On a very rare night where we grabbed a couple of hours together to plan our blog, Suz and I started chatting about all the “rules” for 40 plus ladies and how mostly we ignore them all (Suzanne got VERY cross reading that she wasn’t to wear her maxi dresses anymore – ridiculous right?).
But as we chatted about how much we absolutely hate being told what we can and can’t wear, we started making a list of our own rules that we do swear by, many of which haven’t changed in the last 2 decades despite getting ‘old’. Here are ours. And of course we don’t expect you to pay attention to any of them and encourage you to wear whatever the hell you want.
Suz: ALWAYS wear matching underwear (always buy two pairs of knickers to every bra).
Nic: Own at least three pairs of great fitting, flattering jeans.
Suz: Every women’s makeup essential item – nude lipstick.
Nic: Invest in your hair with a great colour and cut from a hairdresser you trust
Both: Breton Tops; the more the better (and they aren’t just for Spring).
Nic: BIG silver hoops. Big.
Suz: Delicate jewellery with a couple of bold statement pieces.
Both: Own at least one red mac and lots of good quality coats.
Nic: Shoes. Loads of them. Can’t ever have enough.
Suz: Boots are the essential footwear.
Nic: Cross body handbag. Smallish so you can FIND STUFF.
Suz: Own 800 pairs of tights. Must have three pairs in reserve at all times.
Nic: No tights.
Suz: Oversized tote bag that DOES NOT look like a baby bag.
Nic: Best phone you can afford.
Suz: Mum on speed-dial.
Nic: Mini-break every 6 weeks.
Suz: Expensive moisturiser (Even if it doesn’t work).
Nic: Thumb ring, toe ring and nose piercing. All or any of them.
Both: Scarves. An easy and cheap way to change any outfit.
Suz: Little Black Dress.
Both: Don’t take any notice of people who tell you what you can and can’t wear because you’re a certain age or shape.