Friday, March 30, 2012

Ask Olisi Friday's: Age Appropriate Shirts...

Hello Stampees!  I'm back!!!  Welcome to the second installment of Ask Olisi Friday's.  This week's question comes from Jennifer from Maryland:
"I've always had a pretty laid back style meaning I'm a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl.  But now that I'm over 30 I'm kind of stuck as to what type of shirts are age appropriate for someone like me.  I don't want to walk around with "CUTIE" or some brand name like American Eagle across my chest, lol.  If I do see a nice blouse,  I'm thinking that's too dressy for running around on the weekend with my kids.  HELP ME Stamp on Style!!!!!"
Ok Jennifer, I see your dilemma, but I have to let you know right at this moment that there is nothing wrong with rocking a t-shirt and jeans at any age.  However, the way it is approached is important.  In our teenage years and early 20's we might wear jeans with a screen tee and some kicks and be fine with that.  Once we hit close to 30 and beyond, it's time to upgrade the look to something more grown and sexy (if you will).  One look that you can't absolutely go wrong with is a classic white tee and blue jeans.  This is a combination that will NEVER go out of style.  See Beyonce don the look below.  Now you can make this look more comfortable by wearing ballet flats instead of heels.  Try leopard ones like these!

Effortlessly cute!

Also, another way to upgrade classic jeans and a t-shirt is with a cardigan or blazer.  This small addition will take the tee up a few notches.  See examples of Gwyneth Paltrow in a blazer and Penelope Cruz in a cardigan below:

t-shirt & boyfriend blazer
t-shirt & cardigan

You see Jennifer, in all three pictures, the ladies are keeping it simple.  Less is MORE!  Since you're a busy mom this concept makes the most sense.  Now, if you feel like having fun with it, you can always rock a t-shirt in a color and/or cool print (i.e. tribal, floral, striped, neon).  You can also opt for a casual blouse like this one here.  This will keep your look fresh and up to date.  Also, always remember to be yourself.  The key to looking great is feeling it.  So if you feel comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt, wear that with confidence.  Make sure the shirt of your choice and the rest of your outfit fits properly.

There are also other ways you can be comfortable and spice up your wardrobe.  If you're interested in learning more, contact me via email and I'll give you details :)

Jennifer, I now pronounce you STAMPED.  Now, share the love!  Please keep me posted on your journey for age appropriate shirts.

If you or anyone else you know has a fashion styling question they would like answered, please email me at!

Until next time....


  1. All of these are great ideas and so simple (why didn't I think of this lol)

  2. Thank you so much! That's what I am here for. Glad I could help :)

  3. Great points. I think i am going to try these looks as well.


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