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Easy Ways to Wear Trends Over 60

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At our age, uncomfortable fashion has no place in our wardrobe. We know that life is too short to tolerate pinched toes, pants that bind in the midsection, or clothes we have to adjust constantly. We’ve gotten to a place where we know what we want and need fashion to work for, not against us. Many women enjoy adding some current trends to their wardrobe each year because it keeps their look fresh and modern. Most trends are aimed at the young, but women over 60 can certainly wear them with some tweaking. The goal isn’t to look younger but to look more youthful, so here’s how to wear trends over 60 and not feel (or look) silly.

OVER 60 WOMAN WEARING WHITE SHIRT AND FAUX LEATHER PANTS
REAL AND FAUX LEATHER IS A HUGE TREND THIS FALL. ADDING THESE FAUX LEATHER PANTS TO A CLASSIC WHITE SHIRT AND SIMPLE BOOTIE (SIMILAR) MODERNIZES THIS LOOK.

How To Wear Trends over 60 – Use Fewer

Sprinkling a trend or two into your outfit is youthful looking. Diving in head first, with multiple trends in a single outfit, can end up looking like you’re trying too hard. No one wants to look like a fashion victim, which runs the risk of making you look older than you actually are. Aim for one or two tiny touches of trend per outfit.

CLASSIC FLAT BOOTIES (SIMILAR) AND CASHMERE CREWNECK ARE ADDED TO FRAYED HEM JEANS (SIMILAR) FOR A TOUCH OF TREND.

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How To Wear Trends Over 60 – Dial It Back

Dial back the intensity of a trend. The ripped, heavily distressed, and ragged jeans we’ve seen in recent years are hard to pull off over 60. Frayed hems and mild distressing on jeans are a better option over 60. Skater jeans with enormous legs are trending this fall. They can look and be overwhelming at our age. A simple wide leg looks just as modern and is easier to wear. The trending chain necklaces have grown to epic proportions. It’s easier to wear that trend over 60 when you dial the size down from ones that are reminiscent of Mr. T.

WOMAN WEARING BLAZER
BOOTCUT PANTS ARE A BETTER PROPORTION FOR SHORTER WOMEN AND ARE ON TREND AS MUCH AS SKATER JEANS

How To Wear Trends Over 60 – Updated Footwear

Modern footwear instantly levels up your entire outfit. The problem is most of us have funky feet by this age, and comfortable shoes are mandatory. Retro sneakers, lug sole loafers, and over-the-knee flat boots are on trend this season. They’re great options to try and way more comfortable than the backless clogs, pointed toes, and higher heels we’re seeing.

woman sitting on bench wearing modern loafer trend
THESE PAIRED-DOWN LUG SOLE LOAFERS ARE A DIALED-BACK VERSION OF THE CHUNKY LUG SOLE LOAFERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY ON TREND.

How To Wear Trends Over 60 – Updated Colors

Colors also go in and out of trend and are an easy way to update your look in the styles and shapes you know to be flattering. Even a totally classic shape in a trending color will change the whole feel of your outfit. Unless a trending color is one of your very best that you’ll wear for many years, add small bits.

How To Wear Trends over 60- Accessories

Lastly, pull out your accessories. We’ve usually amassed quite a collection of interesting pieces by this age, so adding trendy pieces should be done judiciously. Why spend money on this year’s heart details when they’ll feel out of date before we know it? Trending accessories are not where you want to invest big bucks and who wants to wear tacky ones? Add interest and a unique perspective to your outfits by wearing those special pieces you’re saving for a special occasion. You may also discover that you own pieces whose popularity has come back around, and yours will be unique.

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Thanks for reading, and remember to wear what makes you feel confident. Confidence is really the best thing we can wear.

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