Style With Age
Looking fashionable is not a privilege suited only to the young. Baby boomers can look stylish and sophisticated in a sharp outfit. You don’t have to worry that you won’t look sexy for a night on the town or smart for a casual business lunch. It is also entirely possible that you can find a new wardrobe at an affordable price. Women over 50 years of age are often frustrated at the lack of age-appropriate clothing that still looks like it’s in fashion, but the truth is you can be of mature age and still look gorgeous.
When it comes to bottoms, stick with a slimming black pair of pants. You can pair these pants with a neutral-colored blouse for a mature but casual look. You can also try looser khaki pants if you plan to spend time outside. If you are interested in a more formal look, go for a pencil skirt of any color. You can pair a white blouse with almost any color of skirt, from deep red to banana yellow.
Cardigans and blazers are excellent choices for baby boomers. You can layer a black or white cardigan with a vibrant tank top or spaghetti strap shirt. You will look younger, but still graceful and mature. The bigger the buttons, the more sophisticated your blazer will look.
Every woman looks lovely in a sundress. You can wear thicker straps with a low neckline and still be dressed modestly. You can also try out a few cocktail dresses for some added flare. Look for a dress with a good cut. Most of all, you want your dress to fit well. A dress that is too loose or tight is a telltale sign that somebody does not know how to dress for their shape. You might also want to try out a wrap dress with a higher cut on the bosom. If you find that you simply adore a dress with a low cut, consider wearing a camisole underneath. This way, you can show off your curves in an age-appropriate manner.
When it comes to colors, baby boomers should look to complement every outfit with some neutral colors, such as navy blue, charcoal gray, black and khaki, which go well with just about any color. You can pair them with vibrant hues or soft pastels. These are great for day wear, especially if you are drawn to jewel tones. Baby boomers look better in emerald green than lime. If you are heading out for a night on the town, consider a black dress or a white skirt and black top. Most of the time, baby boomers prefer neutral colors because they are not indicative of age.
When it comes to accessories, you want jewelry that is bold. Your jewelry should send a message. It is not necessarily a good idea to head straight for the smallest jewelry available. Small trinkets can look immature, whereas bold, vibrant accessories are confident. You should also head for jewelry that does not match your outfit exactly. It is trendy to appear slightly mismatched. Remember that jewelry does not have to be flashy or extravagant. Simple jewelry, like a large turquoise bracelet or a string of pearls, is classy and timeless.
If you want to accessorize your outfit without heading straight for jewelry, consider including a belt with your outfit. The right belt can truly accentuate your figure and turn a drab outfit into a striking one. If the weather permits, try out a new scarf with accenting colors.
There are no specific rules when it comes to looking great. The main rule for baby boomers is to feel great about yourself in any outfit you choose to wear.