I am no spring chicken. I am not yet ready to move into elasticated waist slacks (though should I live long enough it may well come and I do not knock them) but there are certain styles that would shriek “mutton” and “lamb” if I were to step out in them
But that does not mean I have to slip into cashmere twinset and pearls (on the other hand I LOVE cashmere and pearls I just need to rock them with something a little edgier like a leather jacket to avoid looking like my grandmother).
Consequently I signed up to 40plusstyle and the new year challenge. Each day you are given an assignment and are encouraged to develop a pinterest and polyvore board of your fashion choices and inspiration. Having just done a full wardrobe inventory and started recording what I was wearing each day I thought this might be a good way to help me use everything in my wardrobe and accept those things that just don’t cut the mustard.
Today was footwear day. Make a list of all your shoes/boots (done that). Take one outfit and change it completely by just changing the footwear, now that was fun. Then I spent some time going through my favourite shoe shops and pinning the shoes and boots I liked. I then compared them to what I actually own.
BIG mismatch. Okay, not disasterous, but there are far too many mummsy shoes in there and surprise surprise, I don’t wear them. I have five pairs of black suede court shoes from low to eiffel tower size heels. FIVE? I love biker boots but don’t own any. I hardly ever wear brown shoes and have 7 pairs.
As part of the learning process I am not going to purge any until I get back from Australia. That gives me three months to give some of those shoes a chance. It is easy to just put on the black loafers I took off last night and just about go with everything. Then, it’s cut the mustard time.