Tracey Gale models fashion by W-Lane in City Centre Plaza, Rockhampton. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Tracey Gale models fashion by W-Lane in City Centre Plaza, Rockhampton. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK260214swlane8

Time to be a style survivor no matter what your age

FORGET being a fashion victim.

When you get to a certain age, be it in your 30s, 40s or 50s, you would much rather be a fashion survivor.

And the best way to do that is really quite simple; wearing clothing that is comfortable yet still fashionable.

That means effortless styling, classic shapes and wearing materials that offer breathability and durability.

Remember, though, just because you have a birthday that puts you into a new age bracket doesn't mean it is time to start dressing dowdy.

Model Tracey Gale doesn't think she dresses any different while in her 40s to when she was younger, but admits she is more casual in her style these days.

She believes her change in style is more do to with current trends than current age.

"The '80s were either funky or very formal, like the suits of Dallas days," Tracey said.

"Formal is more casual now."

When it comes to comfort, Tracey believes it is more than just what you are wearing.

"I believe the best fashion item is being comfortable with who you are, and in your own skin," she said.

So forget the idea of "age appropriate" clothing and look instead for "you appropriate" clothing.

Look for colours that suit your complexion rather than what is the latest in fashion.

Look for styles that suit your body shape rather than what your friends are wearing.

"Stay up to date, but don't stray away from your own style."

To vamp up your wardrobe, try some on-trend accessories.

And most of all, remember fashion can be fun, no matter what your age.



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