We’re no strangers to the idea of aging. It is something that is beyond our control, but one thing you absolutely can control is what you wear.
You know what they said, “Life’s too short to wear boring clothes,” With that in mind, we gathered these nine tips that can help you feel your absolute best over your 50’s and be the most fashionable grandma in the neighborhood.
- Update your wardrobe with the clothes you love.
The key to dressing in your 50’s or 60’s is to mix classic items with the latest pieces.
You don’t have to buy all the latest fashion pieces to be stylish. After all, you have a personal style, but if you happen to love the latest trends, then go for it.
As Dorrie Jacobson, an 83-year-old former Playboy bunny said, “Wear what you like — age-appropriate has nothing to do with it.”
In a nutshell, wear what looks good and fits your lifestyle.
It’s all about attitude when it comes to style.
A word of caution: If you’re shopping for new clothes, keep in mind that it will affect your budget. Make sure that you have enough excess money for this. If you’re short on cash, you can always get a loan easily. First step? Learn the basics of the loan. Before you sign up, get to know your credit score as it is important in every loan application. Plus, discover what is considered a good credit score. Finally, if you a have a good one, look for a trusted lender.
- Get the right amount of color in your wardrobe.
Bright and bold color will definitely spice up your style. Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle, a.k.a. Baddie Winkle, an 89-year-old great-grandmother proved this to be true as she took the internet by storm for her fearless and eccentric personal style.
Try wearing colors that will give you confidence.
- You can also stick with solid colors.
If bold colors are not your thing, you can also pick solid colors clothing. Some all-time favorites for all-ages are red, gray, khaki and especially black and white.
- Go for a polished look.
Make a good tailor your new best friend. After all, you can’t really afford to look classy with sloppy clothing. Look for better fabrics, better cuts, and therefore, better fits. You can start by picking items that pack some solid structures like fitted tops, ankle-fit trousers and an elegant blazer. A properly fitted garment can instantly make anyone look polished.
Some classic shapes pieces also include wrap dresses, a belted trench coat, pea coat and a button-up white shirt.
- Wear sensual clothes.
Wearing sensual pieces is a great place to start. Luxurious fabrics such as silk, cashmere, and satin can make you feel more confident. It can also show that fashion is a long-life experience you achieved.
BONUS: You can also add some deep colors such as champagne, burgundy, and violet to boost a more vibrant but sensual style.
- Lift your outfits with accessories.
Jewelry, scarves and other accessories can be powerful factors in your style. A statement necklace, a choker, an earring, a brightly colored scarf, statement shoe or a designer handbag can be a quick fix to a good outfit. Start investing in your accessories, but remember, tone it down. Moderation is the key to dressing up.
- Pick functional designs and details.
When you’re in 50’s, you need to choose clothing that is functional in every way. For example, buy pieces with zippers instead of gold buttons. Value comfort. If you never want to wear heels again, don’t. If tight pants make you squirm uncomfortably all day long, switch to dresses.
- Accentuate the positive.
Look elegant by showing a little skin and highlight your best asset be it legs, arms, back or cleavage.
- Look for fashion inspirations.
Luckily, fashion icons are also timeless. Think about Meryl Streep, Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ines de la Fressange and Jane Fonda. You got a plenty of powerful women that defy age when it comes to fashion. Women can have fun with fashion at every age. After all, great style is truly ageless.