Finding your style in your mid-50s is fabulous! You have the time (and desire) to put yourself first for a change, and you’ve had your whole life to figure out who you are. You exude confidence that only experience and grace can offer.
Wear Your Favorite Colors
When you’re finding your style in your mid-50s, you know what colors look great on you and what colors don’t. And here’s a tip…even if gray looks great on you (and it does for many of us), don’t be afraid to pair it with bright and bold colors that make your skin tone pop. Embrace color for what it is–pops that highlight and frame your best features. Now’s the time for you to make sure that signature lipstick really becomes signature, and it’s a wonderful time to really go for colors you’ve always loved–your confidence alone makes them shine.
Splurge A Little
Odds are, your closet is full of materials that may have been cost-effective or necessary when purchasing, but not the comfiest or the ones you’d choose right now. It’s okay, we’ve all been there. Finding your style in your mid-50s is all about taking care of yourself. Choose high-quality cottons (with some stretch for just the right tailored fit) and premium knits and cashmere or silk. In your 50s, it’s all about signature style, and choosing things that make you feel amazing!
Focus on Fit
We can’t emphasize this enough. Fit is everything, particularly in your 50s. There’s a fine line between something looking sleek and sophisticated and something looking sloppy, you want to make sure you don’t cross that line. This is the time to find a great tailor and make sure that what you wear fits your body beautifully. A little structure in your clothing goes a long way in highlighting your best assets, and at this point in life, baggy and loose-fitting just is not flattering.
On that note, just because you’re in your mid-50s, you shouldn’t be afraid to play your waistline up. If you don’t love your middle, you’re not alone, but you can choose styles that can help. If you wear tops that are just a tad shorter, they’ll sit right between your waist and the top of your hip. This will help give a slim silhouette that will show off your curves. You can also choose a higher rise pair of trousers that will lengthen your middle and give you a slimmer look. Consider boat neck collars too. They elongate your neck and give you that graceful confidence people turn their heads at every time you pass.
Style in your 50s is all about finding your signature look and having a few must-have pieces can help. Remember that it’s not always about the clothing article itself, but color and accessories too. When it comes to color, take charge of red! There are different reds, so make sure you find the one that’s best with your skin tone but find yourself some power red and flaunt it!
The same goes for jewelry. This is the decade to show off! Either pull something out of your jewelry box (or buy a treat for yourself) and begin wearing some statement pieces just because you can. Splurge on the shoes and the handbags as well. Especially because comfort is key when it comes to your feet, find something that doesn’t just look fabulous but feels good too. Choose classic handbags that also fit your style, and don’t get stuck in the rut of just using the same one every day. Have a handful you love and rotate them through.
Most importantly, buy a few pieces that are your go-to pieces. A flattering dress that fits you perfectly and makes you feel magical when you’re wearing it. A pair of pants that show all the right curves and let you breathe at the same time. A sweater that’s not only comfy and cozy but able to be dressed up or down as the occasion presents. Having a few go-to pieces in your closet means you never dread an invitation anywhere!
You’re in an incredible decade in your life, and your style should show it. Whatever you decide makes you happy, let it guide you in your style search. Remember the most stylish thing you can wear is your own happy smile, fueled by a joy-filled heart, so nourish that and you’ll always shine.
Owner, Fave Lifestyles
I was becoming an empty nester, a woman of a more interesting age and in transition. Sound familiar? I was at that place where we question our purpose, value, and worth and what in the world are we going to do with the rest of our lives.
I noticed women have a huge hunger to belong to a community of women where they can feel safe, share openly from their heart and have other women to do life with! This is why I created my Fave Lifestyles.
Fave is for the woman who wants to call Fave her community of women who support, uplift, and make her feel better about herself. I want to create a place where we help her answer life's questions and just do life together!
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