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HOW TO LOOK YOUNG AND MODERN OVER 50

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is modern looking in a leopard print top, a black blazer, straight-leg jeans, and neutral loafers

Raise your hand if you want to look older than you are. I am guessing that there isn’t a lot of hands going up in the air right now. Now, raise your hand if you want to look young and modern-looking. If your hand isn’t raised, then congratulations because you must already look young and modern. But, for the rest of us, I’ve got some tips that will give you lots of confidence in your style and hopefully help you look years younger.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a leopard print top, a black blazer, straight-leg jeans, and neutral loafers

One of the things that I noticed as my age started to climb was that my style was in a rut. I didn’t want to dress as I did in my twenties, but I still thought of myself as young and vibrant. My mindset was that age is an attitude, but my birth certificate was telling me otherwise. There are several tips that I’ve learned to help me feel and look young and modern, and I hope they will help you also.

We are not dead yet

Just because our age is double that of a twenty-year-old, it doesn’t mean that we can’t be sexy and stylish looking. Sexy looking at 50 usually looks different than it did at twenty or thirty. I am not letting it all hang out, but just because you are covered up doesn’t mean that you can’t still look sexy. This post is my most pinned post on Pinterest because it is an outfit that looks sexy and still covered up. The great thing is, the top is still available online, so be sure to check that out.

Get out of the rut

Wearing the same thing over and over again can be easy but boring. Just because you always wear that striped shirt with that pair of pants doesn’t mean that you can be adventurous and try something different. Try a different pattern, one that is trending, such as stripes or florals. Wear animal print and walk on the wild side for a change. Give a new style a chance, and don’t be the stereotypical older woman who refuses to change.

Trends

Since I mentioned patterns that are trending, let’s talk about trends. No, all trends will not work for you, but there will be several that will. If you like wearing tennis shoes, buy a pair of fashionable sneakers instead. I know that most of you love your skinny jeans, but buy one or two pairs that AREN’T skinny jeans to look modern and relevant. If something is a true trend, you don’t want to spend as much money on them as you would a classic item that can be worn longer.

Hair

As we age, gray tends to creep in. There is nothing wrong with gray hair, and I wish that mine were growing in that gorgeous shade of white-silver instead of the dirty yellowy color that looks like I got a bad dye job. A purple shampoo helps turn blonde hair whiter and get rid of brassy tones, and it does the same with gray hair. It really isn’t the color that ages us; it is the style. Pick a style that compliments your face and one that is easy to care for. A hairstyle that looks carefree will help you look younger than one that looks “styled.”

Classics

You can’t go wrong with classic pieces. They look elegant and stylish, and depending on your accessories, they can look modern. Spend more money on classic items that you can wear for years. Those items might be where you want to invest money on cashmere or silk items. Vintage and classic handbags are ones that you can hand down from generation to generation, so think of things like that as an investment instead of a purchase.

Accessories

When you choose accessories, this is where you can have some fun. Pearls, diamonds, gold, and silver will never go out of style, so that you can wear those with anything. But they don’t scream young or modern either. If you want to add some fun to an outfit, then think about a pair of brightly colored earrings or a patterned scarf. Tying a scarf to a handbag is modern-looking, so give that a try. One fun item can change the entire look of your outfit and have you looking younger.

Confidence

It doesn’t matter if your outfit is fabulous; if you are not confident in how you look, it shows on your face. You can’t fake a confident smile; your eyes will give you away every time. Throw your shoulders back, look in the mirror, and smile at your reflection until it reaches your eyes. Trying something new is hard, but you can do it, and I bet you will even get a few compliments. That will help your confidence to soar, and nothing looks better than a confident woman.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is modern looking in a leopard print top from Old Navy with flutter sleeves

Today’s outfit hits several of the above tips for looking young and modern. Starting with this flutter sleeve leopard print top that looks fabulous and modern. Leopard print is a classic, but this flowy top is modern. This is one way to combine two styles into one item.

The top is a crinkle material that is soft and flowy, so there is no need for an iron. I like the v-neckline since it elongates your neck, and you can choose if you want to tie the strings or let them dangle.

I tucked in the top to show you the jeans better, but you can let the top hang loose for a cute and casual look. I paired the top with jeans, but it would look great with black jeans also. Here is another way to style the top that looks nice also.

