Many of us aren not interested in blowing all of our money on clothes, so a balance of high and low fashion is essential. Don’t be afraid to mix the cheap with the chic. Spend your money on things that will last. No outfit is complete without accessories. One luxury or vintage item will elevate an outfit. Let’s talk about How to Nail High and Low Fall Fashion Over 50
I know all of you like a bargain, so I thought I would stop in at our local H&M (not expecting much) in San Luis. I was oh so pleasantly surprised. I purchased five items for a grand total of $152.00 and I like every single one of them. The leopard dress below was $24.99. The key is to style it with more expensive accessories so the overall look is more luxe . The dress is sold out online so I have linked a similar one. This dress is very similar and available if you are a large-4XL. I also found one on ebay here. Check your local stores because mine had several.
This leopard maxi dress is a keeper. I have a really hard time with dresses because I am long-waisted. This dress did look like a nightgown on me without a belt, but I know many of you can pull off that look. I styled it with a wide belt (I have had for years) a new Gigi Pip hat, and my comfy Emma Gentle Souls boots.
I think the moto jacket (very old) and my combat boots give it an edgy factor for fun. The moto jacket gave the dress a waist. It could also be worn with a jean jacket and brown boots. I am wearing a Small in the dress. I probably could have worn an XS but I didn’t want it to be too tight in the boobs and shoulders.
Here I am wearing the dress with the J Crew Pashmina (30% off) J Crew is having a 50% off selected Fall Women’s Styles and 30% off your purchase so it is a good time to grab those things you have had your eye on.
I love anything quilted (I purchased an XS) and I love this jacket! I am wearing it with wide-leg crops from Banana (sold out similar linked below) (you can find several on Ebay here) and my combat boots. FYI I found out after I got home that the quilted jacket is supposedly for men? I am wearing a turtleneck I got on sale at Banana underneath. This jacket was the most expensive item that I purchased at $59.99.
I am pairing the jacket with those fabulous Lysee faux leather leggings and my short Emma booties, with a scarf I have had for many years. Remember Lysee is offering 20% off to my readers on all their products. Use code CINDY20 on checkout.
This was the second most expensive item from H&M at $49.99. It is well-made and has a hood! I paired it with one of their turtlenecks (also very nice and $9.99 can you believe it? the black and white is sold out but the leopard is available), and the Lysee faux leather leggings and my combat boots. I am wearing an XS.
I am wearing the puffer vest with “really old” pants from Zara, a Gannie tunic that I purchased last year and my Emma booties. I have listed a similar less expensive version in the shop the post at the bottom of the post.
The last item I purchased from H&M was this recycled polyester mix oversized v-neck. It is $24.99 and comes in several colors. I ordered the black I like it so much. I am not a polyester fan but when it is recycled it takes on a much more interesting feel and look. I am wearing a Small. I paired it with leggings, boots, a turtleneck and a purse that my daughter bought me years ago. You can find similar totes on Ebay here.
I am wearing the comfy sweater with a Gigi Pip hat, Lysee faux leather leggings, an old scarf, and a turtleneck.
For this post, I purchase two of what I would consider more luxe items. This Banana Republic blazer is wonderful. It has a longer leaner fit which suits my long torso and smallish waist. It is beautifully made and can be worn with multiple items in my closet. I am wearing it with a denim shirt from J Crew and Artemis slippers (which you have seen many times before). For fun, I am wearing four vintage pins down the front of the shirt to change it up a bit. I really love this look because the focus is on the accessories.I purchased this and the turtleneck on their 40% friends and family sale.
This look would be more traditional looking without the hat. I am wearing my bed stu boots, faux leather leggings, and old Peruvian Connection scarf and a turtleneck. The Gigi Pip hat is the icing on the cake.
I saw this cashmere sweater in the Anthro catalog and fell in love with it. Fortunately, they had it in the store. When I spotted it, it was love at first sight. It is buttery soft and comes in several colors and patterns. I am tempted to buy another. I also paired it with a suede midi skirt that I inherited from my sister but forgot to take a picture. I will include it in my IG reel.
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How to Nail High and Low Fall Fashion Over 50
Splurge on items you will wear for years with multiple items. Don’t be afraid to spend money on accessories that you can pair with things that are more budget-friendly. Pair less expensive items with luxe items. No one knows you are wearing H&M if you mix it with more elegant items and accessories. If you love an item that you will wear for years think Cost Per Wear (that we talked about in my post How to Refresh Your Closet by Buying Very Little).
Thanks for reading How to Nail High and Low Fall Fashion Over 50. I am sorry it was so long. I was afraid if I waited the items would be sold out. Let’s pop over and visit my stylish blogging friends to see what they are sharing.