A flattering pair of jeans is high on my list of must-haves every season. Whether worn with a tee and fashion sneakers or stepped up with a cashmere sweater and blazer…many of my favorite outfits include a great pair of jeans. Each fall I look at the way styles are changing because I like to keep my jeans looking current. Today I’m sharing 5 fall jeans trends for women over 50, but don’t panic!
Trends are slow-moving directions for fashion as opposed to fads that pop in and out of style in the blink of an eye. Trends hang around for many years so if they fit your esthetic and personal style, they’re smart to add to your wardrobe.
Straight Leg Jeans
I’ve been a fan of straight jeans for years and love that they’re plentiful this fall. Don’t mistake these for the mom jeans with a notoriously unflattering shape. Today’s straight jeans have a high rise, are fitted through the hip and seat, and straight to the ankle. They have no flare and they aren’t tight on your legs. These pair well with sneakers, suede boots, and everything in between. Dress them up with a crisp white shirt and blazer or down with a tee.
See Also – 10 Ways To Wear A White Shirt
Flare or Boot-cut Jeans
Bootcut or flare jeans are one of the most universally flattering styles for every silhouette. I love how the subtle flare helps to balance wide hips, shoulders, or tummy and elongates the look of your legs. If you’re one of the lucky ones who can wear a heel, they’ll also help you look even taller when hemmed to cover your shoe or boot. More on looking taller here.
Some of these look like a flashback to the ’70s 🙂 They often have a high-rise and are full either from the hips down or loose and baggy all over. Proportion is everything for this style and they can be tricky for petite women.
See also – Fashion Tips for Petite Women Over 50
At 5’4″, wide all over jeans would be overpowering so I chose a pair that are slim through the hips and seat, then drop straight down with a wider leg. I’m careful to wear them with a close-fitting top so I don’t look huge all over.
I suspect these will always be in style because so many of us love them. They’re available in almost every wash you can think of. The higher the spandex or polyester content, the comfier they will be. This versatile shape looks great worn with athletic shoes, flats, ankle boots, and tucked into knee-high boots.
I bought this pair last month and couldn’t love them more. I can’t wait to try them tucked into my black riding boots!
These continue to be popular this fall and most of the newest ones have a wider leg which separates them from capri pants. They look great with flats in milder climates but how do you keep your ankles from freezing in cooler weather? Knee-high boots are a natural under wide-leg crop jeans. Tights can add a fun pop of color between the jeans and your footwear or match your tights to your booties for an elongated look.
The other alternative is a sock bootie which seems custom made for cropped pants!
Are you going to mix your jeans shapes up this fall?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.