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Fashion expert tells women over 50 which item they ‘need to own’

By newadmin / Published on Sunday, 05 Nov 2023 05:31 AM / No Comments / 15 views


Knowing how to work a wardrobe can totally transform a woman’s look, making them look years younger than they actually are.

Express.co.uk spoke exclusively to Deirdre from 50 & Fabulous with My Friend Deirdre about the style pieces mature ladies simply must invest in in order to look their best.

Deirdre told Express.co.uk: “As a woman over 50, I know that, for me at least, there are three key things I want my wardrobe items to be comfortable, stylish and versatile.”

She divulged which two “wardrobe staples” women over 50 “really need to own”, a good quality white shirt and a black blazer.

“These are classics which can be maximised by mixing and matching to be worn for different occasions and to be dressed up or down, just with the addition of a few well-chosen accessories.”

The style influencer said: “A button-up shirt is the ultimate classic piece for any woman over 50 (or any age!).

“A crisp white shirt is the holy grail but it could be in other colours such as blue, which is another really flexible and versatile colour that goes with so many things.”

A white shirt can be worn tucked into smart trousers, jeans or a skirt. It could also be worn untucked for a more casual, laidback look. 

Button it up for a pristine, polished appearance, or leave it unbuttoned over a vest.

Deirdre’s next must-have item is a black blazer. She said: “A classic blazer, especially in black or a dark colour, is a no-brainer to have in your wardrobe.

“I love to wear a lightweight blazer indoors in the winter, under a coat as well as outerwear in spring and autumn. 

“A black blazer adds a subtle air of sophistication and, by giving structure to the outfit, is very flattering, especially as we get a little older, when we need a little more shape and definition.

“A great signature look might be a shirt or top, a pair of jeans in your favourite style and a blazer, topped off with a statement bag and a pair of sunglasses – and you’re good to go anywhere!”

Like a crisp white shirt, the black blazer is a super versatile piece and it can also be worn in different styles, fitted or oversized.

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