24 Sep 2013

Can We Wear What Our Daughters Wear? #2

 

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We have discussed this idea before… and I think we all agree that we can wear similar fashion items to our daughters… as long as we tweak them along the way… work them to suit ourselves.


When I saw this image, it was another of those moments when I thought, ‘great look for a casual weekend’.


I don’t have a plait, that stopped working for me long ago but I do love an over-sized sweater with skinny jeans and boots.

The perfect outfit for mid season weather. Those glorious months when coats stay firmly in the cupboard and thicker sweaters are not impossible with over-heated rooms.

Win/Win


J Brand some of my favourite skinnies of all time have just released a new fabric, ‘photo ready’ that promises to ‘slim, lift and contour’, making for a picture perfect silhouette.

I’m in…  xv


  acne oversized sweater  //    j brand photo ready jeans  //  jimmy choo 

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43 Comments

Heather in Arles

I am getting reeeeeally tired of skinny jeans. There! I said it! Because unless the J Brands have a built in crane… ;) And I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the prices on the Neiman site for the boots. *cough cough* 937€ for a studded Saint Laurent chelsea boot??
Ok, do these two comments make me seem old fartish? I bet they do! Sigh.

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Vicki

Price point is never irrelevant… but don’t get tired of skinny jeans, gorgeous Heather.. just breath in and pull… ;)Once they are up… they are worth the drama!!

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Heather in Arles

But dear Vicki, I DO pull them up and they just eventually work their way down to the center of gravity and it is oh so not pretty…says she who is in the middle of cooking a cannette…oooops…

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Victoria

My husband hates skinny jeans and has profusely begged me never to wear them! Which is fine with me because my honest feeling is, if you’re over 25, don’t wear them. I think, on older women, it has that “mutton dressed as lamb” look.

I love the big sweater and the boots though!

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Bungalow hostess

I am totally loving this look.
I bought some cheap dark wash skinny jeans and they are like a girdle but without the discomfort!
Heather I think you could find less expensive boots and still be happy and chic.
Thanks again Vicki, btw I did not comment on your tattoo post, I am not a fan of them either.

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Vicki

I agree… expensive does not make for happy and chic… but I do like to show whats happening out there… so we can be inspired whatever our budgets..

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Karena

I have a couple of long sweaters that I love to wear. I admit I am more of a straight leg or boot cut depending on the look although leggings work well also. Skinny jeans look super on others; though I feel I am tugging at the ankles! Ha!

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Vicki

Try them… if you like leggings…. they will look great and I think you will find them super flattering… :)

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cindy hattersley

I love skinny jeans and long sweaters as long as they are “long” enough to cover the derrier! Heather’s comment is hysterical! You are not old and fartish Heather!

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Vicki

She is definitely not… but I do know what she means about the difficulty of getting in the skinnies… especially if they have just been washed!!

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Rena

Dear Heather, don’t let get you down by this impolite comment. You must know what suits you and feel comfortable…that’s all what count to look confident and gorgeous. Nothing looks more worst than a thick butt pressed in a skinny jeans. Anyway I personally like it..they feel like a second skin.

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Pam@over50feeling40

My 27 year old daughter has a very different body type and style than I do. But, I would and do wear skinny jeans, leggings, boots. We each have to determined what is appropriate for us…I would not wear a mini skirt…it would look ridiculous on me, but I have friends who rock them well. I have set style communication goals for myself…what I want my clothing to say and everything must fit within those parameters for me!!

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Katherine

If I put something on and wonder ‘Can I wear this?’, it usually means I can’t. That is my rule of thumb – I must be completely comfortable with the look.
No matter what your age is -‘skinny’ anything looks fine if it fits right. Nothing worse than looking like a sausage stuffed in to something.
Having said all that, I have never dressed like my Mother and I’m sure my own daughter is thankful for that.

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miss b

I absolutely agree! I do think we can wear the same clothes on the whole. Skinny jeans, oversized sweaters and boots as shown in the photo – just perfect. Dresses do need to be a touch longer though. Daughters should wear a shorter version but the overall style can remain similar.

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Anita Rivera

I think that as long as I can carry myself young enough, I can pull this off! Oh yes, I can handle it!!! And I am loving the long sweaters for they do cover a multitude of sins! Anita

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my notting hill

I one of those no on the skinny jeans – they cut off my circulation at my knees when I sit! Last week I bought a long v-neck sweater at GAP – they’re calling the knit Eversoft. It’s a combo of wool, acrylic and nylon which sounds just awful but it’s incredibly soft, close to cashmere without being cashmere. I bought one in camel, loved it so much I bought a second one in camel (for when the first one wears out) and another in charcoal.

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Vicki

That sounds just like me! ONe for now and one for later… when you find something that works… go with it… :)

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Gigi Thibodeau

I love the look of skinny jeans on some bodies, just not my own!!! I am a bootcut kind of girl to balance my curvy hips. No matter my weight (or age), skinny jeans have never been flattering for me. I do like the rest of the look, though, and am a huge fan of monochromatic dressing, especially in shades of navy, black, and grey! xo Gigi

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Paula Austin

Awwww yes! Love this look, the panache, the class portrayed here. And I am thankful I have the long skinny legs that fit in the long skinny jeans. I think one complements the other. I am over fifty with three daughters who rock style. They critique my wardrobe from time to time. I’ve been inundated with comments such as “Mom, that’s old school, loose it, return it.” Yes, my girls love it when I look chic, sport the flamboyant confidence of the current trends. I detect somewhat of a little pride in them hanging out with their mom. What more could a mother ask for, daughters who love your élan, one that reflects a bold, and adventuresome character.

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D. A. Wolf

I adore skinny jeans… as long as they’re a good fit! And it can take trying on a dozen variations to find one that works.

In fact, I think when one’s taste runs to the classic, age is irrelevant. Perhaps age is always irrelevant as long as we’re appropriate for special occasions or professional scenarios – and otherwise, I say it’s all about fun and self-confidence.

One of the pleasures of a little maturity is being able to say “Don’t like it? Don’t look!”

:)

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Deborah Peterson Milne

I love this look Vicki and three cheers for J Brand for improving how we look in skinny jeans. Now tell me, how old must you be to stop wearing anything with a camo print? Thinking more in the lines of a jacket for the weekend.

xx

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Vicki

If you like it , try it… that’s my motto Deb… trust your own judgement… I’m sure it’s perfect. I wear a lot of khaki … love it… and I have seen some very cute camo tees about…

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Jan

I think it is more about body shape. A woman with larger than average breasts can not wear skinny jeans, as we look rather top heavy, IMO.

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deborah

I love the look! I don’t see any reason why we must dress dowdy because we have children. I just want to have my own look, and my daughters to have their own style.

If only I could have those legs of my youth! lol

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Tamara

Give me my Vince sweaters, J brand skinnies, boots and my Burberry gauze scarf and I’m off. I’m 54 but will never stop wearing jeans.

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Melinda

Vicki, I adore your blog! I’m 63 and cannot stand to wear “old lady” clothes!! I believe that any style can be tweaked and can be age appropriate. I love wearing my leggings or skinnies with oversize sweaters and boots! A question….my friend and I are planning a trip to Paris in the spring. I would like to wear sneakers (the cute high tops that are in fashion now) for comfort. What do you think?

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Vicki

Absolutely!
I am going to do anew post on the “sneaker” fashion very shortly because they are brilliant for travelling and for once in fashion!

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