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  1. The Secret of Staying Fashionable Over 50

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      If you’re approaching the big 5-0, you might be feeling a little apprehensive about what your fifties will hold. Fortunately, one thing you won’t have to worry about is staying stylish. With a variety of options for women of all ages, hitting your fifties doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the latest trends. In fact, some of the most stylish women out there are rocking the latest styles in midlife. If you want to stay fashionable when you’re over 50, take a look at these top tips now: Stick to Dark Denim Don’t discard denim when you’re in your fifties – it’s a staple wardrobe item that can be worn in a multitude of ways. However, dark denim is the most versatile option,...
  2. Style over 50: Best knitwear picks for autumn

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Its knitwear season again! With many more of us working from home, we are likely to be wearing more knitwear than usual. So how can we still be stylish over 50 when wearing sweaters? To be honest, my everyday working from home wardrobe  ( I have been home based for 25 years) during autumn/winter tends to be black jeans and black sweater with the addition of a chunky necklace for zoom calls. But, when ‘off duty’ I prefer to wear something a little more inspiring. I have pulled together some of my online favourites. I have stayed clear of classic styles selected items that are a little bit different. Wherever possible I try to shop in my own wardrobe prior to buying anything...
  3. Autumn Style Picks to look Fabulous over 50: 6 Dresses with Sleeves

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon 2020 has been a strange and challenging year for most of us. I know in chatting to my own friends we have never felt less motivated to go and buy new clothes as both our work and social lives have changed beyond all recognition. We have been very much relying on shopping in our own wardrobes! But,  even with more restrictions predicted (just as we were starting to embrace a new sense of normality) , the occasional new item of clothing can serve to give us a lift – even if its just to relax at home or jump on a Zoom call. I have found that I have been wearing my more relaxed clothes over the...
  4. My Style over 50: Marion shares her style tips and inspiration

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Today, in our ‘My Style over 50’ series, featuring real women who love to be stylish over 50 Marian Maclean shares her style story with Fab after Fifty. How would you describe yourself- and your style? The best way to describe me, I’m a 56 Mother and full time worker. I’ve been in the health & fitness industry for 35+ years working in gyms and managing my own weight loss life coaching business, so I could work and be a stay at home mother. I’ve now moved on to work as a Support Worker for Special Needs, Extreme Trauma, Mental Health and Extreme Isolation. I’ve been in this industry for the past 9 years. ...
  5. My Style over 50: Bukky of Vibrant Midlife shares her style story

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon As we continue to  share the style stories of real women over 50, Bukky shares her style inspiration. Tell us a little about yourself: I’m Bukky,  I’m a Midlife Wellness Coach/Advocate and a pharmacist of 3+ decades. I run Vibrant Midlife Wellness Practice –  which takes an evidence based, lifestyle medicine approach to health and wellbeing. I help motivated women in midlife make the lifestyle changes they need to create their roadmap to a healthy, well and happy life;  so they are fitter, healthier, look and feel amazing and ooze confidence. I work with women in a number of ways.  I offer 1:1 Wellness Coaching 1-day Wellness Workshops Group Wellness Programs How would you describe your style? I’d say eclectic and individual!   I do love different things.  More of the...
  6. My Style over 50: Style and Confidence Coach Julia Rees shares her personal style story

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    Following on from last week’s introduction to the ‘My Style over 50’ series, Style and Confidence Coach Julia Rees is the first of our stylish readers to  share her personal style story – and her tips to look and feel fabulous over 50! I am a Style & Confidence (Life) Coach and I am passionate about helping women transform their personal and professional lives by (re)discovering their style, confidence and inner beauty so that they can become the best version of themselves, tap into their true potential and live their lives fully.  I grew up in Liverpool, England before moving to Cambridge where I studied Pathology. I moved to France in 1993 and retrained as a secondary school...
  7. My style over 50: A new style over 50 series

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I thought it would be fun to have women over 50 who love clothes to share their style stories with Fab after Fifty readers. I’m starting the series by sharing my own personal style.  I don’t think I’ve ever interviewed myself before!! About me: I have always loved clothes – from a very young age – I didn’t really play with dolls as such as a child – but I did create outfits for them- making a lot of them myself out of scraps of fabric and wool left over from family members knitting. My grandfather was a tailor- as were many generations of the family before him – he never really played with us – but did explain how patterns were cut,...
  8. Nine Fabulous Accessories To Wear When Leaving The House

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      After picking out which clothes to wear, accessories act as the finishing touches to bring your whole outfit together. In their fifties, women can still look glamorous every time they leave the house. There are many simplistic accessories that can help compliment an outfit, like an intricate wrist watch or a delicate necklace. But there are also statement accessories that can help create a daring and dramatic look, from brightly coloured handbags to bold earrings. There are many top style tips for over fifty females to embrace that can help create a look that they will love.   Hitting your fifties is the ideal time to revamp your accessory collection and try something you always wanted to. You can try something new, something different, and impress your...
  9. How to measure yourself for the right sized bra

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With most changing rooms closed following lockdown, and with social distancing in place, having a bra fitting when buying new lingerie has become a problem. Especially as most of us are now buying online. Our shape changes continually and most of us need a bra that offers more support as we get older.  Wearing the right sized bra immediately helps us to look slimmer, our waists better defined, and clothes will just quite simply look better. There is no point in spending a fortune on that perfect dress, only to wear it with a badly fitting bra. How do we make sure that we are buying the right sized bra. I asked online lingerie retailer Figleaves for their top tips to...
  10. Tips for shopping in your own wardrobe: knowing what clothes you already own 

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I am a great believer in shopping in your own wardrobe before investing in anything new.  I have friends who often compliment me on what I’m wearing and are clearly surprised when I say I have had the items making up my outfit for decades. In fact they have asked me to help them ‘shop in their own wardrobes’ and we’ve had great fun doing it.  But before you can start ‘shopping’ to have to be fully aware of what items you possess to choose from. I have to confess to being a bit of a hoarder when it comes to clothes. And like everyone else I had items lurking in the back of the wardrobe that have not seen the light of...
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