Spring is here and that means color, color and more color! There’s so much going on in fashion this spring it’s hard to know where to start – so let’s start with trends that are good for Boomers.
First and foremost, fashion should be fun. Many of the department stores see us as over the hill because we aren’t size 2’s and 4’s, have thickened at the waist, had various parts go south and knees that look a bit knobby and/or scarred from replacements!
Top trends for spring and summer: Maxi skirts and dresses in bright colors. Geometric patterns, polka dots, flowers – all kinds of prints and solids to mix and match. There are lots of accessories to enhance these looks – chunky necklaces, bright shoes and handbags and, most popular of all, scarves. I find the best places for these looks are TJ Max, Ross for Less and any resale shop or thrift store. You have to be patient and make it an adventure if you want to save money and get the look for less.
Another popular trend that is easy to incorporate into your existing wardrobe is color blocking. Put colors together that you might not have thought of – navy slacks and a bright green tee, hot pink pants with a bright orange top (remember the 60’s!?!?!), yellow and navy – so many possibilities. Add a multi-colored scarf or a chunky necklace and a sassy attitude and you’re ready to go!
Top colors: Emerald green and all hues of green; coral/bright orange; all shades of blue. Neutrals: khaki, white, ivory, gray, and, or course, black.
The key is to have FUN with fashion – it’s not about just covering your body to get out the door! Put a little thought into the color coordination, accessories and style that suits YOUR body type – no reason not to look our best at any age – especially now. We are Beautiful Boomers and we are Blooming this spring!