Just like that…a new year has dawned! To tell you the truth, a good bit of last year passed by in a blur for me. I moved out of a large family home, walked my youngest through all of her graduation activities and moved continents. So this year, I have resolved to take in every moment as it comes and enjoy it to the fullest.
Right now, I’m still enjoying having both of my college kids at home. We have laughed a lot and I continue to discover new and exciting facets of their adult personalities.
I also took a few weeks off from the blog, which provided some needed time to refresh and refuel. Frankly, this is only the second time I’ve pulled out my laptop in the last two weeks! However, now it’s time to launch into this new year by looking back at my favorite looks from 2016 and hosting the first My Refined Style Linkup of 2017.
Although each of the looks is different, but they all share some common features: color palette, details and proportion.
My entire wardrobe revolves around a central color palette anchored by black, white and blue/denim. I can mix and match pieces with ease. Consequently, my wardrobe has endless possibilities.
Small details can take any outfit from ho-hum to fashion forward. I am drawn to interesting patterns, hemlines and trims. Jewelry can also alter the mood and feel of an outfit, but I always choose jewelry pieces that fit my style vibe.
Above all else, I keep a close eye on proportions! I have long legs, wide shoulders and a short torso, so I make sure to choose outfits that balance out my proportions. For example, a wider circle skirt balances my shoulders and a lower waist lengthens my torso.
How about you? Have you figured out your proportions? If you need a little help, check out my explanation of visual thirds.
Now, it’s time to see how some other fabulous over-40 fashionistas are kicking off their new year; it’s time for My Refined Style Linkup #15!
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