Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Stay Chic + Have Fun with Style At Any Age

We thought we would kick off 2018 with a blog post about the evolution of style and how that translates to us woman as we mature in our lives and tastes in fashion.

(Photo by Tanja Heffner)

Many of our own long term clients & avid return customers, for Adhesif Clothing, are women in their 50's and 60's who LOVE the sometimes quirky (and always whimsical)  individual personalities of our one-of-a-kind up-cycled designs...really it's just about finding that one piece that jumps out and speaks to you and and of course there's nothing better than a garment that feels good on as well as looks fantastic too. 

Having a cut that works with your body type is really important, once you have something that fits well you can really have fun with texture. color and patterns!

 Many of us, at different stages in our lives fall into a mentality where we think just because we're aging and our bodies are maturing that it means we can't be as expressive with our style, that it’s impossible to look good and feel, dare we say it, sexy? But that’s not just true, and there are a lot of women who look absolutely stunning in their twilight years.

Ageing is a natural process in life. And with age comes change; as you look into the mirror, you’ll notice that the person you are today may look very different from who you were 10 or 20 years ago. However, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t look great in your 60's and beyond—after all, age is just a number. 

You’re always changing, so it’s only right that your sense of style should evolve and reflect who you are right now. Senior women in Canada are more active and are earning more money than ever, and it’s time to reward yourself with the gift of looking chic and timeless while you’re in your 60s. 
Here are easy ways to look fashionable in your golden years.

Learn to layer well

Layering your clothes in a stylish way can make you look great in your 60s. You can layer a chunky sweater over a slim-cut long-sleeved top to stay warm yet fashionable. Pair this combo with well-cut trousers or jeans. Be adventurous when layering—try a vest over a billowy tunic, or belt a long cardigan over a thin t-shirt. Make sure to pay attention to proportions to ensure that you look elegant and not bulky.

(Above photo by Clem Onojeghuo)

Choose comfortable yet beautiful shoes

Shoes can make or break any outfit. However, don’t go for outmoded heels or dated footwear. There are a lot of great looking shoes out there that are comfortable yet won’t make you look frumpy. Take your pick from fashionable flats, classic sneakers, boots, or pumps. Go for classic shapes for versatility, but have one fun pair for special events and parties.

(Above photo by Alexandra Gorn)


Spice up your outfit with well-chosen accessories. A long or chunky necklace can add interest to a plain t-shirt and trousers combo...

(Above photo by Pete Bellis)

...while a silver or gold watch paired with several bracelets can make any outfit instantly chic. A small or medium-sized leather bag in a rich colour such as chocolate, navy, maroon, or bottle green can elevate any outfit.

Don’t forget makeup

New research finds that when coupled with sunscreen, makeup can shield your skin against environmental ageing effects. 

A good makeup routine can make you look more energized, no matter how tired you feel. A little foundation or tinted moisturizer, brow product, eyeliner, blush, and lipgloss can also boost your spirits and make you feel more confident.

(Above photo by Tanja Heffner)

With a little effort and being open to trying new things, it’s possible to look stylish while in your 60s. Follow these tips to look chic and fabulous every day.

We would like to thank Lucy Lane, a professional freelance writer, for contributing towards this month's blog post. Lucy also edits for a fashion site, where she can combine her writing with her love of quirky fashion trends. Despite being married with two children, Lucy has vowed never to grow up, as she feels she could never be as glamorous and sophisticated as her mother, her lifelong inspiration.
Thank you Lucy! <3 XO