Sturdy Gals are rarely cool by nature. That’s OK. We don’t mind, most of the time. We understand that our value derives from blunt talk, kindness, and upper body strength.
But we do like to peek over the shoulders of the cool kids now and then. As we age, evolve, and get braver, we try on some of their clothes. Even denizens of the Sturdy room might duck out an Artsy door one day.
And where would we shop? Here are a few choice sources. Let’s start with shoes, a sneaky way to grab a little Artsy. Via the queen of diffident snark and razor-sharp style, east side bride. cevd likes them too.
I’ve been coveting some Dieppa Restrepo oxfords. You don’t have to go all the way to metallic blue. Nice black leather will do for our first steps.
I’ve posted items from Catbird many times before. Their slogan ought to be Jewelry With Teeth. Kidchamp is a fan.
I guess even the Artsy will need a shirt. Topless would be way too cool for school. I’m going with my true Artsy inspiration, Audi at Fashion for Nerds. She makes a science out of fabric drape. Why cool people like asymmetry I do not know. That’s probably the secret of coolness.
Confession. My secret 50+ weapon is good biceps. Thanks to lifting my fat babies of decades past. I think I’d wear this top with black leggings, if it was long enough, or black stovepipe jeans. But more likely with whatever the cool salesperson recommended. Being that I’m new to the cool game and all.
Some other sources. How about a Los Angeles site?
Denim plays for many teams. This jacket is indigo painted black. Although I might wind up in groovy sweatpants by mistake. Sturdy Gals often start out in search of cool but bring home sweatpants.
This is a different kind of Advanced Style, for the over 50. Urban but minimal. Derived from art galleries. Goes very well, I hope, with long grey hair. And I’m going to say pearl studs, because if we couple Hello Kitty with Armani, surely we must pearl it up here.
Don’t take my word. Look through the sites. It’s Thursday, and most Thursdays can sustain a little diversion.