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What are the Top Must-have Wardrobe Essentials For Women Over 50

What are the Top Must-have Wardrobe Essentials For Women Over 50

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Let’s start building a huge list of wardrobe essentials for women over 50.

You’ve already got in your 50s. That’s great! It means you have already started changing your ripped jeans to something more polished.

Summer Wardrobe Essentials For Women Over 50

I am going to share wardrobe essentials for every season, so you’ll be able to be always ready throughout the year. And let’s start with summer because we are currently on it.

But wait before we get to the actual thing here, did you already check my new ebook? I think you have to check it out very soon.

Now, let’s get it started!

Maxi dress

Whether it’s very hot or warm in summer, in your country, you still gonna need a beautiful maxi dress. Because there is no other way than to create an easy stylish outfit with a maxi dress and pretty sandals.

So, if you wanna build a capsule wardrobe, I’d recommend you start with a maxi dress that you’ll love the most. And also you can find my post about how you can build a capsule wardrobe from scratch and how I did it.

You can find some summer dresses for older women here in my previous post. You are gonna discover some tips to choose the best maxi dress for you. The ones that flatter your body the right way.

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Midi dress

Midi dresses are another wardrobe essential for women who are in their mid-age. There are only a few people who are willing to wear a too-short dress or skirt after their 40s.

It’s always better to go for maxi or midi dresses. So, if you don’t yet have one, go shopping for it.

Actually, if you want to save money you can have 1-3 maxi or midi dresses that you like the most.

I mean you can mix them but also you can choose just one, either a maxi or midi dress. It all depends on you. The main thing is if you are a woman over 40 you need to have at least 1 maxi or midi dress in your wardrobe.

These are wardrobe essentials for women over 50 but if you want to discover more summer outfits for you, check out my other article about it.

Basic tee

If you are not going to go advanced in styling, you are gonna need a basic tee. Why? Because it’s the piece that can help you to create amazing, stylish looks very easily.

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What do I mean in a basic tee?

It’s a solid-color top that doesn’t have anything on it. You can choose your favorite color but in fact, it’s better to go for neutral colors because they are easy to pair with everything.

So, you can have one white and another black tee with your desired necklines.

Pencil or midi skirt

Another summer wardrobe essential for mid-age women is a pencil or midi skirt. Actually, the high-waisted skirt. All of the bottoms that are high-waist help you to hide a tummy.

And yeah when we are getting older, we all have it.

So, you need to start looking for a new high-waisted pencil skirt for your wardrobe. XOXO

High-waisted skirts are not only great for summer. You can use it to style classier outfits under different dress codes.

If you need some ideas for smart casual outfits over 50, here is my article about it. There you will find outfits that are ready to copy and wear.

So, I think you are gonna love it.

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You can easily wear it with anything containing the basic tee I mentioned above. It’s also a good idea to pair it with a blouse you like the most. The classy T-shirt also gonna work perfectly.

And we got to the next one.

Button-down shirt

So, if you are either a casual or classy style lover, you are gonna love to have a shirt in your closet. You can wear it with jeans or tailored pants that you have there.

Both ways, it is very comfortable to wear it even every day.

Denim jeans

I mentioned the jeans above and you definitely need to have a few of them in your wardrobe. I think it’s not needed to say that you should avoid very distressed jeans.

Well, you MUST NOT but you should if you wanna look appropriate for your age.

Instead, you can find simple denim jeans with darker colors on them.

And you know what, It is not a wardrobe essential for only women over 50, it is the most needed piece in any closet because it’s very easy to wear with anything.

Here are some outfit ideas with denim jeans. Check out this article and learn how you can dress on a budget.

Well, some high-quality jeans are still very affordable.

Ruffle sleeve top

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Tops or even dresses with ruffle sleeves will become your favorite piece in your wardrobe soon. So, why are they essential for women over 50?

Because it takes all eye attention to your higher body, you can avoid people looking at your tummy, or stomach area while it’s pretty noticeable.

You can check out my post about how to hide flabby arms, a big stomach or tummy area, and all the other parts of your body that don’t seem well to you.

Cropped denim jacket

If you are looking for something unique, comfy, and stylish that’s it. You need a cropped denim jacket for that.

It’s another piece that is perfect for layering your outfits. Wearing it with denim jeans looks so chic at any age.

So, try it!

If you are struggling with outfit ideas with a cropped or regular denim jacket here is my article you will love to read next.

Off-shoulder top

In case you need to create more elegant and sexy outfits, get an off-shoulder top. You can pair it with tailored pants or denim jeans as well.

So, yeah every woman should have at least one of them in the closet.

Fall Wardrobe Essentials For Women Over 50

Now, let’s talk about next season. What are some trending, fashionable wardrobe pieces that will become essentials over time? Let’s find out!

By the way, if you want to discover some chic classy fall outfits for women over 50 check out my article about it here.

