Over 50? Here's 8 Chic Outfits That Make You Look Elegant

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1. Dark denim, mid-rise, boot-cut jeans

Instead of thin jeans that are too tight and don't look good on most people, get these dark blue jeans that aren't faded or whiskered and aren't worn at all. Tuck them into tall boots and wear with flat shoes or low block heels with a straight toe.

2. Dark denim, mid-rise, straight-leg jeans

Wear a white tank top with a crisp blue jacket or denim jacket to pull the look together when it's warmer outside. Wear with brown or black boots, a sweater, or a jacket when it gets cold.

3. White jeans (boot-cut or straight-leg)

Look for high-waisted pants in a lightweight wool blend (wool/Lycra is best) in black, charcoal or navy (or a pair in each color) that you can wear all year long. The cut of the pants is crucial, and the length must be exact.

4. Great-fitting pants

One of the most useful things you can own is a black jacket made of a light wool/lycra mix. You could also get one in blue. You can wear it with jeans, skirts, dresses, or pants, and it will make everything look better. Sure it fits your shoulders well, and it should be able to button in the front.

5. Black blazer

This dress is stylish, versatile, and surprisingly good on all body types. If you wear black tights, cut it a little shorter and wear it to the knee. Stretch it a bit and make sure it fits well, but not too well.

6. Black pencil skirt

These are a year-round fashion accessory and the best way to cover up arms that are less than toned. Look for long and three-quarter-length sleeves that hit you at or above the hip. Longer sweaters are great with straight-leg jeans or pants, but not with skirts.

7. Sweaters

Once you find the ones you like best, buy a lot of them. You can wear them under all of your new sweaters, pullovers, cardigans, and coats. Get them in white, black, and cream. For a smoother look, I wear them under almost everything.

8. Tank tops