I’m always up for advice on how to not dress like an old lady. After all, I may be in my 60’s and Nana to my grand kids, but I don’t have to dress like my days of stylin’ are over! Not this girl. So I thought I’d share some thoughts and suggestions for readers who feel the same way, and offer some cute casual outfits for women that are budget friendly, too.
On the one hand we are living our mid life years and beyond. We’re not teenagers or young women any longer…shoot…we’re not even in our 40’s. So to some extent we need to be mindful of that fact when it comes to fashion. But we’re not dead yet, either, if you know what I mean.
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As women in our 50’s and 60’s we know what we like, what works for us and how to put our style together. But, it’s nice to have a look at some suggestions, too, of some different types of fashion options. It can be easy to just wear the same things over and over again. I know…I tend to do that myself.
We also should know how to dress for our particular body shape, as our choices as women over 50 and over 60 can either enhance our positives, or have the potential to show off some stuff we’d rather not show.
I will make a suggestion, and that is to always, always check yourself from the rear view. Don’t stop with the hair…keep going all the way down, before you leave the house. Just sayin’.
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So I’ve found some cute, casual outfits for women that are easy on the budget. If budget clothing is not your thing, that’s okay, you might find some of the suggestions inspiring as far as the overall look and shop wherever you’re comfortable. It’s up to you.
The first looks and styles you’ll see are some of my favorites, and reader’s too, from other collections. They’re cute, casual and versatile!Cute, Casual Outfits for Women, or, how to not dress like an old lady Click To Tweet
Black and White from Chico’s
I love these pull on crop slacks! There is just enough stretch in the fabric, and they sit slightly below the waist. Slim and trim but will work for girls like me with a bit of curve in the hips. $79.50
Organic Look with Linen and Leather Accents
Here are some highlights for each piece in this look I call the Organic Look.
Love these linen, cropped wide-leg pants! They’re shown in a taupe-gray shade, and come in a variety of colors.
The 3/4 sleeve tan cotton/linen blend top is the perfect compliment to the trousers.
Add an organic look flat sandal with jute trim to carry on the look.
Perfect for times when a hat is in order is this bead trimmed fedora style sun hat. Very cool.
A multi pocket cross body bag ties in with the color of the pants, and is very versatile on its own.
You won’t see yourself coming and going with this unique beaded statement necklace.
Weekender watch in chocolate brown is the perfect accessory piece.
The gold tone hammered hoop earrings complete this unique, organic and very stylish look.
Casual Look in Black with Blush Accents
Here are some highlights for each piece in this look. You can probably tell that I love working with, and wearing, black!
The boot cut pants have a timeless style.
I love the fabric, drape and length of the 3/4 ruched sleeve blazer. It’s a timeless piece that goes with everything.
The loose fit sleeveless blush top can be worn outside or tucked in. And, it comes in a host of colors, with cute button trim on the shoulders.
Tie this pretty bird patterned scarf around your neck for a feminine look.
Black mule takes you effortlessly from day into evening.
Oversize vegan leather tote in blush is practical and pretty.
I love the wave silhouette of the bangle bracelet.
Mini Pendant necklace is small, stylish and classic. A win every time.
And, classic stud earrings complete the look.
Love this look!
Put Separates Together & Create Your Cute and Casual Outfit
The perfect tops to create casual outfits
I’m 64, so I understand that looking cute and casual doesn’t necessarily include the tank tops and shorts that we may have worn in our 30’s and 40’s. It’s still my go-to outfit when I’m sitting in the office at home, but when I’m out and about I choose my separates a bit differently.
Recently I learned more about Covered Perfectly, the online retailer that specializes in tops (and some bottoms, too) for women over 40. You can read my post about Covered Perfectly here.
I love the micro modal fabric that many of the tops are constructed from. And, they are styled to accent our best features and hide those that tend to become a little less attractive as we age.
Here are some examples for you:
Many of the tops are offered with 3/4 sleeves, which work perfectly for me! They cover enough of the jiggly stuff on my upper arms, but leave me some breathing space on my lower arms.
Every top you see is offered in a variety of colors or prints…very versatile!
You can also find several different styles of vests, which are wonderful for layering.
From the top left corner going clockwise:
- Popcorn Jacket
- Boat Neck Top
- Scoop Neck Asymmetrical 3/4 Sleeve Top
- Simple V Modal Print Top
- Simply Square Neck Top
Casual Slacks & Cropped Styles
When you’re putting an outfit together for a casual setting, many times a pair of comfortable slacks, pants or cropped pants will serve as the foundation.
We’re looking for comfort without that old lady type styling (you know what I mean, girls) and I found some really nice options and examples for you from Nordstrom:
- Leith Pleat Front Trousers
- Halogen Ankle Pants
- Caslon Linen Crop Pants
- Wisdom Flex Ellent High Waist Cargo Pants
Pssst…want to do something about that belly fat? I’ve got a plan…
Jeans are always on my list of casual clothing!
Jeans are such a personal thing, and always included in the wardrobe if you don’t want to dress like an old lady. Just kidding of course, but jeans are kind of timeless, aren’t they?
You can spend any amount you want on this wardrobe staple…hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
I choose to stay under $40 for my jeans, and these examples from Target give you some thrifty options, as most are around $30.
Styles shown include a curvy skinny jean (my choice, as I do have some curves!), boyfriend crop jean (love the fit!), boot cut jean, straight leg crop jean and a simple straight leg jean.
Take a look at the jeans offered at Target and see what you can find. Here is a link to some extra savings for you:
Casual Shoes, Sandals & Mules
A statement shoe can complete your stylish look without breaking the bank. And, the style doesn’t have to include a mile high heel, either. Simple shoes can be just as memorable, and you won’t injure yourself wearing them. The right addition for the cute casual outfits for women!
Here are some of my suggestions for you from Nordstrom:
Starting with the upper left and going clockwise:
- Tory Burch Poppy Logo Espadrille Flat
- Sam Edelman Krissy Espadrille
- Sam Edelman Beckie Slide Sandal
- Halogen Faye Asymmetrical Slide Sandal
- Fitflop Allegro Ballet Flat Shoe
- Steve Madden Farryn Slide Sandal
We Don’t Dress Like Old Ladies!
Of course we don’t!
But, sometimes we DO grab the same styles over and over again because we’re comfortable with them. They’re safe choices.
Promise yourself to try something new and different with your wardrobe choices this season. My style suggestions may not be your thing, but hopefully I’ve offered some ideas and inspirations for you to put together some cute casual outfits!