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Top 10 Wardrobe Basics for the Over 50s

Fashion for women whether they are 20 or over 50 is no different, however, as we get older so we become less confident about our choices.

Fashion for women over 50 is no different to fashion for women at any other age. Every piece in your wardrobe should make you feel confident as soon as you put it on and loving what you're wearing is always the most important thing.

With that said, every woman will benefit from investing in some versatile fashion for over 50s wardrobe staples that can be worn throughout different seasons as part of numerous outfits.

A White T-shirt

This classic wear-with-anything piece is an essential piece of clothing for ladies of all ages. You'll know you've found the right one when you find yourself reaching for it often and feel great when you do.

A Tailored Blazer

From dressing up casual tees to layering over flowy blouses, dresses and chunky jumpers, a well-fitting blazer or ladies jacket will become one of your most worn wardrobe essentials.

A Button Down

Button down shirts are sartorial chameleons, becoming part of both dressed up and dressed down outfits with ease. Wear over a dress during cool summer evenings, style with stilettos and cigarette trousers for a night out, or with jeans and loafers for a cool weekend look.

Black Trousers

Whether you choose a cigarette 7/8ths style, prefer a crop or a leg-lengthening full-length pant, a Pair of black trousers can be paired with everything from a cashmere jumper to an easy breezy button down.

A Tailored Coat

A beautifully tailored coat can make any outfit look sleek and stylish. Whether you choose black, tan, or even a statement pattern, this is a wardrobe essential that looks great thrown over leggings, dresses, jeans, and more.


Denim never goes out of style and choosing a classic cut will ensure jeans will remain a wardrobe essential season after season. Wear with a white t-shirt, blazer and heels for a laid-back evening look or with a relaxed blouse and sandals in the summertime.

A Wrap Dress

The sleek silhouette of the wrap dress is iconic and while there's plenty of advice out there saying that over 50s fashion should focus on block colours, a patterned wrap dress can be the star of countless outfits whether you're dressing for the office, brunch, or anything in between.

A Minimal Tote

A classic tote bag with room for all your essentials will be by your side for years to come, just be sure to select a shade that will pair perfectly with many items in your wardrobe.

A Long Sleeved Top

Long sleeved tops are hardworking layering pieces that can be worn in different ways to suit the changing seasons. Style with jeans and trainers for a casual between-season look or wear beneath a chunky knit jumper or sleek trench coat in the cooler months.

Nude Flats

Experts in fashion over 50 know that not every outfit calls for a heel. In fact, heels and nude flats are surprisingly interchangeable, giving everything from trendy midi skirts to sleek pencil skirts a fresh twist.