Advanced Style Tips For The New Year

I wanted to start the New Year off right with some style tips from one of Advanced Style’s favorite ladies. Rita has only gotten braver and bolder with age. Check out some great advice from this fantastic woman below and check out her wonderful CD HERE.

1.Everything doesn’t have to match. I’ve gotten to a stage where I don’t match things like I used to. I don’t want to look like a freak, but as I get older I get more nerve.

2.As you get older you can take more chances. I am braver. I look at something once and if I like it, I’ll take a chance.

3.Always try and bring out your best feature and don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t have a best feature!

4. Go shopping in your closet before throwing anything away.I save all my clothes.I have clothes that I have been wearing for ten to fifteen years. Try them on and if they still look good and you feel good in them,you can create new looks.

5.You can be very dressed and have a casual and relaxed look and it can be sensational.
Instead of buckling my raincoat, I’ll tie it. It creates an effortless and elegant appearance.

6.Don’t just wear a label, wear what looks good on you.I bought it Daffy’s I bought it at Bergdorf’s. It’s just what hits you for the minute. I don’t look for the most expensive thing.

7.Take a long look at yourself and create a beautiful silhouette.

8.Create your own style. You can wear trendy things once in a while, but wear what looks good on you.

9.I stay in good shape from aggravation-I love walking, walking is terrific!

10. Use make-up properly to highlight your best features. I love make-up and I love lipstick, I just don’t want to wear too much.

  • love!

  • luv it!
    this is absolutely one of my fav blog!
    happy new year!!



  • Great advice for any age and I am in love with those orange sunglasses!

  • Anonymous

    A younger woman wearing those thigh-high boots would look like they were trying too hard. She looks like she does it every day because she is comfortable with her looks.

    Smashing. She looks like a million bucks.

  • I think Rita's best asset is her lovely smile~

  • This woman is a rock star! I love her looks!


  • I love her version of The Lady is a tramp!!!!

  • She's delightful, inspiring and very pretty. Thank you for the post.

  • and glasses do make a difference!

  • Rebecca

    I love how impeccably applied the red lipstick is. Rita is stunning and a favorite style icon for me. Her advice is spot on!

  • Love the outfits!

  • Rita is really one of my most favorite ladies. She has panache and the moxie to carry it off. Her attitude is her best feature, easily. The beautiful eyes and smile are right up there, too.

  • She's inspiring! I want to be like the ladies on your blog when I'm older, graceful, elegant yet bold and daring!

  • She is such a doll!!!!!!!

    And I love, love, love her glasses.

    Lots of gentle beginning-the-New-Year-hugs…

    "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
    ~ Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

  • Love her style…it's bold but she owns her looks they don't own her.

  • This post is a gem. I love the brown and black outfit with the big black round glasses. You rock !!!

  • I love her tip about not throwing away clothes! I'm always surprised by people who say they ditch things that they haven't worn for six months or a year! Anything can be remixed, refitted and restyled to be worn again!

  • Ari, I just want to thank you for bringing us all of these fabulous, beautiful women- they inspire me daily! love Rita's tip #1. happy New Year! xo natalea

  • loving those glasses and the advice about not matching too much, so boring to overly matchy match.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    I'm having a giveaway…

  • SPEC-tacular lady & great photos!

  • Great tips here! I agree with every single point. Thanks for sharing =)

    ~ Kieli ~

  • So lovely! I love the advice!

  • Such wise advice ~ and I definitely already hold a candle to everything not having to match. I work in a store that's directed at more mature women, and I'm surprised how many are really concerned about things like having their bracelet exactly matching dress.

    P.s. I want her orange sunglasses, they're perfect.

  • ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR BLOG !!!!! this blog and content is amazing. LOVE your style . true style never fades. keep up the fabulous work and zest for style xxx im following you now

  • ida

    Wow. You look so amazing! I love your style and your glasses! You're a true inspiration!

  • awesome! 🙂

  • Eva

    She's so gorgeous, I love her!

  • Rita is one of my favourites, too. She rocks those leather pants – and everything else she wears. Wanda in Edmonton

  • Fashionmista

    Rita is delicious. The shades,the fur ,the leather pants. Absolutely stunning.

  • Anonymous

    Love her glasses..what a fashion statement, also the fur and thigh high boots to die for, I do not believe Rita ever has a day that she does not look good!!!
    Cathy G

  • i love the last look!! absolutely amazing style