By the end of the summer, I know many women are tired of their summer clothes and anxious to get into fall outfits. Autumn is my favorite time to switch up my clothes because I can layer on accessories that add so much personality to my looks. It’s a great time to lean into rich colors, fun layers, and different textures and materials. I’ve had several emails asking about fall trends for 2023, so I’ve been researching some of the ones I think will be popular for women over 60.
How To Wear Trends over 60
A touch of trend helps keep you looking modern and visible. Diving in head first, with multiple trends in a single outfit, can end up looking like you’re trying too hard, and you run the risk of looking tragic. Accessories are also a great way to dabble in a trend without too much of an investment.
Remember that just because something is trending doesn’t mean you should be wearing it. It needs to fit your lifestyle, color palette, and body shape, as well as your taste, to be something worth investing in. If you decide you’d like to try one of the trends we’re chatting about today, here are some tips on how to incorporate them into your closet.
Fall Trends 2023 for Women Over 60
#1. Feminine Suits
Suiting continues to be popular for fall going forward. This season’s suit trend is all about comfort meeting style, with a playful twist on traditional tailoring. From comfy oversized blazers to slightly slouchy trousers, the suit trend will continue to be popular. For a super casual lifestyle, this may not be your thing, so you can lean into mixing and matching the separates for versatility.
Rather than purchasing a full suit to add to my wardrobe, I’ll probably focus on adding more suit jackets (blazers). With my casual lifestyle, I know I’ll get more wear out of a blazer mixed and matched with various bottoms than paired with their matching pants.
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This fall and every fall, leather pieces are on trend. From pants and skirts to jackets and dresses, leather is everywhere for fall. I see lots of leather in shades of black and cognac at our go-to retailers here at AWSL, but if you dive a little deeper, you can find pieces in other shades like cream, red, brown, and green. If you’re against wearing leather for moral reasons, there are lots of faux leather and suede options to choose from.
I’m not a fan of wearing shine near my face because it accentuates the lack of smoothness (texture) on my face, so I prefer to wear it in pants or skirts and reserve faux suede for up top. These faux leather pants from Anthropologie are back in stock for fall in black, moss, and chocolate.
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#3. Denim Midi and Maxi Skirts
Denim skirts are trending this summer, and it appears that they’ll be sticking around throughout the autumn and winter months. Instead of pairing them with a gauzy top or tank… pair them with cozy sweaters and blouses topped with a light jacket.
The front seam of a denim skirt can make or break the look for me. Many copy the look we used to get when we deconstructed our jeans back in the day to make a skirt. Some have straight front seams that look like they were always intended to be a skirt. They’re all on trend this year. Be sure you choose denim with lots of stretch that’s not too heavy, or it will be uncomfortable to wear and walk in.
I tend to gravitate toward an A-line silhouette as they are almost universally flattering and can be paired easily with different styles of shoes. This fall, you will want to pair your denim skirts with boots and booties.
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#4. Back to Basics
Yup, back to basics is reportedly a trend. Many of us haven’t strayed too far from our tried and true wardrobe pieces, but it’s always refreshing to see something on the runway that we can translate easily into our own closets. This is a resurgence of simple, quality classic pieces that can be mixed, matched, and layered to create an effortlessly laid-back and chic outfit. Whether you call it quiet luxury or coastal grandmother style. back to basics is here to stay.
You probably already have a lot of what you need in your closet. All the way from luxury designer brands down to our favorite retailers…these are practical and basic pieces like classic button-downs, basic denim without bells and whistles, oversized blazers, and simple belts. This also includes crewneck and v-neck cashmere and cable knit sweaters, turtlenecks, and cardigans for a classic and cozy basic winter look.
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#5. Red All Over
One of fall’s biggest trends is red. Whether you color block it with other shades or embrace it head to toe, you’ll look right on trend wearing red this fall. I don’t have many pictures of me in red because it’s not a color I gravitate to, and if I do style it, I try to keep it away from my face.
I have an upcoming post on colors for fall and share more about red then. Until then, if you’re always the lady in red, you’ve hit the trend jackpot this year.
#6. Oversized Outerwear
Oversized coats and jackets have been slowly rising in popularity over the last few winters, and their popularity is holding steady in new fall collections. I have mixed feelings about this one, because I think you should wear your outerwear and not the other way around. If you feel the same way, look for a coat with a belted tie or wear it open so that people can see your silhouette underneath. I don’t like to overwhelm my frame with large bulky pieces and I think many of you feel the same, so I think this is a great way to compromise.
I’m linking coats of all different lengths, materials, and colors, but the most popular style for this trend is the oversized duster length trench. When I’m shopping for a more expensive item like a coat, I will typically look for a neutral color that will go with multiple outfits. How do you feel about this oversized outerwear trend?
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Can you see yourself incorporating any of these fall trends for 2023 into your fall and winter wardrobe? Let me know in the comments.