Recently, I’ve tried to decide whether or not to buy a French message shirt or sweater. They’re a hot trend … and rather fun.
Many “fashion don’t” lists for middle-age women suggest we just say no to clothing with writing after 40!
But I saw this cute “Holy Chic!” sweater and the fashion rebel in me had to have it. To make matters even worse, it was from Forever 21! I could just see Stacy London and Clinton Kelly (formerly of What Not To Wear) shaking their heads at me!
But I’ve never been a big believer in fashion rules. Us mid-life fashionistas all have such different personalities, body shapes, and lifestyles, that it’s too hard to find one-size-fits-all rules. I was going to decide for myself what I felt confident wearing and what was age appropriate for me. (More on this subject in my post – “Fun with Fashion at 47”)
I also tend to spend more money on classics that I’ll have for years and try to go for bargains when it comes to passing trends. This Forever 21 sweater was a steal!
So, I ordered the sweater online and started thinking of how to style it, quite sure that the mini skirt shown in the F21 ad would not be part of my personal look!
Here’s a couple of looks that I came up with:
Cream moto jacket, rolled up skinny jeans, comfy flats, and a red purse for a pop of color.
This was my favorite look of the few that I tried.
For a bit more glam: a long red coat, boot cut trouser jeans, and zebra boots.
(It just wouldn’t be my blog without a doggy photo bomb pic!)
And how about this leopard scarf with it?
So, it’s not for everyone, but I love my new Holy Chic sweater! If you give this trend a try and post on Instagram. tag me @fashionshouldbefun !