Having a 14 (almost 15) year-old daughter in the house is actually pretty great for helping me dress my age. Every time I try a new trend, I ask for her input and she’s more than happy to give it. I do this not only because I want to look age appropriate, but also because I don’t want to embarrass her with what I wear.
You’d be surprised at what humiliates her these days. I can’t do the robot in the car anymore, she hates it when I sing in the aisles at Target and she was completely dismayed when I danced in a flash mob at her high school pep rally. OK, I need to defend myself on that last one. In all fairness, humiliation was the goal but her older brother was the intended recipient. The senior football moms wanted to do something really memorable for our sons at the last pep rally of the year. We chose maximum embarrassment by doing a flash mob. It worked really well.
At any rate, I won’t embarrass her or myself by dressing inappropriately for my age. That’s where I draw the line. But where is the line between looking on trend and dressing too young? It gets a little blurred especially when we sometimes shop at the same stores and share clothes.
But I’ve discovered that the key to keeping pieces age appropriate is really simple. It’s all in how you pair them up.
Let’s take this sweater for example.
Aubrey and I each styled it in our own age appropriate ways. I picked out more sophisticated pieces like plum jeans and a long necklace with ankle boots, while she opted for a youthful look with bright jeans, a scarf and combat boots.
[On Alison: Sweater: c/o Persunmall/Jeans/Necklace (Similar)/Earrings]
[On Aubrey: Sweater: c/o Persunmall/Scarf/Jeans/Boots]
[Bracelet: c/o Ettika – Get 25% off site wide at Ettika.com with coupon code EXCL25]
It’s Your Turn: How do you define age appropriate style? Share your tips in the comments.
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