April 12, 2021

11 Must-Have Wardrobe Pieces Every Woman Over 40 Needs

11 Must-Have Wardrobe Pieces Every Woman Over 40 Needs

Happy Thursday! Today I’m sharing wardrobe pieces that every woman over 40 needs. Of course, every woman is different, and we have different tastes in clothes, but these are all basic pieces and can be used every season.

All of these wardrobe pieces, I have, and I use them throughout the year. The great thing about these wardrobe pieces is you can wear them with different items in your wardrobe and create multiple outfits.

11 Must-Have Wardrobe Pieces Every Woman Over 40 Needs

1. Black Blazer


My favorite way to wear a black blazer right now is with a pair of jeans and sneakers.

Graphic Tee (I’m wearing a small)//Notch Collar Blazer (I’m wearing a small)//Kut From the Kloth Jeans (I’m wearing a size 4)//Pearl Earrings//Bracelet//New Balance Sneakers (similar option here)

Black Blazer (I’m wearing a small)//Long Sleeve Mock Turtleneck Pleated Button Blouse (I’m wearing a small)//AG Jeans (similar here)//Earrings//Black Booties (option here)//Bracelets

2. A Black Dress

I love black dresses, and I have several different black dresses for each season. When in doubt, wear a black dress!

Safari Textured Leather Wrap Bracelet // Freshwater Pearls on Orange Wrap Bracelet // Black Dress (I’m wearing a size 4) // Espadrille Wedge Sandal // Sunglasses

Mock Neck Midi Dress (I’m wearing a small)//Leopard Heels//Earrings

3. Sneakers

Short-Sleeve Top (I’m wearing a small)//AG Jeans (I’m wearing a size 28)//New Balance Sneakers (TTS)//Clear Tote Bag//Earrings//Watch//Necklace (Sold Out)//Bracelets

Graphic tee (I’m wearing a small)//Long Sleeve White Tee (I’m wearing a small)//Ag Jeans (I’m wearing a size 28)//Leopard John Sneaker (less expensive option here)//Earrings

4. White button-down

The white button-down is a versatile piece, and I recently shared this post about how it’s trending this year. Oversized button-downs work great with leggings as a more casual look.

Hipster Button Down (I’m wearing a small)//Ag Jeans (I’m wearing a size 28)//Earrings (these are sold out at Kendra Scott, so I linked to where I found them)//Bracelets//Bracelets//Necklace (similar option here)//Sneakers

White button-down (option here)//Camo leggings (option here)//Sneakers (option here)

5. A Good Pair of Jeans

Jeans are a timeless classic, and it’s important to find a pair that fits your body. Make sure you see how they look on you in the front and the back.

A good pair of jeans should be among your must-have wardrobe pieces. Dark wash jeans typically look best on us, but lighter washes are trending right now.

Button Up Blouse (I’m wearing a small) // Abby Ankle Skinny Jeans With Exposed Buttons (I’m wearing a size 4)//Earrings//Black Booties

High Low Crew Neck Sweater (I’m wearing a small)//Abby Hi-Rise Skinny Eco Jean (I’m wearing a size 4)//Dark Hickory Booties//Crossbody Bag

6. Sleek Pumps

I know every woman over 40 can’t wear pumps, but if you can wear a heel (even a small one), they can make any outfit look better, and they’re a confident booster.

I’m a huge fan of nude heels because they go with everything, and they elongate your legs.

Long Topper Coat (I’m wearing a small)//Hipster Button Down (I’m wearing a small)//Ag Jeans (I’m wearing a size 28)//Earrings //Bracelets//Bracelets//Necklace (similar option here)//Sam Edelman Heel in Maple Sugar Leather

Rain Parka (I’m wearing a size 00)//Contrast-Stitch Top (I’m wearing a size 00)//Soft Skinny Jeggings (I’m wearing a size 00)//Earrings//Scarf (not online)//Sam Edelman Heel

7. Black Leggings

This past year more than ever, leggings have been the “it” item. W

Furry Fleece Funnel Neck Pullover (I’m wearing a small)//Long Sleeve Recycled Blend Performance T-Shirt (I’m wearing a small)//High Waist Cosy Tech Leggings (I’m wearing a small)//Black Sneaker (size up 1/2 size)

Red & Black Plaid Vest (I’m wearing a small)//Cotton-Blend Tunic (I’m wearing a 00)//Faux Leather Leggings (I’m wearing a small)//Earrings//Bracelet//Leopad Print Sneakers (TTS)

8. T-Shirt

Make sure if you’re wearing it alone, it’s not too tight.

I’m a huge fan of graphic tees! Sub Urban Riot is one of my favorite brands.

Graphic Tee (I’m wearing a small)//Jean Shorts (I’m wearing a size 4)//J/Slides (size down 1/2 size)//Earrings

Graphic tees are great layering pieces.

Kindness Tee (I’m wearing a small)//Raw Hem Shorts (I’m wearing a size 28), less expensive option here//Leopard flats (sold out but options herehere, and here)//Earrings//Denim Jacket//Crossbody bag//Bracelet

9. Black Pants

Black pants are versatile, and you can easily change the look by changing your top. I recently shared a Work Wear post with a pair of black pants from Express.

Cross Neck Sweater (I’m wearing a small)//1901 Stretch Ankle Pants (I’m wearing a size 4)//Vince Camuto Heels//Earrings//Black Clutch

Be Bold Top (I’m wearing a small)//Kelsey Coated High Rise Ankle Flare (I’m wearing a size 4)//Riley Suede Pump (TTS)//Black Belt

10. Jackets

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Snap-Front Peplum Jacket (I’m wearing a size 4)//Cozy Knit Hi-Low Top (I’m wearing a size small)//Camo-Print Runway Leggings (I’m wearing a size 6//Marc Fisher Booties//Earrings//Necklace//Black Tote

Faux-Leather Topper (I’m wearing a 00)//Ruffle Front Blouse (I’m wearing a 0)//Pull-On Jeggings (I’m wearing a 00)//Chandelier Earrings//Tweed Clutch Bag//Black Heels 

11. Cute Flats

Flats are comfortable and chic. I prefer a leopard flat, but I also have these Tory Burch ballet flats.

Classic Cardigan (I’m wearing an XS)//Black Corduroy Jeggings (I’m wearing a size 4)//Leopard Flats (TTS)//Charm Necklace//Ivory Tank (similar here)

Puffer Vest (I’m wearing an XS)//Plaid Shirt (I’m wearing a small)// AG jeans  (I’m wearing a size 28)//Earrings//Handbag//Watch//Bracelet//Leopard flats (option here and here)

How many of these pieces do you own?

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Beauty For the Heart~~ If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God, you’ll be at rest. -Corrie Ten Boom

When I read this quote, the hymn Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus came to my mind. The chorus says this:

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

Let’s turn our eyes to Jesus!

Have a blessed day!


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