Today Jennifer and I are happy to be joined by our friend Eugenia from The Age of Grace on the Over 50 Fashion Edit. We are talking about the importance of accessories. Let’s face it accessories are your best friend after 50 (or in my case after 60). They can detract attention from your most unflattering parts, highlight your strong features, and add color to light up your face. They can add interest to a simple ensemble, extend the life of your wardrobe and add personality to it The key to successful accessorizing is finding accessories that emphasize your personal style, taste, and preferences. Let’s talk about the Power of Accessories and how they can amp up your wardrobe.
For simplicity’s sake let’s divide up our accessories into four simple categories
Of course, we all need our basic shoes but statement shoes can elevate your style and express your personality. Choose comfortable ones or you will never wear them!
It doesn’t need to be expensive costume jewelry is fine, or invest in a few vintage pieces that you can enjoy forever.
If you have a few in different patterns and sizes they can add color, pattern or texture to your look.
SCARVES, BELTS & HATS
Scarves and belts can add color, texture, and pattern, and hats can add warmth, or provide shade in the summer as well as adding personality.
I took a simple outfit, an oversized Free People Cashmere Sweater, and my favorite Spanx faux leather leggings and styled them six different ways. I love accessories. I love collecting pieces on my travels, and on Ebay, Etsy and small boutiques. Most of my accessories have been gathered over time. Many of my silver bracelets I have had for years, but it is fun to pick up one while traveling as a remembrance.
My accessories roughly fall into three categories, a group of American Indian items that I have collected over the years, vintage sterling silver, and vintage bone and faux tortoise. They are all easy to find on Ebay and Etsy.
Let’s take a look at each outfit beginning with the top left in the above graphic. This look features a scarf that I purchased last year, similar linked below, my favorite spanx faux leather leggings, free people cashmere, and a necklace that my daughter gifted me and an American Indian cross pendant.
I am wearing the same column of black, a scarf, a group of silver bangles, silver hoop earrings, and comfy velvet birdies. All items linked below picture that are available.
Here I added my rag and bone crossbody (purchased on Ebay last year), tortoise earrings, bone bangles and the Madewell Remy Mules.
A crisp white shirt from chicos is added to the column of black with vintage rhinestone accessories I have collected over the years.
Here I am wearing the Spanx Faux Leather Leggings with the Free People Cashmere sweater, a leopard scarf, bone bracelets, and tortoise hoop earrings
This last look you saw in our Fall Fashion Trends Post here.
Don’t be afraid to shop Ebay and Etsy for interesting accessories. If you are patient you can get good deals. I am planning a post on how to shop Ebay and Etsy soon. If you need ideas on how to accessorize you might enjoy the links below. You might also enjoy my interview back in 2018 with Eugenia on Ageless Style here
I hope you enjoyed The Power of Accessories Fashion Over 50. Do you have some favorite accessories that are your go-to;s? Please share. Now pop over and visit Jennifer and Eugenia for some more fun. I hope you will join Jennifer and me each month for our monthly over 50 fashion edit.
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