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Fall Fashion Essentials For Women Over 40 – Updated

Fall Fashion Essentials For Women Over 40 – Updated

Hi there! Glad to see you again!

Fall officially came. I saw that you enjoyed my article about summer outfits. So, I thought it would be a good idea to share fall fashion essentials for women over 40.

I hate when I am saying that “over 40” because I believe age doesn’t matter especially in fashion.

If you reached a certain age, it doesn’t mean you have to stop looking chic, or don’t have to follow trends, so and so forth.

Instead, I suggest always wearing something that you enjoy, that fits and flatters your body, and most importantly something that you feel confident in.

OK! Now, let’s start the article and let me share my thoughts about fall essentials for mid-age women. Actually, it’s not only my opinion.

I’ve gathered all the pieces that are trending, modern-looking, and also pieces that women just like you, who are over 40, enjoy wearing all the time.

So, without talking too much, let’s get straight into this.

Let’s get more outerwear

The biggest reason, I love fall is that I love to wear outerwear. I think because they make all of my outfits look more put together. They make the whole look more stylish as well.

It’s the truth you definitely need to have some basic things in your wardrobe. But in fall, it’s better to invest more money in third layer pieces.

Here are some of my suggestions. And you know what? – They are actually coming directly from the runways.


I can’s miss them because they were huge on runways, this year.

The first thing that I remembered about capes is that it was the most favorite piece for my mother ten or more years ago. Yeah. fashion is rolling and rolling back all the time.

Fall Fashion Essentials 2020 For Women Over 40
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So, capes are great for fall because it is so cozy. You are gonna love it because you’ll feel very comfy in it.

Besides that, it makes the outfit look complete. And don’t forget that it makes outfits look stylish as well.

So, if you don’t have at least one cape in your wardrobe, I think it’s time to invest in some. They are pretty affordable and so, worth trying.

Maybe not everything will be essentials for you, but I hope some of the outerwear that I’ll list here, will become unforgettable for you.

Talking about outerwear and I can’t miss the second piece which definitely is a cardigan.


I can cry when I mention cardigans because they are my favorite piece in my wardrobe but they are pieces that I don’t have enough of.

I don’t know the actual reason, but I think I don’t have many different cardigans because I can’t find the ones that fit perfectly on my body.

The first thing to consider about cardigans is to always find the one(s) that flatters your body. If you ask me, knit cardigans are great for women over 40.

Because it’s comfortable and warm. Also, it is age-appropriate and modern-looking as well.

Fall Fashion Essentials 2020 For Women Over 40

If you choose it in neutral colors, that’s even better because it will be easy to pair with many things in your wardrobe.

If you live in a warmer country, “fisherman knit” cardigans are a great option for you. I mean the cardigan that is more lightweight and cooler. There are so many types of them at a very cheap price.

I think you definitely must have it in your closet. If so, enjoy wearing it in fall 2020.

As a woman over 40, have you heard that you don’t have to wear a moto jacket? If you did, just forget it!

Actually, forget any rules you ever heard because in fact there are not any rules.

Moto jacket

So, I want you to try a moto jacket this fall. Try it at least once on your body. See how it looks on you – if it’s something that you loved, what are you waiting for? Do not even think about what other people would say.

Here are some of my recommendations for a moto jacket.

Fall Fashion Essentials 2020 For Women Over 40

By the way, it’s so easy to style at any age. You can wear it with a long sleeve dress, denim jeans, classy pants, skirts – actually with anything.

The only thing to know about the moto jacket is that it’s better if you choose it in neutral colors (I would personally prefer brown) because it will match many pieces in your wardrobe.

You can always change a moto jacket for a leather jacket which is not less stylish or less age-appropriate. Even more, I think fall is the best time to wear a leather jacket.

Faux fur

Next thing that you can and you should start wearing this year is faux fur.

Whether it’s a fuzzy cardigan or a vest, you should know they are huge this year. So, if you want to create stylish outfits for fall in 2020, get more faux fur.

I love them because it feels so warm and it looks so cute. But not only that, it makes any outfit look complete as well.

Trench coat

Fall Fashion Essentials 2020 For Women Over 40

Don’t forget the trench coat. It is definitely another piece that can already be essential for women over 40 or can become soon.

Is there anything complicated to trench coats? No, not at all.

Things that it must flatter your body the right way and you must feel comfy in it are the things that you need to remember. Nothing more!

I don’t want to talk about only outerwear in this post, because more interesting things are coming. Let’s find out more about fall fashion essentials 2020 for women over 40.

Oh, and I almost forgot a jean jacket. If you are a lover of skinny denim jeans, an oversized jean jacket will be the perfect choice for you. It will be a piece that will balance your wardrobe.

I mean, you are gonna wear an oversized jean jacket with tight clothes, while it is more loose and casual. Get more outfit ideas with oversized jeans here!

If your area has very cold weather in the fall, I think jean jackets won’t gonna work for you.

Ok, now let’s move to the next piece that will be an essential piece for you.

