It’s true, 60 is the new 40! This can be especially true when it comes to style and fashion. No longer do you have to give up on your favorite clothing items because you’re getting older! In fact, investing in timeless pieces that you can wear forever will help you continue to look great as you age, and will allow you to continue having fun with your style even after turning 60. Check out this list of ten classic clothing items every woman over 60 needs in her closet!
1) White T-Shirt
A good quality white T-shirt is a staple in any wardrobe. It can be worn on its own or used as a layering piece. A white T-shirt is versatile and timeless. You can dress it up with a blazer and heels or dress it down with jeans and sneakers. It's also a great option for travel since it doesn't wrinkle easily. It has endless possibilities for use, which makes it perfect to keep handy.
Second, an appropriate undergarment: While bras and panties are personal items, some women do prefer to wear these pieces of clothing without anything over them. If you're one of those women, then you'll need a bra that fits well and panties that don't ride up the leg when you walk or sit. They should fit snugly but not so tight that they cut off circulation. And while they might feel restrictive at first, your body will eventually get used to them. And it's better than being uncomfortable! Third, dark denim jeans: Jeans never go out of style and can be dressed up or down depending on what you're wearing with them. Plus, there are many different styles and colors available today. You can find something for every occasion whether it's casual Friday at work or black tie event for Saturday night out on the town.
2) Black or Tan Wide Leg Pants
A pair of black or tan wide leg pants are a must-have for every woman over 60. They are comfortable, flattering, and can be dressed up or down. Plus, they are perfect for travel and can be worn on any occasion.
White Button-Down Shirt (three sentences): A white button-down shirt is a timeless wardrobe staple that every woman over 60 needs. It is versatile, elegant, and easy to care for. Pair it with your favorite dark denim jeans, heels, and statement earrings for an office outfit or with distressed denim jeans and sandals for the weekend. For an evening out, try adding a sequin tank top and leather jacket. You'll feel like you're going back in time while staying current at the same time.
What's your favorite piece from this list? I would have to say my most favorite item from this list is a classic trench coat. I love how I can wear it year round and dress it up or dress it down depending on what I'm wearing with it. The other items listed here would also make excellent additions to any woman's closet over 60.
3) Black Coat
A black coat is a wardrobe essential for any woman over 60. It's classic, elegant, and goes with everything. Plus, a black coat will keep you warm all winter long. Here are five reasons why every woman over 60 needs a black coat in her closet:
1. A black coat is timeless and elegant.
2. A black coat goes with everything.
3. A black coat will keep you warm all winter long.
4. A black coat is perfect for special occasions. You can dress it up or down depending on the occasion. 5. Lastly, black coats look good on everyone regardless of size or shape because the color conceals flaws. If you're shopping for a new coat this season, I recommend looking at Calvin Klein and Armani. These designers have great options that won't break the bank.
4) A Great Skirt
A versatile skirt is a key piece in any woman's wardrobe, but especially for those over 60. A great skirt can be worn day or night, dressy or casual. It can be dressed up with a blouse and heels or down with a t-shirt and flats. And the best part is, a great skirt never goes out of style. So if you buy one that you love now, it will still look fresh and new in ten years! Women should also invest in classic colors like black, white, navy blue, browns and dark grays. In addition to skirts, women should have at least one well-fitting pair of jeans. Not only are jeans timeless and chic, they are extremely comfortable and flattering on most body types. In addition to jeans, all women need to have at least three well-fitting pants in their closet: khakis (great for dressier occasions), denim (a staple) and cords (for cooler weather). For every season there is a perfect pant. Whether you're looking for shorts, leggings, capris or full length trousers, this list has got you covered. Another essential item in any woman's wardrobe is a nice cardigan. Cardigans are not just functional; they provide warmth and act as an elegant outerwear option when paired with slacks or a sundress. Plus, cardigans come in so many different styles and materials—from cotton to wool—to accommodate different temperatures throughout the year.
5) A Tank That Fits (and Looks Good)
A well-fitting tank top is a must in any woman's wardrobe, no matter her age. But finding one that looks good can be a challenge, especially for women over 60. Look for a tank with a bit of Lycra or spandex for stretch, and make sure it hits at the right spot on your hip. You don't want it to be too loose or too tight. If you're not sure about sizing, try it on before you buy it. Tank tops are usually inexpensive enough that you can get them from several different stores if necessary. If nothing else, invest in some self-adhesive bra cups (about $8) and wear a camisole underneath to fill out the upper torso area--no one will know they're not part of the shirt! Plus, after years of wearing bras all day long as an adult, many older women experience back pain when wearing bras all day long again. Plus, find tanks in colors other than white so that your bra doesn't show through. And never underestimate the power of a fitted t-shirt dress for wearing around the house or running errands. An easy way to spice up a t-shirt dress: Add skinny jeans and heels, throw on a scarf around your neck, and voila! You've got instant style. And finally, please don't give up on tailored blouses just because you've gained weight. Buy button-down shirts in sizes 18W to 22W; most brands offer this size range now.
