The fashion world certainly seems to have gotten the memo that women over 60 don’t want to be boxed into any category that says “dowdy” or “boring.” But sometimes we have to make the effort to prove that it’s true.
We typically expect autumn to be the season when we pack away our linens and break out more of our traditional comfortable woolies in familiar neutrals, with the occasional bright pink or spring green cashmere thrown in just for fun. We wear them with wool pants, dark pencil skirts or plaids.
Based on the images we see in advertising and social media, you might conclude that once we turn 60 we never wear dresses or skirts again. Mostly, you’ll see older women wearing trousers, flowing palazzo-type pants, pant suits or longer tunic tops over skinny pants or jeans.
Unless you are a native Parisian or Roman, your idea of a great escape might just be a trip to… Paris or Rome! And if you don’t want to be pegged as a tourist, here are some tips about what to pack so that you can more fully experience the fantasy of living there.
You may have noticed that there’s a fresh fashion breeze flowing through Buckingham Palace these days. It arrived on the wings of the two latest royals: the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
If you’ve been following fashion lately, you’ve noticed that there is an 80s nostalgia phase in full swing: big shoulders, dramatic silhouettes (Grace Jones redux, anyone?), exaggerated ruffles, shiny and see-through fabrics… and did I mention big shoulders?
Unless you are hyper vigilant about your spending habits or living on a tight budget you’ve probably had the experience of buying something you didn’t expect to buy simply because you found it on sale. Now, there are many good reasons for doing so.
Years ago, there was a guy who lived at a halfway house down the street from a friend of mine. He had some quirky habits but was known to be a very cheerful character.
On just about every Instagram account of young celebrities you’ll find images of them wearing jeans: super skinnies, boot-cuts, flares (a new take on our beloved bottoms), boyfriends, etc. One might get the impression that jeans were the exclusive domain of the young.
If you follow the annual Pantone Color of the Year announcements, you no doubt heard that the color for 2018 is Ultra Violet. For many, Ultra Violet is not an easy color to wear. You must have a cool and somewhat bright complexion or you will look ghostly wearing it.