Age is just a number, we all know that. But in reality, having a certain age can influence what we do only because we believe that’s what people our age is supposed to do.
Fashion, for example, has made us believe that older women are not as trendy and fashionable as teenage models like Kaia Gerber. However, fashion for women over 60 is just as fun as any other.
You know what they say: age is wisdom! This means women over 60 have many more decades of fashion wisdom than most, giving them the power of achieving a unique, chic and fashionable style.
How to dress over 60
To prove that women over 60 can have a one-of-a-kind style, I will guide you through different outfit ideas from 3 famous fashion icons over 60 that have mastered the art of dressing.
If you’re over 60 or simply want to get some fashion inspo, this article is perfect for you!
Popularly known as Icon Accidental, Lyn Slater has the style that many of us can only dream of having, and the confidence of someone that knows that when it comes to dressing, being yourself is all that matters.
She may be quite edgy sometimes, but many other times we can totally relate to her fashionable style. Lyn Slater knows that sometimes a pair of sunglasses is all it takes to bump up any outfit:
1. Dark colors
Many women past their 60s believe that dressing in black might make them look too harsh or too sad, but truth is, black looks great on anyone, regardless of their age or style.
Dark colors should be included in any women over 60’s wardrobe. A dark burgundy top paired with a black bottom, like a maxi skirt, is a classic evening look you can easily pull off, just like Lyn:
All-black outfits will never go out of style, so don’t be scared of trying it. You can pair it with dark burgundy lipstick for an edgier look, or a classy red for a sophisticated touch.
2. Maxi skirts
If you’re not much into dark colors, then shades of red paired with neutral colors is a great combination you can wear.
A maxi skirt is a perfect piece for pulling-off a statement look. Many women over 60 feel intimidated by statement pieces, and the reason behind this is the misconception that elder women can’t be stylish or fashionable.
Lyn Slater is 100% confident in herself and knows that when it comes to fashion, there are no such things as rules.
3. Statement accessories
One of the secrets behind Lyn Slater’s killer style is her love for statement accessories. You can see her often wearing unique sunglasses or earrings, which uplifts her already fashionable outfits.
You can always opt for statement jewelry such as earrings, bracelets or necklaces. These will take your looks to the next level in the easiest way possible.
Just like Lyn Slater, Alyson Walsh is mostly known by her nickname (or website name) That’s Not My Age. What I love about her “nickname” is that she is, in some way, referring to the popular misconception that older women can’t dress fashionably, that’s why she “doesn’t look her age”.
4. Casual chic
Alyson Walsh’s style is a mix of casual, classic and minimal. She’s often wearing comfortable outfits that include jeans and flats.
She demonstrates that you don’t have to be wearing
Alyson Walsh shows us that when it comes to mastering the art of dressing, nothing can beat a pair of classic blue jeans. If you want to dress up your look, simply add low heel pumps or a fancy jacket.
Clothes for women over 60 is a no brainer. Basics are ageless, so building up a wardrobe with the classic must-haves, like blue jeans, is the key to always having something to wear.
For a laid-back weekend look, pair your jeans with a comfortable but perfectly fitting shirt, and your favorite sandals.
If you want to take your casual outfit to the next level, a denim jumpsuit will do the trick. Don’t be intimidated by statement pieces.
The key for updating and elevating your style is to try new things. You will be amazed at how cute and fashionable you can look with pieces you never thought of wearing.
5. Business casual
As I mentioned, Alyson Walsh is the queen of casual wear for women over 60. She’s a denim lover and makes sure to include it in almost every outfit she wears.
That’s why she’s the perfect example of business casual looks. Even if you’re retired, elevating your casual looks is always helpful for occasions such as a fancy lunch with friends, a casual cocktail, dinner with the family, etc…
A leather jacket is another staple piece absolutely everyone should own. If you’re on your 60s, don’t forget to include this classic piece into your everyday looks.
If you want to add some edgy to your outfit or simply want to dress down a formal short dress, a black leather jacket will be perfect.
There’s nothing a perfect fitting blazer can’t fix. A t-shirt and jeans outfit can be the perfect match with a blazer, we all know that, and Alyson Walsh makes sure to keep her blazer and jeans close to her all the time.
Again, a blazer and jeans outfit is all that women over 60 need in their lives. To finish your look, try wearing cute and fashionable shoes, like these low heel Mary Janes:
Leopard print because why not? This trendy print can be worn by anyone! A leopard-printed jacket will bump up any outfit in the blink of an eye:
6. Minimalist looks
Minimalist fashion is another style that Alyson Walsh has mastered with her casual looks, showing women over 60 that when it comes to personal style, age is literally just a number.
Solid pieces with clean lines and neutral colors are the key to mastering this style. Alyson usually wears jumpsuits or maxi/midi dresses in one solid color, creating a chic statement look.
Dresses for women over 60 should bring out their best features. In this case, Alyson’s midi straight dress is perfect for her because she’s tall and the color matches perfectly with her skin tone:
If you feel identified with a bold, fun but chic style, then you should definitely check out Linda Rodin. She started off as a stylist and has now amassed 260k followers that love her unique and sophisticated style.
7. Play with prints
One not-so-secret from Linda Rodin is to have fun with clothes, especially with prints. It’s not about creating a “more is more” aesthetic, but rather about creating a balance using neutral colors and bold prints and colors.
Mixing basics like blue jeans and a statement print is one of Linda’s signature style. Many times we feel intimidated by big, or bright bold prints, but in reality, they are the perfect ingredient to a great every-day style.
Wearing prints is what will help you bump up your outfits. Whenever you feel like you’re always wearing the same thing, try a bold print and you’ll realize how cool they can make you look.
8. Accent colors
Just like prints, bright and bold colors is another of Linda’s favorite thing to include in her outfits. But she does so in a cool and subtle way: most of the time, it’s only a detail that adds that pop of color that makes her style so unique.
Sometimes, that pop of color can be her lipstick and nothing else:
Details such as her handcuffs, placket, or buttons in a bright color are what spices up her basics. For a put-together look, try to match your lipstick with that accent color, just like Linda:
9. Youthful looks
There’s absolutely nothing bad with aging, but pulling-off a youthful look will help you take some years off. Linda loves to play with elements that can be associated with young girls, such as overalls, braids, pink nails or cute hair accessories.
Overalls are a trendy piece you should definitely add to your wardrobe. A dark wash denim overall paired with a solid color tight top is an easy outfit anyone can try:
Last but not least, don’t underestimate the power of a great hairstyle. Braids, ponytails, half-dos or even hair accessories can help you bump up your style:
Age is wisdom, and wisdom means a great style. Fashion for women over 60 is not as different as it is for young girls, but those couple of decades extra that these women have can definitely play in their favor.
As you’ve seen with these three fashion experts, age has only given them the confidence of trying and experimenting with different styles, perfecting their personal style to finally become trendsetters among girls and women from different ages.
Next time you feel stuck with your outfits, check out these amazingly fashionable women to get some instant inspiration!