It is interesting how clothes can affect our emotions. Colours have the same power to affect how we feel.
How clothes feel, the social implications attached to them, or what they symbolise for us can affect our mood and emotions. Could we actually manage our moods with clothes?
The most important thing is that whatever you put on makes you feel good. Even if something might not be regarded by the outside world as "age-appropriate"! I often find that phrase demoralising and restrictive. Who cares, if it makes you feel good and lights you up? As soon as you light up, you are more attractive to others which you feel subliminally, which in turn lights you up even more.
I see this in clients sometimes when we are having a "trying on" session. I had a client recently who was showing me a favourite dress she wears on holiday. It is her "holiday dress". The colours in the dress were right for her skintone. The cut and style of the dress was "sexy", even if some may have said it wasn't "age appropriate".
I am honest in my appraisals and may point out how a piece could be improved for a bodyshape or suggest it be put aside. But in this case, as soon as she put it on, she just lit up! She looked gorgeous. Her whole face lit up. She looked happy, and exuded confidence and allure.
That was one dress she was going to be able to keep! After all, it was her "holiday dress". Holidays are about having fun, feeling good, happy, bringing out your "diva" and sexier self. If an outfit can make you feel happy it is worth keeping.