Shop your closet – The importance of accessories

Max Mara coat + grey sweater & necklace





My MaxMara coat again. This time styled with a thick knit grey sweater and a pair of tailored slim flare trousers by MeandEm.

I seem to have spent the last few years either wearing straight leg jeans, slim fit black trousers or occasionally a pair of wide leg pants. I thought it was time for a change so I tried one of the new trouser shapes. I chose a modified 70s flare.

These navy trousers fit me well over the thighs and have a very flattering subtle flare at the bottom (great for balancing my pear shape figure). They are currently in the sale reduced from £118 to £59 but only a few sizes left in the navy.  They are also available in black in sizes 10 and 12. If your size is sold out they have similar shapes in their main range.




Max Mara coat sweater & trousers




I have teamed my new trousers with a grey high neck sweater. Mine is a couple of years old by Theory. Similar below.





Black clutch bag by Raoul similar herehere and here



Grey polo sweater & navy trousers





The necklace I am wearing is by Jaeger. They no longer stock exactly the same style; however they have a surprisingly good selection of jewellery, not something they are know for.  Similar styles below:





Since starting my #shopyourcloset series I have learned some interesting facts about my wardrobe. I am amazed at how many good quality items I have collected over the years. Many of the items were expensive when I bought them. Considering how many times I have worn them, cost per wear they have proved to be excellent value. I have made a resolution to wear and enjoy them more often by mixing them up and wearing them in different ways.


What’s helping me do this is being more aware of the value of accessories in ringing the changes. I have become a bit lazy in accessorising my outfits on a day to day basis. I intend to change this.


If you want to learn more about how to choose and wear accessories that flatter your style and figure I can highly recommend Accessorise me confident and beautiful. A great course created by Sylvia of 40+style. To find out more and enrol click here. .




  1. Letizia
    10th February 2016 / 10:58

    You look great, and your necklace is perfect!

  2. Chuky Reyna
    10th February 2016 / 12:10


  3. Marianne
    10th February 2016 / 15:07

    I think the new shaped trouser really suits you.

  4. Sharon Daly
    10th February 2016 / 15:19

    Your most becoming outfit ever!

  5. M-T
    10th February 2016 / 15:38

    How lovely you look! Great pairings here. Yes, indeed, where would we be w/out great accessories? They help to define our signature style.

    Cheers, M-T

  6. Pam@over50feeling40
    11th February 2016 / 13:28

    This whole look is so chic and beautiful…I love everything about it!

  7. Amy
    11th February 2016 / 16:05

    Gorgeous! Each piece flatters the others, and they all flatter you.

  8. Sylvia
    12th February 2016 / 11:24

    This look is so perfect on you Josephine. So chic and so flattering and that necklace is the perfect accessory!

    Thank you so much for the shout-out on my course. Much appreciated!

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