Some of my Spring 2016 picks.
Do we as mature women follow the latest fashion trends? The 50+ demographic, in my opinion, want to continue to look elegant and up to date. This does not always mean that we follow the latest fashion trends. I do not see this in my friends or my readers.
A percentage of women when they reach fifty give up on fashion. They may continue to wear styles that they have worn for many years. If they are happy with this status quo who are we to judge.
Today I think there is a growing number of women over fifty who continue to take an interest in current fashion. We want to look the best that we can. Many of us have identified our signature style. We know which jackets and trouser shapes work for us. We want to find clothes that fit well and are suitable for our changing body shapes. Brands are beginning to wake up to this fact and are designing desirable styles for older women. They include in their ranges dresses with sleeves and skirts that cover the knees.
Many women are beginning to break the old rules and wear what they want. They are choosing clothes that suit their personality and tastes. This might be vintage, boho, classic or whatever styles they love. Some are creating their own trends rather than following what fashion dictates.
As older women I believe that many of us still want to look “au courant”. This can be achieved by updating a “look” with the right on trend accessories. Perhaps this year a new bag, piece of jewellery or up to date shoes. See my selection of comfortable shoes for Spring 2016 here.
Where do you consider yourself on this continuum. Do you follow fashion trends? Maybe a few key looks or not at all?
Over the next few weeks I will selecting some of the Spring 2016 trends and exploring how they can be adapted into a classic wardrobe.
PS. I have updated my shop and have now listed my choices by category. Pop over and take a look.