Alyson Walsh is the author of the book Style Forever based on her popular blog That’s Not My Age. As a fashion journalist, she writes for the Guardian and the FT’s How To Spend It websites and strongly believes that you don’t have to have youth to have style.
Confidence comes from finding clothes and accessories that work hard, and work in real life. Not just on catwalks, in glossy magazines or ‘Today I’m Wearing’ blog posts. These reliable, figure-flattering essentials are what I like to call Wardrobe Glue. Finding the perfect Wardrobe Glue may take a little time, effort and self-awareness but you’re going to be a member of Generation FAB (fifty and beyond) for quite a long time, so it’s worth putting in the groundwork. Once the essentials are in place, the uniform perfected, add a final flourish and you’re ready for action.
Here are six of my favourite pieces from the spring/summer 2015 collections at Fenwick (which, to be honest, weren’t that difficult to find). The Bond Street store is one of my favourite shops. The calm environment, perfectly edited fashion offer and brilliant lingerie department make shopping a doddle. And there’s a Blink concession where I get my eyebrows threaded – so obviously that means I have to visit on a regular basis. Any excuse, really.