Fashion for 50 by Belgian stylist Greet Moens

Fashion for 50+ by Belgian stylist Greet Moens

Not so long ago, the New York Times published an article called “Don’t Dress Your Age”, urging women to ignore style advice that prohibits wearing certain things after 40. Hundreds of women who are tired of adjusting their style to fit their age have taken to the comments in solidarity. Now that the lines between generations are blurred, we can wear the same clothes in our 30s, 40s, 50s. Fashion for 50 by Belgian stylist Greet Moens

Another proof of this are the images of the stylist from Belgium Greet Moens. Her style is an explosion of colours, a real vitamin bomb, a pill for greyness and dullness of autumn-winter everyday life.

Brightness is the first thing that catches the eye in Greet Moens’ images. Bold combinations of colours create a concentrated colour cocktail. And at first glance, it seems extremely complex. But, if you make a detailed analysis of each image, all of Greet’s images become understandable. Firstly, most of them are built on the principles of colour harmony. In order to make sure of this, you can take Iten’s colour wheel, which we have already written about once before, and correlate each image with a certain scheme of combination: monochrome, complimentary or similar.

Monochrome scheme – shades of one colour of different degrees of lightness, saturation and brightness are used.

Similar scheme – used shades that are on the colour wheel next to, or through one. They are also called related. For example, blue and green, pink and red, etc.

Complimentary scheme – shades that are opposite (opposite) to each other on the colour wheel are used. For example, red and green, purple and yellow, blue and orange, etc.

Of course, sometimes Greet Moens goes beyond these schemes, and shows unexpected combinations, such as green and pink, or blue and yellow.

To understand where such unusual combinations come from, it is enough to observe nature. The flora and fauna of the environment give us visual clues for bright and beautiful colour combinations.

Greet Moens also has images based on the classic technique of combination – bright + neutral, where one bright colour is added to the neutral colour scheme (black, white, grey).
As a matter of fact, these are the combinations we see on people around us most often. After all it is the simplest and safest method – to take, for example, white and add to it some bright colour, in fact with white and other achromatic colours all other colours are combined.

Except that Greet Moens is different from most people in that she rarely has a neutral colour scheme in her looks. There is no white shirt, beige loafers and black bag, which are considered basic, but the woman can do without it all.

Another taboo for Greet is natural natural shades. And in this case it is justified, because they add age to her, her appearance in such a range is lost. Here is just one example, and it is clearly not the most successful, since later the woman refused it.

Therefore, Greet Moens more often chooses either bright colours or pastels.

Another distinctive feature of this fashionista’s images is a mix of prints. Cage + stripe, Victorian garden + tropical forest, animal motifs + cage, small cage + large cage, diagonal stripe + vertical stripe, etc.

But most often Greet Moens chooses floral prints, and loves them so much that she is ready to dress in flowers from head to toe.

And, note that grey hair plays an important role in creating such bold colour combinations. Hair is usually an important element of colour in a look and is a force to be reckoned with when selecting a custom palette. Grey white hair is a neutral element and makes a good backdrop for highlights. Greet Moens once dyed her hair in an ashy-blonde shade, but it does not stand up to such colourful images. You need bright make-up, eye-catching jewellery near the face (earrings) or a bright frame of glasses, otherwise you will find that the face is lost against the background of the clothes. That is why later the woman stopped painting white grey hair.

And lastly, a few total looks, when one colour is used from head to toe.

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