Our fashion experts show you how to look stylish at 60, no matter your taste...
Age is just a number, remember – it’s all about attitude… This is an exciting and liberating time. For many, family duties and demands are beginning to ease a little, so make the most of it! If you’ve never discovered your ‘signature style’, now’s the time. We think it’s time to start indulging in a little bit of what you fancy – so why not start with your wardrobe? Dressing to flatter your body and express your personal style can make you feel young and confident, whatever your age.
Prefer to blend into the background in black? You might be surprised to discover that a little colour and print could visibly strip back a few of those years you’re ever-so-slightly reluctant to own up to…
Invest in quality. We’re all for high street bargains, but some
things are worth spending a bit more on, and a day to day handbag is one
of them. A Mulberry bag can always be relied upon to turn heads. With
its combination of premium quality with classic styling notes, it will be money well spent.
When it comes to covering up, it’s time to lighten up. Versatility is key. An super soft pink longline blazer will look with just about everything. Over a LBD or with a Breton tee and jeans, this blazer will see you through the years to come.
If you want to fake the illusion for longer legs, then always opt for a pair of pointed heels that matches up to your skin tone.
Put a new spin on the classics. You’ll of course have heard that ‘every woman should own a crisp white shirt‘ a few hundred times over the years. Well, we agree. But that doesn’t mean you can’t put your own stamp on it… Look out for embellished collars, ruffles and tie sleeve details for a fashion-forward spin.
If pleats feel frumpy but pencil skirts are too clingy, meet your new best friend: the wrap skirt. Combining classic style with a dose of on-trend tailoring, it will go with anything and take you anywhere.
A printed scarf can save any outfit from fashion obscurity. But it can also take years off you.
Can’t bear to bin your favourite black dresses and sweaters? Never fear: a coloured or printed scarf can negate their draining effects on your complexion – hurrah!
Think you’re too old for jeans? Pah! Straight, skinny, bootcut or flared, wear your favoured denim style with pride, we say! But why stick to just plain blue denim when the high street is offering so many more fashionable variations. From embroidery to rips to bold hues, we say opt for something bold. This season it’s all about pearls. This pair of jeans from Dorothy Perkins have been on the top of every fashion editors must have list.
If you prefer to keep things simple with your clothing, then amping things up with your accessories is a must. This season it’s all about statement earrings, and we at the Woman
& Home fashion team can’t get enough. From playful pom-poms to long dangly tassels or colourful jewelling, get yourself a collection of bold earrings that even Pat Butcher would be jealous of.
Treat yourself. You’ve spent years looking after everyone else, so it’s time to re-invest in you. This cashmere knit will keep you in the comfort to which you should become accustomed. Plus with the correct care, you can re-wear this for seasons to come.
Never been brave enough for leather biker jacket? Well, it’s never too late to try even the most daring of trends. If leather is a touch too far, then choose a suede biker in a lighter shade. It’s lighter and easier to wear.
Never been brave enough for leather biker jacket? Well, it’s never too late to try even the most daring of trends. If leather is a touch too far, then choose a suede biker in a softer shade. It’s lighter and easier to wear.
Block heeled black ankle boots are your style saviour. Super comfy which means you can wear them all day, and versatile enough to take you from day to night in seconds. This pointed toe pair from LK Bennett are ideal for lengthen legs, especially when worn with black tights.