‘And Just Like That’: 15 Ways to Stay Stylish in Your 50s, 60s and Beyond

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Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis have reunited to film the 'Sex and the City' reboot, “And Just Like That'. Photo: Courtesy of HBO Max

The Sex and the City revival, And Just Like That, premiered on Dec. 9 on HBO Max and is poised to reimagine how mature women can dress. But set photos show the stars, sans Kim Cattrall, looking either lacklustre (above) or draped in laughably quirky looks that try way too hard (below).

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Sarah Jessica Parker is seen on the film set of the “And Just Like That” TV Series, July 13, 2021, New York City. Photo: MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images


As such, ahead of the debut of And Just Like That, we explore 15 ways a wardrobe can carry a chic lady through her 50s, 60s — and beyond — in high style.

1. Red Lipstick

A glam mainstay since the ’20s, when it was first mass produced in a portable tube, a red lip has always denoted swagger and sex appeal, and looks smashing with silver hair.

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Supermodel Carmen Dell’Orefice attends the Chado Ralph Rucci show during Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre Lincoln Center, Sept. 9, 2012 , New York City. Photo: Wendell Teodoro/WireImage


2. Animal Print

Python, leopard, giraffe, stingray, zebra — animal prints impart instant Dame status. You’ve earned it. Go Wild.

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Jane Fonda is seen at LAX airport, May 13, 2015, Los Angeles. Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images


3. Groovy Glasses

The swiftest route to instant flair, at any age, is a pair of heroic eyeglasses or shades. Outsized, cat eye, colourful — choose boldly.

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Socialite Anne Slater arrives at a party to celebrate the Cooper-Hewitt 2003 National Design Awards, June 3, 2003, New York City. Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images


4. Cool Kicks

A pair of wow designer sneakers elevates any look with effortless elan. ‘Comfortable’ needn’t be ‘boring’ and, like handbags, this is a perfect arena to play with trends.

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Naomi Campbell seen attending GQ Men of the Year Awards afterparty, Sept. 3, 2019, London. Photo: Ricky Vigil M/GettyImages


5. Jaunty Jumpsuits

A high-style, high-comfort staple, this modern essential can be dressed up or down.

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Cate Blanchett is seen arriving at LAX airport, Jan. 7, 2014, Los Angeles.  Photo: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images


6. Up-to-Date Denim

Obvious but affordable, fashionable jeans are a great place to stay on seasonal trends. A wider leg is the trend right now. 

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Iman is seen walking her dog in New York City, Feb. 2, 2016. Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage


7. Bold Bijoux

Big cuffs, tribal designs, costume jewelery, ropes of pearls, whopping dinner rings. Think like Diana Vreeland, who pioneered the idea of audacious accessorizing.

Photo: Instagram/dvDianaVreeland


8. A Go-to Beach Look

A sexy one-piece and a great hat shields your face from the sun and, for the non-workout queens, the tummy.


Photo: Instagram/HalleBerry


9. The Tuxedo

A classic Le Smoking is the one plus ultra of sexy evening elegance and never goes out of style.

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Lauren Hutton arrives to the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre, March 5, 2006, Hollywood. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

10. Cool Caftans

City or coastal, casual or high end, no garment is more flattering, versatile, or makes as much a splash.

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Tracee Ellis Ross attends Valentino in a white dress and gold earrings, July 4, 2018, Paris. Photo: Melodie Jeng/Getty Images


11. Sequins & Glitter

As with animal prints, high shine defines nighttime panache.

Photo: Instagram/MichellePfeifferOfficial


12. High Heels

Height is always haute. You may have ditched the everyday heels but don’t forgo a fab shoe or boot for the right occasion. They hurt? Keep in mind that block heels are more forgiving than stilettos. But just to be safe, you may want to pop a couple of Advil before you leave the house.

Photo: Instagram/The_Real_Iman


13. Bold Colour

Like a red lip, silver hair offers the perfect palette for a rainbow of bright shades, monochrome or mixed.

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Helen Mirren attend the L’Oréall Paris Canadian Women of Worth Awards Gala on International Women’s Day 2018, March 8, 2018, Toronto. Photo: Ryan Emberley/Getty Images for L’Oréal Paris


14. Bohemia

Flowing lines, striking patterns, ethnic and tribal accents, pattern clashing, armfuls of bracelets; hippie chic is timeless and speaks to your well-travelled insouciance. 

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Uma Thurman attends the dinner in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrating his 90th birthday, at Hyde Park, June 25, 2008 , London. Photo: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images


15. Statement Bags

A bold purse, clutch, or tote adds panache. Add tassels and toggles. Have fun. 

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Julianne Moore attends the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 Fashion Show at JFK airport, May 8, 2019, New York City. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton