by Ellen Blake
What is 50Plus fashion? And what does it mean to “dress your age”? Anything that makes you feel confident and beautiful is, in my opinion, dressing your age. Don’t be afraid to dress in your own unique way; a way that lets our personalities shine through.
Personal styles change as we change with age
We all have own sense of style, and as we grow and change, how we dress changes to suit who we are at that phase of life. I like to express myself through my clothes and accessories in a way today that’s much different than years ago.
When in my twenties, I thought everything needed to match. I no longer feel that way; in fact, I love to mix unusual colors and patterns that I think complement each other, but are not necessarily “matchy, matchy”. These days, I am also much bolder with my accessories. I used to like very trendy pieces; now I prefer more unique, often handcrafted, accessories. That’s just me. I’ve noticed other women become more conservative in their clothing choices as they age.
My body is different now, which influences my fashion choices too. I don’t weigh much more, but things definitely shifted through the years. I’m no longer comfortable wearing tight fitting clothes that show bulges that weren’t there in my earlier years. I now tend to choose looser, more flowy items, particularly tops. Not everyone does the same; I know plenty of women who continue to wear fitted outfits with confidence despite changes in their bodies. Style is very personal, and we all should feel free to wear what makes us happy.
TOP TEN FASHION BLOGS
I like to get ideas from others – if you do as well, take a look at our 10 top picks (in no particular order) for 50Plus fashion Influencers.
Debbie believes personal style is a matter of taste, not age. She inspires women of all ages to dress to make themselves happy and to feel beautiful as opposed to following antiquated societal expectations in regard to how we are “supposed to dress”.
Style Inspirations over 50. Nicole, from Fairbanks, Alaska shares how to turn fashion into style and help women in midlife to look their best.
Lynn Slater is a university professor and social worker who was mistaken one day for a celebrity and the accidental icon was born! She shares her fashion ideas for women who are smart, creative, fashion forward, fit, thoughtful, engaged, related and most importantly clear and comfortable with who they are.
It’s never too late to look great! Jodie loves to inspire style for women of many ages, sizes and budgets
Pamela Lutrell shares her thoughts on fashion and other topics learned through her personal reinvention at age 50.
Real Women, Real Life. This blog, created by a 52 year old wife, mother and grandmother from Ohio, shares personal fashion ideas and style tips for women over 50.
Ageless Life and Style. Nina believes that women of a certain age, though our bodies may have different ideas, we are still having fun, enjoying life, and are full of dreams.
Former model Sheree Drede isn’t afraid to make a statement and encourages others to make a big splash if they want as well. How you dress reflects your personality so have fun with your fashion no matter what your age!
Lisa’s blog focuses on the privilege of being alive. She says, “Style, in my opinion, is worthy of as many neural synapses as art, literature, and anything else that doesn’t feed the hungry or cure the sick.” She offers great articles about fashion for the 50plus woman!
Do you have favorites to share with the rest of us? Please leave the information in the comment section below!
Tania Stephens believes growing older gives women the confidence to be more honest with themselves and others and more comfortable in their own skin. She expertly combines high fashion and affordable pieces to create great style.
The Bottom Line
I love looking through these blogs for new and interesting ideas! Often, I find a combination of pieces I would never have thought to put together on my own. These women give great fashion tips, and many discuss other topics of great interest to those of us in this wonderful new phase of life. Many also provide opportunities to shop for recommended items on their websites.
Do you follow other influencers with blogs you think we should include on this list? Please let us know in the comment section below!