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Fashionable Over 50: The Standard Rules No Longer Apply

As adults, we often feel forced to dress conservatively for a myriad of reasons. However, as we mature, the rules become less and less applicable.

Many folks don’t necessarily realize how much freedom they actually have to be creative, especially in their retirement years. We are all creatures of habit, after all.

Fashion is for Everyone

There’s a common misconception that fashion is just for the younger crowd. We feel like we’re expected to not only buck the trends but to dress classically, predictably, and unadventurously. And that’s just silly.

We’re certainly not suggesting anyone feel obligated to follow the latest trends, however, it never hurts to try new things.

If you want to try on that sequin blouse, go for it! Love the latest metallic trends? Feel free to take it for a spin. Enamored with this spring’s new florals? Try those too.

Being a Trendsetter

As you may have noticed, memorable styles from past constantly make fashionable comebacks. In other words, people our age and older are essentially the original trendsetters.

Many of the popular styles today are just recycled versions of things we likely wore in our own youth. Incredible artisan finds and thrift store treasures are just as popular now as they’ve ever been. Looking to our own past can also serve as good inspiration for being genuinely fashionable now.

Finding Additional Inspiration

You’re also never too old to try new trends. You also don’t have to be anyone’s target audience – inspiration can come from anywhere. You’re free to read any magazines you want, browse any website, and shop wherever you please.

Just because marketers advertise to specific demographics doesn’t make something off-limits. So, go ahead, get on Instagram, read Seventeen, and tune into Riverdale if you want.

Staying True to Yourself

When it comes to fashion, the number one key thing is to feel good about how you look. The clothes that make you feel happy and comfortable are the ones that allow your personality to shine.

Whether or not you choose to take “fashion risks” is up to you. However, you shouldn’t let anyone stop you from staying true to yourself. If you want to wear leopard prints and sequins or polka dots and tutus, that’s your prerogative. It’s also 100-percent fantastic.

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