Hello! This week's Fashion Over Fifty post covers two new trends right now: metallics, and wearing denim on denim. I have to admit, metallics have always scared me a bit. Although I like to look well dressed, I don't want to stand out, and metallics always seem a little 'flashy' for my taste. But I did want to jump on the metallic trend a little bit, so I did it in small doses: metallic shoes! I also have a metallic jacket that my husband bought for me last year. Funny how my unfashionable husband was a year ahead of the trends and didn't even know it. I have to admit, when I first opened his present, I was a bit mortified. I didn't want to hurt the guys feelings, I mean, he rarely buys me clothing so I didn't want to discourage him, but I thought "Could I really ever wear this?". The jacket hung in my closet for awhile, but eventually I figured out how to style it (thanks Pinterest!), and I not only wore it, but I grew to like it. Now every time I put it on, a smile comes across my husband face and he says 'Ooooh, your wearing my jacket.'. Thank goodness, I didn't return it. It makes him happy to see me wear it.
Besides metallics, wearing denim on denim, the big no-no for years, is now fashionable. There are really no rules anymore for wearing denim head to toe. I like to wear different shades or colors of denim to break it up a bit, but I've seen lots of pictures with people wearing the same shade of denim from head to toe.
Pictured below I am wearing a pullover denim shirt from Old Navy and pin stripe denim ankle skinny jeans from a.n.a. I love this outfit because it screams 'Spring', yet is still warm enough for the cooler temperatures.
Madden Girl. I got them at Younkers. They are so comfortable. I love how I can integrate the metallic trend as a fifty something woman, in a way that works for me: flat, comfortable loafers!
'Icing'. The bracelet is old, I think I bought it from a craft store. I love how big jewelry like this can take a casual outfit up a notch, don't you? One minute, I look like an old housewife, and all I have to do is add a glamorous statement necklace, and wa-la, I'm ready to face the world!