Gray Jean Jacket// Black distressed skinny jeansor black straight leg jeans // Black espadrille flats

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is modern looking in a leopard print top and gold jewelry from Kendra Scott

In this photo, you can see the flutter sleeves better. You also get a better look at my jewelry that I have added. The large AVI gold hoop earrings are probably a pair you’ve seen once or twice, or maybe even twenty times. Lol! Yes, I love them, and I wear them a lot. I know the earrings are huge, but they are not heavy. The gold Vincent chain is a new purchase, and I love how it elevates everything that you wear it with.

The horizontal cross necklace and the Shine necklace are two that I wear almost all of the time. I like that they remind me to “shine” for the Lord. The trio of bracelets is a set from Chico’s. I love Chico’s jewelry since I can find so many statement pieces that look modern.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is modern looking in a leopard print top, a black blazer, straight-leg jeans, and neutral loafers by Steve Madden

The high-waist straight-leg jeans look might be a trend that will only last a few years. We don’t have any idea or way of predicting how long a trend will stick around, so unless you live in jeans, you might want to look for affordable options. I think this pair is great and I like the way they fit and look.

I wasn’t sure how the sizing would run in these jeans, so I ordered my usual size and one size larger. My usual size 10 fits me great, and I am happy with this style. It is a vintage style from the 90s tweaked a little to give it a more modern style.

The website says that these jeans have Clever Secret-Slim front pockets that hold you in for a slimming effect and Never-Quit Shape Retention that holds its shape and hugs you in all the right places. I know that I like the way they look. Lol! The jeans are under $40.00, so you might also want to grab them in black; I linked them above.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is modern looking in a leopard print top, a black blazer, and gold jewelry from Kendra Scott

The black stretch-cotton blazer is well worth the money! I order a TON of clothing, but I don’t keep everything for several reasons. One, I have no space for everything. Two, I would be broke in no time. Three, I already own eight pairs of jeans that look almost identical, and I don’t need another pair. However, the minute that I put on this entire outfit, I ripped off the tags and kept all of the pieces.

I especially loved this jacket because it not only looks great, it feels great. The material is like a knit sweater blazer, so it gives and moves with you. Plus, the one snap closure makes the jacket easy to close. However, the shape of the jacket was the deciding factor for me. I like the silhouette of the jacket and how it creates curves for me. The longer length is also something that I like, so this jacket is one that you will see me wearing a lot in the future.

I wasn’t sure what size to order in the jacket, but I ended up getting a medium, and it fits me great. I would say this runs true to size.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is modern looking in a leopard print top, a Michael Kors handbag, and tortoiseshell bracelets

The Michael Kors Isla tote is a new handbag that I just got in. This handbag is made from the same material as a bag that I’ve had for years, and I carry it out every spring and summer. The old one is starting to look a little worn, so I thought this newer version was something that I needed to try.

I love the tote’s size because it will hold a lot of things, but it is not too big. The rope handle is different and gives it a unique detail. Right now, the handbag is on sale at 25% off, which will save you over $50.00.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking young in a leopard print top, a black blazer, straight-leg jeans, and neutral loafers

The last part of my outfit is the neutral suede Steve Madden loafers. I’ve had these loafers for a while, and I am surprised that I could find them online. These loafers will look great with everything, and you will find yourself reaching for them over and over again. I am wearing my usual size 9, so I think they run true to size.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a leopard print top from Old Navy, a black blazer, straight-leg jeans, and neutral loafers

I am celebrating this month because it is Joe’s Birthday month. He told me that I couldn’t make a big deal out of his birthday. I don’t think that announcing for the entire world to see is making a big deal. Lol! So, randomly, each week, I am going to pick a winner for a gift. The gifts will vary in size and price, and I will pick the winner from the comments that I receive during the week.

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  1. Betty Sanders wrote:

    Absolutely LOVE this outfit!!

    Posted 3.27.21Reply
  2. Maureen wrote:

    I just happened upon you on Pinterest, I love your style!

    Posted 3.25.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Welcome, Maureen!

      Posted 3.26.21Reply
  3. Kathy wrote:

    Love this post and all the comments – so helpful.

