Most fashion bloggers take you on a journey, posting weekly photos of their style. Beata B. takes you on an adventure!
Beata is the founder of Fashion Adventures At Any Age, a 40+ style blog that’s exciting, risky, and fun!
Beata thrives on experimenting with clothes. I’ve been following her for a while now, and I always enjoy popping in to see what she’s wearing that day. She always looks classy, confident (and super cool), and she isn’t afraid to try out the latest trends.
When I dug deeper, I discovered Beata is a Londoner. She’s also a happy wife and mum to two beautiful children. She says, “I love fashion, design, and all creative things. I think fashion should be fun, and I enjoy the challenge of incorporating current fashion themes into my outfits.” I got to chat with Beata about her style and what makes her a Fabulous After 40 Styleblazer.
Deb: You have a natural talent for mixing classy and edgy. What’s the key to pulling off this combination?
Beata: Hmm, this is not an easy question, but I feel it all comes from confidence in your style. I think it’s important to pick clothes that suit your shape and be discerning when it comes to trends, as they come and go. I like to stick to classy cuts and styles and then add trendy touches, be it in the form of a pattern, a scarf, or texture. This is what makes the outfit “current” while still, above all, classy.
Bold Color Block
Colorblocking combines two or more bold chunks of color, giving a hip, graphic effect. Beata pairs a vibrant two-tone top with wide-leg trousers and high heels for a stunning look.
Deb: Who and what has influenced you in terms of your style?
Beata: To a large degree, my style is influenced by the city where I live. London is trendy, and the street style here is very inspirational because individualism is key to being a London fashionista! I also love magazines where I pick up many of my influences, not to mention my fabulous fellow bloggers. They constantly inspire me with their interpretation of trends and fashion themes!
A poncho is a great way to add drama to your casual style. Beata looks fab in this luxurious belted poncho.
From colored to printed to textured, jeans have evolved over the years. Beata wears fashion’s latest craze – coated (waxed denim) jeans paired with a graphic tee and a leather jacket.
Deb: Have you always been a fashionista?
Beata: Definitely! Even as a young woman, I constantly experimented with fashion and made my clothes and those for my daughter. I always tried to be original and not follow trends rigidly but put my unique spin on them.
Splash of Color
Beata goes monochromatic in these rich shades of burgundy. This outfit is one of Beata’s all-time fall favorites. It’s dressy yet cozy.
Deb: Who are your role models?
Beata: Strong women inspire me. Of course, like many other women, my ultimate icon is Coco Chanel for her effortlessly chic and revolutionary, masculine take on fashion. I adore women who are true to their style but brave and open to trying new things.
Fun, Printed Leggings
When Beata says she likes experimental fashion, she isn’t kidding. These printed leggings are pretty unusual and add some fun to her outfit.
Deb: The biggest mistake you see women over 40 make when it comes to dressing?
Beata: I think it’s trying to dress “age-appropriate”. It is, of course.” essential to being intelligent when it comes to dressing, as there will always be some trends that are just not right for everyone, but this should be based on your body shape and not age. I’ve always been quite brave when it comes to fashion, and with the start of my blog and the excellent support I’ve had, I’ve become more confident in my conviction that if done right, there is nothing a woman over 40 cannot wear!
Mixing In Metallics
Metallics are considered neutral and work with everything. This bronze bag looks right home with black leggings, a black lace top, a brown woolen jacket, and edgy boots.
Deborah: What’s the one item in your wardrobe you can’t live without?
Beata: Everything, hahaha! I could not live without my wardrobe’s full stop. But to be honest, I am a shoe fanatic and could not live without short black boots – they are so versatile and perfect for any look!
Deb: Thanks, Beata, for taking the time to chat about your fabulous style. I look forwards to your next fashion adventure!!
Check out Beata’s Blog: Fashion Adventures at Any Age.