Older and Bolder: Ahead of the ‘Sex and the City’ Reboot, We Look at 15 Ways to Stay Stylish in Your 50s, 60s and Beyond
Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis have reunited to film the 'Sex and the City' reboot, “And Just Like That'. Photo: Courtesy of HBO Max
The Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That, is poised to reimagine how mature women can dress — but set photos show the women, sans Kim Cattrall, looking either lacklustre (above) or Sarah Jessica Parker draped in laughably quirky looks that try way too hard.
Here, Zoomer defines the wardrobe that carries a chic lady through her 50s, 60s, and beyond, in high style.
1. Red Lipstick
A glam mainstay since the ’20s, when it was first mass produced in a portable tube, a red lip has always denoted swagger and sex appeal, and looks smashing with silver hair.
2. Animal Print
Python, leopard, giraffe, stingray, zebra — animal prints impart instant Dame status. You’ve earned it. Go Wild.
3. Groovy Glasses
The swiftest route to instant flair, at any age, is a pair of heroic eyeglasses or shades. Outsized, cat eye, colourful — choose boldly.
4. Cool Kicks
A pair of wow designer sneakers elevates any look with effortless elan. ‘Comfortable’ needn’t be ‘boring’ and, like handbags, this is a perfect arena to play with trends.
5. Jaunty Jumpsuits
A high-style, high-comfort staple, this modern essential can be dressed up or down.
6. Up-to-Date Denim
Obvious but affordable, fashionable jeans are a great place to stay on seasonal trends. A wider leg is the trend right now.
7. Bold Bijoux
Big cuffs, tribal designs, costume jewelery, ropes of pearls, whopping dinner rings. Think like Diana Vreeland, who pioneered the idea of audacious accessorizing.
8. A Go-to Beach Look
A sexy one-piece and a great hat shields your face from the sun and, for the non-workout queens, the tummy.
9. The Tuxedo
A classic Le Smoking is the one plus ultra of sexy evening elegance and never goes out of style.
10. Cool Caftans
City or coastal, casual or high end, no garment is more flattering, versatile, or makes as much a splash.
11. Sequins & Glitter
As with animal prints, high shine defines nighttime panache.
12. High Heels
Height is always haute. You may have ditched the everyday heels but don’t forgo a fab shoe or boot for the right occasion. They hurt? Keep in mind that block heels are more forgiving than stilettos. But just to be safe, you may want to pop a couple of Advil before you leave the house.
13. Bold Colour
Like a red lip, silver hair offers the perfect palette for a rainbow of bright shades, monochrome or mixed.
Flowing lines, striking patterns, ethnic and tribal accents, pattern clashing, armfuls of bracelets; hippie chic is timeless and speaks to your well-travelled insouciance.
15. Statement Bags
A bold purse, clutch, or tote adds panache. Add tassels and toggles. Have fun.