Fashion for women over forty is not about trying to look younger but about finding styles that compliment our age and make us feel our best.
Even though it’s unjust, every woman is aware that you cannot wear the same outfits every day of your life. Unfortunately, society dictates that we get clothing that is appropriate for our age. And it’s not just societal standards – it’s all because our bodies change with time.
While we can’t always disguise our age, we can make ourselves appear representative and stylish. I know, it sucks. But there are still ways to play with fashion!
There are so many fun trends for fall, and it always seems like the right season to attempt something a little bit novel or outside of your comfort zone.
But there are some things to consider before revamping your wardrobe. For women in their 40s, here are some of the things to think about when shopping for new styles!
Fashion Over 40: Stick To Your Style
When considering how to dress after 40, it’s advisable to be picky, even though you can be attracted by a new fashion trend. Make sure to just select ones that go well with your personality and body type/shape.
Different people will have different wardrobe staples. This will vary depending on your personality, lifestyle, and sense of style.
However, having a selection of your favorite go-to staple styles in your closet will make getting dressed every day a lot easier and more fashionable as well!
Think About Comfort
You’ll probably end up wearing your casual attire a lot more than your high-end staples.
Therefore, don’t overlook your daily attire. To add elegance and warmth to a straightforward pair of jeans and a t-shirt, add a long cardigan. Or, to dress up casual clothing, add a blazer.
Opt For Natural Fabrics/Quality Over Quantity
You might have looked cute in a flimsy, badly manufactured t-shirt when you were younger, but as an older woman, you need clothing that has a little more substance.
Look for lovely natural textiles like silk, cotton, linen, and cashmere; you’ll wear them for years to come. Instead of focusing on the initial cost of your item, consider its cost per wear. And steer clear of fabrics that cling or don’t drape well.
Keep It Simple
The most crucial fashion “law” of them all is to dress in what makes you feel good. Keep it simple and don’t overthink it – if you feel amazing in what you’re wearing, that’s all that matters.
We picked some style staples that are must-haves for our closets and you can see them below!