What to Wear in your 60s

You know what you like and what works for you. Flatter your best feautre and have a bit of fun

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60s: Marisa Berenson

The model-actress relies on impeccable tailoring, earthy neutrals and rich fabrics, which add up to great style.

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Smart sophistication in your 60s

Luxe fabrics, texture, mix of materials. Tucker by Gaby Basora wool and metallic blend cropped jacket, $595; amazon.com

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Treat your skin

Silk feels great, and this dark graphite shade won’t wash you out. Eileen Fisher silk crepe de chine shirt, $228; eileenfisher.com

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Dial back the structure

This dress is tailored like a traditional sheath, only roomier. The waist detail visually trims your middle. Lafayette 148 New York punto Milano dress with leather, $498; lafayette148ny.com for stores.

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Liven up

Black on blush (instead of stark white) makes polka dots less daunting. Loft three-quarter-sleeve cardigan, $55; loft.com

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Amp up the everyday

It’s time to treat yourself to a bag that’s in every way modern—mixed materials, boxy style, zipper details—and goes with all. BCBG-MAXAZRIA whip-stitch satchel, $438; bcbg.com.

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

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Frame your face

The shape is forgiving, the print camouflaging. Consider the neck detail all the statement you need. Figue cotton voile top, $375; figue.com.

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Welcome versatility

Wear this coatdress over tights, leggings, even slim pants (it can be buttoned or un-). The print is as feminine as a floral but more sophisticated. Nic + Zoe nylon blend jacket, $398; nicandzoe.com.

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

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Amp up the everyday

Tired of searching for low-heeled pumps to put into your rotation? Look no further. Talbots suede pumps, $139; talbots.com.

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

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Buck tradition

The tiny geometric print on this blazer is a lot more interesting than the solid black you’ve worn for years, and the roomy, long style provides coverage without bulk. United Colors Of Benetton oversize blazer, $239; benetton.com

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Sub in a sweater

This pullover has all the beauty of a blouse and all the comfort of a knit. 525 America cotton blend pullover, $74; 525america.com

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Buy one standout

Because sometimes appearances really do matter. Tory Burch tweed coat, $695; toryburch.com.

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Spend on core items

May we suggest a perfectly cut pencil skirt. Talbots wool and nylon skirt with back ruffle, $139; talbots.com.

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

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Retire your tote

Bold and graphic, this lively bag can handle all the stuff you carry around every day. Rafé neoprene with leather-trim bag, $175; neimanmarcus.com for stores.

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Be unafraid

What, you say you have no occasion to wear a fur-trimmed, leopard-print vest? Our fashion editors pronounce it überchic over slacks by day, dresses by night and gym clothes in between. Longchamp puffer vest with fur trim, $1,885; longchamp.com.

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Spend on core items

Soft-as-butter slacks. Carolina Herrera wool pants, $990; 212-249-6552.

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Rest your feet

Flats so pretty, you won’t want to save them for a special occasion—and you shouldn’t. Candela wool and elastic-strap ballet flat, $250; candelanyc.com.

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Runway inspiration: strength in separates

At Badgley Mischka, designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka embraced sumptuous fabrics and frothy extras such as beading, lace and fur. The key to maximizing your style: Mix textures within a look.

Courtesy of Badgley Mischka

Hosiery tip

Tights with added support are extra slimming. Spanx nylon and spandex tights, $28; spanx.com.
 

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Buyer's Guide

Zoran: Minimal styling, sleek separates

Akris: Ladylike with flair

Piazza Sempione: Modern styling, sublime fabrics

L-Atitude.com: Finds from exotic destinations

Rachel Pally: Classics including plus sizes

Equipment: Blouses in forgiving shapes and an array of colors

Pono by Joan Goodman: Fabulous Faux Jewelry
 

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