Our fashion experts show you how to look stylish at 50
It’s all about attitude when it comes to style, especially when you enter your fifties. These are the years when you can finally focus on what you want. Shake this up when it comes to your style and don’t fall back on old and out-dated habits. Don’t look at a new trend and think, no I can’t. Your fifties are the time to say… yes I can.
They key to dressing in your fifties is to mix classic items with key seasonal pieces. Build a sartorial wardrobe full of staple pieces that easily mix and match is a great starting point. There’s no shame in spending that little bit of extra cash on say for example, black trousers, smart work dress, or silk shirt, if you are going to wear them again and again. The investment you make upfront will certainly come back cost per wear.
When it comes to trends, you need to make sure you choose the items that are right for you. Prints date quickly, so we suggest trying out new styles and shapes. Or even amping up a classic shape with a modern fabric or a trendier geed. Like this velvet blazer from Massimo Dutti, mixing the classic blazer with a marvellously modern velvet in a berry shade. Ideal for giving a simple black dress that extra oomph.
Want more? See below more fabulous items that certainly will keep you looking stylish in your fifties.
A pleated skirt is the skirt style that every woman needs in her wardrobe, no matter what age. Whether dressed up for a night out with heels and a blazer, or toned down for the weekend with an over-sized knit and trainers, you can wear this piece anywhere. Make it grown up by sticking to deeper shades like navy, burgundy or emerald green.
It's time to up your shoe game, and we've found the perfect pair to get you started. These classic courts come with a seriously stylish twist. In a shimmering gold shade and with a higher vamp, these heels will earn you major style points.
This coat from Jigsaw is a great style investment. In a flattering tailored cut and in an eye-catching red hue, this item will never date.
For an easy workwear dress look no further than this piece from Hobbs. Sleek and effortlessly stylish, team with a pair of black pumps.
You need to be more selective when picking your denim when you enter your fifties. Denim can easily look cheap if you choose the wrong style. A fabulous pair of bootleg jeans suit every body shape, plus they will lengthen your legs instantly. Always choose a higher wait to slim your centre.
Even though stripes are a safe print that doesn't mean you have to stick to basic black and white. Add that wow-factor with this dark yellow and black striped blouse from Topshop. Wear with some black culottes and the gold courts from before.
Conceal all of your worry areas instantly with this dropped hem dress from Warehouse. Tum, tick. arms, tick, cleavage, double tick. In a fun gold and black polka dot, this dress can take you from desk to drinks instantly.
It's all about subtlety when tackling tricky trends. For example this seasons sports luxe trend is tough for anyone to approach, no matter what age. These trousers from Zara are ideal because they combine classic checks with a subtle sporty stripe down the side.
This blouse from Winser is a great starting point for any outfit. In a soft silk and blush tone, this piece will see you through any style rut. Perfect investment piece.
Think Saint Laurent rather than Sandra Dee when approaching a leather jacket. Yes of course you can still wear one in your fifties, the only thing you need to make sure is that you always choose an expensive looking leather and fancy finishes.
Bucket bags are going to big SS18, so get ahead of the season with this snake effect one from & Other Stories.
Cashmere looks and feels amazing, so what's not to love right? Choose a slimmer style to show off your shape.