As with any trend, the key to 40's glam is being "inspired" instead of literal. Despite the head-to-toe trendiness depicted in the pages of a magazine spread, avoid looking costumey by choosing one or two key 40's inspired pieces to your look. A few of my favorite combinations:
- Pencil skirt + Button down shirt + Cardigan= Business glam
- Wide legged jeans + Basic tee + Delicate wool jacket with puffed sleeves = Date night chic
- Wide legged trousers + Fitted Sweater + Red Lipstick = Weekend goddess
Peep toe platform heels look great with any of these combos; if that's too high for you, choose a kitten-heel with a rounded toe. To avoid looking stumpy or dowdy, remember: the higher the heel, the lower the hemline; the lower the heel, the higher the hemline.
Since we're talking about a very glamourous look here, keep jewelry minimal. Think small hoop earrings and a string of pearls or diamond studs and a brooch. And don't forget that red lipstick! Maintaining perfectly red lips can be a full-time job, so if you'd rather do a sheer slick of red try Clinique Almost Lipstick in Ruby.