This week we have two pages of colourful fashion inspiration to put you in the holiday mood – who says you need to become invisible over 50?
Once you’ve found out what colours suit you best, it’s a good idea to declutter your wardrobe to make room for your bright new buys! Set aside a quiet afternoon for this; it needs careful thought and planning.
Start by emptying out all your clothes – daunting but necessary. Group them into types – skirts, dresses, etc. Once you’ve sorted everything into piles, go through each item and ask yourself if you love it, loathe it or don’t care about it, then put it into a pile accordingly.
It’s a keeper, but do check if it needs to be repaired or is badly worn and needs replaced with something similar – maybe in a new colour now you know which shades suit you best!
If you haven’t worn it, perhaps you could sell it on eBay. If it’s only slightly worn, it could go to a charity shop. If it’s too worn, take it to a clothing bank for recycling.
Maybe it doesn’t fit well. Is it too long or too short? It could be shortened or turned into a top, or an unflattering dress could become a skirt. Take these to a tailor to be reinvented.
Do the same with your accessories and once you’ve finished, only put back into your wardrobe things you’re truly happy with.
Finally, make a note of anything you need to buy – that’s the fun part! Keep in mind the colours which flatter you most and head for the shops.
For more on fashion, learn how to be the best-dressed wedding guest!