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Fall Fashion Essentials For Women Over 40 – Updated

Fall Fashion Essentials For Women Over 40 – Updated

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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 as well.

I hate when I say “over 40” because I believe age doesn’t matter at all, especially in fashion.

Just because someone reaches a certain age doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice their fashion sense or refrain from keeping up with current trends.

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

The only reason why I mention “over 40” too many times on my site especially in this article is that I want to reach this article to the right audience. That’s just it!

If you are interested in discovering wardrobe essentials for women over 40 that are not limited to just fall, I have written another article you may find helpful. Feel free to check it out!.

fall essentials over 40

OK! Now, let’s start the article, and let me share ideas about fall essentials for middle-aged women.

I have collected a selection of fashionable and timeless pieces that women over 40, like yourself, tend to wear frequently.

And if you will need more than getting the list of essentials here is the article where you will find very helpful style tips for women over 40.

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

Get more outerwear

fall fashion essentials for women over 40

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 the 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’t miss them because they were huge on runways, this year.

The first thing that I remember 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 essential for you, but I hope some of the outerwear that I’ll list here, will become unforgettable for you.


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

I get passionate when I talk about cardigans since they’re my favorite clothing items, but I always feel like I don’t have enough of them.

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.

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 love, 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-sleeved 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

fall fashion essentials for women over 40

The next thing that you can and should start wearing this year is faux fur clothes.

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, 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 with trench coats? No, not at all.

The better thing is that you can style trench coats to create so many classy fall outfits for women over 40 and more. It’s very easy to style.

Things that 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 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!

Jean jackets may not be suitable for areas with chilly fall weather. Jean jackets may not be suitable for areas with chilly fall weather.

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 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 they create more shape for their bodies.

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

Before I get to the reasons behind the plaid print, I want to help you more. I want you to go more advanced in styling outfits.

And so, here is the article with so many helpful fashion tips for you on my site, and obviously check it out. You are gonna love it, I am 100% sure.

Now, let’s continue where we left off.

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

In case you want to discover more tricks that will help you to create better outfits, check out my older article about it. This is the place where you will find how you can mix and match your clothes.

Chambray top

Fall Fashion Essentials 2020 For Women Over 40

The 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!

You can wear a chambray top in summer as well. There are a few ways to style modern outfits with it.

If you’re interested in finding more summer outfits for women over 40, I recommend taking a look at an article I wrote on the topic. If you enjoyed that piece, you may also find my list of the best summer dresses to be a helpful resource.

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.

If you love wearing brown clothes in the fall, you can find some classy fall outfit ideas for women over 50 here in my article.

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 a place like mine, you can definitely wear flats, sneakers, or whatever you enjoy.

But I wanna say that ankle boots are really an essential 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.

Stay cool and stylish with ankle boots that won’t overheat your feet. With stylish cutouts on the sides, they’re perfect for warmer weather. Wear them with invisible socks for added comfort.

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 that 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 if 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 it with a scarf.

I love blanket scarves and that’s what I wear 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).

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 become the essentials in the future for you.


I have some great suggestions for your fall wardrobe update. You’ll find essential pieces for women over 40 that are perfect for the season. I hope you find these fall fashion tips helpful!

Thank you for being here, with me!

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