Fashion Tips for Women Embracing Their 60s

Fashion Tips for Women Embracing Their 60s

    At Luxiere, we believe that fashion is timeless, and that your style should be a reflection of your incredible personality - at any age! So as you embrace your 60s, it's time to celebrate your unique beauty and confidence with fashion that's just as fabulous.

    So, what do you need to know about approaching fashion when you’re in your 60s? From investing in timeless pieces to accessorizing with sophistication, let's dive into the world of fashion for women over 60, where age is just a number and style is eternal.

    Embracing Confidence at 60 Through Fashion

    When you step into your 60s, you step into a time of your life where you can truly express yourself without hesitation; yes, really - this is your moment to shine, showcase your confidence, and express yourself through elegant and timeless pieces that reflect your personal style. Remember, fashion at this stage is all about embracing who you are with grace and confidence, and choosing pieces that make you feel confident in the skin you’re in.

    Timeless Wardrobe Essentials

    So,where to begin? Firstly, every woman over 60 should have a collection of timeless essentials in her wardrobe; these are the pieces that never go out of style and can be mixed and matched for any occasion. Think of classic tailored trousers, elegant blouses, and luxurious cashmere sweaters - but the catch is that they need to be high quality. When you invest in high-quality basics - like our blouses - you’re creating a versatile foundation that can be elevated with other statement pieces, whether it be accessories, bold colors, or even the right pair of stand-out shoes.

    Elegant Casual Wear

    Who says casual wear can't be elegant? For the woman in her 60s, casual wear is about combining comfort with chicness: opt for relaxed silhouettes that flatter your body type, and choose fabrics that feel good against your skin; silk, cashmere, linen and high-quality cotton are all sophisticated fabrics both in style and substance.

    You can also try mixing textures and layers to add depth to your casual outfits, and choose colors that brighten your complexion and lift your spirits. If you want to take it a step further, you can even find the best colors for your complexion by running a color analysis test to see which shades and colors suit you best; this is known as ‘color theory’ and can significantly elevate the impact of your ensembles.

    Stylish Formal Attire

    Formal events are your time to dazzle! Having a few statement pieces for these occasions is the best way to feel great even at a short-notice fancy event, so look for dresses with simple, elegant lines that highlight your best features. A-line dresses, wrap dresses, and tailored suits can be incredibly flattering and stylish choices, while fabrics like silk, satin, and velvet add a touch of luxury and can have you feeling like the belle of the ball. Remember, the right fit is key for formal wear, so consider custom tailoring to ensure your formal attire looks impeccable.

    Dressing for Individual Comfort

    Comfort doesn't mean compromising on style - especially in your 60s. When you’re looking to dress for comfort, focus on pieces that allow you to move freely and feel good throughout the day; think stretch fabrics, elastic waistbands, and adjustable features, all of which can make a big difference in how you feel and move in your clothes. Plus, it’s a myth that you have to abandon style when opting for comfort; from comfy linen trousers to chic classic blouses, there are a thousand-and-one ways to combine sophistication and style with flexibility and comfort.

    Accessorizing with Sophistication

    Accessories have the magical ability to transform any outfit from good to great, and this remains the case even in your 60s! At this age, selecting the right accessories is about finding pieces that add a touch of elegance and personality to your look, or jazzing up a simple ensemble with some eye-catching colors or textures.
    For example, you can opt for classic jewelry like gold or diamond earrings, a statement watch, or a brooch that adds a pop of color to your everyday outfits. For formal events, statement bracelets or necklaces add a touch of elegance, and are generally better than statement earrings, which can often draw attention away from your face or overwhelm your complexion.

    When it comes to colder weather, think scarves, chic leather gloves, or stylish hats as ways to add a touch of sophistication to your look, all while offering warmth. And these don’t need to be boring, either; choose silk or fine wool scarves with prints that complement your outfits, or colors that contrast with your coloring and make your features stand out.

    Navigating Seasonal Changes

    As the seasons change, so should your wardrobe - but this doesn’t mean you need to completely overhaul your closet every few months. Instead, focus on layering and versatile pieces that can easily transition from one season to the next. Lightweight cardigans, trench coats, and transitional scarves can be your best friends as you navigate between warmer and cooler weather. In the hotter months, opt for breathable fabrics, while warmer materials like wool and cashmere are perfect in the winter.

    Article by:

    Gina Kuyers

    Gina Kuyers is the founder of Luxeire. The idea for Luxeire came out of founder Gina’s frustration with the discomfort and high maintenance of beautiful clothing. With a 20-year career and PhD in school psychology, Gina spent decades applying research to real-world problem solving. She brought these well-honed skills to designing and producing a line of elevated wardrobe staples.

    Gina grew up in West Michigan where she attended Calvin College graduating with a degree in education. She continued her education at Fordham where she received her PHD in school psychology. Gina and her husband, David, have four adult children and live in New Jersey—just a short ferry ride from the Luxeire studio in New York City.