Some say age is just a number. This basically means it shouldn’t affect some of the things you do. But when it comes to age and fashion, there are a few rules to follow. And we think Mo Abudu has mastered these rules well.
Mo Abudu is one woman whose style is age-appropriate. This 54-year-old media mogul has mastered her body and personal style, and knows what works for her. From red carpets to weddings, Mo’s signature style stays true. So today, we’re taking a few pages from her style book on how to dress for your 50s!
Don’t follow trends
With age comes originality, self-awareness and dancing to the beat of your own drum. At this point in your life, you know what works and are capable of translating that for yourself. Stick with what has worked over time and keep it fresh with an edge.
For Mo Abudu, she’s never gone wrong in a print dress. From local and international designers, Mo has a stunning collection of feminine dresses that most of us would love to own. She wears them, knows she looks good in them and is confident that the world knows it too.
Experiment with something new
Your 50s is a good time to try new things. This doesn’t mean wearing what’s trending, but stepping outside your comfort zone. (Of course by no means boring) Try a fascinator, wear a shimmery fabric, wear something bold. After 50+ years of taking life on, you’ve earned the right to live boldly!
Mo does this effortlessly with unique fabrics and accessories that put her on our style radar all the time.
Wear classic colours
The colours we wear always tell stories. They speak of who we are, how we’re feeling and even our personalities. In your 50s you’d want to gravitate more towards colours that are elegant and speak to your age. These colours could be white, red and even black. They’ll help you stand out in a confident and assured way that isn’t overbearing.
We can’t count how many times we’ve seen Mo look amazing in a bold white outfit. The colour translates well on her and makes her the centre of attention.
Functionality is key
When it comes to dressing for your age, it is important to choose outfits that are functional and practical. This includes clothes and shoes. Did you know that wearing heels that are too high can contribute to bad posture? In your 50s you want to look elegant and elevated, and not the opposite.
We’d suggest opting for flats or low heels with platforms for better balance. You can throw in maxi dresses that are stylish but comfortable too.
It’s not just about clothes
As much we’d like to say it’s all about the fashion, it’s not. If clothes make up 20% of your style, self-care brings 80%. As you grow older, it is important to care for your body. A healthy body goes a long way in boosting your confidence and even making your clothes look better.
Mo Abudu takes this very seriously. When she’s not boxing to keep fit, she’s taking a much-needed vacation to unwind from her media mogul life.
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Remember, you come first in all you do. If you’ve not been taking care of you, it’s high time you started.