My next guest in the Over 50 & Thriving Series is Jodie from Jodie’s Touch of Style. Jodie has such a zest and enthusiasm for life that it is infectious! In this post, Jodie who is a fashionista explains why you should throw out the fashion rules and Thrive being YOU! I’ve written before about how each of us are unique and beautiful and Jodie really nails this point in her post. I would love you to meet Jodie by visiting her website and connect with her on social media through her links at the end of the post.
Thrive Being You
The word “Thrive” brings up all kinds of fascinating images for an older woman like myself. Since my blog revolves around the fashion and beauty world, my focus tends to be about these subjects.
So I’ll let you in on a secret. Those fashion rules that you grew up with? It’s time to throw them out and show the world that your outsides match your insides.
What in the heck do I mean by this?
Well let’s look at the idea of fashion rules. You know, those articles that said what women should and shouldn’t wear. Just that idea that we should all be dressing alike is quite old fashioned in itself. Do you really want to look like everyone else? Doesn’t that remind you of the Stepford Wives?
One of the things I have learned in my 50+ years, is that each person I meet is so unique and wonderful. Really! Everyone including yourself has an unparalleled story that is exciting, fun and sometimes sad. You have these amazing personality traits whether that be a creative force or a structured manner.
Yet even in saying this, our personalities are not just one dimensional. Sure you could say that I’m quirky, but there’s also a responsible side to me along with a fierce and protective trait.
And how does one show these traits in our clothing?
It may seem like a daunting and strange task. But let me tell you one fact of humans. We are visual animals. And as much as you may not like that fact, it’s 100% true. If you don’t believe me, then prove it to yourself. Go to a crowded place and watch the people around you. Each person you see, you will catalog and judge. It’s human nature.
So when you get dressed every day, you are announcing something to the people who see you. What do you want that announcement to be? Because if your clothes don’t fit well, and are baggy and too big, most people will think you are sloppy. And if you are in all beige, you might be considered boring.
Now there’s another extreme too. There are those people we see that have on every color of the rainbow and five different prints. And what do you think of them? Crazy or over the top?
THE POINT IS—-there is no right and wrong anymore!
You should dress how you want. Enjoy yourself. See what makes you happy when you put it on. Remember you are declaring to the world many features with your clothing and style. And most of us want others to see our good sides, and admirable attributes.
And in that same light, I hope you will realize that each of us is not the same. So when you see those women wearing items that you would never wear, I hope that you can congratulate them for being unique instead of tearing them down.
I hope I’ve inspired you to thrive in your fashion style and clothing choices. And trust me when I say it’s a process. Just like you as a person has evolved over the years, I hope that your style can do the same.
The best thing you can do in my opinion is to experiment and try new things. Whether that’s a new color combination, new fashion trend (even the ones you already worn when you were younger) or mixing prints, this can showcase a thriving personality!
P.S. I will confess that I have a sloppy side. If you’ve ever seen my desk, then you’ll know what I mean. But rarely do I want someone to look at me and what I’m wearing and have that word come up in their
head. In fact, I talked about some of these issues on Sue’s blog in the past (https://www.womenlivingwellafter50.com.au/how-clothing-impacts-how-you-feel/)
I am Jodie, the voice behind Jodie’s Touch of Style, where I am out to prove that style is ageless. My blog is a variety of women’s fashion which includes my mother (the 70+ model), my step mom (the 60+ model) and myself (the 50+ model). My husband is a model on my blog occasionally too, to show that looking great isn’t relegated to women only.
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