Amber Valletta used to be one of my favorite models. Somehow, I could never really decide between her and Christy Turlington. Her light green eyes, flawless complexion and prominent jaw were to me the perfect beauty attributes. Later, I admired her on the big screen and she always seemed soulful to me, much more than just a model‒a contemporary icon that will always remain flawless. That is why I was so overjoyed when I saw that Elle chose her to present stylings, in which Amber is wearing gorgeous pieces by Burberry, Michael Kors and Givenchy. She is over forty, which makes her an excellent trendsetting inspiration, representing the face of a new wave of strong women, women with “balls”, who are feminine and elegant at the same time. Even if she were wearing a brand like Zara, they chose top pieces for 40+, any woman would look perfect in them as well as very chic. Here’s an analysis of these pieces along with advice on how to best wear them.
Light blue with brown
I recently wrote about this rather new combination, which creates a very classic look. A light blue shirt is taken from men’s wardrobe, and it looks flawless in combination with pants or high waisted skirt in light brown. It’s a contrast between a male top and feminine lower part. A nice, discreet belt is a must and a way to perfection.
Super sexy on bare skin, but we would add a lace bra, because we’re going out in the world after all. Let the lace peek out a bit! The blouse can be silk or cotton gauze, but it has to be as light as possible; all the better, if it’s translucent. Again, you can style it with pants or pencil skirt, stick to light tones, pastels and you won’t regret it. There really has been enough of black.
Trench and beige shades
You cannot go wrong with these colors, because they suit every woman. For a timeless classic, you can add some gold jewelry or pearls. As far as a trench is concerned: you have to have one, because it’s an iconic piece, although you may not wear it too often, because the seasons change so quickly, we simply can’t keep up. But it’s nice being Audrey now and then, thinking we’re starring in a movie with Bogart. That’s also fashion.
Another piece I’ve written about a lot and I keep emphasizing this: It has to be long enough and include a belt, otherwise it looks like a shapeless sack. If it’s knee-length, it’s too short, because one add a belt, and it becomes a mini, it won’t be comfortable nor wearable. Opt for something light, monochromatic is a good option, because these kind of pieces are the most elegant. Small flowers, polka dots or stripes are also acceptable.
Another piece that is influenced by male wardrobe and is so reminiscent of an elegant Burberry at the same time. A shirt, a blazer, pants, maybe even a knee-length bodycorn dress. Tartan is a lovely pattern and you get to play with earth tones again, because they’re very welcome. You can style the shirt with black items and accessories, but it’s definitely more beautiful with beige tones, because it comes to life that way.
Super sexy LBD
When, if not now? My darlings, now is the time to show off our best attributes and allow ourselves to be a bit more daring, because we’re confident enough to opt for a piece that isn’t exactly church-appropriate, with all due respect. A low neck line is already enough, you don’t have to go overboard with jewelry, because the attention is going to be focused there anyway. Keep the length moderate, midi is ideal, so there’s not too much of everything.
Tulle and translucency
I warmly advise you to opt for a maxi tulle skirt. I promise, you won’t regret it. You can also reach for a dress or a blouse with translucent sleeves. These pieces are all very sophisticated and elegant. Amber can get away with a low neck line, which compliments any woman with smaller breasts; it would be too daring if the opposite were true. Be the judge for yourself, but for a night in with your partner…why not?
I’m not sure if there is a more feminine piece, I don’t suppose there is. Stick to midi, because that’s the length that the pleats show in their best light, same holds true for a dress. I am going to repeat myself: Opt for pastels! As you can see in the picture, they’re very harmonious, everything goes well with everything and it creates a lovely image, which is all about elegance. Add a longer blazer and you’ll be perfect. Above all, it’s a style that will never go out of fashion.
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