Women Over 50

How to Pick Fashion Clothes and Accessories for Women Over 50

Do you ever open a fashion magazine without seeing a familiar face? It may seem that most fashion these days that isn’t designed for young millennials lacks any sense of style at all. But fear not, ladies! With so many new lines in our favorite stores, as well as countless online retailers, the over 50 fashion playing field is wide open. With so many options, where to start? To help you through the seemingly daunting task of exploring today’s modern fashion world, we put together a list of important points to keep in mind when you embark on your next shopping adventure!

Fit

Rule number one on every true fashionista’s list is that fit is king (or queen!). No matter what size you are or how tall you are, different items just might not fit you in the same way. Every body is different; it’s one of the things that makes us all unique. With such a wide variety of styles and retailers out there, it can be hard to pin down the items that fit your body just right. At a certain point in your life, fit becomes just as important as color, print, or style. Well fitting clothes are truly what define classy, polished, put together looks.

Comfort

A piece of clothing may technically fit, but how does it really feel? Life is too short to wear pants that ride up, shoes that are hard to walk in, or earrings that pull on your lobes. No matter how great something looks on you, it’s not worth it to feel uncomfortable, uneasy, or in pain all day! By now you know to make the most out of life, and easy to wear clothes should fit right into that mindset. Simple fashion basics should fit comfortably, be versatile, and of course, look great, too! When trying things on, walk around in them a little. You’ll know when something feels right the minute you start moving.

Personality

One of the most challenging aspects of fashion can also be the most fun. Fashion can really become an artform and you can have so much fun mixing and matching while trying to create your own unique look. Before you start to think about about practical things like fit and feel, clothes and accessories have to be 100% you! If you like what you see online or in the store, give it a shot! Forget not being able to “pull it off,” if you tell yourself you can pull it off, you will! So much of looking good is feeling good and feeling confident. If you fall in love with a bright yellow polka dotted dress in a store window, try it on! Taking risks based on your own tastes can help you easily create a style that is all your own.

If you remember these three essential fashion rules, you will be able to pick the best clothes and accessories for you!

Author bio: Carolyn Clarke is a freelance writer and entrepreneur from Los Angeles, CA. She has written for a wealth of high-profile clients including the Livestrong Network, Demand Media, and District Clothing. In her spare time, she enjoys physical fitness, photography, and reading.