Over 50 Styling Tips

You’ve probably spent your fair share of time standing in the closet trying to pull together a show stopping outfit. We’ve all been there.

While we wait not so patiently for a magic fashion wand, there are a few styling secrets that can help you easily create your very own signature look.

Often, the key ingredient in putting together a conversation starting outfit is all in the details, darlings.

woman in black sweater

In the words of French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, “Luxury is in each detail”. Great advice from an industry expert. Unusual, glamorous or subtle detailing can utterly transform a look from lovely to kick the door down statement maker.


I was instantly smitten with the tie sleeves on this classic black and white sweater by Halogen.

When I’m looking for new fashion pieces, whether accessories or clothing, I’m always drawn to items that have unexpected detailing. Slits, beading, gorgeous sleeves, bows, trimmed pockets, these are a few of my favorite things.

silk top with beading

Take for instance the luminous ivory satin fabric with pearly beads dotting the lavishly flared split sleeves on this lovely blouse by Alice + Oliva. Gorgeous, right?

silk top
Or the rich and luxurious color of this elegant silk top with bloused sleeves by Vince. A top this dazzling, needs little accessorizing.

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The lovely detailing on both tops are where glamour and effortless meet for a glass of wine.

kate spade bracelets

These chic enamel bracelets by Kate Spade compliment the black and white tied sleeve detailing of my sweater.

woman holding handbag

The sophisticated detailing on these dazzling flats by Sam Edelman combine an elegant pattern topped with a studded bow for an extra dose of WOW!

woman with bracelets and ring

I love this simple (under $20.00!) gold-toned band ring by Madewell, the brushed finish contrasts nicely with the sleek bracelets.

woman standing in black sweater

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Fashion & Accessories

SWEATER | Halogen

similar sweaters Bell Tie Sleeve Sweater

Tie Sleeve Cardigan

PANTS | Vince Camuto

similar black pants Tummy Control Pants

Plus Size Black Denim Jeans

SHOES | Sam Edelman

HANDBAG | Christian Lacroix ~ sold out
similar handbags Rebecca Minkoff Satchell

Christian Lacroix Faux Leather Satchel

Croc Embossed Small Satchel

BRACELETS | Kate Spade Enamel Hinged Bracelets ~ sold out

similar bracelets Kate Spade Enamel Hinged Bracelet, White

Kate Spade Enamel Hinged Bracelet, Black

Tory Burch Enamel Hinged Bracelet, Black

RING | Madewell Wide Band

EARRINGS | sold out
similar earrings Napier Gold-Tone Hoop Earrings

Hint of Gold Toned Hoop Earrings


LIPSTICK | TreStique Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon

NAIL POLISH | Burberry in Gold Shimmer
and OPI in Lincoln Park After Dark



At the end of the day, whether we are decorating a room or shopping for a new look, it all boils down to details.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for stopping by our cyber home. We hope you found this post helpful. We are grateful for your company and the comments you so kindly share with us.

Wishing you a spectacular weekend, my friends.

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Jonet Wooten is a 56 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.

20 Comments on Details The Key To Creating a Signature Look

  1. Jennie
    October 19, 2017 at 4:56 pm (1 year ago)

    So many beautiful pieces! I am swooning over those Sam Edelman flats… The little details make all the difference. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Jonet!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    • Jonet
      October 20, 2017 at 7:56 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much, Jennie. I must agree, details are key. Xo Jonet

  2. laurie
    October 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm (1 year ago)

    Looking absolutely stunning Jonet. I love this look and there are some great style tips here too. You are one of the featured linkers this week xx

    • Jonet
      October 19, 2017 at 7:00 am (1 year ago)

      AAAAHHHHH, you have made my day, Laurie! I am very honored. I will share a link when it goes live on my Twitter and Facebook pages. Maybe it will bring you even more traffic to your fab blog. Xo Jonet

  3. Emma Peach
    October 16, 2017 at 5:40 pm (1 year ago)

    Such stylish and elegant tops! I love unusual details too, they really make all the difference to an outfit. Thank you for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Jonet
      October 17, 2017 at 6:30 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much, doll. I agree with you, details can really make an outfit! Xo Jonet

  4. Nicole
    October 15, 2017 at 10:34 pm (1 year ago)

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Your bangles are so cool!

    • Jonet
      October 16, 2017 at 6:58 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much, my friend. Xo Jonet

  5. Michelle @ Channel Island Mama
    October 12, 2017 at 4:02 pm (1 year ago)

    oh you’re so elegant! I’m 41 but live in leggings and generally covered in food debris – i have great ambitions of turning into an elegant glamorous lady as I approach my 50s and my kids stop throwing their dinner at me! thanks for sharing, I look forward to reading more on your blog

    • Jonet
      October 6, 2017 at 8:01 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much, Rachel! What a great way to start my day. Xo Jonet

  6. Julia
    October 4, 2017 at 9:26 am (1 year ago)

    I agree the details are so important and I love your satin shirt with the pearl beads and those beautiful Kate Spade cuffs.
    They are so chic and elegant
    Julia x

    • Jonet
      October 4, 2017 at 10:06 am (1 year ago)

      Oh thank you kindly Julia. Details can make or break an outfit. Xo Jonet

  7. Laura
    October 3, 2017 at 9:33 am (1 year ago)

    You are so right! The extra details can make all the difference! I love that beautiful sweater on you!

    • Jonet
      October 3, 2017 at 1:12 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Laura. The details are what sold me on the sweater ~ it had that special something, quite unexpected. Xo Jonet

  8. carla owens
    October 3, 2017 at 5:57 am (1 year ago)

    Cant wait to see more.

    • Jonet
      October 3, 2017 at 7:04 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much, Carla! We’re pretty excited about the fall fashion season and see more you shall! Xo Jonet

  9. Jonet
    October 19, 2017 at 7:05 am (1 year ago)

    A huge THANK YOU and many hugs go out to my blogger buddies Ashley and Laurie who host a popular weekly 40+ fashion blogger link up party.

    What’s a link up party, you might ask? Click on Laurie’s comment and link to be connected with oodles of stylish bloggers from around the world. Who knows, you might meet some new friends too!

    Ashley and Laurie, I am so grateful and very honored. Sending big hugs to you both from America. XoXo Jonet


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