There are an increasing number of older women crushing today’s prejudices about their lack of style.
As an inspiration for this piece, I’ve turned to style icons such as Sophia Loren and Susan Sarandon that show how maturity gives a whole different tone to the concept of glamour. Maturity leaves an impression of sophistication, confidence, and elegance.
Here are ways you can incorporate glamour into your everyday look.
Glamorous women always enhance their best assets, which makes their style unique and recognizable. Start with your hair: is the color flattering you? If you have completely gray hair, you don’t necessarily have to dye it: You can make it a part of your signature look. What about the cut? You don’t have to wear it short if you don’t want to!
In addition to right fashion pieces, hairstyles are the easiest way to make a statement. Just think about Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue. She has been wearing her bob with bangs for years now and it’s not at all boring. It has become her signature look that contributes to her overall glamour.
If you look at Susan Sarandon or the nearly sixty Julianne Moore, you will notice that their styles are balanced and simple, but always with some sort of statement piece that brings their looks from plain to glamorous.
Imagine a simple all-black combination with just a pair of sparkling earrings or a necklace. It is a wallet-friendly no-fuss look that is age appropriate, but not boring. Pieces from stores like Target, 7 Charming Sisters and Zara have a wide offer of exactly the type of accessories which will make you look so glamorous!
If your outfit is in earthly tones, don’t be afraid to incorporate a bit of color through the choice of your necklace for a chic look. Stick with all-silver or faux precious stones if you want a more classic glamour look. The devil’s in the details: Consider a brooch to break the dullness of the outfit.
Well-fitted clothes are the key to looking polished. You can stick with monochromatic pieces if you love the minimalistic look and then enrich it with eye-catching details. Choose quality fabrics that will provide you with a dash of luxury. For example, nice high-waist trousers in a shade of tan, a thin beige belt, and a simple tucked in shirt within the same color range. Then choose eye-catching pointy flats (like patent leather in shade of burgundy) and a black structured bag.
Depending on your preferences and temperament, you can choose patterned footwear or even subtle animal prints. Another way to add a bit of life to your look is by choosing a silky scarf you can wear in many different ways.
To draw attention to your eyes, use an eye pencil rather than liquid eyeliner to avoid smudges. Add a bit of a definition to your eyes this way and apply a coat of mascara. When it comes to the choice of foundation, blush, and lipstick – stick with the neutral shades for a classy look.
With just a bit of effort, everyone can add a dose of glamour to their everyday look.
How do you add glamour to your everyday look? What words would you use to describe your style? Is your style simple and elegant or a bit more bohemian? What other questions do you have about fashion for older women? Share your glamour tips in the comments.