Weall have heard the phrase “age is only a number” and I totally agree. As adults, we often think back to the days of youth when self-expression through clothing was something we prioritized. Once you cross over into adulthood, suddenly there are rules. Here at Style Squad, we stand by the idea that expressing yourself through style when you’re “adulting” should be just as fun and freeing as when you were young.
For this article, I collaborated with my mom, Gale. My mom is 54 years old, a mother of three, a financial analyst, and has been happily married for 34 years. My mom is the most outgoing and confident person I know, but when it comes to her style, she tends to shy away from those qualities and opts for monochromatic and sometimes mismatched outfits. I always urge her to add some oomph to her outfit choices, but she insists that my suggestions are not “age appropriate” for her. However, I beg to differ. I know this can be a huge struggle for women of all ages and of course as we age, we become slightly more conscious of our appearance, but personal style should be just that — personal.
Regardless of your age, you should always feel comfortable expressing yourself through clothes and feel confident when doing so. Depending on where life takes you, you could either be hitting your stride, starting a new career, moving away from home, or even completely reinventing yourself. Whatever it may be, we want you to look good and feel good while doing it. So, to help both my mom and all of you ladies out there struggling with the idea of dressing “age appropriate”, I’ve put together a few looks with my mom that are perfect for various occasions, body types, and ages. We hope these looks inspire you to own your style no matter what your age is.
This look is very fun and flirty! We combined the dark blue tones with birch colored accessories and nude wrap-around heels to add a little flair. While this outfit is great for brunch with the girls or a lunch date, it can also be dressed down with a cute pair of sandals.
Easy & Effortless
Espadrilles are one of the newest trends and we’re loving the contrast between them and the black dress. Our model opted for this black dress to give the illusion of a slimmer frame but wanted to add some brightness with the tonal colored accessories. Who doesn’t love a good LBD anyways, right?
Day to Night Chic
Stripes can sometimes be a risky pattern to work with, but with the right accessories and colors, it can be the perfect statement. We paired the striped palazzo pants with a basic black bodysuit to balance each other out. To add a bit of fun, we included slide-on sandals with gold and fur details. Add your favorite clutch, and wear this out on a date or for drinks — we promise you’ll be turning heads!
On the Go
This look is giving us major cool girl vibes! Whether you’re running errands or taking the kids to soccer practice, this outfit is effortless and easy to put together. A basic tee, traditional blue jeans and classic white tennis shoes paired with a dad cap and an oversized tote make for the perfect “girl on the run” look!
At Style Squad, we believe that confidence is the best thing anyone can wear and that your personal style contributes a lot to that. Being able to own your style regardless of your age is definitely a great confidence boost and will have you feeling like a total girl boss! Let us know in the comments what your favorite look is and how you express your personal style. Be sure to download the Style Squad App below for more fashion inspiration and to get personalized wardrobe advice.
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