As the warm months are approaching, everyone is getting their summer wardrobe ready. People, young and old are buying new pieces to flaunt in the upcoming season. All people, especially females, are going to stores and shopping online to find summer pieces that match their personal sense of style.
However, for some people that aren’t up to date with the latest trends, they may struggle to find a new summer wardrobe, this is usually true for older women who don’t follow fashion trends as closely as younger people. This post will detail some ways for seniors to stay in style and help them look their best this summer.
Tips for Seniors to Stay in Style This Season
Fashion is an expression of a person; this is true no matter his or her age. Whether it’s a teen or an elderly person that utilizes in-home care for seniors but still wants to look presentable, it’s important that he or she feels confident in what he or she is wearing. With that being said, the best way to feel confident is to know how to dress and to be happy with your choices.
If you are a senior that wants to look your best this season, here are some quick and easy tips to consider to help you stay in style.
1. Invest in Travel Knit Pieces
Travel knit should be a staple in senior’s wardrobes. Travel knit pieces are lightweight and wrinkle-free, thus making them a great piece to travel with (hence their name). Travel knit is made of interlocking loops of thread that are made of wool yarn, cotton, and synthetic fibers.
Travel knit is great for the summer as it will keep you cool since it isn’t form-fitting. Similarly, many seniors gravitate towards this fabric because it isn’t tight-fitting, so they will be able to hide any of their insecure areas that may have come with age. Travel knit pieces come in all colors and sizes.
2. Shop for Your Size
It’s crucial that you shop for your size and age; however, it’s common for senior women to not know how to do this. Not dressing for your size can take away from your outfit, and can prevent you from looking your best. Below are some basic tips all women should know when it comes to dressing their bodies:
- If you are short, avoid long dresses, skirts, and baggy pants and tops. Oversized pieces will appear to consume your small frame and make come off as sloppy. Stick to tighter pieces; they don’t have to be skin tight, but tight enough to show your frame.
- If you are tall, utilize sundresses and capris this summer. You will want to show off your legs in a subtle way without wearing pieces that are too short that may make you look like you are dressing too youthful for your age.
- If you are on the thinner side, consider blouses and loose printed tee shirts this summer.
- If you are on the bigger side, show off your figure in a tasteful way with tight layering pieces and unique shells on top. Create a layering effect such as a jean jacket paired with a tighter tank top.
If you need some more advice about shopping for your body, be sure to ask the sales associates at the stores. They will be able to point you in the right direction and offer your honest and expert advice.
3. Do Your Research
Before you buy anything online or at the store, do some brief research. Look up what’s in style where you live, where to get these looks, and how to get them at the best prices. It’s a good idea to have some sort of an idea of what you’re looking for before you begin purchasing a new summer wardrobe; this will make your life easier as you will be able to search it online and find it or tell a sales associate what you want.
You can look online to get an idea of what you are looking for, or you can look at magazines, or what celebrities are wearing on social media.
Look Your Best This Summer
Keep these few tips in mind as you shop for your perfect summer wardrobe. No matter your age, you should feel confident and happy in what you’re wearing; and the best way to do that is to have an idea of how to dress. Look and feel your best this summer with these tips, and most importantly, enjoy the beautiful summer.
About the Author
Kelsey Simpson enjoys writing about things that can help others. She lives in South Jersey and is the proud companion to two German Shepherds and spends her free time volunteering in dog shelters.