The older we get, the more challenges we face. Our body changes, gravity is a bummer, wrinkles aren’t only on linen, and then young fashionistas try to tell us what we can and can’t wear. Today I’m going to show you how to wear faux leather when you’re over 50 and look fabulous.
Faux leather has sure changed in the past few years. The quality is much better, and there are times when you can’t tell the difference between faux and real unless you look closely. Faux leather is accepted, unlike its pleather counterpart of old, which looked plastic and fake. Faux or real, the choice is yours, but they are both very popular this year.
Wearing Faux Leather When You’re Over 50
This year, you can find faux leather tops and pants, skirts and dresses, and even shorts. I’m not styling any of those today, although I’ve styled a pair of faux leather pants (here), and I loved the look. Instead, I’m styling a Boatneck Striped Sweater that is a nice weight and perfect for early fall. I love the contrasting neckline and ribbing at the cuffs and hem, which give the sweater visual interest. I’m wearing a medium, and the sweater fits me great.
Wearing Faux Leather When You’re Over 50 in Bone
I always look for black or brown when thinking about faux leather items. However, the bone color of this Aviator jacket is so pretty and not as harsh as black. The Bomber or Aviator jacket is trending this year. This faux leather jacket will keep you warm, looking fashionable, and showing that you are still abreast of the latest fashions.
This bone jacket looks feminine and is a great alternative to a black moto jacket that can look manly. I like how this one fits; I’m wearing a medium, and it is perfect even with the sweater underneath.
I picked these ankle boots because of the stylish strap detail. However, I was impressed with the fit and feel of the boots once I tried them. This is the first time I’ve tried boots from Croft & Barrow, and I found them very comfortable. This boot has Tecomfort technology that provides arch support, reduces shock vibration, wicks away odors with antimicrobial properties, and allows all-day wear. They run TTS, and I’m wearing my usual size 9.
Wearing Faux Leather When You’re Over 50 in Black
Notice the difference in the look with the black faux leather blazer versus the bone aviator jacket. The blazer outfit looks more business-like, while the aviator jacket looks casual. Both outfits look fantastic and are perfect for fall; it is a matter of which works best for your lifestyle. Black can be more stark and harsh against your skin, so I try to soften the look with a blouse, sweater, or scarf.
The Faux Leather Double Breasted Blazer is a great way to dress up any outfit. I felt like the blazer was a little too big for me, probably because it is double-breasted. I never button a double-breasted jacket; I like them to hang open, so I usually size down. I’m wearing a medium, but to get the look I want, I think I needed a small.
Here is the length of the black faux leather blazer. It hits barely below my hips and covers your rear, so you don’t have to worry about who is walking behind you.
I love the dark wash color of these High-Waisted Flare-Leg jeans. This darker wash color looks dressy and professional, and the flare is understated and classy. I’ve seen some of the dramatic flares, and I think that is one trend I’ll pass on, but I know better to say never because it might come back to bite me in the rear. I paired the jeans with the same ankle boot as above but in black instead of Cognac. The boots look great in both colors, so it is a matter of preference. I’m wearing a size 8 in the jeans, and they fit perfectly. The boots run TTS, and I’m wearing my usual size 9.
I hope you liked how I styled Faux Leather when you’re over 50! Let me know if there is a subject you would like me to tackle.
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