Jody Watley. Ageless Chic. Black and White for Spring 2013.

“..you know it’s funnny – funny how time flies as I’ve watched days turn into yeeaars..” – lyric from ‘Still a Thrill’

Though the pairing of black and white has always been a classic in fashion and runway mainstay it’s back at the forefront of what’s hot for Spring 2013. I can’t help but recall wearing it  back in 1980 for a photo session I did while a member of the group Shalamar. In fashion, everything comes back around in some form or another.

If I see something I like and buy it; it’s simply about what appeals to me and my individual style and taste – this has remained consistent with me through the years. If you’ve been around for a ‘trend’ that has returned and you choose to wear it;  it’s about what works for you now. It’s key to not be stuck in what worked in the past – make it work for you now. The same applies to make-up you can’t wear the same hues that you did as a teen or young adult. Tweak, revise, remix, update! In this case I paired my new black and white blouse from Zara with bright orange slacks from H&M – effortless and relaxed chic.

The photo of me on the left is from 1980 when I was in Shalamar, the photo on the right was a couple of nights ago at a party I attended; still fabulous and still me – aging gracefully. If we’re lucky, we’re all going to get older; the key is to do it with style and grace!

Jody Watley Style.  Left (1980), Right (2013)

Jody Watley Bold  Style. Left (1980), Right (2013)

Mickey Boardman (Paper Magazine), Jody Watley

Mickey Boardman (Paper Magazine), Jody Watley

Photo’s: Jody Watley