By the time we reach our 60’s, we pretty much know what we like to wear. We’ve had many years to develop our style and confidence. But the other side of that is we can become so accustomed to what we typically wear, we’re in a bit of a style rut and don’t even know it.
It’s so easy to just put on the same outfits day after day…it’s simple and you don’t have to think about it. I know. I do it myself quite often. Most days I wear my work clothes, a custom tank or t-shirt for my home staging business, and jeans. That’s it. But when I’m going out with friends, to church, etc. I like to look good.
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That’s where fashion for women over 60 come in. Most women in their 50’s and 60’s want to remain chic and stylish, myself included. My personal style is very casual, not a lot of fuss about what I wear, but it is still a distinct style.
Even though I’m not a fashion designer, nor do I follow all of the latest fashion trends, I do know how to put a look together. I have an eye for design, been an Interior Decorator for over 20 years, and talk more about creating a stylish home to love HERE.
As women in our 50’s and 60’s there are some types of clothing that just aren’t good for us anymore and are probably best avoided. You know what I mean…the short shorts, skimpy tops…at our age our skin changes and the crepey look is just not pretty.
I’ve seen woman who are in great shape in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s when I’m down at the beach (Ft Myers Beach, FL), and even so, that little 2 piece number just isn’t quite the thing. Don’t do it…TMI.
Fashion for Women Over 60
Stylish clothes for women in their 50’s and 60’s are comfortable, flattering and can be cool and neutral or bold and colorful.
I’ve put together some simple looks for you because I know that some women have a hard time knowing what looks good together and what doesn’t. It’s similar to the design clients I work with when it comes to decorating their homes. They know what they like, but don’t know how, or lack the confidence, to create the pulled-together look they want.
My goal is not to ‘style you’…that’s not what I do. But, if you’re looking for inspiration, style ideas and some online sources to find unique and interesting pieces, I’m you’re girl!
I’ve become a fan of Amazon for women’s clothing and accessories…never thought I’d say that, but I am!
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 bootcut 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.
Fashion for Women Over 60: Classy Look with Jeans
Here are some highlights for each piece in this look I call Classy Look with Jeans
Of course, jeans are the foundation of the look. These Levis slimming jeans are just the right fit for this look.
This vintage inspired short sleeve pleated blue floral top is swingy and compliments just about any figure.
Who doesn’t love a comfy pair of white Skechers! I love the open look of the style.
Cool, cat eye sunglasses in white are mysterious and budget friendly, too.
Blue leather oversize leather tote carries all your important stuff, including electronics. The extra zippered areas look great and are functional, too.
The two tone Anne Klein Watch, always a great look.
I love the extra long, white open front sweater, and it comes in dozens of colors.
Simple silver dangle earrings complete the look.
Stylish, Casual, and Flattering
We know the drill: a changing body shape, pesky belly fat, those extra pounds that refuse to budge. It’s the reality of aging, my friend. But, we can style ourselves to minimize the areas that frustrate us.
But, I digress! Here is a collection of casual tops that can all be styled with a simple pair of dark neutral pants, or a pair of well fitting jeans. Have a look at the details:
Classic & Casual from WHBM
When we reach our 50s and 60s, many of us want to look stylish and youthful while respecting the fact that we’re not youngsters. Frankly, I don’t want to go back there!
Organic Look with Linen and Leather Accents
Here are some highlights for each piece in this look I call the Organic Look, one of my favorites in fashion for women over 60.
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.
Fashionable Looks for Women in the 50’s and 60’s
That are Budget Friendly!
These Style Boards are all created with simple, budget friendly clothes and accessories from two online sources: Amazon.com and Target.com.
I’m a big Target fan and am there almost every day. Because I don’t have a lot of time to shop for clothes, don’t have a need to wear ‘labels’ and am not into spending hours on the hunt for the perfect piece of clothing, I can find many casual pieces right there while I’m picking up a few groceries or home decor items for my business.
