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Winter looks for the over 50s

  • June 21, 2013
  • By 50 Shades
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Now that Winter is upon us in Australia, we could all use some advice about what fashion trends are around for this season.  Being a super shopper with an eye for fashion I thought I would bring you what I think are Winter’s best fashion trends for the 50 somethings.

Colours, patterns and textures are very in for Winter.  Bright colours such as emerald green, flame orange, citrus yellow and electric blue.  More strong tones such as maroon, forest green and graphite are also in.  There are many prints such as animal and reptile prints, florals, paisley and graphic prints.

Fabrics such as leather, metallic, brocade, tweed, ponti, lace and sequins are being used widely.

One major trend is skinny or tapered pants with either a fitted top, or a longer unfitted top – choose from large and boxy or loose and draped.

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Country Road Print Top $99.00 Jacquard Suit Pant $179.00

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Sussan Thick & Thin Stripe Pullover $79.95 and Geometric Print Chino $89.95

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Country Road Jacquard Jersey T-Shirt $69.95 & Coloured Jean $99.00

 

Splashes of colour are being added in accessories like handbags, tights, scarfs and jewellery.

 

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Jag Ella Green Large Tote $83.30

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Country Road Cheetah Knit Scarf $69.95

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Sussan Diva Border Print Scarf $39.95

Chunky jewellery is popular to spruce up a plain outfit.

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Colourful Chunky Necklaces by Jewellery by Kim facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jewellery-by-Kim

Shift dresses (very 1960s) worn over tights are great for Winter.

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Country Road Diamond Shift Dress $149.00

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Country Road Animal Print Shift Dress $149.00

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Sussan Modern Lace Shift Dress $129.95

 

Tailored blazers, boxy jackets or leather biker jackets worn with jeans or pants have made an impact.

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Kamiko Tweed Cardigan Jacket $139.00

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Jag Ponte Blazer $149.00

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Country Road Boxy Jacquard Jacket $249.00

 

There are also strong-coloured jeans and pants and many types of patterned pants. Patterns include subtle snake and floral as well as colourful graphic prints. There is also the coated jean which looks a bit like leather.  You’ll find leather pants and mixed fabric and leather pants. Brocade is another fabric type to look out for (which is a personal favourite of mine).

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Sussan Coated Floral Jean $89.95

 

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Country Road Aztec Tunic $129.00 Faux Leather Pant $99.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many leggings and jeggings in firmer fabrics, including Ponti. These make great layering pieces, under shorter dresses, tunic-style dresses and even under skirts.

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Country Road Jeggings $99.00

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Sussan Scarf Tunic Top $89.94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peplum tops – can emphasis a small waist and hide a fat tummy. Batwing/kimono styles – usually best in soft or sheer fabrics to give you some shape.

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Country Road Half Sleeve Peplum Top $79.95

 

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Piper Dolman Sleeve Tee $20.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip length, baggy jumpers – great with the skinny pants or the slimmer, tapered pants. The high-low hemline on tops or jumpers: higher at the front and longer at the back (great for disguising a large bottom!)

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Piper Peplum Jumper $89.95

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Country Road Hi-Lo Knit Tunic $129.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then there are winter shoes.  Boots are definitely a big fashion statement in either leather or suede and ankle or knee high length.

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Naturalizer Juletta Long Boot $168.00

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Basque Connie Leather Suede Ankle Boot $99.00

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Wayne by Wayne Cooper Studded Ankle Boot $99.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So there you go.  Feast your eyes on some of the fabulous un-frumpy styles that are available in store this Winter.  There is something there for everybody.

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By 50 Shades, June 21, 2013 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

50 Shades

Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

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