The women in our community are proud to be living life in their 60s with vitality and purpose. We are reinventing ourselves and challenging aging stereotypes!
For some, reinvention is a dramatic process of rethinking pretty much every aspect of your life. But for others, the process of reinvention is more subtle – it is a gradual process of forming a more healthy and complete bond with your authentic self.
Take fashion. For most of our lives, we are forced to wear uniforms. We dress up to go to work. We wear practical clothes to protect ourselves from flying spaghetti and other household projectiles. When we go out on the town, we “dress to impress.”
Now that we are in our 60s and better, we finally have the option of dressing for ourselves. We want comfort AND style… fit AND feel… value AND great customer service.
Fortunately, companies like Coldwater Creek, who sponsored this article, are waking up to the realization that mature women still want to look great… we just want to do it on our own terms.
So, in this article, I wanted to share 5 clothing items that I feel most older women could benefit from having in their wardrobes. I hope that you will add your own favorites in the comments section at the end of this article.
Comfy Sweaters to Bring a Little Hygge into Your Life
When it comes to fashion and style, reinvention doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. No matter our other priorities, comfort is a priority for most women. And every woman with a stack of books to read, a basket of knitting to do, grandchildren to hug and family events to plan, needs at least one cosy sweater.
On a cold winter’s night, with a fire crackling in the background and a hot cup of tea in your hand, there is nothing like a cosy sweater to keep you warm.
Comfortable and sensuous, a Marled Crochet-Trim Sweater from Coldwater Creek surrounds your senses.
This Floral Pop Intarsia Knit Sweater is cute and fun.
These are not our grandmas’ frumpy and baggy sweaters.
Stunning Tops that Add a Little Sophistication to Your Comfy Bottoms or Leggings
Because reinvention is an active process, it often involves activities outside the house – working, traveling, spending more time with our grandkids and trying new activities.
While I often wear jeans or tailored pants when I am out and about, I have to admit that I spend a considerable amount of time in my sweatpants or leggings.
At the same time, just because I embrace the ultimate in comfy bottoms doesn’t mean that I want to look frumpy or, worse, invisible. This is why I am always on the lookout for colorful tops and accessories to spice up my otherwise comfy looks.
Take a look at this Lucky Lady Pintuck Henley Tunic.
Or check out the Watercolor Stripe Ballet Neck Slub Tee.
Another great option is the Petals & Pintucks Knit Tunic.
Coldwater Creek carries some of the loveliest tops, like this Indian inspired paisley top or this beautifully embellished top, which I wish they did in 5 colors! It is just stunning!
Coldwater Creek’s tops come in three sizes – Misses, Petite and Women’s – and you can look stylish and feel perfectly comfortable in all of them. I certainly do!
“One Size Fits All” Is *Not* the Mantra for Jeans After 50
We’ve all had our experiments with denim over the years – some successful and others not so much! I remember wearing bell bottoms in the 60s, but I never really made the leap to the narrow leg versions.
For many decades, it felt like our generation was stuck with limited options for denim jeans… well, no longer! Brands like Coldwater Creek are giving women of all ages more choices than ever!
Like all classic clothing items, jeans have evolved over the years and Coldwater Creek offers denim jeans in updated colors and styles.
One of my pairs are these Bootcut jeans. Not only do they look amazing, but they are surprisingly comfortable since they have a little extra stretch. Oh, and did I mention that they are oh… so… soft!
Prefer a more classic look? Coldwater Creek’s Boyfriend Jeans are embellished with patches and stitches that go great with almost anything!
Jeans Unplugged – New Styles in All the Colors of the Rainbow
I am a huge fan of color in fashion! And no, I’m not just talking about navy and black, which seem to be the only colors that the “experts” can agree that older women can wear!
Well, it’s not just accessories and tops that can benefit from a dash of color. Jeans are also becoming increasingly versatile in this department.
For example, I love the colored jeans that Coldwater Creek offers… like these Pull-On Slim Leg Jeans. They come in several gorgeous colors! Coldwater Creek has the unique clothing that fits your life, your style and your silhouette – many available in Misses, Petite, Tall, and Women’s sizes.
Consider Embroidered Jeans for a Feminine, Bohemian Look
If you prefer a more artful style, the Coldwater Creek line of jeans with beautiful embroidery will meet all your expectations.
Cardigans and Shrugs Are Back in Style
Long cardigans and shrugs are the perfect complement for your jeans, joggers or leggings. Available in a variety of colors, this Essential Sweater Shrug is Coldwater Creek’s take on cozy winter warmth and versatile, go-anywhere style.
You don’t have to give up your sense of individual style just because you reach a certain age. It is absolutely possible to be comfortable AND stylish.
Underwear to Make You Feel Sexy or Sensuous
One of the worst stereotypes about older women is that we are no longer interested in feeling sensual and sexy. Nothing can be further from the truth! This is why I am so happy that companies like Coldwater Creek offer underwear that makes older women feel like a million bucks.
For example, this no wire lace bra is gorgeous and sexy! Take a look at the comfortable and sexy lace panties.
Jewellery and Accessories to Tie Your New Look Together
Reinvention is a deeply personal process and, when it comes to representing how we see ourselves on the inside through fashion, no item screams out our personality louder than our jewellery and accessories.
Coldwater Creek has a massive collection of jewellery and accessories. Whether you are looking for earrings, necklaces, handbags, hats, gloves or belts, you are sure to find something fabulous to complete your look. Why not take a look now and find something that speaks to you?
Personally, I adore these Natural Charm Bead Earrings. They are the perfect addition to any holiday outfit, and they only cost $24.95!
Like many of you, I am a big fan of scarves and found this Dreamscape Scarf so pretty!
Plus or Petite? Coldwater Creek Has You Covered!
I love the fact that Coldwater Creek thinks about women of all shapes and sizes. On their website they have a special section for plus size women and another for petites.
Coldwater Creek is the perfect brand for older women who are living life with curiosity and courage. As they say, “This is your time, dress for it.”
How has your style changed over the years? What two words would you use to describe your style now?