If you think that once you start getting up there in years, you’re no longer able or allowed to be fashionable, you’re severely misinformed. If you or someone you love is 60 or older and needs some encouragement and fashion advice, read on. We’re about to detail a few golden rules for fashion after 60, and how to best implement them.
Wear What You Like
Before we go any further, though, we need to hammer down one very, very important caveat here: anyone, of any age, can and should wear whatever they want—feeling good about yourself and what you wear is the most important edict here above all else. Forget any lists that tell you not to wear certain items after a certain age; if you want to wear it, go for it.
That said, it can be quite useful to learn a few tips and tricks that tend to be especially flattering on older women. Today’s youth-oriented culture would have you believe that you’re doomed to be ugly after a certain age, because age itself is seen as ugly, societally speaking, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. We’re about to give you some killer tips on how to rock your style with confidence in spite of it all.
Consider Some Monochromatic Outfits
The term “monochromatic” tends to conjure up images of boring black, white, gray, and nothing else. Now, to be fair, there’s nothing wrong with black, white, or gray, and they don’t have to be boring, but that’s not what we mean by “monochromatic” here. A monochromatic outfit is one that sticks to a single color, possibly with lighter or darker shades of that color as accents. A forest green dress with a pale green handbag and pendant necklace, for instance, is a monochromatic outfit. Sticking to one simple color tends to feel classic and elegantly simple.
There is absolutely no reason to stop being colorful just because you’re a bit more “seasoned” now. Try starting by getting something in the color of your eyes, and then experiment from there.
Denim is Just Fine
But you may want to reconsider what type of jeans you buy, simply because your changing body shape means the most flattering jean cuts may not be what you were used to growing up. Trouser cut, straight leg, and wide leg jeans all tend to look great on most older women. Further, note that if you have gray hair and you don’t dye it, dark navy jeans with a brightly colored tee or fitted sweater look amazing with gray hair, so if you’re self-conscious about gray hair, remember that gray is beautiful too, and can give you advantages with color coordination in many cases.
A Few Good, Versatile Wardrobe Items to Consider
Leather skirts are always a classic. And regarding skirts, straight or A-line cuts are especially flattering. Remember that shoes with a slight heel can be both comfortable and stylish, and so can flats! A good pair of tailored black pants in a light fabric are a great wardrobe workhorse. Fitted t-shirts and tanks worn under blazers are also great.
Now Get Out There and Be Amazing!