Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day: In a Structured Olive Green Coat

I often hear that once you enter your forties, there are certain clothes you just can’t wear anymore. This may or may not be true depending on the individual, however, my taste in clothes has definitely evolved since I entered the fourth decade of my life. It is easy to find lists of clothes that you are not supposed to wear after a certain age but it is harder to find a list of items you should try post 40.

On the top of my post 40 clothing styles to try would be structured clothing.  Clothes that are meticulously tailored and shaped make an instant style statement.  A structured shape lends itself to showcasing your natural curves and improves your posture.  Best of all – structured clothing helps you excude an air of confidence  that is much harder to achieve with free-flowing clothes.

To quote Dorothy from Jerry Maguire, this coat had me at hello! The structured drape and ruffle on one side of the coat is all this garment needs to be a standout.  I have paired the coat with simple black clothes to ensure that the coat is the star of the show. Bold jewellery and an edgy clutch add the perfect finishing touches to this outfit.

The truth is that I may not have worn this coat in my twenties but in my forties I have the confidence to try structured fashion that doesn’t get lost in the crowd. Therefore, while some clothes may be struck off post 40, the good news is that there are many styles that are just making their debut into my wardrobe.

I hope you enjoyed this lookbook and thank you so much for reading.  Have a great weekend!

(Clothes and accessories: Coat – AQAQ (Not sure if they still carry this coat), Bracelet, ring and earrings – Isharya, clutch – Zara)

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