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ELENA ~ RUSSIA
SHE’S GOT STYLE
AGE ~ 55
Russia ~ Stock photo

I’m excited about our “trip” to Russia today to meet our next She’s Got Style global fashionista! Elena is one bright, stylish cookie with two masters degrees (Engineering and Economics) who then went on to earn a Fashion Stylist degree too! Talk about brains and beauty!

Not only did Elena share a treasure trove of inspirational fashion photos with our tribe, she was kind enough to toss in some fabulous styling tips too!

Over 50 Styling Tips From a Russian Fashion Stylist

FCO50: Tell us about your personal style.

ELENA: I would define my style as classical style (“Chanel” style), sporty (urban chick), sporty chick, jeans style, casual and a little avant-garde. I am for individuality and always infuse elegance element in all of my outfits. And I love eclecticism (mixing styles in one outfit).

Over 50 Styling Tips From a Russian Fashion Stylist

FCO50: How do you pull your outfits of the day together?

ELENA: I am self-sufficient, educated and active woman. Usually I don’t make up my outfits in just one particular style or copy the looks from the magazines. Instead I prefer mixing styles and infuse something “mine” depending on my mood.

Over 50 Styling Tips From a Russian Fashion Stylist

FCO50: What is the most sentimental piece in your closet?

ELENA: I honor my family and family traditions. Recently I put on a dress of my grandmother which is from 1920-s, my daughter put on a dress of my mother (her grandmother) from 1950-s, and we had a photoshoot.

We wanted to show that we respect and love our family members, and that the fashion is ageless and the dress can be chick no matter how old it is. That’s how I infuse my personality into my outfits.

Over 50 Styling Tips From a Russian Fashion Stylist

FCO50: We noticed you wear many fabulous jackets. Can you share any styling tips?

ELENA: I have many jackets made of different kind of fabric (wool, silk, jeans, etc), in different styles and different colours. For me the most important rule is that the jackets and other layering pieces have to fit my figure. I usually choose the jacket depending on my outfit style. All of my jackets match my other clothes, and it definitely facilitate the choice.

Over 50 Styling Tips From a Russian Fashion Stylist

Over 50 Styling Tips From a Russian Fashion Stylist

Secondly, it’s important that you have the colour harmony between top and bottom of the outfit. Also, when I make up the outfit with the jeans or pants I usually put on the simple t-shirt under my jacket. So, the jackets have to fit your figure and match all of your clothes. I advise to have many different jackets because you can make many different looks with them.

Over 50 Styling Tips From a Russian Fashion Stylist

FCO50: Let’s talk accessories!

ELENA: I have many bags, shoes and scarves in different colours. I usually choose accessories in 2 different ways: 1.on contrast of my look, to make it stand out (for example, pink shoes, leopard print shoes, bright scarf, etc), 2. In the same colour range as my look. And I am not a big fan of jewerly, and I don’t use it much in my looks, but I am working on it. I prefer minimalist style in jewerly.

Over 50 Styling Tips From a Russian Fashion Stylist

FCO50: Have your style choices changed since turning 50 plus?

ELENA: I definitely become more brave in choosing the clothes and accessories for my looks as I get older. Now I wear everything that fit me, in my opinion. I don’t pay attention what other people say about my looks. I stopped being afraid of fashion experiments and trying something new. With my age, I began to dress more diverse.

Over 50 Styling Tips From a Russian Fashion Stylist

FCO50: You look amazing. What are the beauty products you always have on hand?

ELENA: Face cream, lip gloss, lipstick- these are the beauty products that I always need.

Jackets have to fit your figure and match all of your clothes. I advise to have many different jackets because you can make many different looks with them. Elena

ELENA IN HER OWN WORDS

My name is Elena, I am 55 years old. I have a daughter (31 years old), who lives in Atlanta, GA, USA. I have two Masters Degree ( Engineering, Economic).

I was an accountant, senior accountant, then a small business owner, in business not related to fashion. But all of my life fashion was my passion. I always loved fashion and everything that surrounds it. So when I turned 53 I decided to make my wish come true ( it was very important moment in my life) and changed everything.

I enrolled in Fashion Institute in our city and graduated it with Fashion Stylist Degree. And right now I am the stylist and do what I always dreamed about. I believe that it’s never late to begin something that you dream about. I take my dance classes, like reading, going to the theaters and not afraid of getting older.

To follow Elena on Instagram, you can find her here: Lena.Lina.55.

Thank you, dear Elena for sharing your fashion tips and inspirational style.  Here’s to proving it’s never too late to live your dream!  Bravo, darling.

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XO, Jone’t 

Jonet
Blogger, Editor at Fabulously Chic Over 50

Jonet Wooten is a 55 year old former investigative newspaper reporter/photographer. She’s always in search of the latest and greatest in Fashion, Beauty and Travel, which she writes about on her AWARD WINNING blog. Creator of the popular global fashion series She’s Got Style.


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4 Comments on Over 50 Styling Tips From a Russian Fashion Stylist

  1. Kelley
    April 2, 2017 at 8:05 am (9 months ago)

    Great post! Love Elena’s style and her individuality! XO Kelley

    Reply
    • Jonet
      April 2, 2017 at 8:50 am (9 months ago)

      Thanks Kelley! Elena has fabulous style! Xo Jonet

      Reply
  2. Alina
    March 29, 2017 at 8:10 pm (9 months ago)

    Fabulous and very inspirational! As always on your blog!!!

    Reply
    • Jonet
      March 30, 2017 at 8:13 am (9 months ago)

      Thank you kindly, dear Alina! Welcome to our tribe. Xo Jonet

      Reply

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