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Casual Outfits for Women Over 60 That Don’t Sacrifice Style

By Sandra Roussy November 09, 2021 Makeup and Fashion

Dressing frumpy lately? Join the club. Working from home and limited outings have most of us sliding into whatever is comfortable that will get us through the day. Who cares, right? Well, we should care about what we look like, and we should feel good in our clothes.

When you look good, you feel good.

Casual and comfortable doesn’t have to mean boring and frumpy. So, here are my tips for dressing stylishly casual over 60.

Comfort Is Key

Dressing casual is all about comfort. No super tight clothes and stiletto heels. Items must feel comfortable and let you move freely without constraint. This doesn’t mean that you should look like you’re wearing a sack though!

Natural and Soft Fabrics

Think cotton, linen, cashmere, Tencel, and stretch fabrics like jersey knits. These tend to breathe better and give off a more casual feel and look.

Stretch It Out

Avoid elastic waistbands if you can. They tend to make you look older and are simply not flattering. Cotton or denim with added stretch, like spandex, can feel comfortable and still be trendy.

Accessorize Lightly

Go easy on the accessories. Big earrings and blingy necklaces are probably not a good idea to add to your casual look.

Flats Are Your Friends

When it comes to footwear, go for mules, sandals, sneakers, and ballerinas. Also, a flat bootie can look good with a pair of jeans.


Mix your outfits with layers. Long cardigans, wrap shawls, scarves, and other items add a touch of casual chic to your look.

Stylish Casual Outfit Ideas for Older Women

I’ve put together a few casual outfit ideas for women over 60 that will have you looking casual without compromising on style.

Say Yes to Jeans

Say Yes to Jeans

We’re never too old to wear jeans. We just wear them differently now. Jeans are actually the perfect key item for a casual look. Look for jeans that have some stretch and that have a regular or a high waist.

Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (NYDJ) is a retailer that specializes in jeans that fit a diverse array of body types – of all shapes and of all ages. They now design more than just jeans and offer a variety of pants that flatten the front and lift the back all while being comfortable.

These Ava Flared Pull-On Jeans are the perfect combination of comfort and style.

Pair your jeans outfit with a colorful scarf that adds a perfect finishing touch while keeping your look casual.

colorful scarf

Nautical Day

Nautical Day

A nautical looking outfit is always a good idea for a casual look and it never gets old. Trends come and go, but the nautical look is here to stay. This is an easy look to pull off at any age. These tailored Ponte leggings look great dressed up or down.

tailored Ponte leggings

Super Soft

Super Soft

Wraps are great to cover up your shoulders and arms and are an excellent addition for a casual chic look.

These Tencel trousers from Talbots give the perfect casual denim look with that extra softness.

Tencel trousers from Talbots

Blue Cardigans Forever

Blue Cardigans Forever

Cardigans are a must-have in an older woman’s closet. Make sure to wear them with at least one item that is trendy (but casual) so that the look stays fresh and modern – like a tie-dye top for example.

tie-dye top

Casual Chinos

Casual Chinos

Chino pants always look casual and can be paired with a variety of clothing items. This printed wrap from Chico’s looks great with chino pants.

printed wrap

Black and White

Black and White

I love a classic black & white jean look. Elegant, yet casual. These wide-leg rolled cuff  jeans from NYDJ are easy to wear for that perfect casual look.

jeans from NYDJ

Think Preppy

The preppy style is not only for younger women. This is a look that women over 60 can wear casually and effortlessly. Choose sporty-looking casual shoes to complete the look.

casual shoes

Be Athletic

Want to look casual and athletic without looking like you’ve come straight out of the gym? This casual athletic look is great to just hang out in.

Scuba Hoodie Light Cotton Fleece from Lululemon

Scuba Hoodie Light Cotton Fleece from Lululemon

Safari Inspired

The safari look is another excellent option for older women. Keep the look soft by not over-doing it with too many cargo pockets. Pop the look with a touch of red for a modern and fun outfit.

Safari Look

Casual Chic

Casual outfits are excellent for women over 60 no matter the body type. Several of the stores that I mentioned have plus-size and petite collections. Also, stores like Talbots, Chico’s, NYDJ, and Anne Taylor design for mature women’s lifestyles.

What’s your favorite casual style look? Which is your favorite outfit? Do you have any favorite stores that you want to share with the community? Let me know if you have any questions regarding styling and fit. Please join the conversation!

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The Author

Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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