Fashion at 40

They say that life begins at 40. For me this is true because for most of us, it is at this age that they realize the journey that they have been through and the value of still being alive and having been able to go through all those challenges. However, for some of us, this is the age that they dread. Why? Well, because for them, once you’re old, then you’re ugly because you won’t be able to wear nice outfits because of your age.

Now, this is not true. We can actually make the outfits look nice on us even when we are already 40 years and above. According to Sylvia:

How?

  • Dress for your body type, both vertical and horizontal and choose clothes that flatter you and highlight your strengths.
  • Wear skirts at the right length, not too short, not too long
  • Get hip shoes; they can make even a boring outfit look great.
  • Wear darker, more fitted jeans.
  • Get hip spectacles that suit your face.
  • Don’t overdo the bling.
  • Show off your best parts, like your legs, bust or arms, but, dress modestly and don’t show too much cleavage.
  • Add color to your every-day wardrobe.
  • Wear the best possible bra and use shape wear to give your body the right structure.

She also gave out some tips on how to look great in jeans at that age.

  • Opt for a dark solid color.
  • White jeans also look great.
  • Heavily stone washed or bleached jeans often don’t look so good on older women.
  • It’s also best to avoid ripped jeans.
  • Make sure that the jeans don’t cut into your stomach area.
  • Do not show your stomach.
  • You shouldn’t have this problem if you’ve covered up your stomach and back area properly, but just to make sure, don’t show the g-string!
  • Flared jeans or wide legged jeans look great on many older women. It’s nice to wear high heels under them and ensure that the jeans have good length and almost touch the ground.
  • Skinny jeans or legging jeans will look great with tunics and longer tops.
  • Jeans will make you look younger so go easy on the rest of your outfit and your accessories. Best to keep it reasonably simple and classy.
  • Cropped jeans can look good too if you have a decent length. These usually look best when tapered and are best worn with heels.
  • As mentioned before, it’s best to dress up your look a bit while wearing jeans, so dressing in denim from head to toe is not recommended.
  • Boyfriend jeans are great for a casual vibe and are still very popular. You can also roll up your straight leg jeans.
  • Avoid really low rise cuts. Best to choose models with medium rise fitting. No mummy jeans please, as those look unflattering and will age you. Not Your daughter’s either. Jeans is very popular amongst 40+ women and so is Kut from the Cloth.
  • Avoid really baggy jeans. Boyfriend jeans, however, are popular and can look great for casual days.
  • Ensure that the jeans fit you well, and don’t go for jeans that are too tight. You need to be able to bend in them.
  • Don’t overdo the embellishments on jeans.

Entropy and Change at 40

You know the term entropy? It’s the state of deteriorating and I have also heard and read that it happens to everything in this world.

This thought, for me, is true. Everything deteriorates because nothing is constant this world but change. And no matter how advanced today’s technology is, everyone still dies and we cannot change that fact because as long as this earth is revolving and time is flowing, everything will grow old and everything will fade away which is a sign that everything else will just be replaced. This is how our world works.

But, despite this fact, it is still very possible for us to if not prevent it, “appear” to be enjoying it and not minding the fact that soon, being young will not be existent in our individual worlds.

When we reach the age of 40, that is when we notice a lot of changes and this is also where a lot of people tend to be insecure about a lot of things. And the major thing that people get insecure about is their age. However, I say that if you have already reached and exceeded the age of 40, you should spoil yourself and have fun. You should beautify yourself and shout to the world that yes, you have reached the age of 40 and you are still beautiful.

You should still dress fashionably, know about the latest trends and know how to wear them in a way that it would still suit your attitude, your status, and your career. Be sure to be able to make even the youngsters “Wow” because of your fashion sense. Wear make-up but be sure to make it subtle, and suit your occupation and personality. Read about the latest trends in music and outfits but never, ever forget what you truly love from your time. Also be sure to wear accessories to add accent into your taste and vibe and never forget to put your smile on.

Age is not just a number. It is a sign of our being able to survive this life and being able to go through all the difficulties. So, you should show the world that despite the fact that it views you as someone that is already old and has already been left out by the years, you are still beautiful despite all the struggles and the pain that you went through. Prove to the world that you are not afraid of fading away or being ugly because of your age. Show the world that you are happy because you reached that age, still being beautiful and fresh. There is no sense in feeling insecure since everyone else goes through and will go through that stage. It all depends upon how you handle yourself and how you think. Remember, everything that the mind thinks, the heart also does and so you become who you think you are. And that is a bad thing if you know that you are full of insecurities because you will remain insecure if you always think about insecurities and you will never be happy.

Watch what the actress Drew Barrymore has to say about turning 40.

Birthday Parties for Adults 101

When it comes to planning and organizing parties for kids, it’s easy. Kids like games, they like magicians and entertainment. But when it comes to planning birthday parties for adults, it becomes a different story altogether.

Adults know what they want and they have defined personalities unlike kids who just jives into whatever it is that is going on around them. Adults have different wants. Some does not want their 40th birthday celebration to be considered a big deal, some are into intense parties and some are into introverted parties.  And so we have come into a conclusion that parties vary depending upon the personality of a person and we have distinct suggestions for every personality.

For people who does not want a big fuss, those people who just wants to sit quietly and enjoy the serenity of this special day, we suggest livening it up by asking your close friends and family to dress up to the nines and go to a formal celebration of your birthday, hire a pianist and a caterer and voila! That’s your elegant but still cozy and serene 40th birthday party! Simple yet elegant; peaceful yet festive.

As for the artists, the eccentric types and for all those who are huge fans of the odds, we suggest that you get all of your friends and invite them to gathering. The venue can be either in an open space, the rooftop or somewhere you can all fit in. Make it a night of performances. Make everyone perform. Singers can sing, dancers can dance and ask the painters and the ones who are fond of the arts to make a portrait, anything that would portray your friendship. As for the shy ones, you can hire a stand-up comedian or anyone from the group who can fend off the shyness and the awkward moments during that night. And then, right at the end, you can be the last to perform.

For sports enthusiasts and fans, you can hire a catering service who is will to make foods that are associated to sports. You can also organize a mini sports festival with your friends and then have a boodle fight right after to spice everything up.

For the ones who love fashion and just can’t resist but grab the latest gossip magazine. The one who is into the latest trends, then we suggest that you utilize that talent and ask your friends and family to dress up like Hollywood stars and have your own Red Carpet party!

Then of course, there are those Dance parties which does not involve anything complicated. Just hire the DJ, a bartender and then get a venue with a good dance floor and you are ready for your party.

See, no matter how you celebrate your 40th birthday party, it all boils down to what really made you happy. Being happy on this special day is what really matters. It does not depend on grandeur or the number of guests. It all depends on how you felt during this special day and the memories you’ve made that would surely leave a mark on this particular day.