It’s the second day of fall, and while our weather isn’t really cooperating, I am pressing forward, sharing fall clothes because many of you do live in climates that have cooled off. Here’s how to wear fall trends over 50.
Should you wear trends after 50? How much should you invest in them?
I believe a small touch of trend helps to keep us looking modern, so they’re worth knowing about. If you want to dabble in fall trends, add one piece or a nod to a trend. If this is the year that many trends appeal to you, go for it but keep your body silhouette in mind so you choose flattering shapes. If color is the trend, and they’re not your most flattering, wear it in an accessory, away from your face.
This fall, shrunken blazers, lug soles, loafers, chunky chains, and wide-leg pants are trending so I thought it might be fun to put them all together and see what we get. This is often a recipe for ‘tragic looking’ but I think this outfit passes the sniff test at a thousand yards because the pieces are exaggerated versions of classics. I do not recommend doing this unless your budget is unlimited:)
This time of year, plaid and houndstooth are always on-trend, so I started with borrowed from the boy’s, houndstooth schoolboy blazer. It has a notched collar with a felt underlay that’s fun to pop up, for some attitude. The plaid has shades of chocolate, black, rust and blue, on a camel background with a blue and white striped lining.
Also see – How to Pop a Collar and Keep it Up
It’s available in regular and petite, sizes 0-24. Because it’s already short and I have a long torso, I opted for the regular length. It runs small so size up. They were sold out of my size so this one is way more shrunken than intended:)
Wide-leg pants and jeans continue to trend this fall. They’re not for every woman but they flatter women with wide shoulders and do help camouflage wide legs and athletic calves. These jeans are very soft and stretchy with a nice high-rise and raw hem…which you could easily hem if you like. They’re sized from 0-14W and run true to size.
Loafers and lug soles are a popular trend this fall. Many are in patent leather which is often stiff so I was happy to find these loafers in matte leather. They’re also available in brown or a plum patent, sizes 6-12, in medium or wide width. I like the slight height elevation they give, without a heel. They tend to enlarge the look of your feet, especially if they have contrasting soles and stitching.
Larger chains are very popular this fall. I’ve spotted ones so large, they look comical, which is perhaps the point. This chain statement collar necklace is a good proportion for me because the scale is in line with my medium/large facial features and square jaw. You can wear this with or without the gemstone and also backward, as a lariat.
A simple classic turtleneck rounds out this outfit which I folded over 3 times so it didn’t strangle my extra neck skin. 🙂
Are there trends you’re trying this fall?
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