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  1. Investment dressing over 50: What to buy in the sales

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to shopping in the sales I tend to look for quality investment pieces that will stand the test of time.  Set your budget – and your priority list and look for the investment items that your will wear again and again. and that will deliver the best quality with the biggest savings. Think cost per wear. You can always spend on the more fashion/fun pieces once you have the basics. Here are some of my picks – all available on the high street/online. A classic trench coat never goes out of fashion. Hobbs trench coat £299 to £199 Click...
  2. Stepping out of my style comfort zone: Tartan trousers

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Do you find you pretty well keep buying effectively the same outfit  over and over again? I know I do.  I was recently snapped wearing a pair of tartan trousers – and have had so many people asking about them since the photo was posted on Instagram – in fact to show the boots – which were a bargain from Zara (£29.99) . These trousers are so unlike anything I normally wear – but for some reason I was just drawn to them. They are tartan denim from French Connection. I loved the fact that they are 2 different types of denim – the front of the jeans are different to the back.  A little bit quirky! I teamed them on that particular...
  3. Ruffles for grown ups.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I love clothes, and love sharing style tips , but have always hated being in front of the camera. Thank to everyone who sent such lovely messages when I posted some summer style photos – it meant a lot. I have been asked to share more photos of me – so here is one of my autumn casual looks. I have a real mix of things in my wardrobe – some designer pieces from many years ago that I can never seem to part with, some high street or online purchases, and favourite finds from markets picked up on holiday. Ruffles seem to be everywhere this season –   I love them, but don’t necessarily want to go OTT !  I also start to look for ‘comfort clothes’ at...
  4. The Paris Fall 17 Collections – Picks to be stylish over 50

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a. The Wandering Parisian If VOGUE.fr is not on your laptop, or if you don’t have time to pore over the 300+ pages of Paris VOGUE’s Collections Automne-Hiver 2017-2018 Special Edition, here are a few selected highlights for we FabAfterFifty women.   There are three major trends of which you want to be aware: Transparency No we are not talking about transparent mini-skirts or plastic shoes, but you may find a fabulous transparent raincoat that has a distinctly modern feel and carefully vetted transparent sleeves, or shoulder cut-outs can definitely work for you. (Image: coat by Calvin Klein available at Matches Fashion) Warm...
  5. 50plus style on a budget – dress well for less for summer holidays

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I love clothes, and in the past have been known to be little excessive in my clothes spending. But times – and my priorities and budget have changed. I still like to dress well , but I am spending more wisely – especially when it comes to buying for summer holidays. I always watch out for items I like coming up in the sales – and I do buy duplicates of well fitting trousers and jeans. When the main sales are on I invest in the higher priced items – such as coats and boots. I look at ‘cost per wear’ . I pop into TK Maxx  frequently – in fact I bought my favourite Ralph Lauren jeans there recently – a perfect fit and...
  6. Holiday Dressing – with JD Williams

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When on holiday I wear things  I typically wouldn’t wear in the UK.  Mainly because of our typical British summers – just as you think there is hope for a good summer and bring out your maxis and strappy tops  autumnal weather appears.   I was sent an email by somebody today with a picture of the view from her window – she described our summer as ’50 shades of grey without the sex’. Given the scarcity of sun, we don’t always want to spend a fortune on clothes that will not get that much wear. But,  here are just a few ideas from the JD Williams range – for whenever the sun does appear or you get the chance to escape the grey...
  7. Clothes Shopping in the Markets in the South of France.

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon One of my market purchases   One of the things I enjoy about going on holiday is the opportunity to wear clothes I probably wouldn’t wear any other time. I have spent a lot of time in the South of France over the past decade- and my wardrobe when I am there is so different to what I wear at home in the UK. I have never really followed fashion,although I do love clothes. I enjoy wearing things that are a little different, that I feel I have ‘found’ rather than bought because it follows current trends. I think that by the time we reach our 50s we know what we do and don’t like. I love to shop in the French clothes markets. Typically each...
  8. Style over 50: Dress for a wedding or a day at the races

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    Style Pick by Ceri Wheeldon Continuing with our dressing for summer occasions series , here I have chosen a dress with sleeves in my favourite colour – cobalt blue. It is very similar to one I bought three years ago – I have had lots of wear out of mine – teaming it with diamante drop earrings for evenings   I think it suits most skin tones and hair colours so for me is always a winner. This style of dress is ageless, so fabulous for women over 50. Great dress for wedding guests This dress is simple, elegant,  great for weddings  – and the neckline meets the dress code for race meetings such as Ascot- although if you are in the Royal Enclosure at...
  9. Look stylish over 50: Dressing for summer weddings

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    Style pick from Ceri Wheeldon What can we wear to look stylish and fabulous over 50 when it comes to summer occasions like weddings or race meetings ? Dresses with sleeves seem to be thin on the high street this season, but I have searched to find some that fit the bill, without looking too frumpy. I shall be sharing my finds over the next couple of weeks – so do check in regularly. Outfit number one. I started looking for an outfit for Mother of the Bride – I can see why my friends have resorted to having things custom made! I found it really difficult to find outfits that a) didn’t cost a fortune and b) didn’t look too matronly. I was looking to find something that...
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