Think of last week’s autumn equinox as the time to refresh your existing wardrobe and “fall” for a few key must-haves.
To start you off with some new ideas, we visited Hillary Barnett Bitar, our Hurray for Gray contest winner, in Miami and took clothes straight from her closet. Our Aging Boldly style crew added in fun pieces to some of her fave looks —and voilà, the old reliables get refashioned for the new season. Here, studio photographer Jerry Hinkle captures her “silver storm” style and that beautiful gray hair.
Fall Fashion for Women Over 50: A Muted Meow
Leopard print jeans by Current Elliott.
Ragweed silk velvet tee shirt by Vince, $275.
Metallic leather sneakers by Michael Kors.
Crystal+stone pendant, Megaladon tooth cuff, double shark tooth and bone ring by Collection 13 Jewelry.
The Kimono Kills It
Print body-conscious dress by Adidas.
Outerwear polyester kimono from Zara by TRF, $79.90. (Kimonos are the rage this year–worn anytime–and look great on all of us as a wardrobe gooser.)
Suede booties by Jessica Simpson.
Church in the Rock ring and bone bracelets by Collection 13 Jewelry.
Silver Style All the Way
Jean jacket by 7 Jeans Designs and metallic-striped tennies by Adidas Superstar.
Polyester/spandex Sterling Wide-Legs by Anthropologie, $178.
Dark peony leather bag by J. Crew $128.
Detachable bag strap, $40.
Faux-fur pom pom, $15.
NextTribe tee shirt, custom cut by stylist (yes, you can modify your NextTribe tee!)
Sterling bangles by Collection 13 Jewelry.
Go Moto Go
Faux leather moto jacket.
Tunic tank by Bar III.
Spanx faux leather nylon/spandex moto leggings, $110.
RR Spike bracelet, bone chest necklace and chained leather strands by Collection 13 Jewelry.
Photos: Jerry Hinkle
Model: Hillary Barnett Bitar
Hair/Makeup: Hillary Hinkle
Art Direction, Producer and Stylist: Kimberly Cihlar
Assistant Stylist: Rachel Gershon Torres