    Posted 3.25.21Reply
  4. Charlcy Green wrote:

    Tania, I love this post and your advice on looking sexy over 50! So cute! And that other post that was most pinned was fabulous! And I just had to order the cross necklace!

    Posted 3.25.21Reply
  5. Shirley from GA wrote:

    Loved this post! AND I also went back and checked out your most pinned post and ordered that awesome blouse on your link! I LOVE that thing – I’m retiring in a month and I thought – This will be my RETIREMENT treat! I’ll be wearing that happily this spring/summer and smiling the whole time!

    Posted 3.25.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Shirley, you will look Sekse in that top. Lol! Don’t you just love grandkids?

      Posted 3.25.21Reply
      • Shirley from GA wrote:

        ABSOLUTELY! I’ll be spending time with my little loves – SIL & Daughter’s 9 month old baby boy and Son & DIL’s new baby girl due in July! Happy days for Mimi !!! 🙂

        Posted 3.26.21Reply
  6. Alicia T wrote:

    You make everything look fabulous!! Thanks for all you do to keep us looking great too!!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  7. Jannet wrote:

    So inspiring

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  8. Sharon wrote:

    HAIR is definitely a key. Your hairstyle can tie you to an era if not kept “up-to-date,” even if you have no grey.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Exactly, Sharon. If you are still rocking a 90s hairstyle, then it is time for an update.

      Posted 3.24.21Reply
  9. Joy M. wrote:

    I have an older version of that Michael Kors handbag. It is one of my favorites! Love that it holds a lot without looking huge.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  10. G. Leanette Flentroy wrote:

    Great blog. Great tips to remember. Great advice; great look. You are a wonderful “asset’ to your daughter and granddaughter. Thank you, Miss.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  11. Paige wrote:

    I love the outfit today! I’m with you on the sweater blazer, but I need a shorter one. I already have a navy one and burgundy. Looks sharp, feels like a cardigan!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  12. Deborah wrote:

    Needed to hear this post today. Love the outfit! Thank you so much!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  13. Kellie Johnson wrote:

    I love this outfit. I’m thinking of buying the shirt. Thank you for doing this blog. I look forward to reading it everyday.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  14. Laurie Nichols Orlando wrote:

    I LOVE that top – and the whole outfit looks SO put together! I feel like when it comes to jeans, just about anything goes right now and you have to make sure you pair your items accordingly, to rock your outfit stylishly.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  15. LISA CASTRO wrote:

    I love animal prints, This is a great look on you!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  16. Diane S. wrote:

    Gorgeous, as always,…

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  17. Deanna wrote:

    Really enjoyed the post. Needed to hear your “words of wisdom” today. Going to get my credit card to order the jacket, the shoes in that fabulous color are sold out in my size, but gave them my email just in case they become available. I love the whole outfit, and the price on the jeans is going to have me give this whole high rise mom jean look a try. Thanks for wearing all those tags for us so we can get a feel for things.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Deanna, I am your guinea pig. Lol! I’ll try almost anything once…I said ALMOST. Lol!

      Posted 3.24.21Reply
  18. Susan wrote:

    Love the top. Very cute

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  19. Carla wrote:

    Love this outfit, but what I’m loving most is the neutral color of the shoe and bag! I’ve been seeing this color a lot lately and I ❤️ it!! Have a great day!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  20. Paula Lang wrote:

    Whoo hoo love that you love the Lord and love fashion too…classy fashion at that! I am in the over ’60’ column but that is okay…short gray hair and 14, almost 16 grand babies!! Any suggestions for a comfortable loafer for a 7.5 wide foot?

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Paula, my blog might be called 50 Is Not Old, but I turned 60 last year too. We can still be as young and vibrant as we want to be. I don’t have any suggestions on a loafer at this time, but I would try brands that are known for comfort.

