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5 Fashion Tips for Women Over 40

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When older women reach their late 40s, age anxiety hits. And it is not surprising why! Due to society pushing a negative and limiting narrative for mature women, this age group often worries about a lot of things, from greying hair and wrinkles to feeling hopeless about still looking fashionable in their middle years.

The good news is that there is no age limit when it comes to stylish fashion. You can still preserve your youthful look with the right fashion sense. Just like there are skincare and beauty products for older age groups, there is fashion for women over 40 too.

It is in fact, the perfect time to experiment with your personal style! If you were into following the latest fashion trends in your 20s and 30s, consider switching to more classic fashion choices in your late 40s.

If you need more tips for fashion over 40, browse through these tried and true fashion tips.


1. Slip On Minimalistic Sneakers

One important thing for most women over 40 is to prioritize comfort. This means exchanging sky-high heels that you may have worn in your 20s for chic flat shoes.

And a great example of the best flat shoes with a stylish look is none other than minimalist sneakers! Yes, sneakers are not just for Gen Z.

Streamlined sneakers are perfect for women over 40 as well. There are many different ways you can dress up sneakers, from simple jeans with a blush blazer for a business casual look to a beautiful everyday dress.

2. Play With Floral Prints

An easy way to nail fashion over 40 is by rocking floral prints. Some people argue that “florals age you,” but I disagree. Bright colors from floral prints are a great way of adding a little bit of a playful and youthful touch to your everyday looks.

Of course, floral prints create amazing spring outfits, but it is not only reserved for the spring season! It is a great choice for any season.

You can elevate the look of a white tank top with a floral midi skirt for the summer. This can add some style and polish to a plain top. And we can’t forget about autumn as well. This season is perfect for rocking a floral maxi dress to a rustic wedding.

3. Wear Black

While it’s fun to experiment with bright florals, another style tip for women over 40 is to wear black clothes. Black is a good solid color — it will help you create an abundance of stylish outfits.

For instance, black pants, a black dress, and a black leather jacket are wardrobe essentials you need in your arsenal. These dark clothing pieces are the building blocks for stunning casual outfits.

And of course, wearing black is great for formal events too. Whether that be weddings or candlelit dinner dates, jet-black ensembles have you covered.

Black also gives bold prints like leopard print or geometric patterns a good look. It makes an outfit look elegant and polished.

4. Keep it Simple With a White T-Shirt

Sometimes all you need is a good quality white t-shirt to give you a youthful look. White t-shirts are not too busy as other shirts that tend to look dated fast. They are very versatile tops, so they are a good option for women over 40 who may be busy with work life and family life and don’t have time to think too hard about fashion!

It doesn’t matter what style choices you decide to pair with your white tee either. You can throw on a trusty pair of blue jeans and an oversized blazer and your casual wear will come together.

5. Throw on White Jeans That Suit Your Body Type

A lot of women shy away from white jeans because they are tricky to style (and hard to clean), but they are one of the best choices for creating a fresh and modern look.

Plus, they are guaranteed to give you a radiant look. They are also a good pair of jeans for pairing with striped tees or feminine floral tops. Just make sure that they fit perfectly with your body type (and that they are not see-through!).

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Though we’d always recommend dressing in a way that makes you feel confident and happy regardless of the “rules”, sometimes it can help to have some fashion tips for women that now find themselves to be 40 or older.

If you are over 50 and looking for the right clothes, then check out Where to Shop for the Best Women Over 50 Fashion!

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Temwa Namandwa
Hi! My name is Temwa and I have an obsession with all things lifestyle. Whether it's home decor, classy fashion, beauty products, or gift ideas -- you will find me writing about those topics. When I'm not sitting at my laptop, you will find me making press-on nails over the weekend!