A Guide To A Stylish Plus Size Life

January 19, 2016

Risky Business...

Tunic, Boots, Sunglasses, Clutch-Similar



 






A few weeks ago  I was having a twitter conversation with someone about how my taste in clothing has changed with my age. Though I don't think it's entirely because of my age, but defiantly more about where I am in life. I spend most of my time working, so naturally most of my clothes are work clothes. The conversation did make me think a little bit more about how my age was changing my view of my wardrobe. Was I taking less risk? Have I gotten boring? Do I now view clothes as age appropriate or not? I shuddered at the thought of some of these questions, but realized that some of them weren't as bad as other and I have in fact not gotten boring. I clearly don't mind taking a risk with my wardrobe, but it has to be the right risk.

Enter said risk, this amazing white tunic from Ashley Stewart. When I saw it I knew I had to have it. Initially I was going to wear it with a pair of leggings, but when I scored these over the knee boots from DSW I knew I was leaning towards ditching pants. I won't lie and say the thought that I may be too old for this didn't cross my mind, then I quickly reminded myself that J.Lo was 10 years older than me and she is constantly forgoing pants (LOLOLOLOL). So I went for it. This tunic is cut on a wider, high low style that I love. It's perfect for layering (or not layering) over a pair of pants or even a skirt.

So what do y'all think? Do you think your age reflects in your wardrobe choices?

Thank you for reading,

J


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  1. I think age has definitely affected my fashion choices. I'm careful because I don't want to look matronly.....that makes it look like you have simply given up!
    But, being in my early fifties, I don't want to foolishly emulate the teenagers. Dignity and elegance is more important to me now. I still want to project warmth and humor as well.

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    1. Love your response who, me? I feel the same way as I approach my late thirties. Being chic and elegant is what's important to me.

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  2. Love this effortless look,I think is an ageless look. I'm turning 62 tomorrow and I don't do matronly!

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  3. Love this effortless look,I think is an ageless look. I'm turning 62 tomorrow and I don't do matronly!

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    1. Happy Birthday @Alafia King! I agree I hope I never do matronly! My Mom is in her seventies and she doesn't do matronly.

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this....I will be 47 next and I actually hv one in denim similar with OTK boots.. It is my plan to wear this for my birthday... Never did I think about am I too old for this..when I see something that I like and its in the junior plus section, I buy it bc I know how to put pieces together that are appropriate for my age and come out FIERCE...YOU LOOK GORGEOUS DIVA.. Keep rocking your STYLES!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much @CozysCreation! I think your style ideas are totally spot on! I typically go with things that I am comfortable with and don't think about my age. Finding the ways that looks work for you or fit into your life is definitely key.

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this....I will be 47 next and I actually hv one in denim similar with OTK boots.. It is my plan to wear this for my birthday... Never did I think about am I too old for this..when I see something that I like and its in the junior plus section, I buy it bc I know how to put pieces together that are appropriate for my age and come out FIERCE...YOU LOOK GORGEOUS DIVA.. Keep rocking your STYLES!!!!

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  6. Beautiful jazzy too questions though still getting my nerve up is the tunic thick enough you don't need anything under it?

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    1. Hey Shereice, it is definitely thick enough for me. Just to be cautious I wore skintone underwear with it.

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  7. LOVE! I would definitely wear this! Rushed to the site to get it but it was sold out. I take more risks now I think, much more settled in my style and my confidence so in that way yes, age affects my style.

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    1. Oh no Juliette! I know they still have them in store! I saw them at mine yesterday if there is one near you. I agree that I am way more settled in my style as well! So I think that my age has helped me with that. Great point!

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  8. My style is still confused at the ripe old age of 34. LOL I work and now with a toddler, who, by the way, loves to cover me in his love...and by love, I mean any food on his hands and mouth....so I'm usually in yoga pants. BUT, with that said, when I shop, I do tend to gravitate towards more...umm, modest options. I just hope I don't become one of those moms that wears cardigans ALL the time.

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    1. LOLOL... Mom or not I think we all have creature comforts. I just had to throw away my safe shoe options cause I was stuck in a rut with them. It's so easy to do. Sometimes I think my style is totally confused or I think it's too settled. I am curious to see how it continues to evolve.

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  9. Being closer to my mid thirties I do think a play it much safer now than I used to...I love playing with color and prints but I do tend to stick to what I love and what I know looks great on me. In my 20s I wasted lots of money buying things for the sake of being trendy or risky but now I just buy/wear what's comfortable for me and practical for my day to day life as my club/party days are pretty much over.

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  10. Love this look J. As a 45 year old woman, I love fashion and for the most part just go with how I feel. As I have aged & the options have improved, I am definitely enjoying it more and being more creative.

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  11. I know I'm late to this party, but I do think that my age has changed the way that I dress. As a 40-y.o. I am so deeply concerned with the quality of my clothing, that I will spend way more than before to ensure that a piece is made well and flatters my figure. I know there has been a "F#$& Flattering" movement going on in the PS community, and truthfully, it makes me cringe. But, I'm not one to judge, so I stay in my lane. I wear what I love and am decidely trendy, but I am always sure to "grow my look up" to ensure I look good to me. I do not envy the teens/20 somethings I see, and I feel good doing what I love.

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  12. I know I'm late to this party, but I do think that my age has changed the way that I dress. As a 40-y.o. I am so deeply concerned with the quality of my clothing, that I will spend way more than before to ensure that a piece is made well and flatters my figure. I know there has been a "F#$& Flattering" movement going on in the PS community, and truthfully, it makes me cringe. But, I'm not one to judge, so I stay in my lane. I wear what I love and am decidely trendy, but I am always sure to "grow my look up" to ensure I look good to me. I do not envy the teens/20 somethings I see, and I feel good doing what I love.

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  13. I have a dress similar to this from ASOS and just couldn't figure out how to wear it. You just gave me some ideas. cute look.

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