As we reach our fifties, our fashion standards and preferences change, making it difficult to wear the newest trends while still feeling confident in our looks. Although it is natural for our bodies to change over time and there are plenty of gorgeous collections for women of our age that are presented in magazines like Vogue, sometimes we can’t help but feel nostalgic over the years when we could wear clothes of whatever designs and colors we wanted without worrying about looking ridiculous. Thankfully, there are a number of styling suggestions that can make you feel and look your best and in this article we’ll talk about some of the most important ones.
Dress for your (new) body shape
As we’ve already mentioned, our bodies change over time and the 50s are probably the decade when you’ll notice the biggest changes that will most likely call for a totally new wardrobe. If back in the day you were famous for your hourglass curves, today you might be surprised to find out that you have a pear or even an apple body shape. The easiest way for you to create a new wardrobe perfectly suitable for you would be to seek the advice of a professional stylist, but if you’re a tough one who like challenges, you can do this by yourself by simply trying out different styles, color pallets, and designs until you find what suits you the best. And remember, your body is still beautiful, you just need to adjust your closet!
Don’t ignore accessories
Clothes are obviously important, but the accessories are the ones that can make or break your look. Depending on what you decide to pair your ensemble with, you can easily go from a 50 year old who is tired after work to a 50 year old who is ready to go out with her girlfriends for a glass of dirty martini. For the colder months, a cap is a must and our recommendation is the Irish hats from the latest collections. These ladies headwear options are made of luxurious materials that will keep you warm, but they also feature plenty of design to choose from so that you won’t need to wear a basic beanie like everyone else does. As per the summer months, we advise playing around with bold sunglasses and jewelry pieces that will make any outfit memorable and stylish.
Keep an eye on trends
The fact that you’re in your 50s doesn’t mean that you should dress boringly or not care about fashion trends anymore. If anything, it is more than welcomed for you to try and incorporate all the new pieces into your closet. Don’t be afraid to add color and patterns to your looks, for example the flashy metallics, neons, and earthy tones that are in trend this year. If wearing a bold monochrome outfit is outside your comfort zone but you’d still like to have a dash of color in your look, try pairing a vivid top with neutral bottoms or focus your attention on shoes and accessories instead of the clothing itself.