Shaped jeans

I think there isn’t anyone who is not wearing skinny jeans. That’s great because they are still trending.

But, if you want to look different and more updated, slowly forget about skinny and jeans and go for looser ones. I don’t mean jeans that are too baggy or oversized.

Fall Fashion Essentials 2020 For Women Over 40

I mean straight leg or flared jeans which are more trending than skinny jeans this year.

That’s not the only reason. Flare pants are great for women over 40 because it creates more shape to their body. And if you are one of them, promise me that you are gonna try loose denim jeans are least once this fall.

I found and shared the things that are great for mature women and I shared it in my “summer outfit ideas for women over 40” post. So, if you want to know what to wear and what to avoid you should check it out!

If you don’t like flared jeans, go for straight leg jeans. They both gonna work for you.

Skinny, tight tops or blouses will pair perfectly with looser pants, that’s obvious, right?

Say hi to plaids

Fall Fashion Essentials 2020 For Women Over 40

If you are not feeling comfy wearing plaid pants (but why?) it’s OK! But if want to find other essentials of fall 2020, remember plaid prints.

In case you don’t want to wear plaid pants, you can wear a plaid blazer, a scarf or even boots. They will become your favorite pieces because they look so stylish and also they are HUGE trending.

I think it’s not needed to say that you need to wear all the basic pieces with them (I already said it anyway :D). I’ll explain it.

Since plaid is the busy print, you don’t need anything more because you are gonna look so weird.

It’s always the best idea to wear only one piece of print in a whole look. Whether it’s floral, animal, or plaid print.

Chambray top

Fall Fashion Essentials 2020 For Women Over 40

Next thing that will become your essential this year is chambray tops.

Even if we forget about its comfiness on the body, there are other reasons why you should wear it.

It looks so stylish on women over 40 and I think it is perfect for you because it looks appropriate to the age as well.

I know, I said to forget about skinny jeans, but I still have to say – chambray tops go perfectly with dark wash skinny jeans. Yup!

Get more brown clothes

The fact that brown pairs amazingly beautiful with Autumn months is obvious. I can even say, it’s the main color of the season.

But that’s not the only reason why I mentioned it in fall essentials.

In fact, there are so many things available in brown color. They look so chic and fashionable. It is the most neutral color, so it’s perfect for any age.

The most common things you can try are coats, cardigans, pants even blazers or shoes. Believe me, they are so easy to style with many things already in your wardrobe.

Comfy joggers

Since there is a Coronavirus spread in the whole world, you are gonna love it when you have some comfy pieces in your closet as well.

Joggers are a great example. You just need to find the right size for you. The one that you are gonna feel cozy in and the one that makes you enjoy the fall.

By the way, I think they will become really the first essentials for you. Let’s see!

Ankle boots

In Georgia (my country), people still wear sandals. Do you believe it? Yeah, really. There is so warm weather that it’s impossible to wear boots here, for now.

So, if you live in some place like me, you can definitely wear flat, sneakers or whatever you enjoy.

But I wanna say that ankle boots are really an essentials of the fall.

Fall Fashion Essentials 2020 For Women Over 40

I love them as much as I love to wear them all the time.

Fortunately, there are some ankle boots that don’t feel very how on the feet. They have some cuts on the sides so we can wear them in warm weather. You can wear short invisible socks and still feel warm in them.

If you are the one who lives in a cold country, you are lucky. Because there are amazing ankle boots available in the shops. You may already have one in your wardrobe. So, go for it!

Don’t you wanna try building a fall capsule wardrobe? I have an article which will help with that. Check it out and let’s build it together.

Essential accessories for the fall

Whether it’s fall or winter, whether you are over 40 or 50, you MUST accessorize your outfits. Because without it, they are just simple and they look incomplete.

When we are talking about fall essentials for women over 40, we have to admit scarves are the most needed ones.

Fall Fashion Essentials 2020 For Women Over 40

There are so many ways to wear it. Doesn’t matter you love the casual or classy style, they look perfect with anything. You can accessorize denim jeans outfits with it as well.

If you are following trends (you should do) and you are frequently wearing a blazer you can still pair with a scarf.

Personally, I love blanket scarves and that’s what I am wearing all the time if it’s cold outside. They feel cozy and warm.

Another great accessory that you are gonna need in fall is a handbag.

I don’t like it when I am holding anything in my hand while I walking, so I prefer to have a crossbody bag. So, I always wear it with my outfits (depending on style and color, of course).

In 2020, it’s a good idea to buy a handbag with chain details, because they are trending this year.

Another trending style of bags is structured bags which will definitely become the essentials in the future for you.

C o n c l u s i o n:

If you are looking for something new for your fall wardrobe, that’s the article for you. It will help you to find the essentials pieces for women who are over 40. These are fall fashion essentials 2020 for women over 40 and I hope you enjoyed it!.

Thank you for being here, with me!

Fall Fashion Essentials 2020 For Women Over 40

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