With age everything changes: the hair turns gray and whitens, the body settles down and loses its tone. How to continue to dress to stay in the game without losing comfort? We tell you everything.
“Life begins at 60” : it’s a bit THE tube of Tino Rossi. At a time when the life expectancy of women exceeds 85 years in France, who still wants to look like a granny that you see in children’s story books? Neither you nor us! Today, the retirement age no longer marks the age of old age. So, farewell to the Charentaises, hello to the baskets !
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Fashion 60 years and over: forget the diktat of trends
Running after the latest trends? At retirement time, it is high time to take a break: stop the race against time and excessive consumption.
Following the calendar of trends and seasons means taking the risk of aging twice as fast. Honestly, who, at 60, still wants to do this to themselves? Fashion says rose millennial ? Then ultraviolet ? Before betting on the return of the banana bag ? Faced with this avalanche of must-haves to have, we calm down and think twice before giving in to the slightest temptation.
Fashion 60 years and over: knowing how to identify in the blink of an eye what suits us … and spot what no longer suits us!
What colors to wear when you have white hair ? you will have to review your alphabet of colors that highlight to identify which ones now benefit you the most. Example: if you were Brown with blue eyes and you like pastel shades, tell them “bye, bye”. From now on, nothing better than warm and frank colors: black, navy, coral, plum and even ultra-violet!
For the skirts, if you haven’t already, give up the minis once and for all. Not that it’s vulgar, but admit that the wrinkled skin all around the knees – or the excess skin if you’ve rounded up – isn’t the prettiest thing, right? So we get down to pencil skirt and knee length to hide the problem.
The long skirt? Of course you can too! Only downside: the mid-calf length, which can already turn granny on a young girl. So, you might as well not run the risk of “memorizing” yourself unnecessarily.
In general, we forget the overly childish fantasies (the tops with message, the fanny pack), the romantic details (the white lace, the too many ruffles) and we fall back on morphological cuts and chic materials.
Fashion 60 years and over: lightening your closet
Have you ever thought about all these rooms and all these accessories accumulated over the years that you kept “just in case” … and ended up completely forgetting? If you are lucky enough to be already retired, don’t waste time and take a day off to sort out your dressing room and empty out everything you have accumulated since your 20s.
But before throwing everything away (better: giving everything to charities or to Emmaüs), ask yourself the right questions: that 1980s polka-dot dress you still fit in, why not keep it? Peas are timeless. That sailor sweater bought by the sea? The same ! And this jacket in fake fur that you bought out of madness around the same time, wouldn’t it fit your daughter / daughter-in-law / niece? Lightening up your closet is an opportunity to do a good deed, to make people happy and to save some forgotten pearls.
Fashion 60 years and over: adopt jeans in all its forms
The pioneers of the American West already wore it. Hard-wearing, it is a material that stands the test of time. With jeans, it’s like you’re still 20 years old. Nothing better than a piece of jeans to rejuvenate your look. But at 60 and dust, take care of the quality of your jeans.
The slim that compresses and the low waists are niet. Instead, focus on High waist jeans that keeps the belly or the jean mom ultra-comfortable that blurs the saddlebags. Do not deprive yourself of slightly stretchy materials to gain ease and keep it simple when it comes to washing. Nothing classier than raw jeans.
If you don’t like wearing jeans, try the denim or lyocell shirt: the formal side of the shirt paired with the cool side of jeans is the key to modernizing your look. With black pants or a little skirt, it works very well.
Last option: the shirt dress, as easy to wear with sneakers as with chic shoes.
Fashion 60 years and over: get into sneakers
We are not telling you to subscribe to the big sneakers full of logos that teens are shopping around as if they are collecting them. No, our idea is to give up style for style and choose your shoes first and foremost for their level of comfort. In this area, nothing better than a pretty pair of chic sneakers or soft ankle boots. What about summer? Try the espadrilles: comfortable, timeless, they let the feet breathe while dressing them with elegance. What more ?
Fashion 60 years and over: dress your neck
The signs of aging are unforgivable in the neck region: depending on the case, it wrinkles, becomes thick or dries up. Result: in order not to put the stress on it, we forget all the highs that could bind it unnecessarily.
In winter, better a turtleneck than a high collar. In summer, forget too tight-fitting crewnecks and prefer very slightly flared collars. The bestseller of the sixties? Dressy polo shirt, feminized with pearls and / or embroidery. Its collar slightly covers the neck while its feminine details give it elegance.
Last tip: be tricky with scarves and silk squares to nonchalantly tie.
Fashion 60 years and over: focus on the basics
Trench coats, sailors, raw jeans, cashmere sweater, white shirt, Saharan: there is no age to wear great fashion classics.
Forget the fuss and eccentricities, which go out of style in the blink of an eye. The advantage of the basics is that they cross the ages without ever being “old school” and are quite easily mixed with each other. Are you lacking inspiration? So copy the style and fashion tips from Inès de la Fressange, who is not really given his 63 years.
Fashion 60 years and over: continue to have fun
Growing old has nothing to do with pleasure, and frivolity has no age limit. So, once you’ve cleared your closets and identified all the pieces that embellish us, why not fall for accessories that will finish your look and give your look plenty of character? To you the round bags or the shoulder bags, to you the jewels, the scarves and the hats…. But sparingly!
And if you are afraid to dare certain things, take a look at the blog of Dorrie Jacobson : at 80 years old and dusty, this stylish American proves that you can have fun with fashion and clothes without having to worry about your age and “what will we say”.
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