Part of self-care is taking care of our appearance. Sure most of us in retirement opt for comfort rather than making a fashion statement but I know when I take time with my clothes and makeup my spirits certainly lift. During Ageing Well in August, Christine from Christine My Private Stylist wrote about her experience working with Cancer patients in the Uniquely You Workshop that she created.
As Fashion Editor for Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond, I asked Christine to give us some fashion ideas for the coming Spring/Summer season.
Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 2019
It seems only a few short months ago I was writing about the Autumn/Winter trends and here we are already talking Spring and Summer which I am sure will be a welcome relief for those of us living in the colder winters.
While I was researching the trends for the coming season, I came across the runway fashion trends and I was gobsmacked at most of the ridiculous outfits modelled! Thank goodness common sense prevails in the fashion interpretations we have available in our shops.
I am finding, personally that in these amazing years in my sixties that I am embracing the softer styles of dressing and I think that probably reflects where I am at in my life, and my more relaxed approach to it. What I mean by softer dressing is that I prefer softer fabrics and softer more relaxed styles. Whereas I used to dress in the more Classic Style e.g. tailored shirts and skirts and pants, I now much prefer the more relaxed styles of flowing skirts, tunics, and dresses and leggings.
So what can we expect to see in the shops for the coming season?
Well, of the countless looks that will be popular, I have chosen some that I like and I think will be great for those of us maturing wonderfully.
I well remember when jumpsuits were the craze in the 70s and 80s and I found it so annoying to have to pretty much get undressed whenever I went to the toilet! I don’t expect much has changed in that area when it comes to wearing them, but I must admit there are some really lovely ones around. They can either be casual and fun or can also be worn for more dressy occasions so I am including both looks in the images.
DUSTER JACKETS/ KIMONOS
Another trend that is to be found everywhere is the long shirts/duster/kimono
I love these as they are so versatile and can be worn as a long line shirt buttoned up, undone over a dress or tank and skirt or pants as a duster jacket. They can dress up a solid colour, can be worn as beach coverups and worn casually or dressed up. It makes for a great addition to your travel wardrobe with its multi uses.
TEA LENGTH DRESSES
A tea length dress is one that is below the knee but above the ankle. They are often, but not always a fit and flare dress. A fit and flare dress is more fitted in the top and flaring into an A line from the waist down. They are a very flattering style for most body shapes and very feminine. They are also very versatile and can be casual, suitable for work or dressy and elegant for weddings or cocktail parties.
- Stripes are very in for the coming season, they are the most timeless print of all and vertical stripes elongate the body. You will find a lot of navy and white and also black and white as theses classic colours are always very popular.
- There are so many other looks including butterfly prints, my signature look, as the butterfly represents to me the transformation that I have undertaken over the years, and I have a collection of all things butterflies from necklaces, rings, scarves and shirts.
- Pastels, monochrome and neutrals are also going to be seen a lot and they can be used to build on a capsule wardrobe. Below I have chosen some of the colours that will be seen a lot in the shops and there are colours that can be found for us all.
What are your favourite colours and looks from the ones above?
Will you be trying some colours or garments that maybe you haven’t tried before?
I think one that I am looking forward to will be the kimono, I have seen so many gorgeous ones while doing my research.
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