Having Fun With Style After 50: 6 Ways To Love How You Look

STYLE AFTER 50

By Susan "Honey" Good

Have you fallen into a style rut, of late? Do you no longer feel confident about how you look or how you present yourself to the world?

Let’s change that right now. Here are six tips for embracing your gorgeous after-50 style – updating as needed – and, most importantly, reclaiming your confidence as a visible, vibrant woman after 50.

Style After 50 Isn’t Just About Clothes: Consider Changing Your Hair

It’s said that a woman who changes her hair is about to change her life. After 50, it’s easy to fall into a rut. However, there is an easy way to break out of that rut and renew your sense of confidence.

Get a great new haircut. What do you have to lose? It’s just hair. It grows back. (Perhaps a little slower than it used to, but it will grow back.)

Smile and Feel Great About It

Having a positive attitude is a great way to renew one’s sense of joy. When you smile, what do you show the world?

Take great care of your teeth. Whiten them. There are many options on the market to whiten teeth from budget to blow the bank. What’s in your budget?

More importantly, studies have shown that just the act of smiling, even if you’re faking it, helps lift one’s mood. Even better? Smile and show those pearly whites. (Check out my tips for getting – and staying – happy. Hint: It takes work!)

Find Your Purpose

The best way to look gorgeous and feel great after 50 is, of course, to start within. Beauty is so much more than skin deep. Are you motivated? Are you passionate? Are you entering this stage of your life with vibrancy and visibility?

If not, do something different! Find a purpose, find a passion. Find a reason to glow from the inside out. This is my top beauty tip!

STYLE AFTER 50

Update Your Wardrobe

Like hair, it’s so easy to get into a style rut. What looked great ten years ago may not look great anymore. Which is not to say, there aren’t classics that are eternally chic.

But even a classic deserves an update – be it via accessories, a new handbag or just a fresh take on how you style your clothes. Head to my Instagram for inspiration; I regularly share pictures of my favorite looks there.

Focus on the Good

Have you heard the saying that what we focus on grows? It’s essential that you concentrate on the things that you like about yourself, both mentally and physically.

Is your hair stunning? Are your baby blues still attention getters? We all have a few things that dazzle, and those are the things on which we must focus.

I frequently get compliments from all types of people, and I can promise you I am not flawless. My neck? Let’s not even talk about it. My arms? I often wear long sleeves to keep them reasonably covered.

However, none of this affects that I am vibrant and visible and that I truly feel beautiful well after 50. I focus on the things I love about myself, and the things I’m not as fond of, I minimize. No one is perfect, and perfection is boring. I’m flawlessly happy with who I am! 

Just Add Color

Babies are so beautiful, aren’t they? I recall wanting to just devour my delicious grandchildren. Those rosy cheeks. Those pink lips.

They have something many women over 50 are lacking, and that is natural color in their faces. As we mature, we tend to lose color in our skin. Lips are no longer pink, cheeks are no longer rosy. Oh well!

Fix this by using makeup to add pops of color. With the right makeup, we can drastically change our physical appearance. Embrace flattering hues of peach and pink on the apples of your cheeks. Don’t be afraid to opt for a bold lip. Line and fill the brows: After all, they frame your face! Embrace color and be bold.

More than anything, my beauty tip for women over 50 is to let the world see you. Don’t be a shrinking violet! You’re bold, you’re beautiful, you are visible and you are vibrant. You’re no baby, but you are a babe of the wisest, wittiest, most wonderful sort.

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What improvements have you made to your appearance recently? Do you feel like you have fallen into a style rut? Are you confident about how you present yourself to the world? What style after 60 tips can you offer the other women in our community? Please share your thoughts in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.