9 Going-Out Basics These Women Over 40 Swear By

Before we dive in, let’s remember that age is literally just a number—you should wear what you love, no matter the year you were born. That said, we often turn to women over the age of 40 for expert shopping and style inspiration. Because when you think about it, by the time you’ve reached this age, you’ve developed quite the sense of sartorial confidence thanks to years of trial and error. As a result, you’ve most likely developed a wardrobe full of timeless, versatile staples.

On that note, while we recently covered the casual basics women over 40 turn to, we thought we’d take a moment to uncover the night-out basics this set swears by as well. And to get that top-notch inspo, we went straight to the experts—i.e., some the coolest women on Instagram with enviable, fashion-forward feeds. That’s right—Grece Ghanem, Kim Mitchell, Renata Jazdzyk and Cathy Williamson all shared the going-out basics they rely on to build those top-notch 9-to-5 outfits.

Intrigued? Keep scrolling for a bit of visual and shopping inspiration, and take your after-hours style to the next level.

"A blazer is not only meant for the office. It can be thrown over a slip dress, styled with a tee, or even with a daring lacy top. A night-out blazer can be printed or even in velvet." — Grece Ghanem

Treasure & Bond Oversize Pattern Blazer (£81)

Lioness Palermo Jacket (£68)

BB Dakota Plaid City Blazer (£65)

"Eye-catching boots are the go-to element in my wardrobe whenever I go out! They can easily change a simple dress into something more glamorous." — Renata Jazdzyk

Schutz Magalli Boots (£228)

ASOS Design Entourage Buckle High Ankle Boots (£38)

Sam Edelman Hilty Booties (£148)

"A black skirt is a go-to. A knee or a midi length one look great with a silk button down or an off-the- shoulder sweater." — Kim Mitchell

Topshop Slit Bias-Cut Midi Skirt (£29)

Free People Skyline Rib Midi Skirt (£44)

Slink Jeans The Long Skirt (£73)

"I think every woman needs a pair of dark jeans or black trousers for going out. A great date-night look is paring your favourite style with a thin turtleneck sweater, pretty pumps, a rhinestone belt, and a great clutch." — Cathy Williamson

Levi's Mile-High Super-Skinny Jeans (£85)

Nanushka Kisa Belted Vegan Leather Straight-Leg Pants (£385)

Leith High-Waist Belted Pants (£57)

"Yes, a little black dress is a go-to for going out. However, I prefer a midi silk slip dress as it brings back a '90s feel. By combining a slip dress underneath a leather jacket or blazer, you can create a unique look with room for creativity and edge. You can opt for a single coloured dress, or choose to be daring with a multi-colour or animal-print slip dress." — Grece Ghanem

Lee Mathews Stella Raw-Edged Silk-Satin Slip Dress (£390)

R29 x Eloquii Cowl-Neck Slipdress (£91)

Reformation Dietrich Dress (£1533)

"I love wearing jeans, a tee, and a blazer when going out. To make this kind of outfit more spectacular, I always like to add a statement bag." — Renata Jazdzyk

Vanina Nosiette Beaded Shell Tote (£330)

Stradivarius Handbag With Pearls in White (£20)

Loeffler Randall Mira Beaded Satin Shoulder Bag (£225)

"Statement earrings add sparkle and shine; they're the fastest way to switch up a work look into something more evening-ready." — Kim Mitchell

Roxanne Assoulin Hip-Hop But Not Mini Me Earrings (£58)

Area Chandelier Earrings (£252)

Shashi Rainbow Katerina Pave Huggie Earrings (£34)

"When going out, I like to feel comfortable. I love wearing jeans with a beautiful unique top. Something eye-catching with big puffy sleeves, silk, glitter, metallic, etc. Paired with simple heels, I’m ready to go out." — Renata Jazdzyk

Rolla’s Roxanne Linen Top (£77)

Line & Dot Alder Sweater (£77)

Neon Rose Blouse With Balloon Sleeves (£28)

"Finally, an LBD is always a good idea. You just can't go wrong." — Cathy Williamson

& Other Stories Puff-Sleeve Midi Dress (£85)

All In Favor Dolman Plisse Midi Dress (£49)

Zara Mini Dress With Bow (£80)

Next up, the over-50 fashion icons with the freshest style.

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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