I have recently noticed some new ideas for stylish ways that Baby Boomers can layer their winter jumpers and cardigans so that you can look modern rather than dowdy. You may still have to buy new items but they will be cheaper options that extend and revitalise your current clothes. Many women underestimate the versatility of the clothes already hanging in their wardrobe.The model from the magazine was shown wearing a slightly wider V neck sweater. Under it was a grandpa shirt that was unbuttoned to below the jumper’s V front. The full extent of the unbuttoning is not seen and the open space creates a second slimming V shape as well as room to add a statement necklace.
A short necklace is better here than a long necklace. Any round neck or open T-shirt would work as the necklace could be under or on top of it. As you are only showing a small bit of the T-shirt or shirt, the white colour on the model will work for everyone even if white is not your best colour.I have a picture of two models wearing the same Butterick pattern 5760 which features a simple round neck and front-buttoned cardigan. One model is wearing the cardigan unbuttoned which is a classic way that can easily look dowdy. The other model is wearing the same cardigan with only the centre button done up.
Over the cardigan she is wearing a narrow belt with a wide, open, ring-shaped buckle. The buckle is your modern styling secret. Because it is metal and open, it breaks up the width of your belt. The result is that your waist looks smaller. This type of belt is a dressing magician. You can wear it over jackets or any cardigans for the same effect. Look in your favourite stores or go to the Chicos website where you will find four similar belts.Basic V neck wool knit cardigans worn over classic centre-buttoned shirts can make you feel old-fashioned and dowdy. Even when you leave part of the cardigan unbuttoned to the waist, it is still aging.
A strong statement necklace may lift it a little. A better option is to wear a just below the elbow or three-quarter sleeve, modern cardigan as I saw last year on the Coldwater Creek website. Under the model’s light grey cardigan she was wearing a soft white or cream skivvy. Her sleeves were pushed up a little bit to reveal her slim arms. The loose and slightly open neckline looked more modern than the old-style skivvies that are tight-fitting at the neck. Her necklace was a darker grey and came to just above bust height. It all gave an impression of openness.