Fall and Winter Wardrobe Options for Seniors
With fall just around the corner, people all over are going through their closets to reassess their wardrobes. Out are the Bermuda shorts and sandals. In are sweaters and comfy boots. Dressing appropriately for the climate is something that keeps people comfortable, and it provides an opportunity to bring some different flair and style to their appearances. But for older individuals, getting the wardrobe ready for the cooler months of fall and winter is something that can help you make sure they’re healthy and safe, too!
If you’re caring for a senior loved one, the clothes they wear might not be something you’re concerned about, especially if they have no trouble dressing themselves appropriately most of the time. However, they might not be aware of the degree to which the seasons might change, so it may be necessary for you to step in and offer advice to curate their wardrobe effectively. By doing so, you can ensure that your loved one is safe, warm — and stylish — this autumn and winter.
Here are a few fall wardrobe tips for seniors:
#1 — Start with the Basics
Comfort and warmth should be the key factors here. Basic tops and slacks that are durable and easy to care for should be considered the staples of a fall wardrobe. Basic colors are good, too, because stylish seniors can accessorize with bolder colors or items that help them express themselves. However, getting the basics right is key.
#2 — Understand the Importance of Layers
Weather in the fall can be unpredictable, but seniors need to be comfortable and safe under any conditions. That’s why having an outfit built out of multiple layers is such a good idea. If it gets warm, a layer can be removed easily. If the temperature drops, there’s always something to put on to increase warmth and comfort.
#3 — Get a Good Jacket
Sometimes having the right layers isn’t enough to provide warmth on those nights when the weather gets bitter cold. During these times, it’s good to have a high-quality winter jacket on hand. Help your senior choose something that’s warm and durable, but that also caters for their sense of style. And don’t be afraid to splurge here! If you’re going to spend money on clothes, this is the perfect area to invest in!
#4 — Look Good and Feel Good
When you’re caring for a senior and you’re helping with their wardrobe, your mind might not be on fashion, but keep in mind that a person’s well being is largely influenced by how they feel, and the wardrobe can have a huge positive impact on self image. Don’t just focus on the utilitarian; involve your senior’s sense of style if you want to make sure they dress properly when the temperatures drop!
If you are wondering how you can get help for a senior who lives at home, but who needs the presence of compassionate individuals, Always Best Care is here for you! We understand senior needs, and our caregivers can assist for those trying times that often accompany the change in seasons. To schedule your FREE consultation with us, just call 1 (855) 470-CARE (2273).