Believe it or not, some still think that being a grandmother is synonymous with looking frumpy. That passing 50 or 60 means turning the style corner to dowdy. Turning 60 wasn’t even a small speed bump for me and my desire to dress stylishly didn’t change one bit, did yours??
Welcome to Hit Your Style Sweet Spot, my weekly collaboration with Pam from Over 50 Feeling 40. You’ve hit your Style Sweet Spot when your appearance is sending the message you intend, and you feel confident that you look your best. This week we are talking about style over 60!
I have pictures of my grandmother at 60 and she looks much older than I do. She was a sweet lady who wore her gray hair in a bun every day. Her glasses were the same frame shape as my grandfather’s. Her sensible shoes were probably very comfortable but looked like the worse sort of orthopedic shoe you could imagine. She wore housedresses daily and wore no cosmetics at all. But here’s the thing…she did not feel frumpy!
I am a proud Granny myself. It’s important to me that I remain looking current and appropriate for me…at 60. Does that mean I listen to rules others have made up about what I shouldn’t wear because of my age? Nope! I use my internal radar to guide me.
I’ve had a few readers comment that I was too old to wear a certain look. I’ve also been told the outfit I was wearing looked frumpy. I respectfully disagreed each time. I felt confident wearing those outfits and what’s important is how I feel.
Many women our age are quite interested in remaining stylish and a lot of them are online. Print magazines have long abandoned our demographic so blogs, Pinterest and Instagram have filled that gap and provide lots of inspiration and encouragement.
We need to follow our internal guidance about what feels right to us, on us. What looks frumpy to me, may not look frumpy to you. Frumpy is a label that may tag a fashion faux pas and can be a nasty feeling that robs us of our confidence.
Here in Loreto Bay, the dress code is very casual and dressed up is almost non-existent. My T-shirt, skirt, and sandals are all from Target… several years ago. I think the whole outfit cost under $35 but feels right to me for hot days, relaxing in the shade.
Now let’s go see what Pam has to say about looking chic over 60.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.