The crazy trend over-60s are pulling off really well

Forget about trying to match everything. The latest trend that has made waves in the over-60 community actually asks you
Over-60s are much braver now when it comes to dressing up. Photo: YouTube (@Ari Seth Cohen).

Forget about trying to match everything. The latest trend that has made waves in the over-60 community actually asks you to not match or balance your prints together. In fact looking all matched up is no longer cool, according to this trend. It’s actually a breath of fresh air, we no longer have to scratch our heads trying to put pieces together. It allows us to be really experimental and just really go with our gut when it comes to dressing up. This style does require something though – confidence. If you can pull a straight face and be confident what you are wearing, that means this trend is for you. At the end of the day, confidence is the best thing we can wear. So how does this mismatched trend look like? Here are some photos of real people wearing the mismatched trend to inspire you…

Instead of trying to find a matching jacket, you can wear something with different prints together. If you insist on keeping a minimal level of matching, you can match the colours within the same family and that way it could work for you if you want something less busy.



A photo posted by Sarah Jane Adams (@saramaijewels) on


You may not find a complete outfit that you like in one single shop but you can find separate pieces in different places. Millers, Katies and Australian fashion label for over-60s, Fella Hamilton, have many different pieces in store. Red prints work well with purple ones and green works perfectly with blue prints. But then again, who’s really going to penalise us? It’s really up to us on what we want to wear. Here’s a printed top you can wear with another printed cardigan.

Floral top.
SHOP: Millers floral top.
Floral skirt.
SHOP: Floral skirt.



A photo posted by Rhonda (@congamomo) on

Bright separates can come together and make your ensemble a really fun one! Try layering cardigans over dresses or tops for an out-there effect. 

This kimono top might help you get that mismatched look…

Printed kimono in sheer fabric.
SHOP: Printed kimono in sheer fabric.

Going crazy with these multiple prints don’t have to stop you from accessorising with regular pieces like this leather belt. You can even bring back solid colours into the mix if you feel that is what suits your personal style.


A photo posted by Ari Seth Cohen (@advancedstyle) on

Some people like dressing really bold by wearing all sorts of chunky accessories and it all depends on the type of personality of the wearer.


A photo posted by Ari Seth Cohen (@advancedstyle) on

More tops online…

millers-00121689_603-1_240_335 millers-00119086_floral-1_240_335

These floral tops are on offer (while stocks last).
SHOP: These floral tops are on offer (while stocks last).

Which look do you like best? How far would you go?

  1. Pamela  

    A lot of those look stupid and garish!

    Mixed patterns look awful in most of those cases!

  2. Angie B  

    Love the look. Just because your hair is grey, you don’t have to dress like an old lady! Be creative.

  3. Eileen  

    Yes, it’s lovely to have reached an age of ‘confidence’, & wear what YOU want, & feel comfortable in!
    This is where I’m at now, & I don’t give two hoots whether people like my outfit, or not!

    I’m clean, so are my clothes, which are always well pressed, & look very presentable.
    I still like to ‘match’ mucho poss, but sometimes I just go with what I enjoy at the time!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *