I am a huge advocate of wearing what you damn well please. No rules except the ones you make for yourself (this is a good path for women of all ages). To illustrate this point, Allie and I teamed up and selected dresses from Urban Outfitters to suit our individual preferences. Unlike my younger years: when stores often catered to specific age groups, today generations can cross the same storefront.
For our first generations post we decided on a spring/summer look with a pink and white theme. We both adore dresses, Urban Outfitters, and new clothes, making our assignment fun. Allie loved the June zip-front mini dress and I gravitated toward the Natalie linen belted shirt-dress. Next we wanted to coordinate accessories, again keeping our personal style at the forefront.
Let me introduce Allie Bailey, she is our youngest son’s girlfriend and we adore her. Generations will be a monthly post highlighting styles for every age. I feel very fortunate to be working with Allie and also our youngest daughter Sydney.
My rules are mostly driven by a simple question, does this look good on me? I want to look my best and this means something’s don’t work. For example, I love Allie’s dress, but it’s a bit short for my comfort without a pair of light colored leggings. For many of us our skin texture changes as we age and does not have the same glow as before. However, for those women my age that have fantastic legs I say go for it.
Cheryl’s Outfit: Urban Outfitters Natalie linen belted shirt-dress, Jeffrey Campbell white shoe (old, cute option here), Yuzefi mini bag, J Crew earrings (sold out), options here & here, Mango sheer jacket and Maui Jim sunnies.
Allie’s Outfit: Urban Outfitters June zip-front mini dress, Converse white high top sneakers, Buffalo jean jacket (similar here), State backpack (similar here), Earrings, option here and Ray Ban sunnies, similar here.
I encourage every woman to rise above the “chains” of all those silly fashion rules. Dressing is fun and it tells the world who you are. Here’s an article I wrote on, “Age-Appropriate” Dressing – The New Dinosaur.
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Shop Cheryl’s Outfit
Shop Allie’s Outfit
Until next time!
XO Cheryl & Allie