Amazon is an online source that I’ve used for a long time, Amazon Prime to be specific, but only recently have I realized how vast their clothing and accessories are for women (the entire family, actually). Amazon Prime has so many benefits, including free 2-Day shipping on many items. It’s so worth the annual fee (as of this writing it’s $99)
Each Style Look includes:
- Pants or Slacks
- Top – most can be worn tucked in or not…depending on your figure and/or preferences
- Jacket or Sweater – perfect for weather and also for extra coverage
- Shoes – stylish but comfy
- Purse/Jewelry/Accessories – these finishing touches are what really pulls the outfit together
Details on any of these pieces can be found by clicking on the individual images below the Style Board. I know…it’s hard to buy clothes online because you want to try them on. But if you are confident of your size, tops/jackets/sweaters/accessories/shoes can work well. I have purchased a number of slacks and pants online as well. It’s an individual choice for sure.
Use these boards for inspiration, or check out individual pieces to see how they might fit into your wardrobe and style. And if you love the entire look, why not?
1) Casual and Stylish with Blush Pink Jacket
I love the styling of the blush pink jacket in this group, and I’m not a person who wears pink often. The push up sleeves and wide lapels are great! It’s also really easy on the budget.
My other favorites are the shoes…they look very comfy and stylish, of course. And, the watch. It’s elegant and unique with the black face and ivory band. I like to wear a watch even though I have a cell phone with the time on it. Watches are timeless, don’t you think?
This is a very budget friendly group of stylish options, with nothing priced higher than $87 as of this writing. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look great.
As women in our 50’s and 60’s we usually want to have choices and layers with our clothes. We still get really warm sometimes, if you know what I mean…
2) Neutral, Casual Daytime Look
I don’t know about you, but I love my jeans. I wear them almost every day…when I work, shop, for casual dining, even to church (churches in Florida are very casual!) So I have to include a Style Board with jeans. I like the fitted yet comfy tailoring of these high waisted jeans.
The scoop neck tee can stand on it’s own, particularly with the added touch of the circle pendant with triangle stone, a unique look. Then, add the pleated coffee colored blouse (this is so well priced I had to look twice), ivory cut out booties and straw zipper clutch, and you’ve created a comfy yet stylish look.
Best of all, there is no item on this board currently with a sales price of more than $40.
Click on any link below for more details about these items:
3) Dress It Up a Bit
I love tank tops. I know, I know…it’s not what many women in their 60’s wear anymore. It has something to do with this thing that happens to your upper arms as you age…
But I still find them to be comfy, versatile little friends that I can dress up or down. And that’s what makes them workable for a mature woman as we consider fashion for women over 60.
Throw a sweater, jacket or other garment over them and you have a stylish, put together look that will also help keep you cool. I love the deep gold of the 3/4 sleeve sweater in this collection.
Layering is great when it’s cold outside or the temperature where you are is on the cools side. But, a couple of layers of long sleeves can be extremely warm. That’s where a tank top, or a cap sleeve top, saves the day.
Add a scarf if you feel that your decolletage is not something you want to expose to the world. This Style Board is all about solids and understatement, but the scarf could be the focal point if it has a beautiful, bright pattern.
An ivory trouser, black booties and some bangle jewelry complete the look of this Style Board. Click on the individual images below the collection for shopping information, where you’ll find each item priced at less than $40.
Click on any link below for more details about these items:
Looking for more stylish shopping options?
Even though I love to put a look together for women over 60, I realize that we’re all unique. What I think is a great outfit may not be your cup of tea.
So I’ve gathered some shopping sources that offer stylish and casual clothes for women in their 60s. Check them out and see what you think:
- Chicos – classic styles that are designed with women over 50 in mind. International shipping available.
- Nordstrom – the women’s fashions run from casual to evening, with many price points. I like the variety and many options that Nordstrom offers.
- Covered Perfectly – a small woman-owned online shopping source with a wonderful line of tops, vests, and some other separates. I L-O-V-E the MicroModal collection. I am wearing a 3/4 sleeve square-neck top in the image above. You have to check this out!
- Talbots – another classic source for women over 50 and 60. Check out the Cardis for a Cause collection by Talbots and Oprah. It’s pretty cool.
- Rosenlin – a new discovery for me. Based in the UK with reasonable international shipping options. I love all of the linen looks in tops, many with a longer length. Very pretty, very casual.
These casual looks are stylish clothes for women over 50 and over 60. Simple, budget-friendly, versatile.
Use them as a literal starting point for creating a fresh look, or as inspiration to give you the confidence to select the exact pieces that fit your personality and style essence.
And above all, have fun!
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