What to Wear in Your 60s

Soft shades in drapey separates look sexy and flatter any skin tone

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Soft neutrals in your 60s

Subtle shine, luxe fabrics, statement accessories.

Etienne Aigner pleated skirt, $345; etienneaigner.com.

Jens Mortensen

Try blush instead of white

The soft hue glows against skin and goes with everything. The weight of this V-neck is whisper thin, and the shape is roomy—wear it with gray, khaki or white.


Minnie Rose cashmere sweater, $255; minnierose.com.

Jens Mortensen

Update your everyday dress

The loose, draped style is wearable but still polished and can easily be topped with a cardigan if you desire. Pair with a bag that has a little texture (woven) and metallic shoes for a soupçon of shine.

Halston Heritage boatneck dress, $325; halston.com.

Jens Mortensen

Try on-trend sandals

All the stability of a sturdy sole but with fashionable details and chic silver accents. Please note: A pedicure is not optional.

Nanette Lepore sandals, $348; nanettelepore​.com for stores.

Jens Mortensen

Gone are the days of carting around every little thing you can think of, and be thankful that you can actually travel light again. Can't break your tote habit? Stow this beauty inside, then remove it to hold on to your essentials while you park your big bag at coat check.

Loft foldover clutch, $45; loft​.com.

Jens Mortensen

Modernize your jewelry

Warm gold and earthy materials (stone) look just right with all the soft colors here. Wear this alone or stack with other gold bracelets.

Kara Ross gold bangle with mother-of-pearl resin and rock crystal, $150; kararossny.com

Jens Mortensen

Class it up

A luxe-looking shirtdress provides comfortable coverage and is as dressy as you ever need to be.

BCBG​-Max Azria georgette dress, $248; bcbg.com.

Jens Mortensen

Surprise them

It's hard to overlook the comfort of a knit. The single one-strap shoulder provides the wow factor in this ideal weekender.

Eileen Fisher dolman top, $238; eileen​fisher.com.

Jens Mortensen

Experiment with shapes

Want to look modern? Embrace subtle style updates. The shape of this bag is what's new, thanks to high-design inspiration.

Calvin Klein spazzolato-leather bag, $428.

Jens Mortensen

Add an edgy detail

Your jewelry doesn't have to be so precious. Baubles with leather accents are all the rage and so cool, you'll instantly look a decade younger.


Earthy Chic leather wrap bracelet with snake, $68.

Jens Mortensen

Add an edgy detail

Sure, you want to look great, but not at the expense of comfort. With the right accessories, a simple A-line dress such as this one will make you look and feel your absolute best. You can even skip the shapewear and use one of your full slips to keep it from clinging.

Elk rayon blend dress, $135; elkaccessories.com. Chico's cording necklace with metal pendant, $45; chicos​.com.

Jens Mortensen

Play with accessories

If you want a hip heel, try the on-trend open toed bootie.

Elliott Lucca leather booties, $149, elliottlucca.com.

Mix in some pattern

Whether on a pencil skirt or loose pajama-style pants, a print done in neutrals is easiest to incorporate.

Nic + Zoe cotton and spandex skirt, $128. Ann Taylor pants, $98; anntaylor.com.

Jens Mortensen

Collaboration to watch

Legendary Modeland Lagerfeld muse Inès de la Fressange has designed a capsule collection for Uniqlo, with ideas culled from her own Parisian-chic wardrobe. You'll find perfectly proportioned oxford shirts, skinny khakis, shrunken linen jackets and more.

Inès De La Fressange + Uniqlo cotton shirt, $40; uniqlo.com.

Photo: Courtesy Of Uniqlo

Eyewear alert

Iris Apfel, the legendary 92-year-old fashion icon, is a bona fide designer. Her line of jewelry for HSN is winning, and now comes her line of statement-making sun readers and polarized sunglasses made exclusively for Eyebobs.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Eyebobs

This is the right age to try...

A rosy lip.

Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in Pink Dune, $49; Nordstrom.com.

Photo: Avery Powell

Alternative to try: the oxford shirt

The schoolboy classic is having a moment this season, and in all different styles (button-down shirt, tunic, shirtdress), fabrics (cotton, silk) and shapes (from shrunken to oversize). Best effect? Open up the neckline for a pretty, sexy vibe and wear with skirts or jeans.


Goldie Hawn

Remember the three rules to follow:

1. Invest in design details

2. splurge on luxe fabrics

3. show a little skin


And one rule to break:

To look slimmer, wear black.

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First published in the March 2014 issue

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