6) A Stylish Handbag to Carry it All In
As we age, our style changes and our needs in a handbag do, too. A great bag for a woman over 60 is one that is both stylish and functional. It should be big enough to fit all of your essentials, but not so large that it becomes cumbersome to carry. And of course, it should reflect your personal style. Here are 10 bags that fit the bill. I’ve found them from brands I love and from more affordable sources.
A-Classic Handbags by Fossil Alex and Ani Buttercoin, Hobo Bag by Chloe Paige Bayswater Tote by Lulu Guinness, Bucket Bag by Gucci ,Quilted Satchel Bag by Michael Kors, Hamilton Large Wristlet Purse by Kate Spade, Nylon Snap Closure Messenger Crossbody Purse by Kate Spade, Brooke Chevron, Gingham Print Shoulder Bag with Pink Stitching Detail, Crossbody Strap by Diane von Furstenberg, Leather tote Bag with Gold Hardware Detail by Giorgio Armani and Saddle Leather Convertible Shoulder/Crossbody Purse by Prada
7) The Best Shoe Ever Made - Bata, by Birkenstock
The Bata shoe, by Birkenstock, is the best shoe ever made. It is comfortable, stylish, and lasts forever. I have never had a shoe that was so comfortable and stylish at the same time. The Bata shoe is also very affordable, which makes it a great value for the money. They come in lots of different colors, too. One pair of shoes can last you many years if you take care of them properly. And they are all-natural - no chemicals! When I wear my Bata shoes to work, my feet feel like they're on vacation. In fact, when my feet hurt from standing all day, sometimes I just go home wearing my Birkenstocks instead of changing into another pair of uncomfortable dressy shoes before heading out to dinner with friends or family. I know these days I'm lucky enough to be able to pick and choose what I want from my closet, but if you're trying to figure out what clothes every woman over 60 needs in her closet - these are my top ten picks.
As we age, comfort becomes increasingly important. A good pair of pajamas can make all the difference in getting a good night's sleep. But finding the right pair of pajamas isn't always easy. Look for a style that is both comfortable and flattering. The last thing you want is to feel frumpy when you're trying to relax. If you find it difficult to find the perfect pajama set, try shopping with your best friend or daughter. They will have more knowledge about current styles and what looks good on your body type. When shopping online, look for reviews by other customers who have purchased the product before you purchase it yourself. You might not be able to see how it looks on someone else but these reviews will give you an idea of what other people think about a certain item before buying it yourself. Brands like Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger offer a variety of styles including many colors so you'll be sure to find something that suits your taste. No matter what color or pattern you prefer, there are many different pieces out there to choose from.
9) A Gown That Doesn't Look Like a Nightgown When You Get Up in the Morning (or the afternoon!)
We all know the feeling. You get up, maybe you've slept in a little later than usual, and you have to be somewhere. You throw on whatever is clean and presentable, and hope for the best. But why not have something in your closet that feels luxurious, like a robe, but looks put together like a gown? You'll feel confident and comfortable all day long. Not to mention, it will make it easier for you to get dressed when you're running late! A Charming Button-Down Shirt: Believe it or not, button-down shirts are trending again (thanks Kanye!). The most classic example of this look is a light blue shirt with an oxford collar and white buttons. Tuck it into some high-waisted jeans or leggings with a knit sweater thrown over top for an easy outfit that will keep you warm through winter. Pair it with black pumps for an office look, or combat boots for weekend errands. Whatever the occasion, you'll never tire of this timeless piece.
10) Jewelry Pieces that Look Good on Women Over 60
While some fashion trends come and go, there are certain jewelry pieces that never go out of style. Here are a few classics that every woman over 60 should have in her wardrobe:
1. A string of pearls. Whether you wear them every day or save them for special occasions, pearls add a touch of elegance to any outfit.
2. A diamond tennis bracelet. A classic diamond tennis bracelet looks good with everything, from jeansto a ball gown. If you don't want to splurge on an expensive piece, opt for a fake one. It'll still give your look the same sparkle without the high price tag. 3. A statement necklace. From bold beads to delicate chains, statement necklaces can dress up a simple top or even be worn as a scarf! Pair them with other accessories like bracelets and earrings for a complete look.
4. A pearl choker necklace. Chokers are back! And they're perfect if you're not comfortable wearing heavy necklaces around your neck all day long.