Reflecting upon Kim Kardashian’s expose, I was thinking about personal style and what is is: who has it, who doesn’t; who tries too hard and who need to try harder. It’s easy to put on an outfit, but if the components aren’t suited to your body, coloring and attitude, it just isn’t going to work. Maybe it all comes down to being comfortable in your own skin, although a well tailored dress or stunning bag can make almost anyone emotionally comfortable and stylish (kidding…!) One fashion issue with being on the dark side of 50 is dressing too old or too young. There is a fine line between the two, and finding the balance that works for you personally can be somewhat of a challenge.
I could go on for hours about bad styling and poor fashion choices, but we’re all a bit crunched for time this week with the pending onslaught of the holidays and trips to the airport to retrieve tired, hungry and cranky children and relatives. So for a quick and easy read let’s have a brief slide show of 50+ celebrities who are nailing it style wise. Oh, and I’ve opted to eliminate all the red carpet shots – anyone can get their groove on when there is a posse of professionals tending to the details…it’s the Starbucks runs and street shots from paparazzi that tell the real story:
Laura Dern: Is there anything more stylish than a longline tweed jacket and trousers? She looks simple, elegant and un-fussy.
Sandra Bullock: The top…yum…the jeans…yes…and the shoes take your basic brown leather to a whole new dimension.
Jamie Lee Curtis: Talk about being comfortable in her own skin…I wish I had the bone structure to pull off her pixie cut…which is beautifully accented with her simple and monochromatic outfit. The bag is awesome too….
Meryl Streep: With the fashion sense of Miranda from the Devil Wears Prada minus the attitude, Meryl outfit choices always make a statement of confidence and arrival.
Julianne Moore: She gets two thumbs up…one for the actual outfit and the other for knowing how to dress for her coloring.
Sarah Jessica Parker: What is more basic than a cargo jacket and cropped jeans? The jacket is fabulous. She looks so effortless.
Michelle Obama: She is simply a work of art…elevating the (not so) basic blazer jacket, button down and trousers to a new level.
And then there is my personal favorite: Helen Mirren. When I grow up I want to be Helen Mirren. She’s into her 70s and has more style and panache than most people I know. And I MUST have this dress…and necklace…and clutch…the whole look makes me think about cutting and dying my hair and moving to England….