Take the current trend for wearing fluorescent colours. I like bright colours and could easily be tempted, but a lime green top or shocking pink blouse worn next to an ageing face is not a flattering look. Trust me, I've tried them on! I remember fondly the purple miniskirt and shocking pink top that I wore in the sixties, but I was young enough to get away with it then. Sadly, that is no longer the case!
If I want to indulge myself and succumb to this trend then I need to restrict myself to brightly coloured bangles or maybe a lime green clutch bag. As for wearing bright colours on my bottom half - even if I was still skinny it wouldn't flatter my legs and it is a fashion trend best avoided. As is the trend for patterned trousers, unless I want to look like a clown.
|Motel Jordan Stretch Jeans from Next|
Do not be tempted!
I subscribe to newsletters from Wallis as they have a good petite range, but I need to bear in mind that not all of their styles will necessarily suit me. It is good to have an idea about the latest fashions, but although I like their bold, bright print collection "Hot Tropics", I have to be realistic and accept that some styles will simply overwhelm me as I am only 5' 1".
I also buy a weekly Spanish magazine called Mia, which is particularly useful as, if I see clothes that I like, I know that I can buy them over here. Last week's magazine featured "plumas" (feathers) as one of the latest trends: needless to say I turned that page over quickly. Any ladies of a certain age reading this - believe me, a feathery skirt won't make you look fashionable, it will just make you look ridiculous. This is a trend for teens and twenties only, in my opinion. Do you agree?