A model, and product and interiors stylist, Melinda Brady knows style. She also happens to be in her 50’s, something which is neither here nor there except she’s all about ageing gracefully and living in the moment. Full of tips for women over 40 (check out her first instalment here), Melinda is back again to top up our wisdom with 10 more useful fashion and style hacks:
1. Reinvent yourself.
I think its important to reinvent yourself every decade or so, often the older we get the more we have on our plate so eventually we just don’t make the time to pay attention to our own style we once did.
If you can open up your wardrobe and see things you purchased over a decade ago that don’t fit you, or you haven’t worn in years then its really time to do something about it.
Imagine how much easier it would be to get up and out the door with the confidence you need to get through the day if your wardrobe was only inhabited by things you love to wear?
New Years Resolution See more art Visit more Galleries Read more than I do already Im pictured here in front of one of my favourite Art Installations, Anselm Kiefer “Shevirath ha Kelim” at Mona Museum last year .. It’s magnificent, imposing yet delicate.. Lead leaves with pages made from shards of glass.. It always takes my breath away.. It’s home in the gallery is light filled making its reflections something beautiful to behold ???? .. #newyearsresolution #seemoreart #visit #moregalleries #art #galleries #artinspiration #anselmkiefer @anselmkiefer #shevirathhakelim #monamuseum @monamuseum ❤️
2. Mix high street fashion with designer and vintage.
I’ve always loved vintage, perhaps its my proportion; 50s pieces in particular just work on my body.
I love designer labels too but usually only buy one piece a season to mix with my vintage and high street finds.
It’s this blend that gives me my unique style, I love that I rarely look like anyone else.
Once upon a time vintage used to be associated with being a student and having to shop in opportunity shops because we couldn’t afford anything else.
Nowadays there are plenty of amazing second hand stores who have stashes of vintage gold! Shag in Melbourne is a definite favourite!