Everytime I go shopping lately, I find myself asking my shopping gals "Is this too young for me?" Of course, the only answer I'll ever get is "oh no, absolutely not!" But, I know better. There are some trends that a mid-life shopper cannot or should not try to pull off, no matter how great she looks. In my opinion, this includes (but not limited to) super short skirts and dresses, anything to purposely show your undergarments, too-tight anything, leggings without a top that covers your bottom, over-accessorizing, and holey jeans.
However, I do believe that as you age you can still be stylish and trend worthy. One of my favorite trends that started in 2009 and explodes for Spring 2010 is the cuff bracelet. Remember I mentioned "over-accessorizing?" With a beautiful cuff bracelet you can still make a statement without looking like you are trying too hard. You may see younger woman wearing a stack of cuffs that go half-way up their forearms. This is not for us. Limit your cuffs to two, and possibly three if they aren't too wide. Cuffs are great - you never have to worry about fat wrists, right? I don't think there's anyone out there that shouldn't wear cuffs!
Here are some beautiful ones that I'm coveting right now. Yes, some are way out of my price range, but I love the challenge of finding similar styles at a wallet happy price.
Ranjana Khan Assymetrical Crystal Bracelet, Neiman Marcus
Devon Leigh Stone Cuff, Neiman Marcus
Susan Hanover Stone Wired Cuff, Intermix
Silver Ribbon Cuff, Intermix
John Hardy Kali Taman Zen Wide Cuff, Neiman Marcus
Elizabeth & James Twig Cuff, Neiman Marcus
Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Plated Coral Cuff, Net-a-Porter
Marni Lily White Wooded Horn Bracelet, Net-a-Porter
Pearly Flower Bracelet, Forever 21
Crinkle Textured Cuff, Forever 21
Janis by Janis Savitt Multi-Chain Cuff, Neiman Marcus