I just read an article about what you “ should not” wear after age 50.
I don’t want anyone telling me what I can’t wear after any age. I don’t care what they have to say…if I want to dress like a bohemian, I’ll do it. If I want to carry the bag that I bought at age 20, I will chalk it up to vintage and carry it.
Can’t we be our “own vintage”? So what if we look “silly”? So what if no one else is wearing what we are wearing? People judge. They will always judge. But the only judge, who really counts for me, is me.
Life is one giant game and I understand that if I wear certain things, people will talk, and tell me, “That’s too young for you”. I don’t like when they do that, but I don’t have to give them my power by changing.
I don’t wear clothing and or/shoes to impress anyone but me. I wear my 55-year-old hair in two long, salt and pepper braids and I love it! I have a style cultivated since high school and when I have strayed from that, I have not felt like myself.
So, what not to wear after age 50 or after any age? Anything does not make you feel like you. And if your personal style likes change tomorrow, then you have the freedom to decide that too. If you feel confident and happy in it, looking for no one’s approval, then it’s right.
Isn’t that the beauty of aging? Isn’t that the beauty of wisdom? You don’t have to be over 50 to be wise. It just took me that long to figure myself out, to accept and value “me”. May you do so earlier and if you haven’t already, may you do so today.