Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb fame (see under Recommended Blogs on the right) started an Instagram campaign in August last year, after a journalist published a list of 24 things 30+ women shouldn't wear. I have to wonder what that journalist would make of certain things this 60+ woman has worn! Catherine has continued her popular campaign with a weekly link up where women of all ages wear what they like. I thought it might be fun to join in, as the only criteria is to wear whatever you damn well like!
This week's #iwillwearwhatilike theme is yellow, and I have to say that Catherine looks amazing in her yellow outfit. My own outfit of the day is shown below, but do take a look at Catherine's blog and see what some of the other contributors are wearing.
Yellow isn't a colour that I've worn much in recent years. Having done several different colour consultations and been told that I was a winter, yellow wasn't included in my colour swatches. Then I decided to do the 7 Steps to Style course and to my surprise I was told that I was an Enigmatic: deep, smoky and warm. More recently I requested a colour dossier from Maria of Looking Stylish, who confirmed that my dominant colour characteristic was warm with a secondary of soft: so welcome back yellow - and other colours that I haven't worn for a long while!
I remember buying a lovely yellow knitted dress many years ago, though I don't have any photos of myself wearing it. I also bought the trouser suit shown below. This photo was taken in Northern Ireland so I reckon it must have been forty eight years ago. In those days I'd never heard of colour analysis, so I definitely wore what I liked.
What about you? Do you sometimes wear outfits that some people may say are "inappropriate" for your age? If so, don't worry about it. In the link that Catherine gave on her blog, the journalist said that leopard print wasn't appropriate for over 30s - so that includes quite a few of us. Trust me, I'm not going to throw away my favourite leopard print top. So long as you are happy, you should wear what you like, just as I do.