Many of us don’t have the time or money to be creative with our clothes. We buy the basics that fit our lifestyle and work well for us. We also notice that certain 50-plus people seem to have more style than others. They are able to add style and personality with the right twists and turns. These 11 tips will help you make it easy.
1. Cover yourself with a raincoat or tailored coat
Have you ever been caught down-dressed and wished you were dressed up more often? It happens more often in our casual lives. We love marshmallow puffers, hooded parkas and hooded coats. But a structured coat with classic lines and structure is the best way to give your downtown clothes an uptown feel. For sophistication and polish, you can add a tailored trench or coat to your tees, jeans, and leggings. It will also give you total camouflage and coverage.
2. Wear tough jackets with feminine skirts
There’s no reason to throw out your favorite bomber, leather jacket, or denim when you feel the need to be polished. You can pair them with any casual tops, including chunky sweaters or striped boatneck T-shirts, with swirly below the knee midi skirts. Pleated versions are especially useful.
3. Wide-leg pants are the new trend!
There are many ways to update jeans. One of the best options is to swap out denim for wide-leg, relaxed trousers. This fit is easy to wear with any type of sweater, blouse, blazer, or sleeved shirt. It gives confidence boost to your stomach, thighs, and bulges. This is a good option if you are browsing for sales.
4. Show your character by wearing a hat
You can wear almost any style you like, but fedoras and newsboy/taxi driver caps are quick and stylish options. You won’t have to worry about your hair getting frizzed, brittle or damaged. The hat can also cover a thin hairline or hair loss and adds a unique look. Get started with your collection.
5. Evening and night, wear gold, silver, and sequins
Some clothes and fabrics are saved for special occasions and evenings. We label them “too fancy” to wear every day. Break your rules! You can make your basics shine by wearing something that shimmers, shimmers, or glitters. You might choose a pair of tailored trousers with a satin sheen, a jacket made from gold leather, or a sequin top that you rescued from your old back-of-the-closet stuff. Sparkle aplenty!
6. Your shoes should speak for you
A great accessory is something that every woman should own. Shoes are a great way to elevate any outfit’s style. For a rock star look, add a pair red, white or metallic boots to your outfit.
7. For a more elegant blouse, swap your T-shirt
It sounds too good to be true, but a blouse can instantly elevate casual looks. You can make your blouses more stylish by adding a tie-neck, tie-neck, striped or puff-sleeved blouse to your everyday wardrobe. The DIY method allows you to reuse items that you no longer wear, and make them more versatile.
8. Combine it all
It is the best time to save your white skirts and jeans. Your booties and leather jacket should be worn with jeans. It’s time for you to rethink your closet. First, arrange your clothes according to color and not by season. This is the key to creative choices all year. You can also address the other problem by creating new combinations that blur the lines. Wear your romantic midi dresses with black boots or a biker jacket. Pair white jeans with black tops with cozy sweaters. A breezy print skirt can be paired with knee-high boots and a jacket.
9. Red lipstick is a must!
Sometimes, all you need to do is give your skin a quick boost. There’s no reason to do a complete makeover. The idea is to make a big impact with little effort. Red lipstick can give an outfit a conscious fashion twist. It works well with low-key hairstyles and minimal makeup so you don’t need to do any extra work. Keep a tube of lipstick on hand.
10. Wear a blazer and jeans
We tend to grab our favorite tops and jeans and go. But adding a tailored jacket to this recipe can create the style magic we want to share with others. For a fresh take on a classic look, grab your old suit jackets (even if they no longer fit). You can also use gold buttoned “lady”, or boyfriend blazers from ’80s and 1990s.
11. Keep it all-black
Black is the new universal look for those over 50 who want to appear taller, slimmer and more urban. This super-trick is great for building confidence by mixing expensive and cheap items, athleisure, sporty, sparkly, old and newly-minted. Also, black can disguise stains and low-cost items. There’s no need to be matchy-matchy. It’s actually more fun and modern to mix the black shade with different textures, fabrics and prints.