We grow up believing that there is a perfect age for everything. We set a timeline to follow that goes along something like graduation at 23, married at 28, three children by 35, children graduating by 23, and so on. Then we bring changes to our lifestyle as we progress through the timeline to fit in with our current roles. In all this, fashion to has its own way of dictating what you wear. In fact, the predicted spending on fashion consumption is $2.1 trillion by 2025.
Of course, our lives in those timelines demands that we change the way we walk, talk, and dress, but that does not mean that we cannot dress out of our restricted roles. After all, the heart wants what it wants. In such cases, timeless fashion accessories, like a custom leather jacket, will always be in demand.
Choosing the Right Fashion Accessories
But, if you are smart and fashion-savvy enough, you can find the perfect accessories that will help you steal the show. The rule, however, is to always “dress to impress” whether you are 15 or 50. Being over 50 though, you can spend as much as you want given that you definitely have the resources to do so. Statistics show that in 2013, the spending on fashion by women over 50 rose by 4.5% compared to a 1.3% increase by people below that age.
In an industry for fashion accessories worth $16.5 billion today the variety can easily overwhelm you. Nevertheless, we have you covered. To get you started on your hunt for the perfect accessories, here is a list that will help you always steal the show:
1. A Custom Leather Jacket
As already mentioned, a custom leather jacket is beyond a doubt, one of the most classic fashion accessories that you can own. It works for children, teen, adults, middle-aged people, and older people. I seriously doubt a leather jacket will look bad on an infant.
One of the very best characteristics of a great leather jacket is the fact that it grows better with age. Treat your jacket right, give it its regular polish, don’t crumble it and you will never stay cold on a breezy night. On top of that, you can never run out of ideas if you have a leather jacket in your closet.
You can wear a biker jacket with jeans and shoes or pair them with some loose palazzo and heels. You could even wear them in somewhat formal attire, or if you want, just wear them over your t-shirt and trousers. There’s barely any other fashion accessory that gives you so much flexibility.
2. A Decent Watch
Wristwatches can be some of the classiest pieces of accessories that you can wear. But, not any watch can add that flair to your wrists. For instance, take those digital watches that scream adolescence on your wrists and can spoil your entire look.
On the other hand, a classic analog watch with a decent enough dial that does not look too big on your wrist can completely change the case. The rule for picking dials is to ensure that the dial is not too big for your wrist. So, if you have big wrists and hands, you can go with the big dials without any trouble. But if not, always stick to medium-sized dials. In no scenarios, go for small dials that once were the fashion statement for women but are not any longer.
On the other hand, you have some flexibility in picking the straps. You can go with a chain watch or a leather-strapped one depending on what you like. Then you can wear the watch with any outfit you like without caring to match it, and it will still be a show stopper.
3. A Sophisticated Leather Handbag
Well, turns out a custom leather jacket is not the only thing in leather that you might want to keep in your closet. A sophisticated leather handbag that you could carry with any of your outfits is a must-have accessory. Of course, when I say “a” sophisticated handbag, I do not mean that you need only one handbag. You must have at least 1 sophisticated leather handbag for special occasions.
If you look hard enough, you could find a handbag that gives you the option to attach a strap if you need. That way, you get two handbags in one: a clutch and a strapped bag. Since leather handbags may cost more than normal ones, you might want to make sure that you keep it maintained.
If you have enough resources, by all means, get more than one leather handbag. Try having at least a black, a white and a cream-colored leather bag. I emphasize on leather because nothing beats the premium look and feel of leather accessories. Plus, it adds that mature element to your look.
4. Nose Rings and Nose Pins
One of the very few fashion accessories that feel elegant only on older women is nose rings. Coming from the Indian tradition, a nose ring requires you to have your nose pierced. Might sound daunting for some, but the elegance of a nose piercing is royal.
Where a nose piercing is appropriate for casual dinners and meetings, a nose pin might be perfect for a formal day. Moreover, adding a tad bit of shine with a small ruby on your nose pin can add that extra glow to your face. Don’t pass on that, ever.
5. Great Pair of Shades
A great pair of shades is definitely essential in any setting. But what makes a pair of shades great? The simple fact that they do not make you look like a honey bee. Yes, big shades are a fashion trend, but shades that cover no more of your face that is necessary are the real fashion statement.
But it isn’t just about wearing your shades. You can stay classy even when you keep your shades on your head.
So, what are you thinking? Grab on these fashion accessories and flaunt your style like never before. Have more ideas to look great even if you are over 50? Share in the comments below and let the hints keep coming for all of us!