What to Wear in your 50s

Finally, life less about the kids and more about you. Buy statement clothes and add a little shine

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The model-entrepreneur goes for a sexy, shiny and spectacular look.

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A sexy silhouette in your 50s

Slit skirts, flashes of gold, flat knits and weaves. Vassallo wool sequined cardigan, $275; husonline.com.

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Say buh-bye to boring

For those who like to boldly go, this croc-textured topper is a party waiting to happen. Diane von Furstenberg metallic jacket, $498; 646-486-4800. Old Navy crew fleece with embellished neckline, $30; oldnavy.com.

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Try some texture

A pencil skirt with a flat weave adds interest, not bulk. Tory Burch skirt, $450; toryburch.com.

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Upgrade your LBD

The effect of burnished wool—black layered over matte gold—is subtly sexy. The hemline hits just below the knee, flattering on all, and begs for a kitten heel. CH Carolina Herrera wool dress, $1,045; 212-744-2076.

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Try some texture

A slightly sheer metallic knit cardi provides shimmering arm coverage. Travelers by Chico’s rayon blend cardigan, $99; chicos.com.

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Channel your inner rocker

Put away your delicate diamond tennis bracelet and go for it. Anna Pellissari leather and 18k gold–plated hardware cuff, $135; annapellissari.com.

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Put the cool in comfort

A little bit of Western styling is a nice accent when added to the mix. The boot’s heel height won’t break your back, and its price tag won’t break your bank. Boutique 9 leather booties, $190; bloomingdales.com.

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Enjoy the ease of a knit

This is the wrinkle-resistant answer to all-day dressing. Add a belt (or not), top with a blazer (or not). Shapewear (or control-top hose) underneath will guarantee smoothness. Ming Wang knee-length dress, $270; nordstrom.com. Ann Taylor leather belt, $48; anntaylor.com.

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Layer with pizazz

The mixed materials and bold hardware of this coat offer an instant update to your good old puffer. Rachel Rachel Roy shearling coat, $209; macys.com.

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Sidestep solids

This neutral-patterned top is livelier than a solid.  J.Jill boatneck elliptical tee,$49; jjill.com.

For 15 percent off, use the code MORE15 when ordering online August 29 through September 30.

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Sidestep solids

The deco design of this necklace packs visual power. Sequin gold-plated necklace with crystals, $129; sequin-nyc.com.

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Have a lady-like moment

Here’s a modern take on those structured purses beloved by your nana. The limited faux-leather and calf-hair pocket tote, $98; thelimited.com.

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Have a lady-like moment

When a flat looks this cute, who needs a heel? Loeffler Randall leather flats, $295; loefflerrandall.com.

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Consider white

Fear it’s not flattering? Thanks to interior control panels, these pants slim you as much as black ones. Rafaella polyblend double-weave pants, $65; rafaellasportswear.com.

For 15 percent off, use the code MORE15 when ordering online.

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Swap your studs

These delicate drops won’t compete with the other metallics on these pages. Vahan black onyx diamond with gold and sterling silver earrings, $1,875; johnmichaelsjewelry.com.

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Shine your shoes

Yes, a shoe can be both comfortable and dazzling. Via spiga metallic suede pumps, $225; viaspiga.com.

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Sidestep solids

This shell with gilded blooms is livelier than a solid. Diane von Furstenberg nylon blend top, $245; 646-486-4800.

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Shine your shoes

The clutch adds fun. CH Carolina Herrera leather fringe clutch, $650; 212-744-2076. 

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Runway inspiration: layer autumnal hues

At Lela Rose, Rose has said she envisioned the dark woods of a fairy tale when she designed her collection—which is reflected in the layered array of saturated fall colors, rich textures and lace details.

Hoisery tip

Add another layer of shine. Hanes Hoisery Shimmer in Black with Gold, $10; haneshoisery.com.

Buyer's Guide

Burberry London: Knitwear, structured classics

Otte.com: Cutting-Edge Design

Kamali Kulture: Affordable draped jersey

White House/Black Market: Great basics

Pink Tartan: Sleek urban staples

Anne Klein: American sportswear

David Meister: Day-to-evening dresses

Karen Kane: Trendy styles, forgiving shapes

 

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