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Tina’s Top 10 Trends for Fall & Winter

women's fashion for baby boomers over 40 50 60


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4. Leopard Prints: Fabulous Fashion for Over 40 or 50

fashion for women over 50

C’mon. Leopard is always one of the top trends. Leopard looks good on older women. Leopard camouflages fat and other flaws. And, leopard’s a fun print that goes with everything. If you're a woman over 50, you can wear something like these sexy leopard booties when you want to dress to impress... when you want to look like a hottie... but still appear ladylike.

Just make sure to grab your date's arm if there's ice on the sidewalk and you're wearing stilettos. (If you live in LA, these are the perfect alternative to hooker boots.)

5. Scarf Trend for Fall:

Buy a scarf or two. You can update those same old boring classics from your closet (or Target or Macy's) in several different ways with several different gorgeous, scarves. Think like a Parisienne. Use cute accessories to make an outfit look different every day.

Hot scarf prints include: mixed prints (print on print), plaids (and giant plaids), monochromatic (black and white) prints, Asian or Moroccan prints, and small repeating patterns (which are great for mixing and matching with other prints). There are lots of different types of edging that will add cool texture to your outfits. Look for scarves with tassels, raw edges, crocheted edging fringe (great for boho style), and other types of fringe.

clothing for older baby boomer women

And, follow my rules... get at least one scarf in the hottest color of the season, “Your Color”.

6. Coat Trend for Fall:

The hot coat trend for fall is "a coat that fits". If you are an average Boomer Chick, forget about big coats, oversized coats, weird-shouldered coats, etc. If you are young, tall, and thin you might be able to pull off the big coat trend. But, if you are young, tall, and thin, you already know what styles you can wear... anything and everything.

fall fashion for women over 50 60

I'm sorry if I'm offending any of you fashion designers, but I'm not a fashion editor who works for a big company, so no one tells me what to push. And, I have to "tell it like it is" because that's the way I am. No one pays me to try to sell something that I don't think will be flattering.

Hey, I'm sorry if you have a warehouse full of oversized coats, but the fashion biz is a tough game. Maybe younger chicks will love big coats, but I don't think that the average suburban mom (of any age) is going to wear that style because a coat like that might make her look fat (or fatter) and life is tough enough without adding minor problems. I could be wrong about big coats... time will tell.(article continues)

Keep reading about Tina's fashion for fall on page three.

Tina Boomerina (AKA Christina Gregoire) is a Baby Boomer born at the end of 1952. Her mission is to make the internet a kinder and gentler place for Baby Boomer women around the world. Tina's specialty is fashion for women over 50.

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  1. kay kerns

    Hi Tina! I wish you would write a book! Seriously! Always enjoy your blog :)

  2. Allison V

    So, I've ALWAYS been up on the fashion trends and used to spend the money on the 'name brand' (God forbid anyone saw me wearing something from Walmart!!), back in the good 'ole days. But now, in my..well lets just say 40's, 2 boys and 12 years of marriage later, fashion just isn't realistic, even though I so miss it. I came across your blog and laughed hysterically!! It's so refreshing to know that I am not alone when watching the 'what's hot, what's not' in fashion. I also, all of a sudden, am very proud to be 'this age'. Thank you for your posts and please for many of us with guilty pleasures, keep them coming!!! Respectfully, Need to save for kids college and my retirement, Fashion Mom

  3. marti sullan

    Love your writing... such energy and humor. When can we have coffee? lol I am so clueless compared to when I was in my 20's and no one else seemed to know of all the great vintage cloths to be found at garage sales. But now Im 61 and am mainly wondering as to what is fashionable...for my age. So I appreciate the guidance. So, thanks for your views.

  4. Cathy

    I love the hat the model is wearing in the first photo (brown) What style/brand? Where can I buy!

  5. Tina-Boomerina


    I'm sorry but the large fedora is from Betty Barclay UK 2013. I'll put a few links to similar hats here:

    If you have a lot of money, try this http://www.louisegreen.com/collections/fedoras/products/7315dysi-danny-bronze and here's there whole collection of fedoras: http://www.louisegreen.com/collections/fedoras (The prices are a bit insane, but their hats are nice.)

    Asos: http://fave.co/1wCVW5h (the original hat was from the UK, so I thought the US site might have a similar hat. I buy accessories from this site and I've never had a problem... even when I've made returns. The prices here are reasonable.

    Wow, I think I've found the exact unisex hat here: http://fave.co/14dQSOW on this British site. I think this is it. You might be able to find out at Betty Barclay.

    And, here are some other toppers.

    The Rag n Bone hat is similar: http://fave.co/1wCW18Z but fairly expensive.

    Mod Cloth has 2 hats that might work. Scenery Flies By: http://fave.co/1wCWDvj or Safari Hat is black or brown: http://fave.co/1wCX74N (both of which are more reasonably priced)

    I'm really good with hats, so let me know if you need more help. I can't get the hat in the photo, but I think one of these might work.