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The Right Casual Wear for Women Over 50

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While it may seem like the fashion industry only caters to casual wear for younger women, women of all ages can rock casual outfits- including those over 50. And don’t worry, we don’t mean crop tops and baggy pants like what you see in online stores today (unless that’s your thing). With the right clothes, you don’t have to worry about looking like you are stuck wearing your daughter’s jeans either because there is a pair of jeans with the right style for you. Keep reading for the right casual wear for women over 50!

1. Dark Denim Jeans

The first step to rocking casual wear for women over 50 is by wearing a pair of dark blue jeans that fit just right for your body shape.

Classic denim is also the building block of creating a classic look! You can spice up your dark denim jeans with a striped long sleeve top to achieve an effortless French style.

If you feel self-conscious about your arms or hips, one style hack is to wear a long sleeve cardigan that hits below the widest part of your hips. Not only does it cover up your arms, but it camouflages your hip area as well.

If you’re wondering what type of jeans to get, think about comfort and body type first. But slim, straight, and skinny are always classic. A flared or cropped pair is a nice addition to your wardrobe as well. Try to avoid anything too baggy or low rise.

2. Sneakers

Fashion trends come and go but classic comfort never goes out of style. Investing in a sneaker that has a good design and is of excellent quality is always the right decision. They are also the key to achieving the best casual style!

While the fashion world (particularly Gen Z fashion lovers) has been donning chunky sneakers in bright colors, you can go for a sneaker that has a more classic style instead.

Take fashion notes from French women and slip on a pair of all-white sneakers. These subtle sneakers will be your new go-to footwear for your laid-back outfits. You can team up your sneakers with pretty much anything, from jeans to dresses to jumpsuits.

3. Stylish Boots

A pair of stylish boots is your secret to having a casual and stylish look. Though stylish boots might not sound very casual, they come in many different styles and heel heights and every woman over 50 needs a version of them in their fashion collection!

Wear your boots with classic denim, a chic blazer, and a white tee. You can wear this outfit when you’re grabbing breakfast with your friend or even to a nice restaurant for date night.

Stylish boots are the casual equivalent of high heels. You can wear boots to more occasions without sacrificing the glam look of heels.

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4. Midi Skirts

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If you have a personal style that is business casual or casual chic, here’s the perfect option for you! Instead of wearing a fitted pencil skirt, throw on a flowy midi skirt instead.

This clothing item is extremely versatile and can be dressed up or down. For casual wear, pair your skirt with white sneakers. The beauty about sleek and minimal sneakers is that they are comfortable without being sloppy.

You can also put together the perfect outfit by pairing your midi skirt with a blazer, sneakers, and white blouse or tee.

5. Wrap Dresses

A wrap dress is not only for office parties. This timeless piece is another one of the versatile dresses you can add to your everyday closet!

For chic casual wear, you can style this with sneakers or sandals.

You can still get the same effect with a faux wrap dress too. But if a wrap dress isn’t your thing, consider a jersey knit tank dress instead. Though perhaps not as chic as a wrap dress, it’s versatile and extremely comfortable!

6. Jumpsuit

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If you are not quite sure what casual outfit ideas to create for women over 50, get dressed up in a one-and-done outfit.

A cotton jumpsuit is a great way to elevate your everyday style without sacrificing comfort.

Finish off your look by slipping on some cute sandals or sneakers. You can use this outfit formula for your summer outfits or any relaxing daytime activities.

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7. Cool Sunglasses

We all know that your outfit isn’t complete until it’s accessorized and what better way to look relaxed and fashionable on a casual Friday than to wear cool sunglasses?

There’s no age or weight requirement for stylish sunnies so they are a must-have for your casual outfit rotation all year-round.

There are several different styles available in the fashion world, but the best ones to pick for a Parisian look are chic oval sunnies. This fancy accessory can make even the simplest outfit more fashion-forward!

So whether you wear jeans or a dress, a pair of oval sunnies will show off your fun and unique style.

8. Mules

In addition to sneakers, mules are good casual wear for women over 50. And if your signature style is stylish and sophisticated, then these shoes will go perfectly with your fashion choices!

Mules have the best features for mature women who want to be comfortable and elegant. The small heel and open back make them easy to slip on and off and are easy to walk in.

Are you wondering what clothes to wear with mules? Slip on a pair of slim jeans and an easy shirt and you will have the best casual wear for women over 50.

9. Tote Bag

Do you need the best handbag for casual outings like running errands or just grabbing a coffee? Enter the leather tote bag. I am a firm believer that you can never go wrong with a leather bag.

Like gold hoop earrings, a leather tote is always a good idea when deciding what accessories to wear with a casual outfit. You can use it to help add a little bit of timelessness to your casual outfit.

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If you’ve recently entered your 50s and you are still trying to find the best casual clothes for mature women, then you’re just a few clicks away from creating the best French woman-inspired casual looks. Because now as you can see, there is casual clothing for every age group and body type!

Now that you have figured out what casual wear best suits you, you may be wondering the best makeup to wear at this stage of life.

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.