- Harem Pants – I used to think these were weird and something only a tall, skinny girl could wear. WRONG. They’re the most fabulous things EVER.
- Shorts – I’m still easing into these, but I’m coming to terms with showing more of my leg, and the versatility of shorts. sometimes.
- Sleeveless Tops – I still have jiggly upper arms, but I’m happier with their shape now than I ever have been, and sleeves are HOT.
- Short Dresses – all weekend I made myself wear short dresses, and you know what? I didn’t spontaneously combust. And I could care less if anyone noticed my knees.
- Color – oops, you got me here…I still don’t wear color, but I’d like to.
I hardly ever say “never” because you know…”never say never,” but I’m pretty sure in my 20’s and 30’s I said I’d never wear certain things. Now that I’m older and wiser (MUCH WISER), and am on the way to having the body I want, I’ve found myself trying new things, and loving them. ESPECIALLY harem pants.
Life is too short to worry so much about what NOT to wear. But as with most things, I think you have to come to this conclusion yourself, over time. No one can tell you that you’ll regret not wearing harem pants during a larger chunk of your 40’s until you’re ready to hear it LOL 🙂
What did you used to say you’d NEVER wear, and now you do?
I absolutely LOVE your last statement, regarding harem pants! Isn’t that true about pretty much everything in life, though? We’re never ready to have people share their wisdom until we’re ready to hear it. I’m loving the outfit with the print shorts and the sleeveless top. You look fantastic in it! Your arms look great, too! (I think that’s one of those things that bothers you and no one else would ever notice).
While I am not into harem pants, they remind me of diapers, no offense to fans. I have to wear fitted pants since I’m petite. My find-being naturally full busted, I stayed away from surplice sleeveless maxi dresses. Finally braved trying a dress on sale and find they minimize my chest, keep me cool since peri-mp has struck hard, and they’re throw on and go. Hubby’s compliments help too!
I’m glad you went outside your comfort zone. Everything looks great! Now we just need to get you in some colour. You can do that so easily through accessories, if you want to wade in gently. As for things I said I’d never wear but now do, number one is sweatpants (outside of the house or exercising). I got a decent pair from Aritzia and I can dress them up with ankle boots, a blazer, nice blouse, some funky jewellery, and I’m good to go. Never say never, indeed! Great post!
i do have my bright yellow balenciaga bag…maybe i’ll pull that out and carry it for a while. and my bright orange jil sander sandals 🙂 i do wear color sometimes!!! and i love doing it with accessories as opposed to clothing. but there was a GREAT long skirt i tried on at zara a while ago that i loved. and it was GREEN. wish i’d bought it now..
i totally think sweatpants can be dressed up!! love that you tried it 🙂
Scarves, of course, are another great way to add colour. When it’s too hot to wear them around your neck, a great trick is to drape one over your purse. Then when you’re indoors and the air conditioning is too cold, you can whip it out and wear it as a scarf or shawl. And since you carry it out the outside of the bag, it doesn’t take up space inside.
Sarge in Charge says
And they all look great on you! I especially like your shorts/sleeveless top look.
Farha Ternikar says
I agree about pushing outside your safety zone…but I do think it’s important to also stick with what works.
I wore way much more color and shorter/tighter before 40. I am still a size 2/4 and I am now developing almost an all grey/black and navy wardrobe but spending $$ on bags/shoes and jewelery. My favorite thing to wear is a grey or black shift dress with fushcia or orange shoes and hoops! I hope to actual have an all shift dress uniform soon enough.