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15 Must-Have Accessories for Women Over 60

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Fashion style is very personal. Or at least it should be! Everyone has their own personal style and you get to decide what clothing items are a good choice for your body shape, lifestyle, and taste. And even though you are free to dress up based on your own personal aesthetic, we’re here as a guide and resource to help point you in the right direction. And when it comes to accessories, there are some that every woman over 60 should have that will ensure that no matter what outfit you put on, you will always look your best. From a timeless scarf to a nice handbag, here you’ll find the 15 must-have accessories for women over 60!

1. Scarf

How to prepare your wardrobe for your 60s? Stock up your closet with timeless scarves! A timeless wardrobe requires a few elegant scarves that can be worn from day to night.

A colorful scarf is a fun choice, however, it shouldn’t be your only choice as it can be very challenging to style with different colors. If investing in an authentic silk scarf, it’s best to go for neutral colors. A classic black or beige scarf will give you a chic look and can be paired with many outfits.

Keep in mind that a silk scarf isn’t your only option. Consider adding to your wardrobe a cotton scarf, chiffon scarf, and even an oversized cashmere scarf that can double as a wrap.

2. Belt

No list of accessories is complete without a goes-with-everything belt. A belt is a great way of literally pulling together a look. You can use it to cinch in your dress or pair it with straight-leg jeans to highlight your waist.

Whatever your outfit choice might be, a belt can add intrigue to an outfit. For a classic look, get a black or brown leather belt that is equally fashionable and functional. To add some interest to your outfit, consider a pattern like leopard print.

3. Earrings

It doesn’t matter if you’ve worn the same shirt a million times, a chic pair of earrings can put a new spin on your look.

Add some small gold or silver hoop earrings to your collection (all the Parisian girls wear them regularly!) to subtly elevate your outfits.

Tiny drop gold earrings are also a good choice if you want to give your casual wear a dressier look. And once you’ve got the essentials covered, consider adding a few statement (yet subtle) earrings to your collection to dress up even your most basic t-shirt.

Related: How To Build a Jewelry Collection: 11 Must-Have Timeless Pieces

4. Lipstick

Lipstick is another type of accessory that seems to go unnoticed. It seems like such a small detail, but it can really elevate your overall look and confidence.

So what are the best lipsticks to shop for mature women? Red is undoubtedly the classiest shade for older women. It is classy, adds a statement, and can be universally flattering. There is a good reason why style icons opt for this shade!

5. A Nice Handbag

A handbag is a foundational hero in an older woman’s closet. But don’t settle for any design! Your handbag should have a versatile and minimalist design to make it easy for you to style with different outfits.

If your budget allows, consider taking the plunge and investing in a classic designer handbag, like a Yves Saint Laurent or Chanel bag because it will last you decades. But if that’s not a possibility, no worries. There are plenty of stylish mid-range options out there that are still high-quality and have a timeless look.

Related: The Top Designer Bags That Are All Over Paris

6. Pearls

Complete your little black dress with pearls; they are the epitome of elegance. These tiny pieces will look just as good with a trench coat as they would with skinny jeans and a basic tee.

You could choose pearl drop earrings, a necklace, or both. Whatever your choice is, as long it has pearls, it’s the right accessory!

7. Sunglasses

You can’t go wrong with a pair of sunglasses. From square shapes to cat-eye shades, there are many different styles you can pick. But the one you pick should accentuate your best features and be the right size for your face shape.

You can make a real fashion statement with bold shades. They would be perfect to use to add a pop of color to an all-black outfit. But this cherished staple piece also looks effortlessly cool in neutral hues. Eyeing an investment piece? Get a pair of Celine glasses.

8. Layered Necklaces

It goes without saying that layered necklaces are a must-have accessory. Not only are they pre-layered so they make styling easy, but they help to liven up an understated outfit too.

And the best part? Whether you wear them together or separately, with a blazer or a blouse, layered necklaces will never go out of style.

9. Black Tights

Before you get distracted by the latest trends in the fashion world, you will first need to make sure that you have classic tights in your closet.

Sleek, chic, and timeless black tights are the best finishing touch to add to cocktail dresses or winter outfits.

10. Flats

Perfectly balanced between practical and sophisticated, flats are one of the best accessories you can have in your collection.

Flat shoes offer a great style for formal looks and casual outfits, not to mention they’re more comfortable to wear than heels. Whether you choose loafers, a pointed toe, a slingback flat, or a ballet flat, you can’t go wrong with any (or all!) of these stylish options.

11. Hair Accessories

When done right, hair accessories are a stylish option for mature women. Whatever your hair type or texture, hair ties and hair clips are a subtle way to embellish every outfit.

But just keep in mind to wear the hair accessories, and not let them wear you. In other words, don’t add too many accessories to your hair. You don’t want them to take the spotlight away from your outfit or make it look like you’re trying too hard.

12. Gloves

Don’t forget to add a chic pair of gloves to your accessory collection! They give any fall and winter outfit a polished look.

For a mature woman, choose a glove style that suits your elegance such as cashmere, wool, leather, or suede. Avoid wearing gaudy styles or ones that look like they’re better suited for the ski slopes.

13. Chic Travel Bag

Nothing ruins a perfectly stylish outfit more than an unfashionable travel bag.

So next time when you want to visit family members or go on a cruise, travel in style with a stylish travel bag to elevate your whole travel ensemble.

Related: Wardrobe Essentials for the Best Airport Travel Outfit Ideas

14. A Classic Boot

Whether they are short booties or ankle boots, classic boots are a great idea. They are the best way to give an outfit an instantly polished look.

Opt for classic boots with a manageable heel and slim silhouette for a timeless appearance.

15. Brooch

A classy brooch can come to the rescue on those days when you don’t feel like dressing up in fancy silhouettes.

Brooches are perfect for teaming up with everything from a t-shirt on the weekend to a scarf in the winter. This year-round staple should be simple and elegant for a versatile look.

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Knowing what must-have accessories to have for women over 60 is equally important as knowing which fashion tips to follow. For more fashion tips for women over 60, check out this next post!

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Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making mychicobsession.com a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.