Let’s start off by saying that age is just a number—it doesn’t necessarily impact how you dress. We have noticed, however, that as you get older and wiser, items you may have reached for in earlier chapters of your life might hold less appeal to you now. That brings us to the subject of today’s post: chic outfits that are perfect for women in their 40s. Ahead, you’ll find elevated ensembles worn by some of the most stylish 40-something celebrities, from Amal Clooney’s polished elegance to Victoria Beckham’s sleek edge. (These women have truly mastered the art of putting together noteworthy looks that feel timeless and sophisticated!) Scroll down to check them all out below, and then go a step further and shop out their looks.
Style Tip: Sport a chic jumpsuit the next time you have a special occasion. When it gets cold, throw a blazer over your shoulders.
Rachel Comey Lovely Blazer ($625)
Wear this for any occasion, whether it's a black-tie affair or a day at the office.
Rasario Strapless Crepe Jumpsuit ($1505)
When you don't want to wear a dress, this chic jumpsuit will be essential for any formal event.
Style Tip: If you need an effortless ensemble, wear a relaxed button-down with loose-fitting jeans.
Doen June Top ($128)
This breezy shirt will look great tucked into high-waisted jeans or linen pants.
Madewell Cropped High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans ($150)
You'll get so much wear out of these relaxed jeans.
Style Tip: Create a chic ensemble with a silk-satin shirt and trousers in tonal colors.
Zero + Maria Cornejo Beetle Shirt ($557)
The sheen of this button-down instantly makes it more dressy.
Tom Ford Satin-Paneled Wool and Silk-Blend Straight-Leg Pants ($790)
Trust us, these are simply classic.
Style Tip: If you're having a casual night out, opt for flared jeans and a cool PVC trench coat.
Rains Glossed-PU Trench Coat ($208)
Carry the PVC trend from summer into fall with this stylish coat from Rains.
Violeta Bootcut Martha Jeans ($40)
With a pair of heels, these pants will look so flattering.
Style Tip: A cool and unexpected piece to wear is wide-leg leather pants. Pair it with a short-sleeve sweater or T-shirt to keep the look casual.
Mango Openwork Knit Top ($40)
A short-sleeve sweater will be the perfect piece if you have to deal with powerful office air conditioning.
Nili Lotan Monaco Leather Straight-Leg Pants ($1295)
Style these with minimalist strappy heels or classic pointy-toe pumps.
Style Tip: If you need a quick outfit, opt for a chic printed dress with coordinating shoes.
Anjuma Selene Paisley-Print Silk Robe ($572)
If you want to dress this robe down, style it with white sneakers.
Nike x Sacai LDV Sneakers ($595)
Let these be the focus of your ensembles and wear them with everyday basics.
Style Tip: If you need a cool outfit to wear to the office, try checked pants with a crewneck sweater.
J.Crew Long-Sleeve Everyday Cashmere Crewneck Sweater ($98)
A classic crewneck sweater will never steer you wrong.
Rebecca Vallance Pierre Checked Twill Flared Pants ($189)
Swap out your standard black trousers for these when you want a more unexpected look.
Up next, check out all the classic basics Amal Clooney has worn in her 40s.
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