3 Quick Fixes for Holiday ‘Beauty Bummers’

’Tis almost the season — of overreach, that is, when your already busy life gets even busier. From meal planning and preparation to getting together with far-flung family and friends — and, of course, trying to look radiant through it all — the last thing you need is to be thrown off your game plan by an unforeseen “beauty bummer.” >> 10 Must-Have Wardrobe Items for Women at 50+ But don’t stress — you’ve got enough of that in your life …

Closet Clearing 101: Keep This, Not That

To achieve an ageless look, here are five basic items every age-40-plus fashionista should keep in her closet all year long: white T-shirts, dark straight-leg jeans, a classic navy blazer, a wrap dress and a go-to LBD (little black dress). Having these on hand helps you create a timeless foundation. You can then build on this with trendy pieces from each new season, such as two of this year’s favorite items (so far!): animal-print scarves and slouchy slacks. Anytime you add …

The Best Fashion Advice I Ever Got

Fashion should be fun, not frustrating. And it should definitely not be frumpy. But once I hit my 50s, I started feeling confused about what I should – and shouldn’t – wear to look fresh, modern and confident. In the course of researching The Best of Everything After 50, I had the opportunity to pick the brains of a group of fashion-savvy women, among them Diane von Furstenberg, Ginny Hilfiger (Tommy’s younger sister) and personal shoppers at Saks Fifth Avenue. Their …

5 Things That Probably Look Better on Your Daughter

After 50, certain styles you once threw on with abandon should probably be abandoned. Too many women continue to sport outfits and makeup in midlife that would look much better on their daughters (or on other young women) than they do on them. But the cause may not be what you think: It has little to do with size and everything to do with elegance. So even though I often wear the same brand of jeans as my two teenage …

3 Ways To Fix Your Fashion Failures

We are always looking out for the next ‘new thing”-that one diet that will help us drop the pounds, or the skin cream with the latest anti-aging ingredient that promises to erase every wrinkle-instead of just taking some good, simple advice about what really works (and what doesn’t). And this is especially true of one of the easiest things to fix: what we wear. No matter how many magazine articles or books we read about how to look (and feel) …

Ten Pounds Til’ Spring Jeans!

Where did those extra pounds come from? This is the question of the month as millions of women 50+ shop for new jeans. Goodbye camouflaging layers, cozy carbs, festive cocktails, holiday desserts and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Hello muffin tops, flab and a belly that wasn’t there last time we checked. Common sense (and the daily media surge of diet and exercise warnings) says get your booty to the gym and start eating  healthy again because the warm weather won’t …