Yes, 50 IS the new 30!
Come the 49th birthday, and women start dreading the next year when they’ll cross another big milestone of their lives. Chopped hair, loose clothes, nothing too trendy – suddenly there are so many limits on fashion when you reach the big 5-0. But you don’t have to put barricades on fashion when five decades of your life have gone by. In fact, it’s time to embrace and enhance your personal style with a sprinkle of spice! Let’s take a look.
Personal Style Is King
Playing around with styles and trends over so many years must have helped you develop your own personal style. If short hair’s not for you, stick to a length that suits your frame.If you’ve never been the blazer and tailored jacket woman, go for your jeans and tee shirts. Just make sure you keep it toned down by choosing simple and elegant styles. Yes, no quote tee-shirts!
Invest In Some Classics
A well-tailored jacket will always be the in-thing. So will a simple, elegant leather handbag in brown or black, or simple heels or boots. These may be slightly expensive, but paired with almost anything in your closet, they are sure to make whatever you wear seem graceful. So don’t skimp on quality when buying some wardrobe staples, remember quality matters more than anything in your 50s.
Avoid Too Much Skin Display
Just because flaunting your mid-riff during your freshman years made you the college heartthrob doesn’t mean the trick can work nearly three decades later. Avoid crop tops, even if you’ve got a belly that can give Victoria’s Secret models a run for their money. Similarly, stick to skirt lengths at least till your knees and not higher. Needless to say, your cleavage should also best stay hidden.
Take Risks…But Keep It Subtle
It’s fun to try and experiment with different things, no matter what your age. Hippie necklaces with funky beads or colored jeans sound like fun even for those in their 50s. But you don’t have to wear it all together. If one piece in your attire is flashy, keep everything else toned down and simple. Going for a jazzy top? Stick to a simple, well-tailored pair of pants, classic handbag and shoes.
Show Off Those Curves
Don’t. I repeat, DON’T ever hide behind baggy clothes, no matter what anyone says. 50s is a time to celebrate your personal style, independence and whatever you’ve achieved throughout your life, and hiding behind ill-fitting clothes is a surefire way of sabotaging your entire look. Go for sleek, tailored pieces that enhance your frame and bring out your inner grace.
The Undergarments Matter A Lot
When you turn 50, your body parts will become slouchy and loose. Which means it’s even more important to get a well-fitting bra than it ever was. Also, get some body shapers or shapewear that will work magic on your figure.
Embrace the new age, learn to take risks but with a bit of restraint. Because at the end of the day, 50 is the new 30!