How to Break Fashion Rules - Pull Off Gray Hair, Miniskirts and Retro
Think you're too old to wear a miniskirt? Too young to pull off gray hair? Think again.
By Virginia Sole Smith
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the May 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Miniskirts at 50
When Traci Wolfe turned 50, she decided to celebrate all year long by tackling 50 new experiences and blogging about them. So far, she's tried knitting, yoga—and wearing miniskirts. "I love them, but a few years ago I decided I shouldn't wear them anymore," she says. "I was worried about people's reactions." Wolfe did a trial run at the beach and realized, "Short skirts make me feel hot!" Here, she pairs a flouncy cotton pointelle version with a sophisticated tweed jacket, silk camisole and T-strap heels for a look that's polished, not preteen.
To show off great legs:
Stick to modest tops. Try a jacket or button-down rather than a tee, tank, or low-cut blouse.
Think swingy. Wolfe's skirt is short, but it isn't tight, keeping the focus on her legs, not her rear.
Skirt, Catherine Malandrino, $245. Jacket, CH Carolina Herrera, $845. Camisole, Hy+Dot, $90, Necklaces, Daria de Koning. Bracelet, Joyce Makitalo. Heels, Sergio Rossi.