According to Vogue “The sun is out, hemlines are rising, and bright, bold colors are dominating the streets” From my research (see links below) What’s in; Popcorn Texture, bold florals, short skirts, color block jackets, holy sweaters, skirt suits, micro tops, platform anything, feather anything, catsuits, lowrise skirts and pants, and little tops & big bottoms to name a few. Is there much on this list that we could or want to wear? I don’t think so. Let’s take a look at my Ultimate Guide to Spring Fashion Trends for Women over 50.
SPRING FASHION TRENDS FOR WOMEN OVER 50
After reading every article I could find on the topic, I did find a few trends we could actually embrace should we choose to. The beauty of being our age is that we finally have the confidence and the knowledge to work with what we have and make it our own. We aren’t slaves to trends but like to learn what is new and how we can incorporate some of it into our own personal style. You can read more about that in my post How to Own your own Style after 50.
Taking a closer look at some of the trends listed in print, I did find a few that we might consider worthy of consideration: The color grass green, large handbags (let’s face it those teeny crossbodies are too teeny), maxi skirts, the classic trench, oversized sunglasses, loafers, bucket bags, and pants under skirts.
Here are a few things I picked up or am still wearing this Spring. Many of you picked up both of these pieces from one of my Outfits of the Week. I love this Ralph Lauren tie waist shirt. I think it would be flattering on a lot of figure types. I am not normally big on pattern, but I love these Anthro wide-leg pants. I think they would be great with a red shirt tied at the waist as well. I accessorized the ensemble with inexpensive wood bracelets and earrings and my new Beek Sandals.
SHOP THE ANTHRO/RALPH LAUREN LOOK
Here I am wearing the old but still wonderful Mer Sea sweater, with gap girlfriend jeans, Rothy’s leopard flats, and J Crew white shirt.
SHOP THE MER SEA LOOK
I have to be honest, I have shied away from this style of pant. I thought they would not be flattering. I picked these up at Banana and love them. Note the pleats are stitched down and the tie waist creates the illusion of a flat tummy. I will wear them on the plane tomorrow (they are comfy as jammies). I am wearing them with my favorite Michael Stars Tee, and my Olukai flip-flops. Simple tortoise accessories complete the outfit.
SHOP THE BANAN REPUBLIC LOOK
I was happy to see that one of the “latest trends” is “Pants Under SkirtsA”. I have been wearing this look for years so I am happy to know that I am now “in”. Here I am wearing that great J Jill Dress also one of my Outfits of the Week with the scalloped Lyssee leggings (you have also seen here numerous times), collected horn bracelets and horn necklace from IBU no longer available, but similar here. Great hat is from Banana Republic.
SHOP THE J JILL LOOK
I don’t do sleeveless but love the flattering cut of this J Jill Wearever Dress. I paired it with a favorite Cynthia Ashby Mesh Tee (you can find it on Artful Home here), the Ilse Jacobseon tulip shoes, and pretty accessories also from J jill.
SHOP J JILL LOOK
Lastly I am wearing a pretty red linen tunic/shirt from Banana Republic, also with the Lysee leggings, Artemis Design Co slippers, and jewelry from my collection
SHOP THE BR LOOK
I always enjoy reading about the latest trends, but don’t necessarily follow them. Tik Tok sensation Carla Rockmore:” Your splurge and luxury items should reflect who you are out into the world” Look at the piece and think about how to wear it in a less obvious way. You need to do a little work to style your pieces to see them differently. Accessory hacks are the easiest way to do that”.
Thank you for reading my not so Ultimate Guide to Spring Fashion Trends for Women Over 50. Do you follow trends or follow your instincts? You might enjoy reading the links below. I enjoyed the Who What Wear article.
This is a good one:
Now pop over and visit our stylish friends for their Spring fashion ideas.