In a campaign to encourage mature women (and men) to wear glasses as an accessory rather than as a necessity, the fabulous Jenny Kee is inspiring us to experiment with colours and shapes to find our own, personal signature style.
She says: "Don't be a slave to trends, some shapes and colours won't suit you. Instead, experiment with different options to see what best fits your own features and complexion".
This is something that Jenny herself has mastered with her fiery red colour as signature with red glasses, lipstick and accessories (such as her newly released collection of silk scarves in all shades of red, pink and orange).
She continues: "The greatest gift of the mature woman is being clear about who she is and what she likes. Make sure everthing you wear has a flavour of who you are".
The reason for campaigning about the style opportunities with glasses is that a recent survey commissioned by Specsavers shows that deteriorating eyesight is one of the biggest frustrations of getting older. Almost one quarter (23%) of Australians aged over 45 don't wear glasses, even though they need them, simply because it makes them feel old and ugly.
Jenny says she has over the years been encouraging her friends to be proud spec wearers and to select glasses that makes a fashion statement and express their personality. And unlike other celebrities, Jenny actually takes her glasses off when she wants to keep a low profile (whilst others would hide behind large sunglasses) as her own glasses has become such an important part of her appearance.
To help you on the way with finding your own signature style, here are some of Jenny Kee's hottest tips to success:
Be yourself: The greatest fashion gift of the mature woman is being clear about who she is and what she likes. Make sure everything you wear has a flavour of who you are.
Enjoy freedom: Don’t be a slave to trends, some shapes and colours will not suit you. Experiment with different options to see what best fits your shape and colouring.
Keep a balance: Embrace your individual flair, but utilise basics so as to not over do a specific look.
Stay current: Dressing age appropriate does not mean old. Be inspired by new styles and fashion movements. Don’t be afraid to change or re-invent your look.
Face first: When it comes to style, your face should come first. Focus on your hair and your glasses and everything else will fall into place.
* The research was conducted by Galaxy on behalf of Specsavers in April 2011, involving a representative sample of over 1020 respondents aged 45-69 years old.