In a conversation with Margaret Manning of Sixty and Me, style expert Jodie Filogomo gives this advice about this year’s newest spring fashions: “Don’t follow the rules.” As a mature woman, you really have a lot of freedom to wear what you want and just enjoy looking your best.

Embroidery – an Old Trend with a New Life

Embroidery is back this year! This style adds fantastic details to the simplest of fashions and can even replace jewelry. Embroidery can be bold or subtle and looks great on women of any age. Those of us who remember the 1960s may feel right at home with this very bohemian look.

Bring on the Bouquet – Floral Fashions Are Growing Again

We all long for green and growing things after the cold winter, and nothing says spring quite like flowers. As the days get longer, it’s time to step out into the sunshine in this season’s floral prints.

Think floral designs are boring? There’s more to this fashion than the usual tiny flowers sprinkled over a light background. Choose an interesting abstract watercolor design or a more modern pattern with a dark background for a sophisticated look perfect for the fashionable mature woman.

Explore a New Look with Interesting Sleeve Designs

Flared and angel sleeves give the woman over 60 a chance to feel like a princess again. This very feminine look can be really fun, though some women may find that the sleeves get in the way. By shortening them to ¾ length, you can have the look without the aggravation.

Shoulder-baring designs are also very big this spring. There are a number of variations on this look, from small holes with shoulders just barely peeking out, to completely off-the-shoulder tops.

For those of us who don’t appreciate a strapless bra, adding a tank top or cami to the more extreme versions of this look can let you enjoy the fashion without the fuss.

Sequins and Jeans – Just Perfect for This Spring

Sequins are just for dress up, right? Not this spring! Bring out those sparkly tops and pair them with your favorite jeans for a fresh new look. Denim jackets sporting sparkling designs are also a hot item in fashion for mature women this season.

The Colors of Spring – Pink, Blush, Purple, and Green

Pink and blush are making a comeback this spring – great news for the budget-conscious older woman who may already have several items in these colors in her wardrobe.

For those of us with lighter complexions, pink can make us look pale and washed out. If this is the case, try a darker rose to make your skin glow and your eyes sparkle.

You’ll also see a lot of purple and green this year. These colors will fit right in with the new leaves and delicate flowers. One of the real advantages of fashion after 60 is that you often don’t have to buy new items to be in style – you already have what you need.

Sassy Sneakers in Spring Colors

What can be better than a practical pair of sneakers? Sneakers that sport metallic pinks, bright green, or floral patterns! With their considerable purchasing power, this practical and fun trend may be inspired by fashions for older women.

Fashion Isn’t Just for the Young

As older women, we sometimes feel we shouldn’t bother to follow fashions trends. Not true. While we certainly don’t want to be slaves to what’s in style, trying new things keeps us young at heart.

One great way to get inspired is to go to a “young person’s” store such a Rue 21 and take a look at what they have to offer. You may not buy anything, but you’ll come out with some great ideas.

What does spring fashion mean to you? Do you have pieces that you bring out spring after spring? What stores do you go to for inspiration? Tell us what you think! Let’s have a conversation!

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