Tying in Crop Tops with Your Winter Wardrobe

Woman in crop top

While crop tops are usually extremely popular during the summer months, most people tend to put them away for the year once winter rolls around. However, with some careful styling, there is no reason at all why you cannot incorporate … Continue reading

Stylish Senior Fashion and Bling

True fashion has no age boundaries, and there are many pieces out there that are easily able to work across different generations. From statement accessories to wide-legged pants, here is some fashion inspiration for all of those stylish seniors out there.

Mature woman wearing a pearl necklace

Statement Accessories
Styling your accessories in a modern and contemporary way can do wonders for your overall look. Rather than wearing all of your favorite items at once, try to stick to one statement accessory that really stands out and speaks for itself. If the rest of your outfit is relatively basic, then there is no reason why you cannot invest in some of the trendier accessories out there, as this will give your look a contemporary touch without making it seem as though you are dressing “too young”.

Wide-Legged Pants
Style icon Katharine Hepburn is a great example of how to wear wide-legged pants at a more mature age, even though this is something that many seniors tend to veer away from. However, with waistlines on the rise, wide-legged pants help to give the body a slimmer, more streamlined look, while also balancing out the hips to create an extremely flattering silhouette.

Mature woman wearing a bold dress

Bold Colors
It is not unusual for many seniors to stick to neutral colors, such as black, grey, beige and white. However, this can often end up making your outfit look quite drab, and there is no reason why you cannot continue to wear bold colors in the later years of your life. Jewel tones will always look classy, no matter what your age may be, while those who are more daring can opt for a bright pop of color in their outfit, whether this may be a bright red or even gold. For those that are slightly unsure about wearing too much color, start off slowly, choosing to pair a basic outfit with colorful bags and accessories, and it will not be long before you notice the impact that these vibrant shades have on your overall style.

Make Use of Layers
With fall quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to experiment with wearing different layers, especially if this is something that you are not used to. Layering your clothes results in quite a chic look, providing that it is done thoughtfully. Wearing a turtleneck underneath a classic sheath dress, or a cardigan over a light knit, amps up the sophistication of your look, while keeping it stylish at the same time.

While many brands tended to ignore seniors in the past, this is no longer the case, and there are several out there that now deliberately target this large portion of the population. From the older models seen on major runways, to the increasing number of senior street style blogs out there, senior fashion is undergoing quite the revolution. While many may let their fashion choices fall flat as they age, there is no reason that this should happen, so keep yourself inspired by all of the style around you, and discover new ways to work hot trends into your look.

Makeup Changes for Winter

Woman examining makeup

You adjust your skin care routine to the colder months, so why leave your makeup routine behind. Every makeup routine should also undergo a few essential adjustments to keep your skin healthy throughout the winter. To help you to do this quickly and easily, OROGOLD has put together a few helpful tips on the makeup changes that you should be making for winter.

Layering
In the winter months, layering should apply to your makeup as well as your clothing. You should be layering your skin care and makeup products to protect your skin as much as possible. If primer is something that you usually forget about, you need to make the effort in the winter to always apply a layer of primer if you are going to be using foundation or eyeshadow. OROGOLD would also suggest applying a hydrating serum before the primer, to give your skin an extra layer of moisture.

Hydrating foundation.

A Moisturizing Foundation
The winter months are extremely drying on the skin, which means that you will need a richer foundation that contains moisturizing and hydrating properties. Formulas that have mattifying properties are also drying, so it is usually best to avoid these in the winter. OROGOLD also reminds you to keep in mind that since you will be spending less time out in the sun, your skin may lighten by a couple of shades, so it is important that your winter foundation takes this into account.

Cream Eyeshadow
If you tend to usually opt for powder eyeshadows, OROGOLD suggests trying a cream eyeshadow in the winter. These dry months will ensure that the cream stays in place, avoiding any embarrassing smudges or creases. Don’t forget that when it comes to cream eyeshadows, a little goes a long way, so apply it sparingly to begin with.

