What does it mean to “dress your age”? Styles are changing and evolving every day. Heck, by the time I could wear this Who What Wear for Target dress, photograph, and blog about it, it was already sold out.
Today’s post features 5 women who were given a style theme, and told to run with it. The idea is part of Sheela’s Project Sister Act series, which celebrates women of all ages rocking a similar style. I’m honored to represent the 20-somethings in this month’s installment of The Sister Act, where the theme is the color RED!
I wore this dress to New York Fashion Week last week! See my recap here and review of the Gemy Maalouf show here. We had just gotten out of the Jarret show and waited about 2 hours outside to see if we could get into the Yeezy show. No dice. So instead we walked to the meatpacking district and took some outfit photos before hitting up Chelsea Market for some grub.
Project Sister Act
When I imagine that someone is “dressing their age” it means that a person’s style is frozen in time. You may imagine a grandmother wearing a cardigan and a skirt with orthopedic shoes, for example. Or a teen in a flowy crop top with cutoff jean shorts and a flower crown. Perhaps a college student in a skimpy dress. Levels of maturity come with the connotation of different things you should or shouldn’t wear. But when you see the four women I am working with today, all that goes out the window.
Personal style is something that starts whenever you find it, and never leaves you from that moment. Sheela emailed us all and said that the theme for this month’s Project Sister Act was the color red. And from our teens through our 50’s, we all interpreted it differently!
Teens – Eve of The World According To Eve is rocking a gorgeous red ballgown.
30’s – Ashley of Le Stylo Rogue perfectly captured her personal style in an edgy but sweet casual look.
40’s – Sheela of Sheela Writes nailed it with her fiery red hair, feminine lace dress, and bold shoes.
50’s – Cherie of Style Nudge looks downright ethereal in her billowy red pants and red shoe. I adore the bold color blocking here!
Putting age aside, we all styled one color in our own unique way.
Sheela is a beautiful and poetic writer (you should visit her blog) and her email to me about Project Sister Act sums it up:
…I walk to the beat of my own drum, not societal perceptions. What I didn’t expect, in the process of conducting research for said blog post, was to discover many beautiful women of all ages. A complete debunking of the myth that fashion blogging is restricted to and dominated by only one age group.
-Sheela of Sheela Writes
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