Classic Through The Ages

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By Hertha Green

Having fallen in love with fashion in my 20s, my personal style has evolved in to a wardrobe of basic colors, accessories, and more accessories! How you dress every day tells the world who you are in subtle ways, so you should always make an effort. One of my favorite ways to accessorize any outfit is with a pair of showstopping, over-the-top sunglasses (think Jackie O. or Grace Kelly). I always remind distinguished women that not every fashion trend is made for us, but to remember that classic jewelry and a good handbag are forever statements that never go out of style. When it comes to wardrobe staples, every woman should have a wide selection of gold, silver, and diamonds so she always has the perfect pairing for every outfit or occasion. Statement jewelry can completely change a look. Every woman should also have a few closet staples such as a “LBD,” or “Little Black Dress;” a classic pair of black pumps; a go-to blazer for any business occasion; turtlenecks for the colder months; a jumpsuit that can transition from day to night by throwing on a jacket or large scarf; and an extra lip color for something more bold.

Any woman over 50 should approach fashion by remembering to draw the eye upward. Your outfit should be equal parts and have balance. Also, don’t be afraid of color! Be it through clothes or makeup, just because we’re older doesn’t mean we can’t rock a bold pattern or a pouty red lip. Red lipstick always brightens your face, so try on different colors until you find the perfect shade for your skin tone and comfort level (but don’t be afraid to step outside of your norm).

Owning an upscale consignment boutique means that I have had the privilege of beautiful treasures coming through the door for years, but I always remember one particular item: a gorgeous full-length green mink coat. It was to die for! We have also seen some exclusive, vintage Gucci and Chanel accessories such as belts and sunglasses. In this business, you never know what might come through the door next, but that’s the beauty of it. I have always been a collector, and I think my store and personal closet reflects this.