My Top Five Outfits From The Barefaced Chic

One of my top five outfits from The Barefaced Chic, a fashion blog for women over 50 | Peach duster coat with peach and pink bag

The Barefaced Chic will be three next November. It is amazing to think that there will be three years’ of my writing, photography and video floating around on the internet.

Some of the posts I’ve produced have left be bursting with pride; some not so much. My writing, photography (Andrew takes most of the pics so I include him in this statement) and sense of style have improved enormously since I tentatively pressed the publish button on my very first post.

Through this blog I have blossomed and my adventure down the fashion road and experiments along the way have seen me make a few somewhat eclectic outfit choices (I’m being nice to myself, some have been bloody awful). I am still working out what does and does not suit me, still experimenting and still having a lot of fun with fashion.

Through this experimentation I sometimes hit upon an outfit that makes me feel like a million dollars. An outfit that I keep reaching for time after time. An outfit that makes me smile. Here are five such outfits from the very beginning of The Barefaced Chic.

Please do bear in mind that these are older posts and I am sharing them to show how my style has developed. Therefore the shopping links that may be in the posts might link to pieces that are out of stock – sorry.

My Top Five Outfits

The ‘Frozen’ Cape

Now I’m not for one minute saying that this was one of my most successful outfits fashion-wise, but every time I wore it I smiled. It’s hard to explain, but it made me want to twirl – and twirl I did!

I think I’ve also mentioned in a previous post that this was the first time I felt comfortable in front of a camera – ever. So for those two reasons this shoot makes it into my top five outfits. Original Post

One of my top five outfits from The Barefaced Chic, a fashion blog for women over 50 | Burgundy fur trimmed cape

One of my top five outfits from The Barefaced Chic, a fashion blog for women over 50 | Burgundy fur trimmed cape

The 20’s Hat

Again this wasn’t a massive success fashion-wise, but it showcased my love of hats and it clearly shows how much my confidence in front of the camera has improved. Original Post

One of my top five outfits from The Barefaced Chic, a fashion blog for women over 50 | Cream 20's style hat and geometric print vintage blouse

One of my top five outfits from The Barefaced Chic, a fashion blog for women over 50 | Cream 20's style hat and geometric print vintage blouse

The Wow Bag

I have used this wow bag so many times now, and it gets compliments EVERY time! In fact, I wore the whole outfit over and over again and will do again – if I ever get my clothes out of storage. I did manage to save my wow bag from storage, I even wore in in a recent postOriginal Post

One of my top five outfits from The Barefaced Chic, a fashion blog for women over 50 | Wow bag, cream skinny jeans, unusual jigsaw print gloves, pale blue wrap

One of my top five outfits from The Barefaced Chic, a fashion blog for women over 50 | Wow bag, cream skinny jeans, unusual jigsaw print gloves, pale blue wrap

Black Duster Coat And Split Leg Trousers

Two pieces I kept reaching for in the Spring were this black duster coat and a pair of split leg trousers. The coat draped so beautifully and hid a multitude of ‘sins’.  The trousers almost floated across the ground as I walked. I loved the whole unstructured look of this outfit and I think the wind actually did me a favour (for a change) in the shoot by showcasing the outfit’s movement. Original Post

One of my top five outfits from The Barefaced Chic, a fashion blog for women over 50 | Black duster coat, pink lightweight jumper, pink and grey large bag, side split trousers, trilby hat

One of my top five outfits from The Barefaced Chic, a fashion blog for women over 50 | Black duster coat, pink lightweight jumper, pink and grey large bag, side split trousers, trilby hat

Blush Pink Duster Coat

I don’t think a top five post would be complete without my blush pink duster coat. I cannot tell you how many times this coat has been in the wash since I bought it! That may be down to the fact that I’m a muck magnet though 😉

It scrunches into nothing for packing, never creases and goes with SO many things. I think it’s one of my best buys so far on my journey to find my style. Original Post

One of my top five outfits from The Barefaced Chic, a fashion blog for women over 50 | Pink duster coat, pink and grey bag

One of my top five outfits from The Barefaced Chic, a fashion blog for women over 50 | Pink duster coat, pink and grey bag 

I find it interesting that, as I trawled through the posts in the fashion and style section of the blog, I was drawn to the outfits that made me feel good rather than the ones I think were particularly successful fashion-wise.

It just goes to show: by all means let’s keep our fingers on the pulse of fashion, but feeling good in what we’re wearing will always win over being ‘in’.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my top five outfits. Have I left out one of your favourites? Do let me know in the comments and do please share your style journey.

Here’s to experimenting with fashion but never being a slave to it!

8 Comments

  1. July 3, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    OH, what a lovely walk down memory lane this was! I also love the Frozen Cape! My fave outfit is still that silver trouser suit, but these are all so stunning too. I love the hat. And that pink duster was made for you. Look at you, Fashionista! xx

    • July 11, 2017 / 9:36 am

      It was quite hard to choose. I mean, some of my earlier outfits were awful, but I’m really enjoying some of my latest ones. xxx

  2. Marianne
    July 3, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I liked your blue and white (I think) winser dress and jacket onboard your boat, looking very jet set.

  3. July 10, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Side split trousers are super fun, love seeing your previous outfits here, all very stylish. Jacqui
    mummabstylish

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