- February 6, 2020 at 6:26 pm #874647
Anyone have any suggestions for good fashion/lifestyle sites, blogs, magazines, etc. for women over 40? I feel like I’m fairly current fashion-wise and maybe a bit stagnant on my beauty routine. But, really, I just miss flipping/scrolling through and getting up to date on what’s what and I feel like I’m out of the loop on what’s out there between Cosmo and AARP magazine, you know?February 6, 2020 at 6:58 pm #874654
Needing a distraction bump.February 6, 2020 at 7:11 pm #874656KateKeymaster
In the past year I’ve gotten into YouTube. I told it I’m interested in fashion and beauty and makeup and hair stuff, and I like to scroll through my home page and tap on videos that look interesting. Then obviously it serves me up more content I would like. Sometimes it’s a lady talking about makeup techniques for mature skin, but it’s typically younger women whose content I find myself watching. But your feed would get tailored to stuff you like, and then you can follow people.
I’m over 40 but usually not too interested in over-40 lifestyle stuff. I read Buzzfeed to stay current on trends.February 6, 2020 at 9:57 pm #874667
I’m sad to say that I don’t really even know how to “use” YouTube aside from looking up tv clips and stuff. I also prefer reading to video, so maybe I’m not their target audience. LOL.February 6, 2020 at 10:11 pm #874668ktfranParticipant
I’m a fan of Cup of Jo, Elements aid Style and Girls of a Certain Age.
Besides DW, those are my three regular lifestyle blogs.
Cup of Jo – family life plus current events, books, podcasts, food, features, etc.
Elements of Style – interior design plus fashion Friday’s and some personal stories. Writer is 40/41 I think and I like her style both clothes and home.
Girls of a Certain Age – fashion blog from an ex magazine editor (maybe Lucky?). She’s def over 40.
If you want to mindlessly scroll through celebrity fashion and fashion week while reading fun captions, Go Fug Yourself (blog), I’m not telling you to eff off.February 6, 2020 at 10:12 pm #874669ktfranParticipant
Oh, all of them occasionally have beauty product features too. I like to see what they’re using.February 7, 2020 at 8:44 am #874687
Thanks!February 7, 2020 at 9:21 am #874690Dear WendyKeymaster
I really like The Cut, a blog from New York Magazine. It covers fashion, beauty, politics, sex, and culture (all my faves!). It’s an excellent mix of low-brow and high-brow content (and at a ratio I think is perfect), with great interviews, and a popular advice column, too.February 7, 2020 at 9:40 am #874693cdobbsGuestFebruary 7, 2020 at 10:32 am #874699anonymousseParticipant
I like a lot of the above (Cup of Jo, The Cut) Manrepeller occasionally, and sometimes The Stripe. She’s a late 30s blogger/influencer and reviews a lot of books and beauty products and has a podcast, “Bad on Paper” that I have never listened to. She has a lot of recommendations for other people to follow. I sometimes look at Into the gloss, but it definitely skews much younger most of the time.February 7, 2020 at 11:04 am #874704CopaParticipant
I like YouTube for make-up and when I was in my early 20s, it’s how I learned to apply make-up properly. I don’t use YouTube as much anymore, but if you’re looking for tutorials on things like smokey eyes or tutorials that need to be shown, not described, it’s great.
I like Instagram for fashion/lifestyle ideas from the influencers who don’t annoy me. May be worthwhile keeping in mind that I’m a little younger (early-ish 30s), but I like the following Instagram accounts:
– @shereeneidriss, a cosmetic dermatologist know as the Pillow Talk Derm because she’ll hop on stories when she’s in bed to talk about skincare. She’ll discuss things like which skincare products are worth shelling out a little more money and which you should buy at the drugstore because the ingredients are the same. She also has a website, a YouTube channel, and has been featured in various magazines. She made me realize I apparently had no idea I was washing my face wrong, and got me to finally start working on a nighttime skincare routine.
– @k8_smallthings, a former hair dresser. She has lots of haircare tips and tutorials, and when she started she was exclusively about hair, but has been branching out to fashion/lifestyle.
– @brightonkeller, who is about my age. She’s mostly fashion. She has a website that I like because it has a How To Wear section where she will, for example, talk about different styles of booties and how to style them and “8 ways to wear chambray” type content that I like.
I also like food accounts — like @loveandlemons, @cookieandkate, @wellplated, and @traderjoeslist (heh) — and health/fitness accounts — like @paleomg and @cartergood.