Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Fashion Over 40

A couple of weeks ago, the Telegraph wrote a bullshit delightfully informative piece on 40 things EVERY woman should know about fashion over 40.

You can read it for yourself here if you so desire. (Spoiler alert, YOU ARE WEARING IT, DOING IT, HOLDING IT, WRONG)


Now I am not going to come up with an argument about why all 40 pieces of information are wrong, but what I am going to say as a brief overall comment is, WEAR WHAT THE HELL YOU WANT AND DO NOT LET ANY BULLSHIT ARTICLE TELL YOU DIFFERENT.

Got that?

Point 1, The author goes straight for the jugular.

I can display a well-turned ankle? What is this, the 1930's? Are you sure I will not be slut-shamed for such a brazen display of flesh? 

And if you want my Sex Pistols T-shirt? Come and take it from me, I DARE YOU. 

Point 2, 

Oh, It's funny because we need glasses because we are OLD. I get it now. 

Point 3, 

You know when men in the street tell you to "Cheer up luv" and "Smile love, it won't kill you" and you tell them to fuck off because it is your body and you can do what you want with it?

It took us over 40 years to learn that we do NOT have to please others and smile obediently when men tell us to. If you think I am going to smile because it makes me look pretty, you have seriously misjudged me, and other women over 40.

Point 4,

Looks down, checks I have legs, confirms I have legs, WEARS THE FUCKING TROUSERS.

I could go on and on and on, but I did not get to 40 years old and not learn a thing or two, mostly that I WILL NOT listen to people telling me what I can and cannot wear, I WILL wear what makes me happy, FUCK FLATTERING and FUCK YOU Telegraph.

What do you think?

Let me know.



  1. Well said Kellie - how very dare they? Arseholes.

  2. I'm not 40 but this article seriously offended me - The Telegraph one, not you Kellie :P When I reach 40 they'll have to try to take away not only my Sex Pistols tees, but also the Madonna and Foo Fighters ones. Good luck with that. Also, switch my black leather biker jackets for SUEDE??!! Seriously.... What a sad, ageist little article to have to write. It's things like this that make me feel less of a failure as a writer, because, I may struggle to get anything published, but at least I don't have to churn out this type of crap. Thanks for the laughs Kellie :)

  3. What women over 40 should be wearing.. WHATEVER THE FUCK THEY WANT! Just discovered your blog, and I love you!! You're just like me, but you're funny.

  4. Whilst they're referencing Victoria Beckham as a cool kid in this article, they know she's over 40, right?

  5. I'm so glad you have legs Kel 😂😂😂

  6. I fucking love you! That is all...

  7. Too true, Kellie. That Telegraph article is a breathtaking piece of paranoid preaching by someone with a very limited range of friends. Wow. I'm sorry you're stuck with reading the Telegraph, personally I still miss the Independent!


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