Today’s seniors keep active with second careers, grandchildren, volunteer work and exercising. Staying fashionable does not require expensive shopping trips or fussing over ironing. Achieve great looks with five key wardrobe elements.
Black Polyester or Rayon Dress or Pant Set
A black dress or two-piece is a must for every wardrobe. Seniors can benefit from flowing pant sets in polyester or rayon, which can be washed, dried, and worn without ironing. Seniors with active lifestyles can dress up or dress down the look with simple accessories like scarves, necklaces and shoes. When purchasing big ticket items like dresses and pant suits, shop on days department stores offer senior discounts.
Easy and Stylish Slip-on Shoes
Seniors need to consider shoes that are easy to slip on without tying laces, but offer enough stability to prevent falls. Look for shoes by Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Easy Spirit which offer slip-on tennis shoe styles. Athletic shoe companies also make more dressy looking slip on shoes, which have arch support and sensible soles. Look for styles in all black or grey which can be worn with pant sets for a casual dressy look.
Use scarves to accessorize around the neck or to create a waistline with a long sweater or dress. Choose scarves that can be hand washed and dried, such as rayon and polyester blends. Choose solid colored scarves that coordinate with dresses and layer as a belt or as a neck wrap. Purchase scarves on the off-season to save money.
Necklaces and Bracelets
Achieve style without breaking the bank. Select simple silver chains or pearl necklaces that can be worn with casual sweaters or dresses. Less is more. Don’t select items with large charms or heavy chains, which are uncomfortable and distracting to the overall look. Major department stores have entire sections devoted to silver and pearl jewelry to make shopping easy. Macy’s frequently offers 50 percent off silver jewelry.
Wearing a hat is not only a fashion statement, but a sensible, sun-smart approach to everyday living. Athletic or straw hats can be worn during gardening or walking to protect scalp and skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Choose hats in light colors to reflect heat. Dress up a straw hat with a scarf around the brim to match a dress.
Using these five simple fashion ideas saves money, time and hassle for seniors who want to look their best. Today’s seniors lead more active lifestyles, which demands a more versatile, comfortable wardrobe. Selecting colors and materials and learning to mix and match accessories is important to looking fabulous on a budget.