I don't buy many clothes. What I do buy I expect to last for ever. Of course my favourites wear out, but that's because I use them so often. The purchases that never wear out are the ones that were a mistake. They take up valuable storage space until I admit my folly and pass them on to friends or take them to the charity shop.
I like lovely fabrics, natural materials and comfort, and don't mind where I find such clothes or how 'appropriate' they are supposed to be for my age, which is nudging towards seventy. I think that it's attitude, not age that matters - if I had good legs I would show them regardless!
Today's outfit, for a dull, damp mid-week, is the following;
Purple Jigsaw coat.
Very old Benetton white cotton blouse. (When I say 'very old' I mean several decades.)
Boden purple cashmere cardigan.
Comptoir des Cotonniers grey cotton skirt.
Custom made purple suede flats - also very old!
This is my favourite spring and autumn coat, purple velvet by Jigsaw. It is wonderfully soft and feels (and some may say looks) as though I am wearing a comfortable old dressing gown. The cuffs are generously buttoned with linings of striped fabric, like old-fashioned shirting.