Senior Fashion Ideas for the Holidays
The holidays are the perfect time for seniors to have fun with fashion. Whether it's attire for a black tie party or something warm and cozy to wear near the fire, the options are endless.
Black Tie Worthy
If you are headed to a black tie party, you will want to choose something elegant yet easy to wear. A simple black skirt in a longer length and a fancy white blouse always looks great no matter what your age. This pleated black skirt found on Amazon is ankle-length and features an elastic waistband with a belt. It is an easy-to-wear skirt that comes in one-size-fits-all and is priced under $13.
Warm and Cozy
The holiday season is the ideal time to wear warm and cozy fashions. This matching set, priced under $20, includes a hat, gloves and a scarf all done in a snowflake print. It is ideal to wear as a set, but pieces can also be worn alone. This cute set is super soft and warm and will look great when you are out in the cold. A stylish senior can pair a warm and cozy hat set with her favorite sweater and be ready for a day of Christmas shopping or visiting with friends.
Just because you are getting older does not mean you can't have fun with clothing, and there is no better time to have some fun with your fashions than the holiday season. Seniors can wear a quirky sweater with a Christmas motif or a snowflake design to add a fun touch to what they are wearing. This festive sweater is done in your choice of background colors such as red, green and black and features white snowflakes and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. It is priced around $20 making it an affordable option.
Classics With a Twist
Like many seniors, you most likely have classic pieces in your winter wardrobe. You can take the plain, white top and black slacks to another level by adding a scarf in the latest color and style of the season. This rayon scarf found at JC Penney is priced around $12 and features a multi-colored floral print. The infinity style makes it effortless to wear and requires no tying which can be tricky for some seniors.
Add Some Warmth
The holiday season is often reason enough to be invited to a function with friends. Whether it is luncheon at a restaurant or a gathering over a friend's house, you will want to be comfortable in the setting. Since temperatures can be unpredictable and many seniors tend to get chilled, it is best to be prepared and have a piece with you that can provide you with extra warmth when you need it. The stylish Pembrook Fleece Shawl may just fit the bill. This shawl is priced around $17 and features two front pockets that are deep enough to hold a few small items or to keep your hands warm. You can tuck this shawl into a bag and pull it out as needed, or wear it over your outfit for a stylish yet functional touch.
Finding items that serve more than one function is always a great idea, especially if you're on a fixed income budget. A cardigan sweater can be worn as a layer over a dress for a holiday party or as a stylish top for a lunch with friends. This classic cardigan from Port Authority is priced under $48 and comes in a range of colors such as charcoal gray, black, blue and berry. The simplicity of this button-down front, scoop neck cardigan with dyed-to-match buttons makes it the ideal style to be worn by a senior for many occasions.
If you are hosting a holiday dinner in your home, aim for comfort and ease. To make it simple but still stylish, a senior can go for a monochromatic look and wear the same exact color from top to bottom or purchase pieces that are made to go together. For example, this ensemble from Alfred Dunner is done in a merlot wine color and features an open-front, layered sweater and matching pull-on pants done in a stretch knit. Both pieces are sold separately and are priced around $50. Since they are in a pull-on style, seniors do not have to fuss with buttons, zippers or snaps.
Remember Your Style
You should consider your personal style and what type of clothing makes you feel good and comfortable wearing. If you feel great in an outfit, your confidence will shine through. The holidays can be stressful enough without worrying about fashions for the season. Enjoy the holidays and wearing stylish fashions that not only reflects the season but your personality as well.