Whether you're someone who has paid attention to fashion magazines your entire life or you like to find comfy clothes for bargain prices, style is part of who we are. And seniors that enjoy remaining stylish don't have to give that pursuit up when they retire.
We live in an age when there are numerous options to choose from when we want to reconsider our style. If you want a new wardrobe for spring or are just tired of your current clothes, there are things you can do to switch it up. So, whether you’re trying to beat the summer heat or you just want a new look, it has never been easier to stay stylish at any age. Learn more about staying stylish below.
Peruse magazines and websites for inspiration and to see what trends are currently in fashion. Whether you decide to follow one of those or not, you’ll at least be in the know.
There are numerous options available online. Both men and women truly have the entirety of the fashion world at their fingertips these days.
Men used to be limited in their options for fashion entertainment and advice. Thankfully, modern men have decided to take this to task, and, as a result, men have many more options now. Those include:
– Gentlemen’s Gazette (website and YouTube channel)
– GQ (it’s lasted as a longtime men’s fashion magazine for a reason)
– Real Men Real Style (website and YouTube channel)
The fashion world for women provides a broad spectrum of options. The websites and publications are virtually endless, so you have a buffet of options. Try to go with options that cater to you based on where you’re at in life. Some good options include:
– People magazine (not fashion directly, but you can see styles you like while reading about interesting celebrities and other figures)
– Pinterest (see what other stylish women are pinning)
– Sixty and Me (also has a YouTube channel)
At this stage in life, most people are familiar with what they like. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce things up a bit from time to time.
Women might change the makeup they use on a daily basis, trying out new tones and shades as well as different techniques for applying the makeup. Changing your hairstyle is another way to refresh your look without splurging on new wardrobe items.
Men can also change their hair styles or consider doing something different with how they grow or manage facial hair.
Even if you’re changing up your wardrobe, you don’t have to change out your entire closet. You can start with something simple, like adding colors you wouldn’t normally wear. If you wear darker tones normally, try adding in brighter or lighter colors, for example.
The important thing is variance. One of the keys to staying stylish is not constantly looking the same. Even jeans and t-shirts worn in the right way can still make you look fashionable. Mixing things up keeps your style fresh, and that can motivate you to get out and socialize or just enjoy being yourself more.
Thrift shops can be an excellent way to find items to add to or enhance your style without spending a ton of money. Whether it’s clothing items or accessories, thrift shops have a wide variety of options to choose from. From older items that are coming back in style to traditional favorites that are timeless classics, thrift stores are always a staple for those concerned with style.
Thrift shops are a great place to find things that you can mix and match to create new looks with things you already have. It’s a way of adding in components that can work with a number of style choices. Just one purchase can have multiple uses!
Men have the option of picking up things like blazers or pants that can be used in a variety of ways. A single gray or blue suit jacket or pants can be mixed with numerous other clothing choices to provide a base point for your style. The same can be done with a vest or a solid-tone shirt that you love.
Women have even more options than men. Much of women’s clothing is modular to begin with, so mixing and matching various scarves, skirts, blouses and shirts is easy. But that provides for new options to craft your own unique style; try mixing and matching things you find at the thrift shop with things you already have to ease into or try out a new style.
Don’t forget that you can also discuss these things and get input from other members of the community. Assisted living communities such as The Gardens in Springfield, Missouri, are designed with the idea that you’re becoming part of a larger family and it might be fun to try out new fashion ideas with some of your neighbors. Who knows, you might form a bond over something that you like or dislike in modern fashion trends.
The important thing is to have fun trying out new things. Just because we age doesn’t mean we have to dress a specific way. After all, the point of joining a community is to help increase your ability to enjoy living, and part of living is exploring and trying new things. That includes stylistically.