      Posted 3.24.21Reply
  21. Melanie wrote:

    Off to shop (or order)! Love the outfit!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  22. Susan wrote:

    I love this look, especially the shoes. I need comfortable shoes, but it’s great when they also look nice. I love a casual outfit that looks put together. I have similar items in my closet, so I am going to try this look for myself! Thank you, I’m really enjoying your posts.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  23. Judy C wrote:

    I love everything about this outfit. Time to shop!!! Thank Tania.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  24. Cathy wrote:

    Tania, for such a time is this! This post is exactly what I needed today. I turned 61 yesterday and I’ve really been struggling about the aging process and not feeling good about myself. I have let my hair go gray over the past few years and it definitely looks “styled”. I have a hair appointment tomorrow and your post has inspired me to loosen up my style to help me with a softer look that doesn’t age me so much! I always appreciate your scripture at the end of your post and today is perfect—-I love being reminded that our Father is our fortress—-our Deliverer! Bless you, for all that you do to inspire us to be the best we can be! You are such a blessing!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Cathy, I am so glad that you took this post to heart. I will be turning 61 in a couple of months, but it is just a number. My age doesn’t define me!

      Posted 3.24.21Reply
  25. Janice C wrote:

    Very cute and youthful-looking outfit. The leopard top is adorable and that it needs no ironing is a huge bonus. Also, you can never go wrong with a black blazer. I always keep my blazers when I purge my closet because they’re such classic items.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  26. Gayle wrote:

    Love everything about this outfit. I want it all!! LOL Great tips on today’s post. Thanks for keeping me inspired on a daily basis.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  27. Michelle wrote:

    Good morning!! I needed today’s post. I do catch myself wearing the same thing over and over and I’m sure my husband is tired of seeing it too. I have recently dropped 30 pounds. Working on that last 10 so it is refreshing to see some classic styles. Thank you again!!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Michelle, I used to be guilty of that also. Funny how doing a blog every day will make you break that habit. Lol!

      Posted 3.24.21Reply
  28. Fiona wrote:

    Great outfit and thank you for sharing your tips. I wil try them out.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  29. Patti wrote:

    Always looking so together.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  30. Karen wrote:

    Love the jacket and blue jeans!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  31. Cheryl Chovich wrote:

    I love the look of today’s outfit! It’s good to know that you “ripped” of the tags and kept all of the pieces. I can tell by your photos that you are confident in how you look and feel in this outfit. Confidence is a good look on you!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I keep WAAAAY more than I should. Lol! I’ve got to have a sale and get rid of a lot of things.

      Posted 3.24.21Reply
  32. Coolie wrote:

    Love the look, I went back to see your previous post with the “sekse . Love that one too. You make everything look fabulous. I am so grateful that I found you. My recently retired lifestyle fits right into most of what you show to the gurls

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I still have that sekse note tucked away. It makes me smile every time that I see it.

      Posted 3.24.21Reply
  33. Sandy wrote:

    Thank you for the tips. I would love to update my hair style for a more carefree look but it seems like I always go back to my old style. Cute outfit !

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Sandy, getting outside the comfort zone is hard. But to me, hair always will grow back or I can change the color. It is just hair.

      Posted 3.24.21Reply
  34. Monica Ercanbrack wrote:

    Love this outfit the top especially.
    This is one that won’t go out of style for me.

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  35. Mary wrote:

    how awesome that Iiterally just picked up this top yesterday! you look great as always!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  36. LuAnn wrote:

    Looks great!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  37. Carolyn wrote:

    Love the whole look- very put together!! Like the tip about the purple shampoo -😉🤗

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
  38. Vicki L Werley wrote:

    Love your post! I just bought the Michael Kor’s purse.
    Happy Birthday Joe and enjoy your day!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It is a great color, especially for spring and summer. You will love it.

      Posted 3.24.21Reply
  39. kim granzella wrote:

    Dear Tania,

    I am now binge reading your blog to catch up! (I do this occasionally when life is so busy). You look amazing! As usual! That R and F is something else!

    Keep up the positive, inspiring, uplifting, and motivating blog! You are truly lovely.

    Sending much love from Napa and thanks! Happy Birthday Month Joe!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Binge all you want, Kim! Lol!

      Posted 3.24.21Reply
  40. Lorie wrote:

    Cute jacket! I love wearing hoop earrings that are about the same size that you’re wearing. I think they are youthful or at least they make me feel young!

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I love the large hoops also!

      Posted 3.24.21Reply
  41. Holly wrote:

    Tania
    Outfit looks great on you & very youthful. Love Old Navy

    Posted 3.24.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Holly!

      Posted 3.24.21Reply
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