For previous generations of women, aging gracefully means cutting one’s hair short, embracing comfortable footwear and clothing, and being as well-groomed as one can be without resorting to too much makeup or jewelry. But today, women in their 60’s and older are discovering that aging gracefully doesn’t mean wearing bland fashion choices. Consider 96-year-old style icon Iris Apfel who is known for her glamorous looks and signature oversized glasses, or Dorrie Jacobson who is in her early 80’s and is giving fashion bloggers a run for their money. These women prove that you can be fabulous at any age and that you can have fun with fashion. If you’re a senior and would like to upgrade your style, try incorporating these affordable pieces into your wardrobe.
A pair of jeans that fit you well
When thinking about style choices for women over 60, think about well-made classic pieces paired with a few fun items. Jeans are a classic, and whether you’re 16 or 60, it’s bound to look good on you if you go for a pair that fits you well. Skinny jeans are all the rage today, but that doesn’t mean that you have to wear them. Jeans with a slight flare at the bottom work better for a lot of body shapes, and it can be worn with a simple t-shirt or dressed up in a blazer and heels or boots. Some of the best jeans are not that expensive—you can score a great pair for as low as $50, but be prepared to spend some time in fitting rooms to get the perfect pair.
A white shirt with a twist
You’ve probably heard that every woman should have a classic button-down shirt, and though stars like Audrey Hepburn made it popular, the shirt’s timeless appeal endures. You can never go wrong with it because it can be worn in many ways. However, don’t limit yourself to just a plain white shirt. Look for a shirt with embroidery, oversized cuffs, or a wraparound style. Wear it with jeans, a pair of dark trousers, or a fun skirt.
A well-made leather bag
You don’t have to carry a bag covered in designer labels to be stylish. A well-made leather bag—not too big, not too small— with a bit of structure to hold its shape works well with most outfits. Pick a bag with one interesting detail and don’t go for anything with contrast stitching as it makes the bag look cheap. If you already own a black leather bag, consider choosing one in bottle green, navy, grey, or chocolate.
A nude shoe
Every woman should have a nude shoe because it elongates the leg and goes with a lot of colors. A closed toe pump with a heel can add instant appeal to any outfit. If you don’t want to wear heels, opt for nude flats with a slighted pointed toe.
You can look good and have fun with fashion regardless of your age. Moreover, great style doesn’t have to be expensive, so follow these style tips to look fabulous in your 60’s