Fashion Over 50 Unleashed
Posted on August 20 2015
Esteemed fashion blogger Rebecca from Red Tag Chic Los Angeles took time to chat with me about what it means to balance a style that mixes sex appeal and sophistication in a world that obsesses with youth. As I tagged along with Rebecca I realized one very important truth - “age is only important if you’re cheese and wine”. When 50 happens women gain a unique confidence that younger fashionistas admire and yet wonder how to display that confidence through the same trendy inspirations and styles that we love.
A few months ago we asked Rebecca to give one of our sexy dresses for women a try. We asked because she’s absolutely stunning. Her blog is a self proclaimed creative vehicle about her personal style. She’s a mother, CPA, and cost-conscious style pioneer with great insights for fashion and living excellent - particularly when we grow up.
Once she tried our Glittered Two-Toned Bandage Dress I couldn’t help but ask Rebecca a few questions about her style. She’s a refreshing breath of air with a matter of fact approach to style that reflects her years of living as a woman in the 21st century that has successfully maintained sheer femininity we can all get behind.
Rebecca, your style is modest and slightly conservative yet spicy and boldly sexy. What inspires it?
I have always been a fan of Hollywood style but it's more the celebrities street style that fascinate me, less of their red carpet looks.
Celebrity street style is straightforward and often chaotic at the same time. Sometimes celebrities are comfy in yoga pants and t-shirts and other times they look like they just stepped off the set of a fashion shot. Considering all that with being nifty 50 how do you pull off being fashionable over 50 without tiptoeing into trying to look "young"?
Honestly, it's not easy to strike a balance especially when you have a 22 year old daughter as your number 1 critic. But I just use my gut feel and never forget to use that full-length mirror for an all-over before walking out that door! I am not really a fashion-designer-kind-of-gal. But if and when given the opportunity, I go for the clean but sultry designs of Elie Saab and the elaborate sensuality of Marchesa.
Love them both and yes the once over before heading out the door is a fashionista cardinal rule! What made you start your blog?
It was borne out of my passion for style and writing. I also live and die by the quote, "Wear the dress, don't let the dress wear you". Plus, I have more time on my hands now that my kids are grown.
And just one more thing - I just have to ask. What is a closet staple for every fashionista over 50 (and not)?
It would definitely be belts and sunglasses. I love how these little pieces can be a total game changer in every sense of the word.