Fashion over 50 doesn’t have to equal boring and frumpy. With so many great styles available from hundreds of brands, women over 50 can balance comfort with fashion while building a new wardrobe with variety and spunk.
Ladies in their golden years frequently find themselves downsizing accommodation, whether to move into a smaller home or to become resident in assisted accommodation. In either case, it’s likely that you may have a little less room for storing your clothes. With this in mind, it’s important to focus on having fashionable essentials in your collection. Here are a few items to consider always having available in your closet.
Variety of Cardigans
Cardigans can work well in any season because so many lengths, cuts, styles, and fabrics can make a great cardigan. Choose a few long cardigans with long sleeves or three-quarter sleeves that are perfect for winter. Opt for shorter cardigans with half-sleeves or short sleeves made from light, airy fabrics for spring and summer. Consider choosing a variety of colors, but keep each cardigan a solid color for more mixing and matching opportunities.
Straight-leg jeans can match just about anything in your wardrobe. Plus, they work well for dressed-up or more laid-back outfits. Try on several brands until you find one that fits you the best and will provide long-lasting comfort throughout the day. Straight-leg jeans should come down to the bottom of your ankle, where your foot meets your leg. This versatile type of jean can be worn with your favorite boots, flats, or sandals, giving you a lot of outfit options.
For professional and dressy outfits, a fitted blazer is a perfect choice. The right blazer can add an elegant touch to laid-back outfits without going overboard. Choose a neutral color that can work well with several outfits, like beige or black, and wear it with skirts, jeans, dresses, or dress slacks.
A good pair of flats is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Not only do they lend well to almost any fashion style, but they’re also extremely comfortable for long-lasting wear. But, it’s important to pay a little extra to get flats that provide excellent arch support and shock absorption. If there’s a pair you love without the proper support, consider using a gel insole that can provide it.
A Few Fun Accessories
Of course, a few fun accessories are great additions to any woman’s closet! You’re never too old for fun scarves, patterned headbands, or bold statement jewelry pieces. There’s no need to go overboard spending money on accessories. Pick a few pieces you love that can mingle well with several of your favorite outfits so you can mix and match to make the most of your new wardrobe.