Women over 40 have already seen countless fashion trends. They know what suits them. But which items of clothing are now an absolute must-have?
Are you more the sneaker type or do you prefer to go through life in high heels?
Luckily, you have now found your style. Does that mean that you should standstill in terms of fashion? Not at all! It is now time that you can really look forward to brilliant fashion appearances – in your own style!
How is fashion changing for women at the age of 40 in Kenya?
In the 1930s, fashion became clear to the already civilized world: we all now know that red hair wasn’t a good idea back then. And presently, women spread a waist-covering cloak of silence over the thong flash from the noughties .
At the latest in the 40s you have definitely found out who you are and what suits you best.
So what is changing? Nothing fashionable at all. If you love black, wear black. If you love colour, you wear colour. Anyone who likes oversize wears oversize and anyone who likes to continue to dress in a body-hugging way should do so. It’s just important not to bend over.
What is changing is the quality of the clothing, the choice of material and the perfect choice of size.
The best fashion tips below:
1. PUMPS, BAGS, JACKETS: REAL LEATHER INSTEAD OF IMITATION LEATHER
The good thing: the volatility of the past few years is over, you now know what suits us. Instead of cheap little things and fast-moving trends that end up in the old clothes bin the next time you clear out , you should focus on high-quality, classic pieces that you can wear for a long time .
Instead of relying on bags or shoes made of cheap or fake imitation leather, you’d rather invest a few more shillings in high-quality bags and shoes made of real leather (or high-quality vegan alternatives). Well-made, classic pumps are definitely one of them.
2. BLAZER: A MUST-HAVE FOR EVERY SITUATION
By the age of 40 you know: clothes make the man. A blazer is a stylish must-have in your closet – and not just for the office. Does it always have to be a classic blazer? Definitely not. With a longer cut leather blazer , women over 40 show their stylish appearance.
3. A GOOD COAT FOR THE COLD SEASON IS A MUST
A new coat every year because the cheap one from the previous year already looks worn out? It doesn’t have to be.
You should make it a necessity to own a high quality coat for cold seasons. If it fits, sits and is warm, it’s definitely worth the money – and that’s much better than buying a new, cheap jacket every year.
What fashion tips should you (over 40 Kenyan ladies) keep in mind?
1. BUY FASHION IN THE RIGHT SIZE
Above all, investing in a good bra is now worth its weight in gold. Because it is the best basis for a successful outfit and self-confident appearance. It holds everything in place well, cuts a better figure, doesn’t pinch, scratch or pinch. In short: it makes us look good and feel good all around. If you are unsure about the size or shape: You should definitely seek advice!
Squeeze into a 36/38 because that’s what you always wore? In the end, you appear safer, more self-confident and more elegant in suitable clothing than in one that has the supposedly correct number on it. Really every woman and every figure suits wrap dresses , which are plentiful this season – a trend.
Because of course all this doesn’t mean that trends don’t work anymore after 40. Of course you follow one or the other trend. In our 40s you’re just self-confident enough to say: the trend has to suit us. Not the other way around.
2. CHOICE OF MATERIAL FOR FASHION OVER 40
The same applies to other items of clothing: pay attention to the material. It’s not just about the optics. Because synthetic fibers quickly start to smell. And that’s a real no-go. The best first impression is spoiled, the most beautiful blouse is of no use if you meet the person opposite you who smells bad. Tops made of wool, silk or linen look more elegant and get us safely through our hectic everyday life.
Underwear that shows under or even above the clothes is also an absolute no-go. You should much rather rely on matching underwear made of the right fabrics: Seamless underwear does not show even under tight clothes, silk underwear looks beautiful and is also kind to the skin. And yes, you can cheat off a few pounds every now and then with the right shape wear.