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  1. What to wear when you start dating over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to dressing for your dating journey it is best to be prepared! The last thing you want when you have a date in the diary is to panic about what to wear. Better to plan ahead.  I was watching an old episode of friends recently where Rachel was accusing Monica of ruining her ‘third date sweater’. So we know that she planned her  dating wardrobe!! I spent many years working as a headhunter, and always suggested to my candidates that they planned their wardrobe for a minimum of 3 job interviews, so I suggest you put together at least 3 different outfits to suit the sorts of places you would envisage going to on a first date, and 2 outfits for a second date. Remember...
  2. How to Update Your Wardrobe

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    Now that the new year is already in full swing, many of you are probably thinking about how to update your wardrobes. The idea can seem daunting at first, but I’m here to remind you that revamping your style doesn’t have to involve a massive overhaul. Read: you don’t have to throw out everything and start over! Instead, you should try focusing on updating a few key elements of your wardrobe. I’m sure you’ll see it will make all the difference! Keep reading for some tips on how to make this update. Introduce a New Print into Your Accessories There’s nothing more eye-catching than a good print, but they’re harder to pull off than you might think. Meredith Keeve, also known as the Wandering Parisian,...
  3. Dressing in Red for Valentine’s Day

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With Valentines’s Day looming, and red being the colour of love and romance,  I just had to search for the best of the red dresses available at the moment which I think suit fabulous women over 50.  And for those not going out for a romantic meal on Valentine’s Day, did you know that if you are trying online dating, women who wear red in their profile photos have more responses from potential dates  than women  wearing any other colour! In experiments both men and women were deemed more desirable when wearing red.  according to this feature  on the impact of red by the BBC. So, here is my selection of red dresses I have selected a range of dresses with a wide range of prices....
  4. Style over 50: Rushed Mornings or How to Beat Your Closet into Submission

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a The Wandering Parisian   French women are known for their nonchalance and style, one certainly does not imagine them in tragic contemplation of their closets trying to determine what to wear. So here are three tips to get you out the door in a timely manner, or negotiate the explosion of garments in your obviously-too-small cupboard. Monochrome plus A single color, most of us will head toward all black, but certainly all white or all beige or all navy could work. Find t-shirt or blouse and same color trouser or jean. No, it doesn’t matter if they are not the same texture or fabric, its actually better. Throw alternate color jacket on top. If you are feeling particularly inspired add a scarf. That is it. And...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. How to choose the perfect jersey dress

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Jersey dresses can be so flattering for women of any age – but particularly for women over 50 – I  have lost track of the number of jersey dresses in my own wardrobe. I thought it would be good to chat to somebody who designs jersey dresses to ask her what we should be looking for when buying a jersey dress in terms of style, fit and quality. So I asked Tina Malhame of NoLoGo Chic  to share just how she goes about designing jersey dresses women in our age group. I really enjoyed my time with her – I hope you enjoy the resulting videos! The first video Tina talks about why jersey dresses are so flattering for women over 50 ,  how to look for top quality...
  8. How pre-loved or vintage clothes can really add personality to your wardrobe

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon By the time we reach our 50’s we are beyond the stage of having to have the latest season’s must have in our wardrobes. I had never really thought about buying clothes ‘second hand’  but I have a French friend who is the champion at buying the most amazing clothes and bags  at pre-owned and charity shops.  Her wardrobe is full of designer labels  Prada, Burberry, Chanel – bought at a fraction of their original cost.  My view of second hand was musty smelling  rejects, but I have been converted. Following her lead I have added some really individual pieces to my wardrobe . Whenever she visits London she knows exactly where she is heading – the charity and second hand shops in Kensington and Knightsbridge. When I visit...
  9. 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...
  10. Why my pink leather jacket became a symbol of my new found freedom.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have had this pink biker jacket for at least 16 years – it was a purchase prior to my getting together with my now ex husband. It was my favourite item in my wardrobe. I loved the colour – a significant departure from my usual black – and the feel of the leather. It seemed surprisingly to go with so many things in my wardrobe. My now ‘ex’ hated me wearing it. His rationale was that he had never seen a pink cow. The same rationale did not apply to his navy leather jacket however, or his blue shoes – it seems that pink cows were the problem. I put the pink jacket at the back of the wardrobe. Gradually other items suffered the same...
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