Post 50 Fashion Tips 

Add some color.

Tip 1

Add a splash of color to any outfit.  Start with one of your base colors--black, brown, taupe, grey or white--and then add a vibrant colored scarf or bright polo shirt that will add youth and personality to your look.  

The Classic Polo
The Classic Polo

I'm so impressed with Talbots designs for the real woman. They don't make a line of clothing specifically for seniors, but their design, fabrics and fit are perfect for older adults. Talbots colors are vibrant and show a bit a pizazz, while keep the styling mature and sophisticated.

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All Purpose Jacket
All Purpose Jacket

North Face makes great quality senior friendly fit jackets in many shapes, styles and colors.

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Bold Necklaces
Bold Necklaces

Make a statement with necklaces that have colored stones. Retailers that traditionally cater to younger people have some very lovely timeless jewelry for all ages. See more of this type of look from JCrew and Anthropologie.

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Bateau Neck Top
Bateau Neck Top

Eileen Fisher has high quality, brilliantly fitted sophisticated clothing. A simple bright t-shirt would match well with black, grey, taupe or white.

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Sassy Scarves
Sassy Scarves

Liven things up, express your personality and incorporate a colored scarf into your wardrobe. Boden, a United Kingdom based clothing company with operations in the US, has some of the most colorful and unique patterned scarves.

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The Essential Cardigan
The Essential Cardigan

A cardigan is one of the most versatile garments in your closet. You can wear this sweater buttoned, unbuttoned, sleeves scrunched up, or sleeves down. You can wrap a cardi around your waist or swoop over your shoulder. Match this bright yellow cardigan from Ann Taylor with one of the base colors.

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Tip 2

Load up on the basics.

Every seniors closet should have the basics--pants, tops, sweaters and jackets--in the core base colors black, brown, taupe, white and grey. The basics should be easily put on and taken off, machine washable, cost effective, comfortable and flattering.   

Elastic waist pants
Elastic waist pants

J Jill offers good quality, nicely fit elastic waist pants in a variety of core colors. These pants are machine washable, and come in shorts, cropped pants, full length, boot cut, straight legged, and flare. You can dress up to go to work, or can be casual enough to run errands or take a walk in the park.

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Cardigans
Cardigans

Light weight, heavy, cashmere, cotton, buttons, no buttons, short sleeve, long sleeve, draped, to the hip, over the buttocks, and as long as your knees. The possibilities are endless with cardigans.

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Elastic waist pants
Elastic waist pants

J Jill offers good quality, nicely fit elastic waist pants in a variety of core colors. These pants are machine washable, and come in shorts, cropped pants, full length, boot cut, straight legged, and flare. You can dress up to go to work, or can be casual enough to run errands or take a walk in the park.

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Tip 3

Asics-GT-1000
Asics-GT-1000

Asics GT-1000 - good for walking (or running) long distances.

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Brooks-trance
Brooks-trance

Brooks Trance - a little pricey, but very high quality

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NewB
NewB

looks like a sneaker, but the bottom is very flat—it's great for stability.

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Get a great pair of walking shoes.

Cary Zinkin, DPM, podiatric sports physician and spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), offers his essential tips for choosing the right shoe for every foot @ grandparents.com.

 

Above are three recommendations from Dr. Zinkin.