5 fashion mistakes women make

  1. Ciclochick says:

    You forgot a few :): wearing crocs, leggings, ripped jeans, Uggs, slogan tees are all banned from chicness!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      those items refer to personal style preferences. crocs may not be your thing as well as ripped jeans but it doesn’t make them fashion mistakes. this is when grace and space step in. you say potatoe and i say potato.

  2. Laurie Brown says:

    I like this post a lot. It’s a personal checklist on where I’m at on each of these five topics. Very useful.

  3. Carolyn says:

    This was great advice. I’m over 70 and you definitely help keep me current. Thanks for all the time you put into your blog.

  4. Eve says:

    I have never had to tweeze my eyebrows but as I got older they did thin out. I’m looking for just the right fill in brow pencil. I have silver hair. Will taupe or grey be a better color? Informative post.

  5. Peggy says:

    Great post Beth. I had to go to your post regarding the jewelry pieces all women should have. Great post also. I pinned both of your outfits with the black skirt. Different blouses, same skirt, totally different outfits. Loved them both. Have a great Sunday.

  6. Leu2500 says:

    Dividing your purse contents into pouches (makeup, medicine, etc) makes it easier to switch purses. And easier to find things in your purse.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      that’s a great tip! thanks for sharing.

    • Lindsey A says:

      Thats what I was going to suggest! I have cute little canvas pouches inside my bigger handbag. Much easier to find things, and easy to switch bags. I have one for notebook and pen, one for ‘unglam essentials’ eg tide to go stick (stained clothes are another style mistake), allergy meds, heartburn meds, one for keys (I keep 3 keyrings: one for each car and one for front door at home and cabin), one for grooming (lip balm, mascara and foldable hairbrush).

  7. Kathleen McDermott says:

    Yes. “If you do not have fit, you do not have anything.” Clinton Kelly WNTW

    I always notice women who look attractive, well put together. Has nothing to do with age, height, weight, figure type or style of dress. Outfit fits head to toe, nice purse and footwear and, most importantly, good haircut/color (whatever that may be). Hair is our biggest accessory! I’d also add teeth whitening to the self-care. And posture! It takes more work at 67, but it’s fun!

  8. Jan says:

    Thank you for your posts. You always look chic and I love your philosophy on aging.

    I would love to see a post on wearing scarves and especially on how to tie them. Fall is coming!

    Thank you, Jan

  9. Cathy McMann says:

    A pro tip on the handbag issue – invest in one of those handbag organizers. You can buy them on Etsy and Amazon, they don’t cost much. Using one of them, you can switch purses in less than a minute just by switching the organizer from one bag to another.

    Also, pay attention to the fit and support of your bra. I see a lot of women who would look so much better if their bra fit and provided support. I blame the bralette trend.

  10. Keryn says:

    In my book, apart from wearing clothes that don’t fit, wearing clothes that don’t suit your body shape or colouring or personal style are the biggest mistakes. I also think wearing jewellery is a personal style preference ( like ciclochicks crocs, leggings etc) and the absence of jewellery isn’t necessarily a fashion mistake. You linked the part about jewellery to an article on classic jewellery every women should own. This is just the sort of thing that can lead to a fashion mistake. If your personal style is dramatic or rebellious or bohemian for instance, a dainty pair of pearl earrings will look incongruous. Better no jewellery than the wrong jewellery. And while a skin care routine is of course important I don’t see that it relates to a fashion mistake, bad makeup- yes. Wearing wrong colours for your skin undertone near your face, making you look sallow – yes.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      if color is important to you then bright skin should be of greater importance and makes all the difference with our confidence which is of utmost importance when it comes to rocking any outfit. yes, the post is linked to classic jewelry. even boho chic can rock a string of pearls or stack their bracelets. but if you’re off to a black-tie wedding or a funeral classic jewelry will come to your rescue.

      • Keryn says:

        Of course beautiful glowing skin will enhance anything we wear, I am just surprised at the things you chose to leave out of your list of 5 fashion mistakes. It’s been clear to me for a while that you have never really studied fashion or style theory and while I applaud some of your interesting combinations and fresh modern but age appropriate take on fashion, I think it could be useful for you to understand the theory a little better. Below is a link to an award winning site I have found very inspirational, I am sure there are similar ones out there but this one is very detailed yet succinct. I have no affiliation and from what I can see she does not have sponsorship so it is unbiased. I strongly suggest you broaden your mind and stop getting so defensive when your comments aren’t all from people falling over themselves to pay homage to you.


        • Beth Djalali says:

          defensive? if that’s your perspective. emails and comments can be misconstrued since you can’t read or see my tone. but this blog isn’t just about style or fashion. it’s about aging with grace, strength, and beauty.

          on this blog, you’ll find lots of inspiration that isn’t directly related to style or fashion. and, yes, i’m familiar with Imogene. she interviewed me several years ago and featured me on her award-winning blog. love her! but please, no lectures. and you don’t have to fall over yourself when you leave a comment. that’s not the point of the comment section.

          but i will remind you that when you visit the blog or social channels you are visiting my home and i am your hostess. can’t remember the last time one of my guests told me i needed to go to cooking school…

  11. Susan says:

    Keryn’s mean spirited comment to this fun blog was undeserved.

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