When age is just a number, why let that number hold your inner fashionista from coming out? Remember that you can still look fashionable and enjoy those compliments with a little homework or help. It is true that comfort becomes a big driving force for the elderly while choosing clothes and other items. Following fashion doesn’t necessarily mean letting go of comfort. Putting in a little thought can bring fashion and comfort together. Let’s see how you can rock the world with your look.
1. Recognize Your Style
Recognizing and following one’s own style brings confidence and no kind of fashion can match that. See if you’re more into fun, quirky, bold, boho chic, casual, active wear or elegant dressing style. Easy way to do that is to categorize your belongings, checking majority and ultimately your inclination towards the different styles.
Going overboard on any kind of style is a complete NO. If you’re into bright colors, funky and bold style then always try to balance it with something less loud. Similarly, if pastels and nude colors are more your things, a little bright color once in a while will bring in some oomph factor. It is all about balance folks.
3. Minimal Jewelry
Too much jewelry can do the opposite of making you look good. Keep your jewelry game to a minimal, deal with signature pieces that are unique, light and that complements your personality. Follow the rule of two or maximum three pieces at once. Besides, carrying too much of expensive jewelry is risky.
4. Experiment Sometimes
If you’ve been following one style from a long time and you feel like shaking things up a bit, well go ahead. Experiment with something that you always thought was chic but felt like you won’t be able to carry. Well give it a try and bring some change in your look. You never know, it might become your new thing. What’s there to lose anyway?
You have to make sure that every fashion item that you choose is safe enough to be worn for a long period of time especially footwear. Ladies, be careful with those heels and avoid it if you can. Your footwear should be comfortable and non-slippery. For overall safety carry a wireless panic button everywhere. It can be worn as a pendant or a bracelet as well.
6. Experiment with Pastels
Pastel colors are quite popular among the elderly. If you think they are boring, think again. Pastels are simply classy, so experiment a lot with them to make it work on your body. Pastel colored clothes are essential for the elderly, it brings out their soft and subtle nature. So, invest in a lot of them, do mix and match, you’ll be surprised every time.
This rule applies to everybody and elder people are no exception. Trend changes all the time, and frankly speaking, most of them are absurd. Some trend may look good to the eye but may not be workable for you. So, if something catches your attention, see if it matches your style and personality.
8. Most Important Factor Is Comfort
Yes, comfort should be the first criteria in choosing clothes, shoes and other fashion items. Tight t-shirts, jeans, trousers etc. are just going to make you feel uneasy all day. Inferior fabrics will give you discomfort, heavy ones will disturb your daily activities. So, try every piece and buy only if it ticks mark the comfort criteria.
Looking good doesn’t require that much effort, play smart, follow these tips and you can never go wrong. Take help from family and friends if you may. Keep two things in mind always- first, elderly people look adorable in whatever they wear and second, smile is the best accessory that you can put on.