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Fashion over 50? YES!

13 May

Ladies, forward this to  your mom:)

In honor of Mother’s Day I wanted to do a post on stylish moms. My mom is in her mid 50’s so this is aimed toward the 50+ crowd. Can you be stylish after 50? Absolutely! Older women can be just as fashionable as younger gals. Though women’s bodies are ever changing, there are many flattering options to accentuate and disguise areas as well. ATTENTION MOMS: Do you find it challenging finding age appropriate, modern, stylish clothes that fit your body type? Look no further….I have some easy tips and ideas for looks and places to shop.

 

Lets start with some tips.

Tunics: Get at least 1 tunic. Tunic are cut close and narrow to the body without being tight in the torso area. They are effortless and go great with jeans and as a bathing suit cover up.

Accessorize: Make a statement with your jewelry. This is the place where you can do most of your experimenting with color etc.

Skirts: skirts that fall slightly above the knee or longer are most flattering on a mature woman.

Mock Turtle Neck: mock turtle necks are flattering . Not over the top coverage as a normal turtleneck would be but enough to camouflage the neck area if so desired.

Baggy: there is a difference between baggy and loose fitting, baggy is never flattering.

Shoes: Flats, sandals, wedges and low heels look best.

Handbag: Watch your handbag-it’s usually a dead giveaway to your age. you’re never to old to have fun with your bag, try different colors and shapes.

Arms:  Shrugs and Cardigans NEED to be in your closet NOW!  They allow you to keep your arms under wraps while remaining stylish. You can wear tanks, dresses and all the sleeveless tops you love but don’t ever wear because your uncomfortable. Shrugs and cardigans are great because they provide enough coverage without taking away from your garment beneath it.

Classic button up shirts: button up shirts are crisp, clean and timeless.

Pants: Capris & Cropped ..the just above ankle cut is extremely flattering and can be worn with sandals, low heels,wedges and flats.

3/4 length: 3/4 length anything(shirts/dresses) is your best friend. They are slimming and while providing complete coverage , just enough arm is exposed to not overheat and you have room to add your favorite bracelets to your look as well.

You don’t have to cut your hair: A bun or sleek ponytail looks stylish and chic at any age.

Age is all about mind over matter: if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.  At the end of the day, age is just a number.

Now that you have your tips………..

Where to shop: as in actually make a purchase, find something that will actually fit and flatter your figure without the FRUMP! YES!!!!!!!

I find that the over 50 crowd isn’t extinct in the eyes of the following retailers…

Spiegal

Chicos

Talbots

Coldwater Creek

Boston Proper

Newport News

J.Jill

New York & Co.

Check them out:) you can come across some finds at Department stores as well if your willing to hunt.

Flattering looks and pieces.

White embroidered tunic($99), pink flowy open front cardigan($65), Tan cropped pant($75) and Salmon button up($69) all available at Chicos.

Cream shrug($59.50),navy mock turtleneck($28.99) and cropped pant in navy($99) all available at Talbots.

White cotton skirt($109) available at J.Jill.

Red shirtdress($148) available at Nordstrom.

White tunic ($238) available at Saks.

Let’s talk JEANS.

I have heard nothing but great reviews about Not your daughters Jeans. Known as the tummy tuck jean, these stylish jeans contour the tummy and lift the backside while remaining stylish and comfortable. Not your daughters jeans are available at the NYDJ website as well as Nordstrom and Zappos.  They come in a variety of styles and sizes including plus sizes but the fit throughout the hips and thighs is always the same. Click Here to watch testimonials. Women are obsessed with these jeans.

and now the shoes……

Teal sandal with stone detail($79.95) and nude flat($89.95) both available at Nordstrom.

Cream peep toe wedge with cutout detail($25.48), peep toe wedge in cognac($24.99), red patent low heel pump($24.99), sand espadrille wedge with ankle wrap detail($24.99), Teal low wedge with bow detail($24.99), white thong with rhinestone detail($14.99) and yellow fabric thong($14.99) all available at Target.

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11 Responses to “Fashion over 50? YES!”

  1. Cheryl Simms May 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    So many tips, WOW thank you I’m ready to shop now. I have always loved Spiegal but am looking forward to shopping at these other stores. This was really helpful.

  2. Paula Parisotto May 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    Well thought-out, iformative post and perfect for Mother’s Day. Kudos!
    Paula @ dettamodablog.com

  3. Tina May 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    my mom will love this!

  4. Mary May 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    Is there anything you don’t know about? You’ve got this fashion thing down to a science here. I love it. I love how you don’t forget about petites and plus sizes and you put stuff for all budgets and now my mom can look cute too! I’m over the moon right now. Great job!

    • yourstylejourney May 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

      Thanks yeah I try to keep all fashionistas covered. Thanks for reading:)

  5. Cheer Up Charle May 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    My mom will also enjoy this post.

  6. Debbie May 15, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Great post! I have 2 pairs of not your daughters jeans and Im so happy with the way they fit. I got 1 pair on sale at nordstrom rack:-)

  7. short_stacked May 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    so comforting to know that when you get older there are options, so you’re not forever doomed to shapeless jean dressed, mom jeans with the 9 inch zipper, tied dyed shirts and sweaters from tourist shops O_O.

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