Many of my friends..50+ have such a difficult time obtaining staple pieces and accessorizing to make yourself modern..without look to young..is there a place to go when a consultant can advice on what looks good on you!!!! I have alway wanted a makeover..I feel I can look 100 times better than I do

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  1. plampkin wrote on :

    I love your question. I have always taken a wholistic approach to making over my clients. Depending on your own personal style, it is best to select only 1 or 2 items to accessorize each season. Trends tend to come and go. But key areas to make sure are up to your standards are your foundations, hair and make up.

  2. Donna Perone wrote on :

    These are all wonderful suggestions.
    One of my favorite resourses is Doncaster an extraordinary clothing and accessory collecion sold only through a personal wardrobe consultant. Our specialty is exactly what you are looking for.
    I work with my clients in a NYC private studio. Don’t know where you live. You can go to Doncaster.com view the clothing and they will hep you find a consultant in your area.
    What I really love about this company is when you purchase Doncaster you support charities that improve the lives of women and families worldwide.
    Hope you and your friends find what you need
    Best, Donna P.

  3. Simplychic wrote on :

    Wow – I would love to do a makeover for you. A good place to start is a boutique for personalized service. The one I work at is great because I give honest opinions and we are a no pressue type store and have skill in putting things together that you may not have thought about. Study magazines like More and In Style and see what appeals to you. One mistake women make is to try to make a single wardrobe when you need more than one. There should be separate categories for work, sporty, casual and dress. Another mistake is getting clothes too baggy and frumpy, which is just about as bad as too young. A nice look on many bodies is a semi-fitted tunic over legings with riding boots. I highly recommend pants tucked into boots, which is updated and age appropriate. Send me some pics and maybe I can give some ideas. We’re a work in progress!

  4. bonnie morrison wrote on :

    Age should not be barrier to looking chic. As we age most of us try too hard…It is important to take a close look at yourself and the clothes that you have in your closet. Get rid of anything that you never wear and/or clothes that don’t make you feel pretty! Use beautiful scarves, well chosen pieces of jewelry, a few quality handbags,and beautiful flat boots. When you have a makeover take with you pictures of hair styles, makeup, clothing styles and colors, etc., so that your finished look is yours. Above all, love yourself – it does wonders….

  5. Sherrie Mathieson wrote on :

    I wrote 2 books designed as style reference and inspiration for the long haul (as opposed to magazines)–and every page shows classic pieces (modern, ageless) with real people (concentrating on boomers and older) in all sizes , shapes and personalities. After reading both I hope you’d have a good idea of what to look for and where to shop as well (my resources guide).
    My books “Forever Cool” and “Steal This Style”(Random House) were published to educate visually, and explain every aspect of your style from head to toe.
    It’s important to have a truly qualified consultant.
    Specializing in those 46 and over–I offer to work with clients personally or by other preferences.
    Sherrie Mathieson (www.sherriemathieson.com)
    It’s important to know you can have expert, unbiased direction.
    Sherrie (www.sherriemathieson.com)

  6. Mary Montgomery wrote on :

    A lot of the “better” stores have personal shoppers that can assist you with that. Neiman Marcus, Sacks and the like. However, therenis a new website called http://www.skillshare.com where people can take classes on just about anything. Even fashion, jewelry and accessories. Check it out and see what you can find in your area. If you live in or near a major city even better. Your chances are much greater to find a class on skill share and all of your girl friends can go to and make it a girls night out. It would probably bengreat fun. Let me know what you find. Tarajamu@yahoo.com. Good luck.

  7. RitaMimi King wrote on :

    Stick with the classic clothing stores, classic clothing lines and build your wardrobe from there. The pieces are timeless and you will always look and feel confident. You can update your look with accessories. I agree with Splenderosa, Talbots, Ann Taylor, even Brooks Brothers (women’s line) are some great places to start, as well as the upscale retail stores.

  8. Marsha Harris wrote on :

    Oh goodness yes! Absolutely, we can always use an updating of our look & style.
    Talbot’s is excellent for this, so is Ann Taylor (with their new merchandising). Any one of the mid-price point shops will have someone on staff who can advise you. In the beginning, maybe you should stop in at Macy’s, Sak’s, Neiman-Marcus to their Cosmetics area and ask one of the make-up artists to “re-do” you. It’s free…and you will have an idea of what’s happening now!
    Good Luck !!

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