pants suit me. One doesn't need to look like mutton dressed as lamb.
If I found the skirt above I would definitely wear it.
Some stores I like that fit the bill:
Boden - colourful, a full range of sizes and everything is just a little quirky. Well made too.
April Cornell/La Cache - Pretty, bright and unusual. I love their jackets.
Kumari - an eyeful of colour.
LL Bean - For the pants. The have a full range of petites and larger sizes. I like their velveteen jeans.
I also buy a lot of silky, brocade items from Indian, Tibetan or Chinese shops. Bright, different and they can really funkify jeans or a black skirt. And I shop at gently used places too.
Have a happy weekend everyone.
photo used by permission from Scott Schuman/The Sartorialist