Trench coat

Trench coats are the first wardrobe essentials that you need to have. There are thousands of reasons why you need to try it. Let me share some of them.

The trench coat is easy to wear with everything (jeans, dress, skirt, pants).

It looks perfect on everyone.

Outfits with trench coats are so modern-looking.

Looks created with a trench coat make you look younger.

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And it is so comfortable to wear.

I wrote an article and I want to build a fall clothing capsule wardrobe for women over 40. So, check out it and find some new pieces that you are gonna love to try.

Knit cardigan

A cardigan is the most useful piece for fall. When there is the weather changes from warm to cold. You should definitely take the cardigan with you.

The long, solid-color cardigan will be the best piece in your closet because it’s perfect for mid-age women.


Because most of them wanna hide at least some part of their butt. So, it will work perfectly for you.

Do you want to find style tips that will help you to look modest at any time? If yes, check out my newest article about it.

Oversized sweater

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First of all, if you need some outfit ideas with oversized sweaters, you can check out my previous post about it.

There are some things to avoid. A lot of stylists and bloggers are saying that women over 40, MUST wear baggy clothes to hide some parts of their bodies. That’s totally false.

Yes, you should avoid wearing too tight clothes, but you need to find the perfect spot.

Wearing tight clothes can accentuate your body’s features, but it’s important to remember that baggy clothing can have the opposite effect and hide your assets.

It’s all about finding the right fit for you and your personal style.

A good scarf

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Accessorizing outfits with the right piece is a big thing.

And a good scarf can do it in just a simple way.

You can wear it with anything just don’t do too much.

Some cute elder women are doing everything to their outfits, but in fact, they don’t know that they look 10 years older with all of these things going on. So, avoid doing it!

If you want to find other wardrobe pieces that can become essentials in the fall, I’ve got some ideas for you. Whether you are over 40 or not, don’t forget to check it out after reading this one.

Winter Wardrobe Essentials For Women Over 50


If you want to feel comfy and cozy all the time, you need to have at least one warm poncho in the wardrobe. It doesn’t only look luxurious but also makes you feel very comfortable in winter.

So, grab the one!

Puffer coat

Puffer coats are so trending this year. There are many reasons why you should have it in your closet. The one is that it is very easy to pair with anything.

By the way, it looks amazing with skinny and mommy jeans.

Another reason for this is the thing that you can quickly get ready with it.

So, here’s the thing – you choose any sweater you want and just put it over it. Even if you wanna go to the grocery shop, you’ll be able to make it happen faster.

It’s easy, comfy, and chic.

Ankle boots

Ankle boots are shoes that are also easy to pair with anything.

Starting from jeans to skirts. And ankle boots are another thing that is very trending for the previous and current year, so don’t miss it.

By the way, if you have ever thought about how you wear black pants with brown ankle boots and you didn’t like the way they look, check out my article about it.

You will discover some tricks that work to make them look perfect together.

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Fleece jacket

I think I mentioned the pieces that are too easy to pair with anything.

So are fleece jackets too. The best way you can wear it is to make the outfit with blue denim jeans and a fleece jacket. Ankle boots or even knee-high boots can make you look complete.

Not only that but also, you can go to the office with it. If office rules are not too strict, you can make business casual outfits with them.

Spring Wardrobe Essentials For Women Over 50

Leather jacket

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I hope you are not the one who thought “Are you mad, I am not that young to wear leather things”.

Saying again, hope you are not thinking like that. In case you are, you should know you are missing a big chance to create so many stylish outfits for every day.

Velvet blazer

Velvet was a huge trend many years ago but it came back just like other fashion trends. Young people started wearing it again and you should do the same.

Actually, I think you already have one in your closet.

So, check your wardrobe again and try to pair a velvet blazer with jeans, skirts, and tailored pants. Ankle boots will do a good job with it as well.

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A vest

In common cases, when it’s spring there is a chance that it’s pretty cold outside. But not that cold to wear a coat or a big puffer jacket.

That’s when a good vest comes in handy.

So, you can make the outfit with a sweater, denim jeans, and a vest. The bigger the better for you. I mean don’t choose the vest that looks too tight on you. Take your time and find the proper one.

Tailored pants

Spring is the best time to wear tailored pants.

Why you should actually wear it?

Because it’s not tight – so, it’s comfy. Because it’s easy to make office outfits with. And last but not least, because it’s neither too hot nor too cold.

Turtleneck top

If you haven’t yet read my post about summer/spring outfit ideas for women over 40 you should do it now.

I mentioned and I can repeat it many times, that turtlenecks are good for middle-aged women because it helps you to hide loose skin below your chin. So, yeah it’s another perfect option for you.

C o n c l u s i o n :

It’s awesome to have everything organized at home. Especially in the closet, because we, women, love to have many many things to choose from when we are going out.

So, if you are in your mid-age and you want to find wardrobe essentials for women over 50 this post is exactly for you.

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