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Recommend a fashion blog/site for 40+ yo?

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TartyTart Sat 29-Oct-16 09:12:13

I have lost my fashion mojo.

Boots (ankle, knee), jeans (boot, skinnies), knitwear (chunky, cashmere) etc... I am paralysed with indecision.

Just seeing some pics of normal people might help get me out of this rut.

Cakescakescakes Sat 29-Oct-16 09:15:38

Does my bum look 40 in this
School gate style
Dress like a mum (for crazy ideas!)

countyhall Sat 29-Oct-16 09:17:06

Midlife Chic x

BrillianaHarvey Sat 29-Oct-16 12:20:58

Love doesmybum though I know not everyone does.
Midlifechic - noooo! So depressingly tasteful and age-appropriate.
That'snotmyage is well-written and thoughtful.

Whatthefoxgoingon Sat 29-Oct-16 13:26:46

Midlifechic woman looks about 60, so not really suitable for a 40 year old. If you're 60 plus go right ahead!

BrillianaHarvey Sat 29-Oct-16 14:44:12

Exactly- but I don't think she's even 50.

OhYeahMama Sat 29-Oct-16 14:55:41

I look at pInterest for ideas. But I am also stuck in a rut of skinnies, jumpers and boots....
I'd rather not look like the next person but its hard to look differnt without standing out!

TartyTart Sat 29-Oct-16 19:18:31

Hi all, yeah I'm early 40s. I didn't know about any of the above so thanks very much! I don't like Pinterest as I find something I like and then can't find it in the shops. Anyhow this has given me inspiration. Thanks!

BlueEyedWonder Sat 29-Oct-16 20:13:18

I like myfashionable40s

I'm 40 and stuck in the same rut!

clatteringhooves Sat 29-Oct-16 21:38:00

ReluctantlyRedundant101 Sat 29-Oct-16 22:43:06

I like school gate style & often buy some of the things she recommends (mid 40s) stylish but not overly trendy

sortthetacheoutbernard Sat 29-Oct-16 23:36:32

Myfashionableforties is good as is bum40. Also fashion lift.
I find style guile and school gate style a bit prim and safe.

PickAChew Sat 29-Oct-16 23:40:12

whatthefox I was about to caution about unkindness, but I actuallyagree with you! Bad hair dye job and bad colour sense are not a good combination there.

Dulcimena Sat 29-Oct-16 23:47:43

Eve on allwornout is great. Love her style and attitude. Most are a bit boring safe.

user1471545174 Sun 30-Oct-16 00:23:56

The cardinal sin in middle age is usually the too done-up look. "I'm mad, me" isn't great either. So often I ask myself if the fantasy French/Scandi lady in my head would buy or wear it.

user1471545174 Sun 30-Oct-16 00:25:26

Not a site, sorry. Maybe I'll start it smile

Truckingalong Sun 30-Oct-16 05:56:54


niceupthedance Sun 30-Oct-16 06:38:29

The frugality is good

BringMeTea Sun 30-Oct-16 08:06:08

I agree The Frugality is good but she is about 30 I think. So doesn't preclude the over 40s enjoying it (like me!) but is the OP after an older blogger??

Poor midlifechic. I don't think she looks anywhere near 60 btw. Her style is just rather 'grown up' I think.

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Sun 30-Oct-16 08:10:15

Ditch the age - other than for skincare it really doesn't matter.

What sort of looks have you liked in the past?

Remember that unless you're sure a blogger in unpaid, they're probably sponsored so you may well be looking at copy not reality.

A different idea - can you manage a dat out in a major city, and have a cup of coffee in pavement cafes in a few different areas. And people watch?

Justputyourshoesonnow Sun 30-Oct-16 08:24:14

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Motherwithflaws Sun 30-Oct-16 08:42:32

The pool has some nice fashion bits, also on the spike

BrillianaHarvey Sun 30-Oct-16 09:07:22

Oh yes, I like The Pool too.

Methenyouplus4 Sun 30-Oct-16 09:29:45

I'm 34 and really like Midlife Chic; her style is quite consertvative/classic but I like that her blog tracks a journey/style evolution rather than just 'this is me wearing the same thing as every other blogger at the minute and a paid link to it' that is so common now. I also enjoy her insights into other aspects of her life and the fact that she is so transparent.

For style, I like Susie Soso and The Frugality too.

I agree that people watching/pintrest etc are great for inspiration.Instagram can be good too; I am a very different body shape to Holly Willoughby but like her style and she posts what she wears on insta so you can get ideas of brands and adapt ideas for what works for you.

Personally, if starting from 'scratch' I'd go for staples thst suit your style (like a denim shirt, khaki trousers, tan boots etc) -go for classic rather than fashionable in decent quality and then have a play with accessories until you find your style/ what works for your lifestyle.

lisam78 Sun 30-Oct-16 09:40:20

My midlife fashion is really good

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