By Pamela Lutrell –
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” – Robin Williams
And the party is on!! Spring 2013 has hit the stores with explosions of color and graphic fun with so many ways for the woman of a certain age to brighten her wardrobe.
This season pants are the number one party favors with splashes of bright colors and prints galore; however, ladies, you need to take several considerations into the dressing room along with your selections:
1. Make sure you try every garment on for proper fit. There are so many varieties of pants now…skinny, stretch, ankle, full length, bootcut, flared, and on and on. Also, many women are shy to step out of the dressing room and stand before a three way mirror…this one act can make all the difference in the world. Fashion editor for the San Antonio Express News, Michael Quintanilla, believes that all women should own a three way mirror and look over all the angles before leaving the house. Get over that fear and stand before the three- way…it might save time and money!
2. Consider the size and brightness of the print. Is it flattering on your body type and is it age appropriate? Does it communicate the message you are seeking with the garment? Do you own great neutral tops which enhance the print and not compete with it?
3. Can you see several different ways the print or color may be styled in your current wardrobe? (Talbots colored jeans) Be wise with your money and make sure each garment gives you many styling options.
4. Make your own decisions and do not allow a sales person to talk you into something covered with your hesitation. If you look in the mirror and say “Yes, let’s party!” then buy it! If you look in the mirror, and think “Not me!” …then go to the next garment or next store. I have seen colored and printed pants EVERYWHERE…it is worth taking the time to shop and try items on to get the best look for you!
They are definitely fun and worth adding to your wardrobe… if you are hesitant, try a polka dot (Coldwater Creek, polka dot pants) or just color. But, I think you will not regret a decision to add one or two pair to your spring styles. As Robin Williams might say, get your color and party on!
During the 1980s, Pam Lutrell left a thriving public relations career to be a wife and mother. At the age of 47, she began to teach high school journalism and prepare for life at middle age. After a huge wakeup call on her fiftieth birthday, Pam made some significant changes in her life and today has added several awards as a teacher, freelance writer, lifestyle blogger, and public speaker to her resume. She is having the time of her life with her developing fashion & style blog for middle aged women… women of strength, dignity, and joy! Find her also at http://over50feeling40.blogspot.com.