Woman applying lipstick

A Hydrating Lip Formula
Many lipsticks end up drawing moisture away from your lips, so it is essential to make sure that you are using a hydrating lip formula in the winter months. These will ensure that you can still enjoy your favorite shades, but avoid having to deal with pesky chapped lips.

Waterproof Formulas
Depending on where you live, it may be helpful to switch to waterproof makeup formulas in the winter. This means that no matter what you do, whether it be getting caught out in a torrential shower or frolicking around in the snow, you can be sure that your makeup will stay in place.

Woman with rosy cheeks

Rosy Cheeks
In the summer months, most people will tend to opt for a sun-kissed appearance on their cheeks, giving their complexion a bronzed glow. However, this doesn’t really suit the colder months. Instead, OROGOLD suggests skipping the bronzer and opting for a cream blush, which will give your cheeks a subtle highlight, as well as a rosy glow.

Adjusting your makeup products and routine to better cater to the winter months will ensure that your skin remains fresh and healthy throughout the season. From opting for cream-based formulas instead of powders, to maintaining your skin’s moisture levels, these winter makeup tips will keep you looking your very best.

Show Some Skin In Fall Fashions

Fashion Week for Fall and Winter revealed many interesting choices when it comes to fashion. As ever, there seems to be something for everyone and every situation thanks to the broader tastes of designers. One of the many choices the designers made was to sustained slits and cut out clothing through the cooler seasons when you’re more likely to find them in the warmer ones. OROGOLD took a look at this trend to try to get a clearer idea of what the designers intended. The one sure thing seems to be that this fall you can certainly get away with a more daring look until the weather gets a bit too cold for it…or after if you layer properly.

Woman wearing slits.

Slits
In the Fall/Winter Fashion Week, many designers tended to opt for midi length outfits to strike a position between pure summer fashion and a more conservative winter look. They did opt to spice these up with thigh-length slits though. Some options opted to only go part of the way up the thigh, but there were some designers who decided to go all the way up the thigh to add an extra dose of allure to the outfit. An important point to note is that the designers didn’t favor side slits in their outfits this year. There were plenty on show, but many took to favor placing the slits along the middle of the out. Notably, many designers went for outfits with a single slit rather than paired ones.

The Other Layer
One thing outfits didn’t lack was companion layers. Most of these were jackets, shawls, and capes. The latter two were the most favored as they added another layer of class without disrupting the main part of the outfit. Layered options for both slits and cut outs had an emphasis on not being vital to the outfit, but instead were meant to help accentuate the primary look of the outfit. They often also provided a way to help briefly shield models and others following the style from the chill of the cooler months when needing to pass through open air or less heated areas of a gathering. Think of the layering options as accessories when it comes to slits and cut outs. They are there to highlight rather than dominate.

Woman wearing a backless dress

Cut Outs
Cuts outs enjoyed an interesting relationship with slits on the Fall/Winter runways. Not because the two were often paired in a single outfit, but because the favored cutout pattern was often a slit for major designers. They opted for distinctly thin, central slits on outfits providing a glimpse of the skin without revealing much to add a tantalizing effect to the clothing. The outfits were often otherwise untouched and varied in fabric weight. Some of them gave the appearance of otherwise being a perfectly normal fall outfit, but the extra emphasis helped make them something more. There was a little variation across designers when it came to cut outs, but other shapes tended to follow the same kind of placements central on the chest or the upper chest to provide just a bit more without compromising the ability to layer with the outfit and keep wearing it through winter.

Show a little skin doesn’t have to be the sole domain of Spring and Summer. Designers did their best to show there’s room for feeling confident about your looks and daring in your style even throughout the cooler seasons of the year. Don’t be afraid to try some of these styles, but OROGOLD would like to remind you that showing a bit more skin does mean you’ll need to remember to apply a little more sunscreen.