There’s something glorious about ageing.
Sure, we worry about our faces changing and frequently catch ourselves stumbling through uncertain life changes, but for most of us there’s a sense of excitement that comes from entering a new decade.
We grow into the women we were meant to be and say goodbye to bad life choices (glitter hairspray and iridescent eye shadow, anyone?) and with every birthday comes the chance to be a new person.
So, how do we make our inner evolution known to the world and properly celebrate moving into a new life phase?
Through clothes and shopping, of course.
According to David Jones Classic Collection Design Manager Lynn DeVilliers, dressing for your age has nothing to do with saying goodbye to your favourite clothes and everything to do with embracing new looks.
“Fashion is something to be enjoyed, whatever age you may be,” she said. “The key is to ensure the garment fits well.
“It’s also important that it is suited to your figure, is easy to put together and that your building blocks are versatile enough to be updated with key seasonal trend items that appeal to you.
“In your 20s, it’s all about freedom of expression. You can mix prints, patterns and silhouettes together, the options are limitless. Festival looks, denim and ultra pretty fem tops are key for this season.
“Experimentation and layering are key to making the look your own. David Jones Classic Collection offers a multitude of prints and silhouettes, and gives a nod to season relevant trends.”
So, that’s your 20s taken care of. But what about your 30s?
Traditionally, this is a time fraught with struggle and a sense of hesitation. You say goodbye to your 20s, a decade you longed for throughout your teen years, and suddenly find yourself starring squarely down the barrel of adulthood.
“30s fashion is driven by confident style,” Lynn said. “Wear the clothing simply and well put together in a chic way.
“Clothing makes us feel good so we can put our best foot forward and be taken seriously.