Doesn't she look pretty? So classy and timeless. I don't wear 50s clothes, but I do like to wear things that are classy and not overly trendy.
One of my favorite clothing items of all time is the cardigan. Even though they're especially popular this year, they never really go out of style. They're perfect for cool fall weather, but also for layering in the wintertime or to keep on hand for overly air conditioned restaurants in the summertime.
I have a limited budget for clothes, so I try to purchase things that won't go out of style 5 minutes from now. I might buy some cheap jewelry or accessories that are trendy, but not clothes for the most part. Plus, some trends just aren't cute on anyone over 40, no matter how fit and youthful she may be. My current favorite is a black "boyfriend" cardigan that I wear almost every day and it's not something that I will look back on years from now and say "what was I thinking?" (unlike the early 90s pictures of me sporting stirrup pants and big hair).
Some other favorite "staple items" in my wardrobe are:
- black pants - They can be dressed up or down depending on the top or shoes that I wear with them. I wore them with heels and a pink thrifted cashmere sweater to a dressy Christmas party and got lots of compliments.
- black pea coat - Again, always in style and easy to dress up with a colorful scarf. I got a great deal on mine at T.J. Maxx a few years ago.
- White button shirt - Cute with the black pants, with jeans, with a skirt, or under a jacket.
- gray (or is it grey?) and white lightweight long sleeve tees - cute for layering and the look can be changed up with jewelry and scarves.
- summer skirts - so easy to throw on with a t-shirt and flip-flops when the temperatures are blazing.
- simple brown dress - it's cute and warm with leggings and boots.
- fake pearl stud earrings - they go with anything and don't hurt my ears by the end of the day.
- black yoga pants - I can't leave them out. They are my very favorites to put on when I'm cleaning house or at home relaxing (not that I get to do that very often). Yes, I do actually wear them to work out in too. :)