What to wear over 60 – Dressing room diaries

So. The big 60 happened! I found it quite a daunting thought to become 60 but I don’t feel a bit different. That question “what to wear over 60” hasn’t entered my head either

I got super spoilt with a surprise birthday and there were some friends there that I hadn’t seen for years. Dee really did her homework getting in touch with people and now it’s lovely to catch up with people that I’d drifted apart from through the years. There were lots of laughs!

what to wearover 60

Here’s my celebratory photo taken with balloons from the party. My house also has never been so full of flowers!

I will be wearing the same style as I have throughout all my years Classic simple styles with on-trend accessories will still be my go to and it won’t change. And I will still shop in River Island! And all of the younger lead shops! Don’t ever let the idea into your mind that you can’t wear something because of your age. And for the record, I will be forever in my fifties from now on!

The jumper I’ve been wearing non-stop

I received this Jumper and jeans from Damart. I love the dash of Lilac in the knit. Not a colour I normally go for but I found it paired with so much in my wardrobe. It’s still as snuggly soft as the day I received it.

The jeans are a lovely colour and would be three-quarter length on most humans that are over 5’2 which is my height. I’m a big fan of Damart jeans. Their styles and fit are brilliant.

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what to wear over 60? You can’t go wrong with a classic neutral style

what to wear over 60

This gorgeous cable knit jumper from Cotton Traders kept me very warm in those freezing temperatures that we had the past few months. Looking on the website I noticed they have the same style in more summery colours, pinks, blues and lemons with short sleeves. I love lemon colours in summer. It’s so fresh.

The trousers are new and I will be getting these Marks And Spencer straight leg trousers with stretch in other colours. They are so comfortable and I like the cut of them.

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The dress to wear now

I also received this dress from Cotton Traders and to be fair it’s barely seen the light of day yet. The sun is shining as I write this and the temperatures are climbing a little so I will be pleased to give it an airing and wear as much as possible before it’s too warm.

It comes with a full slip and self-tie belt but I’ve added my own favourite from Ralph Lauren. I don’t wear a lot of black but with the lighter check in the dress, I really like it.

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Now the sun’s starting to make an appearance and it’s getting warmer, I’ve been dying to share this special offer with you!

what to wear over 60

I’ve long been a fan of CyberJammies and I’m proud as punch to become a brand ambassador for them. So for the foreseeable, I will have a 10% discount for any items from Cyberjammies.

I’m super pleased with the new pair of pyjamas that I’m wearing in the photo above. I love the print and the pink edging that’s added. The best quality, I’m still wearing the Pyjamas from the post a few years back.

Use the code VANITY_AND_ME for your discount

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Neutral style – The favourite outfit of 2023 so far!

what to wear over 60

I regularly film a H&M try-on haul over on my YouTube channel and the shirt above was such a good find. I’ve paired it here with trousers from a previous haul for a more dressed-up look but the shirt also looks good with white jeans or any other neutral-coloured trousers. It’s an absolute bargain at £17.99 The shirt comes in lots of other colours and prints too.

The trousers were a good buy too. Wide-legged and a lovely heavy fluid material and they hang beautifully. A very plain design, with no pockets but they’re very slimming I think. I bought them for a wedding last year and I’m just about to buy them in black.

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Fingers crossed for better weather. I have some lovely new-in pieces to share with you.

Speak soon xx

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  1. May 17, 2023 / 9:13 am

    Happy Birthday! You look fantastic!

  2. May 11, 2023 / 2:33 pm

    I love that you’ve not given it a second’s thought about dressing any differently just because you’ve reached 60, Laurie! Happy Birthday again, my friend!
    Big hugs
    Suzy xx

  3. May 4, 2023 / 6:18 pm

    Happy birthday Laurie!
    The big 60 happened to me almost 2 years ago, and I don’t feel any different either. I definitely don’t dress any differently 🙂
    I’m loving that jumper and the Cotton Traders dress particularly! xxx

  4. May 4, 2023 / 5:33 pm

    How lovely to have a surprise party, well done Dee for reuniting you with long lost friends. I love the Damart jumper and the lovely neutrals. Thanks for linking x

  5. May 3, 2023 / 1:36 pm

    Happy birthday Laurie, hope you’ve had the best time. Sounds like you have. Great pieces and love the jamas! Have a super week my friend. Keep on enjoying the celebrations xx Jacqui.

    • laurie
      May 4, 2023 / 9:33 am

      Thanks Jacqui. Looking forward to seeing what the 60’s have in store. xx

  6. May 3, 2023 / 10:39 am

    Happy birthday Laurie and many happy returns. Quoting Samantha from Sex and the City: “Welcome to my box”. I always loved your style, the elegance, the simplicity, the natural palette . You always look polish, all the elements of your outfits including accessories are carefully put together. And I am pretty sure that no matter what age you are, you will always look your best. Anna

    • laurie
      May 4, 2023 / 9:34 am

      Hi Anna. And thank you so much. It’s just a number that I’ve put in the box and shut the lid on! xx