THIS IS 40. Here's some time tested proof that life is not over at forty. The forties come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Find the one that's right for you. This is the third in the series presenting the incredible range of style loving women over forty.
This one comes with a cute Dutch accent, and very practical advice about style in your forties. Meet Sylvia, maven of 40+ style for the +40 crowd.
You've been sharing your own style journey with your readers for a few years now, as well as starting much dialogue about +40 style. What have you discovered is the biggest concern for women over 40 in regards to their own personal style?
Has blogging affected your own personal style?
"Choose only those clothes that either flatter you or make you happy."
How are you different in terms of dress, than you were in your 20's, and 30's?
What would you say is difference in the way a woman dresses once she's in her forties?
What are 3 key pieces in a wardrobe that every woman should have?
A perfect dress.
Some hip and modern shoes.
What advice would you give your 30 year old self in regards to dressing?
Have a bit more fun with it, be yourself and use more color.
What advice would you give to other women +40 and beyond in regards to dressing?
Try something new and experiment with colour and silhouette. Choose only those clothes that either flatter you or make you happy. Use the power of accessories and shoes to really add a modern vibe or color to your outfit. Most of all have fun!
Share 3 Spring trends you plan to wear this coming season
What are 2 fashion resources you can't live without?
The many blogs I follow and street-style inspiration.
Do you have any favorite blogs that you read almost daily?
I read so many through my Reeder app and I like them all, but a few favorite fashion blogs include No Fear of Fashion, The Style Confessions, the Style Crone and yours of course Bella.
How do you feel about dressing in a way that is "age appropriate" ?
I think that the most important thing is that you dress 'you' appropriate. Age appropriate is different for every woman. It's important to stay true to yourself as much as possible. For myself, I now feel better when my skirts are a bit longer and my clothes are a bit dressier. But I always add a 'young and hip' element to my outfit as well, either with accessories, shoes or a special detail in my clothes. It's about creating a pleasant picture that highlights all your strengths.
What would you say the main message of 40+ Style is?
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