Spring is a tricky season for fashion. There are days that tease you with warmth and sunshine and the promise of summer ahead. And then there are the other days, when the cool breeze has you thinking about layering a winter parka over your long-sleeve blouse and trousers.
When the weather is inconsistent and unpredictable, layering is key. And no matter what your age is, you don’t have to resort to puffy, shapeless layers just to stay comfortable. We shopped spring fashion for women over 60 to find the perfect, stylish transition pieces — read on to see our top picks!
Spring Fashion for Women Over 60: 5 Must-Have Transition Pieces
1. The long line vest
You can never go wrong with a long line vest like this one from Banjara. It adds the extra layer that you need to stay a little warmer — from knee to shoulder — on brisk days. Even so, the sleeveless silhouette creates the right effect for a fresh, spring-appropriate look. You can easily wear it over long or short sleeves and a pair of jeans or fitted trousers.
2. The long-sleeved tunic
Long-sleeved tunics are appropriate for year-round wear, but they work especially well for spring. Light and breezy, they provide a little more coverage than what you might require in the summer, which is just right for a spring day that’s cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon.
This Bib Tunic from Lou & Grey is a great choice for the season. You can throw a cardigan on top or a fitted tee underneath for the coolest of spring days.
3. The jersey maxi dress
When you want to wear something casual but aren’t quite ready to expose your legs, a maxi dress made of jersey fabric handles the job perfectly. This one from Talbots is subtly chic thanks to its keyhole accent and softly flowing silhouette.
Pair it with your favorite flat-soled sandals or even slip-on sneakers for a cool, everyday-appropriate look. Add in a denim jacket for extra warmth and coverage for your shoulders and upper arms.
4. The belted cardigan
A light cardigan is a must-have for spring, and now’s the time to experiment with different colors and silhouettes. This belted model from GAP is particularly appealing for its multiple styling options.
You could wear it over a dress if it’s brisk outside. Or, tie it on over a pair of culottes and a t-shirt. The blush tone is feminine and fun, but it’s available in several other hues to add variety and flavor to your wardrobe.
5. The cropped pant
If you’re ready to step into something different this season, consider cropped pants. This style from Revolve features a slightly flared leg and front pockets, for a smart look that can easily be dressed up or down.
Top things off with a flowy blouse or a lightweight, fitted sweater in a bright color. And then reach for your favorite mules or loafers to complete the look.