Elegant and beautiful at 50

5 (very) inexpensive ideas

Turning 50 is a real milestone, much more than 30 or 40. It’s a turning point.

Are you replacing your partner? Great, it had to be the wrong one. Did you arrive at a crucial change at work? Be brave, it’s time to turn the corner. Are you renovating your house? That’s easy. Follow our architecture news or get inspired by our houses.

50 represents a new beginning: the start of a new half-century. And yes, let’s face it: we want to live well and for a very long time.

You must feel elegant and beautiful at 50!

Enjoy them!!

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Elegant and beautiful at 50

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1. Change your inner image

Let’s start from your head that is the hardest part. Improve the idea you have of yourself. Feel beautiful. Feel good with yourself. See yourself in all your beauty. Just see yourself. As 50’s (a recurrent number) plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz affirms in his book Psycho-Cybernetics: “your mind works on images, so you can cheat it”.

Wear your favourite dress, the one that makes you feel comfortable: an evening dress or a pair of jeans, it doesn’t matter. Do your hair and makeup, then catch your sister, brother, daughter, grandson and, if you’re lucky, your photographer friend: immortalize your desire to be appreciated in a beautiful photograph, maybe more than one, in black and white or colour.

Keep that picture in front of you day and night, in your thoughts, in the labyrinth of doubts that will come back again maybe a thousand times. Look at that. You are that picture. Beautiful just the way you are.

My website was built around my photos.

Elegant and beautiful at 50

2. Black and White

Timeless. No other word is required. Paola Vancore Couture described me as a woman in black and white. It’s true. The last picture in the bottom right corner shows me wearing one of her creations.

All white, all black or mixed black and white. If you want to be chic, you never get wrong with them. This doesn’t mean that colors are bad. They are beautiful, warm, and cheerful. But for a special evening or just to feel special there’s nothing better than a white shirt, with a masculine line, maybe stolen from your partner. It’s perfect to cover your hips if you’re not skinny and you can wear it slightly opened, with a turned up collar. Match it with black ankle pants, neither tight nor baggy. You never get wrong with this look. Never. Trust me.

For the shoes just jump to the next tip.

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3. A little bit of heels, a little bit of make up.

This is a pillar of life from my French friend Marisa and everybody knows French women are always chic. Flat sandals are beautiful, like ballerina shoes, but if you want to walk 10 feet above the others and feel très chic, a little bit of heels never hurts. 5-inch heels are great, but you must know how to walk on them and they aren’t good for any occasion: you cannot wear them to take children from school or go shopping. One-two inches heels are always good, from morning to night. My favourite ones are the Chanel models opened on the back. You can find them everywhere at any price. Otherwise ankle boots are great, too.

Mascara, eyebrow pencil, lipstick and gloss are a must have. Make-up should be wisely used especially in day-time. You can wear something more in the evening, but it always depends on the occasion. Remember to put a little more make up on when you take the picture of point 1: the camera devours it. Stop with foundation and go for concealer and face powder.

Eleganti e Belle da 5 a 50 Anni Maria Laura Berlinguer Stile Italiano - consigli e suggerimenti - made in italy - stile di vita - moda donna - fashion - blog

Elegant and beautiful at 50

4. A scent of a woman

You must have a good scent, a remarkable one.

Choose it. Change it. There’s never a unique perfume that is good for you and your personality. Certain fragrances are more indicated for specific times of your life: your daughter’s one will hardly be fine on you and vice versa. Some scents are better for summer, others for winter. There are many perfumes you never tried. It’s time to experiment!

Follow our perfume section.

5. Always smile

ESSENTIAL. When you smile you look much more beautiful. And you enchant other people.

A smile is the first thing we remember and the first one that fascinates us. The smile makes us dream and when we dream, we smile. Plus, they say it’s good for wrinkles … So do you wanna smile at us? Read what Paola Angelini’s stars got in store for you and always be ready for good news.

One little friend of ours, Allegra, wrote on her Instagram bio: “If life doesn’t make you smile, just tickle it”. I don’t know who said it, but it makes me smile.

Thank you.

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