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  1. January Challenge: How to wear a statement coat to look fabulous over 50

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees What does the coat you wear say about you? Does it say fabulous or visible? We so often hear women say that they are made to feel invisible over 50, but one way to to be fabulous AND visible when out and about is to wear a statement coat. My most recent coat purchases which fit into the ‘statement’ category have been sale purchases – I find that the sales are a good time to purchase those investment pieces and they are the items you can make the biggest savings on ( my other winter sale purchases tend to be boots) . So in today’s challenge Julia provides us with some fabulous tips to make sure...
  2. Be Serene and wear Green to look fabulous over 50

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees I attended a 70th birthday party where all the guests were asked to stand – they then started a ‘game’ where they would say ‘sit down if…….’. The very first ‘if’ was ‘if you are wearing green’. I sat down as I was wearing a green dress. Later that evening the party host came over to me and said they were so sorry that I was out of the game first but when they put the game together they didn’t think anyone actually wore green!! I don’t have a lot of green in my wardrobe – but I do have a few pieces. IN our latest challenge Julia tells us how to wear green to look...
  3. Day 19 of our January Challenge to look Fabulous over 50: Flounce in Florals

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees     How often do you wear florals? I have to admit that if you asked me that question I would probrably say ‘hardly ever’. However , when I looked back at some recent photos I seemed to wearing florals quite a lot! I suppose that when I hear the word ‘floral’ I think ‘chintz’, when in fact floral prints can be far more contemporary. For instance , I particularly like this blue dress (previous season from Zara) which I always think looks quite fresh, but would never think of as floral, although it doe have flowers in the print. ...
  4. January challenge to look fabulous over 50: How to wear pink

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees How often to you wear pink? When I first set up the Fab after Fifty website I always wore black and pink to events to  reflect the branding of the website. Even if it was just a pink belt worn with a black dress. My all time favourite item in my wardrobe is a pink leather jack – now probably 20 years ago ( I have written a whole article about it and its significance to me in my life). I don’t think I will ever part with it – even if it does fall apart!  Different shades of pink can vary the impact ( as Julia describes in her challenge)...
  5. New Year Challenge Day 12 to Stay Fabulous Over 50: 6 ways to dress down a little black dress

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees     Welcome to day 15  of the “New Year New You” Challenge, and tomorrow’s challenge is to “Dress down a LBD”. We are posting each challenge the evening before so that you have time to prepare your outfit/ your challenge ahead of time.   How many black dresses do you own…and how often do you wear them? I recently did a major wardrobe sort out.  I couldn’t believe quite how many black dresses I actually owned  I stopped counting at 40!  For some reason when clothes shopping its black I’m drawn to – probably from the mistaken idea when I was younger that black would make me look slimmer. I hasten to add that these are not all recent...
  6. New Year Challenge Day 12 to Stay Fabulous Over 50: Experiment with layers

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees As approach the half way mark of our January challenge, Julia’s latest style challenge encourages us to experiment with layers. The added versatility layering can add to your wardrobe is boundless!  In fact a few years ago I produced a video series all about creating multiple looks with a simple black dress which was all about different ways to layer. My love of layering stems from my time living in Ottawa way back in the 80s. When the wind chill factor can make temperatures feel like minus 40 degrees in a Canadian winter you need to keep warm.  I quickly learned that wearing  thin layers kept me far warmer than wearing...
  7. New Year Challenge Day 11 to Stay Fabulous Over 50 in Lockdown: Go dotty and wear polka dots

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees How are you enjoying the challenges so far? We can all get stuck in a style rut, reaching in our wardrobes for the same clothes to wear day after day – especially during lockdown when our activities are so limited! Typically we only wear 20% of the clothes in our wardrobes – in these strange times it could even be substantially less. In our style challenges we want to help you to avoid getting stuck in that style rut. Be bold. Go Dotty!!  ( Minnie Mouse hair bow is optional) . Julia is on hand to tell us how to wear polka dots : Welcome to day 11 of the “New Year New You” Challenge, and tomorrow’s...
  8. New Year Challenge Day 9 to Stay Fabulous Over 50 in Lockdown: How to wear red

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees How often do you wear red? When I look back over my career I signed my biggest contracts when I wore red to meetings. Whether that is because I subconsciously with more confidence, or whether it affected how others reacted to me I have no idea. All I know is that it worked for me. If I am having a ‘down’ day when working from home during lockdown I reach for one of my red sweaters. Today Julia sets our lockdown challenge – I do hope all ladies in red join us !!   Welcome to day 9 of the “New Year New You” Challenge, and here is your challenge for tomorrow. We are posting each challenge...
  9. Style over 50: What to buy in the sales

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    Style picks by Ceri Wheeldon   Usually at this time of year I know exactly what I want to purchase in the sales, I replenish on the classics – good tailoring, boots, quality knits, great blouses which I know I will get lots of opportunity to wear and my projected  cost per wear can be totally justified. However, because of the pandemic and the restrictions placed in 2020 on all of our lives – I barely wore most of my purchases or other favourites in my wardrobe. I’m sure I’m not alone!! So what, if anything, should we be buying in this years sale as we look at the start of 2021 and beyond. Our lives have changed beyond all recognition. Should we buy...
  10. New Year Challenge Day 5 to Stay Fabulous Over 50: Wear a Belt

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees Welcome to the fifth day of the “New Year New You” Challenge, and here is your challenge for tomorrow.  How are you finding them so far? Each one is easy to do with items we all have at home. It’s just a bit of fun to help see us through a difficult start to the year as we begin 2021 in Lockdown. It might be tempting to sit back and embrace a new uniform of jogging bottoms and baggy tops. In todays challenge Julia encourages us to wear a belt – and gives us tips to choose the best belt for our individual body shapes.  It’s amazing the difference a simple accessory can make when it...
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