Just because the weather is getting colder and you need to bundle up does not mean you have to sacrifice style. Ladies over 60 have a unique take on fashion, having had many years to develop their tastes and to know what they like and don’t like.
Ladies over 60’s fashion choices should reflect their experience, self-assuredness, and confidence. As you age, you are less concerned about trends and fads, and more about finding pieces of quality instead of quantity.
Your winter apparel should reflect your age. That is it shouldn’t age you, nor try to fit you into pieces that don’t work for you. Your winter outfits should flatter your form, style you with grace, and show off your personality and personal tastes.
Whether your style is bright and bold, or more muted and sophisticated, there are so many pieces out there to keep you warm and the image of fashion.
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Classic Knit Sweater
A staple you should have in your closet is a soft, beautiful knit sweater. It can be a classic neutral white or cream color that will work with any outfit, or a bright, bold color.
Keep it cozy with an oversized sweater that is comfortable without minimizing your form. It can be paired with jeans for a casual look, or elevated with a skirt or pair of dress pants. Either way, you will look and feel ready for the cold winter ahead.
Layers when done right can help keep you warm without overheating you and create a dimensional, cohesive look. Wear a simple shirt or blouse under a warm sweater or blazer and top with an overcoat. Wear your overcoat open if you get too hot and to show off your complete outfit.
A turtleneck is great for every season, especially for winter. A turtle neck is a more polished alternative to a sweater that brings attention to your face while also helping to protect you from the elements. It looks great on its own or layered under a vest or jacket.
Cardigans are a versatile staple found in most wardrobes for a reason. They can be styled in numerous ways with the buttons on the front. Cardigans are a great way to add warmth and texture to your look. They are also more cozy and casual without losing their form or sophistication.
A winter coat is a practical need, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be a fashionable piece. When choosing a winter coat, it is important to choose one that flatters your shape. There are a variety of different styles, each creating a different silhouette including a-lines, belted, and tailored coats.
Also, consider choosing a longer coat that goes down to your mid-thigh for added warmth and to provide additional length and shape to your form.
The perfect boot looks different for everyone. Consider boots that are warm enough for your climate and provide enough traction and stability for your activities. From there, there are a variety of styles and heights ranging from ankle height to knee height.
If your coat is more formal, choose a pair of boots that are also more formal-looking.
Personalized Bold Statement Pieces
A fun, age-appropriate way to accessorize is with large, bold statement pieces such as a large pendant necklace, or large bright earrings. As with clothes as you age, quality is more important than quantity, and the larger the piece, the more fun you can have and more easily show off your personality.
Faux leather pieces are not just for the younger generations. Faux leather pieces create a bold look that is still elegant and complements your age. Choose from a faux leather jacket, faux leather pants, or a faux leather skirt.
The shiny material creates a nice contrast against sweaters, fabric coats, and denim.
If you are looking for a more elevated, sophisticated look, consider a tailored suit. A tailored suit will compliment your form and help you look and feel empowered for any occasion. It looks great on its own, as well as under a coat and scarf.
Tweed is a popular choice for winter. Tweed adds texture and detail to your look without overwhelming it or taking away from the overall look.
Black is a classic look for any age and any occasion. Black is flattering for any silhouette while also being sophisticated and elegant. It also pairs with any other neutral color or bold color and pattern, depending on your style.
Wear all black, or just elements of black such as black tights and gloves.
Wide Leg Pants
Wide-leg pants are a style that works for women of all ages. They are flattering for all heights and shapes, without swallowing your form. Wide-leg pants look great in jeans, dress pants, and everything in between. They also add shape to your bottom half, complimenting your boots.
A blazer provides a structured look, helping to create shape without being too tight or form-fitting. It looks great with jeans or tailored pants. Have fun choosing one with a fun pattern or color to bring more life to your look.
A maxi skirt is a comfortable option on its own or can easily be layered over warm tights or leggings. It drapes beautifully, creating a smooth feminine silhouette. A maxi skirt also looks amazing with a knitted sweater, vest, or any other warm option.
A scarf is a fantastic way to add a pop of color or pattern and show off a bit more of your style. A small, silky scarf can easily be worn under your coat and paired with your outfit while an oversized, knit scarf will stand out and help keep you cozy and warm.
For a cozy yet feminine option, a knit dress is a classic winter item. You can choose a loose, flowy option or tighter form-fitting option depending on your comfort level. The knit texture pairs nicely with other knit pieces and winter accessories.
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