Fall fashion trends usually offer women over 50 new options to modernize their wardrobe but that doesn’t mean everything suggested by designers would suit their lifestyle.
Leave cowgirl hats, over-the-knee boots, cut-out tops and bomber jackets to the Millenials and instead get the following wearable trends to navigate this season with confidence and style. The good news is that dopamine dressing is on the rise, so expect bold colours to elevate your look and mood.
Here are some great new pieces for your fall wardrobe according to stylists.
An Oversized Blazer
A timeless choice that takes you from the office to weekend brunch, the blazer is a wardrobe essential for a woman over 50.
This season you won’t go wrong investing in a shouldered oversized blazer. It promises to disguise any bumps you might have, making you always feel confident and stylish.
Super versatile, it can be worn over just about anything. Look for chic neutrals or classic black pieces and pair them with sneakers and your favourite jeans to look effortlessly chic. You don’t need to break the bank: from Zara to & Other Stories and ASOS to M&S, all the biggest high-street brands offer plenty of options and you will easily find the staple of your fall wardrobe.
Wide Leg Pants
It’s time to say goodbye to those too-tight trousers that don’t bring you joy or comfort. This Fall, it’s all about palazzo pants or relaxed and baggy jeans. Look for the higher rises with a full-length inseam to create that long-leg look.
Once you find your dream silhouette, the right pair of wide pants can be worn effortlessly. To pull the whole look together add a white shirt, a blazer on top and loafers for a polished feel.
A Leather Jacket
If you haven’t bought one before, this fall is the right time for you to get one. A great leather jacket is an undeniable wardrobe staple and if you don’t like the biker or the punk-rock style you can always channel your inner Blondie/Debby Harry with a slim-line, long-length silhouette to exude toughness, while still embracing femininity.
“The classic biker style isn’t for everyone, but there are a ton of great modern silhouettes on the market now,” says fashion stylist Shea Daspin. “Leather jackets are widely available in blazers, trenches, and cropped styles that offer fun alternatives to more traditional leather jacket varieties“.
Opt for an oversized fit if you prefer a carefree vintage look or look for long lines for a more modern silhouette, look for long lines and unpadded shoulders. For a more feminine shape, seek out softer leathers that will allow the fabric to hug your frame resulting in a more body-conscious fit.
Maxi-skirts are back. Just look at the catwalks, where big designers are leading the way by offering floor-sweeping styles with longevity and lasting closet appeal in mind.
Elegant and flowy, comfortable and easily made for transitioning from day to night, maxi skirts not only cover your legs if they are too pale but also – on a more practical note- offer you just the right amount of warmth you need on the chillier days of the year.
If you are petite or plus size, however, you might find this look a bit challenging but still, that doesn’t mean you have to renounce glamour. As a rule of thumb, choosing monochrome styles with clean lines in a neutral palette would avoid any “faux-pas“.
Last but not least, for the best outcome, opt a skirt that is neither too loose nor too tight and always pair darker coloured ones with brighter tops to appear taller and slimmer.
Loafers are a trend that never goes out of style. They look incredible with any outfit and automatically add an air of sophistication to a look. This fall, however, expect your favourite shoes to become a bit rock, featuring elevated chunky soles, embossing, loud prints, and funky adornments. If you’re wondering how to style them, there’s good news: these shoes go with everything.
Before you buy any new pieces, however, make an inventory of what you have already in your closet. Sometimes your style can change over time: learning how to dress for your body type is still the single most worthwhile adjustment you can make.