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Tina’s Top 10 Trends for Fall & Winter

women's fashion for baby boomers over 40 50 60

by Tina Boomerina (Christina Gregoire)

If you’re looking for fall fashion, and you’re a woman over 50, here are the season’s top ten trends. Money is tight. Clothing ain’t cheap. Listen to Tina.

Even if you’re a Baby Boomer chick who doesn’t have a lot of time for shopping malls and vanity mirrors, I know you don’t want to end up looking like a dumpy frump. Hey, I know that money is tight unless you’re married to a Wall Street churner or a D.C. lobbyist, but whether you end up shopping at Neiman’s or Target, you should know Tina’s Top 10 Trends for Fall.

fall fashion trends 2013

1. Top Color for Fall: Fuchsia

Yes, the hottest color for fall is fuchsia. Actually, I just made that up after reading about the “top” trendy colors listed on all the “biggest and baddest” fashion websites. Of course, it all seems a bit silly to me. Depending on which article you read, the hottest color is either gray, green, white, or blue.

Well, they can’t ALL be the hottest color.

However, I’m a colorista, so I know what the hottest color is. The HOTTEST color for fall is “Your Color”. And, don’t try to find it on the Pantone charts, because it’s not there.

“Your Color” is the color that lights up your face when you wear it. And, to find “Your Color”, grab some clothes in different colors, hold the fabric next to your face and look in the mirror. (Find a mirror that is near a window because you need to see your face in natural “outdoor” light, if possible.) You will recognize “Your Color” when you see it, because your skin will glow and the bags under your eyes won’t look so bad.

For me, “Your Color”… well “My Color”… is fuchsia or magenta or any deep pink. And, though I seldom wear fuchsia from head to toe, I try to wear it near my face. In addition, I know what my other “good” colors are and ALL of them are trendy colors this season.

fashion boots for women over 50Follow my advice and buy “Your Color”. That’s what’s hot! That’s what’s in style!

2. Hot Boots for Fall: Women Over 50

One or two websites say that the hottest boot for fall is the over-the-knee boot. Well, you’re too old for that, unless you want to look like an over-the-hill, clueless Hollywood celebrity. So, Tina’s top boot trends for fall are:

  • Booties with chunky heels: Fat heels give you stability so you won't fall on your booty.
  • Knee-high boots with stacked heels: I want to make sure that greasy men in ugly American cars won't roll down their windows to find out how much you charge for a good time. (If you're wearing thigh-high boots, people might mistake you for Julia Roberts' mother... as in "Pretty Woman's Grandma Does Dallas".)

3. Hat Trends for Fall

Yes, huffingtonpost.ca finally admitted that hats are one of the top ten trends for fall, and that’s because a couple of designers showed runway models wearing beanies. Well, beanies are good if you have the right type of face (like my daughters do) or if you’re a drug dealer standing near a bus stop on a rainy day.hats for fall

However, fashionable women over 50, are better off wearing hats that are a bit more flattering. Tina’s top hat trends for fall are cloches and fedoras. Other cute options include embellished berets and big floppy hats. (article continues)

Keep reading about Tina's top trends for fall on page two.

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.