STYLED BY……….MARLOES!

Styled by……….

Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style? The series is published every first Tuesday of the month.

Do you also have a story to tell, and do you also have beautiful pictures of your style evolution? I, and many of my readers, want to read your story! I would love it if you can join the fun too! You can find all the info in the Styled by…..page or contact me via email.

Let’s quickly see who has a great story this month!

This month tells Marloes about her style!

Styled by…..Marloes!

Ever since I can remember I’ve enjoyed chosing my own outfits. Even for my first communion I picked a different outfit from the one my parents chose, I was the only girl wearing a jeans skirt and a bright yellow sweater. I never minded what everyone else was wearing and always chose my own path.Styled by.........Marloes
In high school I changed styles as quickly as changing my underwear: every day I would wear a different style. The only requirement I had for my clothes was that they were unique, or at least the combination was unique. After a while I identified as an “alternative”, only dressing in oversized jeans and black tops. However, when I went to college I decided it was time for a new me, so I reinvented my style and decided to only wear dresses and high heels. I know right!Styled by.........Marloes

Now after having two kids and starting my “grown-up” life I think I finally found my true style. I think my style is best described as Scandinavian Chic, I love simple and elegant pieces that can be easily combined amongst each other. I like – no love!- stripes in any form or colour and anything femine with a bit of an edge (yes, I still have a bit of that little girl inside of me 😉 ).Styled by..........Marloes
Where my younger self wanted to have as many clothes and shoes as possible, I now see the value of investment pieces. I rather have clothes that will last and flatter my figure, that are going to be true favourites, than have a closet full of clothes that I kind of like but don’t absolutely love. Styled by......MarloesThis of course doesn’t mean I have an empty closet, as I still have a lot of my clothes that I bought earlier, but I am more picky in the new items I buy. I still like unique items, but I try not to buy something just because it’s trendy. When I buy something, it needs to feel like me. And something is me, when it’s comfortable, classy and a littly sassy!Styled by.........Marloes

Thank you very much Marloes! You are such a beautiful woman! You can read more about Marloes at her blog Mooier Leven.

Now don’t forget to write and submit your story as I can use some new entries!

Have a great week everyone!

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STYLED BY……….GAIL

Styled by……….

Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style?

Every first Tuesday of the month you will  find a post here with someone who tells about her or his style.  Do you also have a story to tell, please contact me via email.

This month tells Gail about her style!

Styled by…..Gail!

My style has been influenced by two things: my weight, and current trends. Even though I’m over 50 and terrified of looking like “mutton dressed as lamb” I still try to follow fashion through the accessories I use, whether it’s the latest shoe or the latest length for trousers and skirts.

As far as my weight is concerned, I was overweight for most of my 30s and early 40s, and didn’t like buying clothes as a result. Now I can wear clothes I didn’t try before and I enjoy experimenting. Like most of us, I’ve learnt over the years what styles suit my shape.

A couple of years ago I was frustrated because I could hardly find anything in the shops that summer which suited me. I like fitted dresses, skirts and trousers and I need to define my waist. Anything shapeless or too “boxy” looks awful on me. I don’t like to wear Superga-type shoes with skirts either because I have the affliction “cankles.”

I started the blog in 2012 and this was the first image I used. Not a very inspiring start.Styled by....

To make sure I’m fairly “on trend” I read Grazia magazine every week and make note of some of the trends I can happily follow. It could be the “in” shade of nail polish, or wearing several brooches together.

I have some surprising fashion influences. I don’t regard the Duchess of Cambridge as a fashion icon (she dresses like an over-50 when she’s only in her early 30s) but we have very similar cool colouring, so when she wore head-to-toe burgundy, it prompted me to buy a few burgundy pieces including this Ted Baker top.Styled by.....

I like the gamine look, as sported by Audrey Hepburn, and I’m forever buying tops and dresses with Peter Pan collars. I spend many a happy hour looking up “Peter Pan collar” on ASOS and Etsy!

This jumper from Boden, bought in 2013, has a jewelled collar and it’s still going strong. I like things with a bit of a sparkle so it’s rocking two of my favourites, a Peter Pan shaped collar and beads.Styled by.....

I have a bit of an obsession with shoes and boots, particularly anything metallic! This winter I had silver and gold ankle boots and I wore them with everything. I don’t like wearing high heels now so I look for flat and mid-heeled shoes that look trendy. Here I am in my gold boots, and my gold mules for summer 2017.Styled by.....

I don’t have such a big thing for bags, although I have quite a big collection of pretty jewelled evening bags (I’m hoping they will come into fashion!). I usually buy one bag each season.Styled by......

My advice to older women is to enjoy fashion by choosing the trends they like and adapting them. Also, keep your hair and makeup modern. It’s too easy to hang on to the hairstyle we had in our 20s, and wear the same makeup, which makes us look dated.

When I’m shopping for clothes, always online (can’t bear going into shops), I try to ignore the little voice in my head that tells me “you can’t wear that”. I’ve recently been ignoring the voice and I tried a few different things: fishnet tights, a lacy top, a circular hooped maxi skirt. Some things were ordered and then never saw the light of day. But others were tried, and didn’t look too bad.

Except maybe this skirt!Styled by......

Gail’s blog, Is This Mutton? can be found here

Thank you very much Gail for your interesting style story. How good of you that you explored what you like and what the trends are. And that you dare to try! Super!

So come on lady’s, write a beautiful style story like Gail!

Hope to see al lot of Style Story’s!

 

STYLED BY……….ANDREA

Styled by……….

Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style?

Every first Tuesday of the month you will  find a post here with someone who tells about her or his style.  Do you also have a story to tell, please contact me via email.

This month tells Andrea about her style!

Styled by…..Andrea!

Since I started blogging about style, I’ve been asked several times to describe my style and the phrase that always pops in my head is “casual but put-together.” Styled byI live and work in a very casual place, and I think my style is best described as “classic casual.” While my style is casual, I’m attempting to be put-together and always add a few fun elements to keep my outfits from being boring. Accessories are at the forefront of my style. Many of the clothes in my closet are many years old, but new accessories add new life to old basics. Styled byI started my scarf collection thirty years ago, and many of my scarves are 15+ years old. I also love statement necklaces. Sadly, I can’t wear most earrings, as I’m allergic to almost all metals, so I always wear the same pair I know I can tolerate. But I actually think a statement scarf or a statement necklace, an interesting purse and fun shoes are enough to create an interesting outfit around basic pieces. Styled byOne of my signature looks is leggings and a tunic. I love how comfortable leggings are, and there are so many pretty and interesting tunics out there, which allow me to express myself. I also enjoy wearing dresses with leggings. Styled by.....By adding a few statement pieces to my basic wardrobe, such as a long floral dress, embroidered jeans and faux leather leggings, I keep my wardrobe from being too basic and boring. At least that’s what I hope! Styled byLooking back twenty years or so, I don’t think my style has changed all that much. It’ll be interesting to see how my style will evolve as I’m getting older and better!

 

Thanks for letting me share some thoughts about my style, Nancy!

Oh, it’s my pleasure dear Andrea! Andrea is one of the first bloggers who start following me and is always very supportive. I am grateful for that!

You can find out more about Andrea on her blog: Andrea’s Wellness Notes