I Am 53, Live in the Midwest, and Touched Up My Wardrobe With These 5 Trends

I frequent Dana Marie’s stylish feed, @daintydanamarie, on the regular. She’s an influencer who’s over 50 and lives in Chicago. Of course, age has absolutely nothing to do with what you should or shouldn’t wear, but her more experienced sartorial point of view is quite intriguing to me. I also grew up in the Midwest, so her sense of style for her life in Chicago is also of interest.

I recently asked her about the 2021 trends she’s been wearing. Next up, I wanted to get a sense of the new trends she recently added to her closet. Basically, she touched up her wardrobe by mixing in five new items. It’s these pieces that have more or less taken her vibe to the next level this season.

Keep scrolling to learn more about the trends in question, complete with outfit inspiration and shopping recommendations.

1. Cutouts

"I am loving this trend right now. Minimal details yet revealing the right amount of skin. Less is more."

2. Cotton Dresses

"I am obsessed with dresses. I add one to my wardrobe every season that is classic and works for any occasion."

3. Chic Cardigans

"A continuation of fall/winter for me, only I’m adding lightweight cardis to my wardrobe that are versatile enough to wear with everything from knit skirts to jeans and layer over slip dresses."

4. Oversize Sunglasses

"One of the easiest ways to update your wardrobe. The key is having a pair that fits your face shape perfectly. They can make you look chic in seconds."

5. Statement Maxi and Midi Dresses

"It's breezy, comfortable, and perfect for any event. My favorite go-to look with a pair of cool sneakers or ballet flats."

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