See ya later sucka! We’re talking about summer, that is. While it’s true that summer is a glorious season for many reasons, we’re kind of partial to autumn—especially since it’s the perfect time to reboot our wardrobe and start prowling for the best seasonal fall fashion for women over 50.
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.
Boxy Velvet Top by Eileen Fisher, $238.
Metallic leather sneakers by Michael Kors. (You can find them in silver for $120 here.)
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.
The kimono above is officially sold out, but you can find a similar one here. (Kimonos are the rage–worn anytime–and look great on all of us as a wardrobe gooser.)
Suede booties by Jessica Simpson. (You can find similar ones here.)
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.
Dark peony leather bag by J. Crew $128.
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.
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
A version of this article was originally published in September 2017.