In a world where everyone from nine to 90 wears jeans, what does “age appropriate” actually mean?
Dressing your age means feeling comfortable in your own skin and working with what you’ve got. In my case, now that I’m in my 40s, I find myself wanting to dress not necessarily younger but edgier. I want to push my boundaries, to find silhouettes that are modern and clean and have a twist – therefore I can not say goodbye to my Allstar Converse. I need a little funk. Not a lot. But enough to keep it all interesting.
My beloved Allstar Converse in Black, Bag by Moschino.
The key to successfully looking age appropriate and modern is paying attention to what feels right on you – trust your instincts and don’t get distracted by 25 year old girls with 30 million followers on instagram, that’s not helpful. Take your cue from women who do it well, like Charlize Theron, Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stella McCartney. Age classy, not trashy and you dress your age.
I wore: Blazer by Tommy Hilfiger, Shirt and Flats by Jcrew
All year round, 365 days a year, I love wearing my white and blue Converse with skinny jeans, Céline pants, Chinos – all types of pants but not to skirts. Again and again I read that people beyond their forty years are not so well advised to wear Chucks. So, am I too old to wear Converse??
I think it’s hard to give categorical style recommendations for certain age groups. Of course it needs a sense of proportion and a bit of skill in styling. If it’s there, then I can well imagine Chucks on a 85 year old woman. For me, Converse are the only shoes that are completely ageless, wearable from kids to grandma. I am sure that I will put on my Converse Chucks the next 20 years and then I will be 62 year old!
I’m in love with the cool nonchalance when I wear Converse Sneakers – the original and the best and still under 60 EURO if you buy in UK and not in Germany!
Sixty percent of the Americans say they have owned at least a pair of converse in their life. I have 4 pairs of Chucks – jeans blue, white Coco Chanel, racing green and turquoise but most of all I love the blue one. One who wears converse doesn’t look desperate but 10 years younger.
I WEAR above:
Skinny Jeans by J Brand, Blue Men’s Sweater and Artsy Blazer by Zara
I WEAR below:
White Summer pants by Gant, Blue Men’s Sweater
All the classics on board for a modern navy look with Jennifer Aniston. 5 fashion basics that can have everyone on the world: navy blazer, white shirt, blue boyfriend jeans, canvas sneakers, black shopper bag and aviator sunglasses. A daily look wearable from Monday to Sunday.
Who’s calling…Brad or Justin?
It’s my Mom!!!
Wool Blazer by Tommy Hilfiger, Jeans by J Brand, Converse, Bag by Falorni, Lipstick by Tom Ford
Christmas is approaching fast and if you are looking for a cool and unique present, then you have to go to London ‘s Selfridges!
Converse are not only “Religion” in Paris (according to our favourite French style icon Ines de la Fressange) but they are also popular worldwide.
At London’s Selfridges “Offspring” shoe department located on the first floor, you can have your Converse inked with a custom design. There are hundreds of logos, images and words to choose from. In a matter of minutes your chosen graphic and / or words will be inked onto the shoe.
You cannot see the designs available online as they are copyright protected, so showing up in person to the store on Oxford Street, is the only way to get your feet into a pair. Hop to it!
Chose from over 200 designs to be inked onto your converse!
One of the designs on the screen…
And this is what the design looks like on the shoe!
The customisation costs vary from £10-25 depending on the size of the graphics on top of the cost of the shoe, a real bargain for such a unique and cool style statement!
My favourite designs: A pink kitty…
And heart shaped lollies!
Casual Friday Style: BB-Shirt, schwarzer cashmere Cardigan, Chanel Ketten, Skinny Jeans und my beloved Chucks – Happy Weekend!