While I was packing the last few weeks my thoughts turned to the winter wardrobe. We've barely had a summer, yet the cold weather is just around the corner. During the A/W 2010/2010 shows last year I completely fell in love with everything Burberry. In particular with the leather and shearling combination.
But at what point in life do I render myself TOO OLD to wear trends off the cat walk and be able to pull them off? Is it at a particular age? Is it when my wrinkles become severe?
No doubt at 47 Elle looks better than most women half her age, but I can't help but think that the outfit is ridiculous for a school pick up? Am I going to look just as silly in a leather and shearling jacket sitting at my favourite cafe on a cold Saturday morning?
I don't flinch at Gwyneth Paltrow when she wears a mini skirt, not even for a minute. She looks amazing. So what sets women and outfits apart. Is it appearance or confidence? Or our opinion of their style?
Do women have a sell by date? Is Kate Moss the only woman allowed to wear hot pants in her 30's? And should I stay away from the leather and shearling?