We're In Our 40s and 50s—These Are the Top 5 Trends We're Wearing This Summer

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Your age should have absolutely nothing to do with what you should or shouldn't wear. That said, we often gravitate toward women over 40 for style inspiration given their more experienced points of view. Influencers Erin Busbee and Melissa Meyers are two women we turn to for outfit inspo.

Busbee, 46, and Meyers, 56, both consistently post looks on their blogs and Instagram feeds that are equal parts chic and easy. On that note, we were inclined to learn about the key pieces they're into this season to build some of their strongest looks. They actually shared with us the five trends they both love due to the simple yet directional vibes.

Keep scrolling to check out more from Busbee and Meyers, including styling inspiration. There's also a wide variety of shopping picks if you're interested in adding one of their go-to trends to your own wardrobe.

1. Modern Suiting

On Meyers: Everlane shorts and ba&sh blazer; On Busbee: Alice+Olivia suit

"Love modern suiting for everything from lunch to a night out on the town." — Meyers

"A matching shorts suit is such a stylish yet unexpected outfit to pull out of the closet for dressier occasions." — Busbee

H&M Sleeveless Linen-Blend Jacket (£24)

H&M Linen-Blend Bermuda Shorts (£20)

Autograph Irish Linen Slim Belted Blazer (£89)

Autograph Irish Linen High Waisted Shorts (£50)

Racil Johnny Cropped Linen-Blend Vest (£280)

Racil Jane Cropped Cutout Linen-Blend Wide-Leg Pants (£365)

2. Bold Hues

On Busbee: PatBo dress

"After being in quarantine for so long, I am so happy to bust out the bold colours; the brighter the better." — Busbee

On Meyers: White House Black Market dress

"I usually wear muted tones, but this summer, I am excited to celebrate going out again and feeling festive in bolder jewel-toned shades." — Meyers

Zara Linen Blend Shirt Dress (£30)

Nanushka Rasha Shirt (£321)

Arket Satin Resort Shirt (£59)

Cos A-Line Shirt Dress ($115)

Ciao Lucia Veneto Dress (£286)

3. Relaxed Jeans

On Busbee: Moussy jeans

"I’ve been in skinny jeans for a decade. I am beyond ready for a shift to a more relaxed fit. Baggy and flared jeans are more comfortable, too." — Busbee

On Meyers: Oliver Logan jeans

"After spending so many months at home in comfy clothing, I finally gave up my skinny jeans and am wearing looser, more relaxed fits now—this look is fresh and modern." — Meyers

Levi's High Loose Taper Jeans (£78)

Citizens of Humanity Rosanna Organic High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans (£300)

Moussy Vintage Teaneck Wide Straight Jeans (£261)

Madewell High-Rise Jeans (£128)

4. Midi Dresses

On Meyers: Current Air dress

"Since I am only 5'4", the midi dress length elongates my look and is super flattering. They are my go-to for a chic summer look." — Meyers

On Busbee: Amanda Uprichard dress

"The longer hemline of the midi dress keeps me cool, comfortable, and chic all summer long! I love a one-and-done piece like a dress." — Busbee

& Other Stories Printed Collared Midi Dress (£95)

Zimmermann Belted Broderie Anglaise-Trimmed Ramie Midi Dress (£895)

Mango Check Pattern Midi Dress (£60)

Self-Portrait Lilac Belted Plissé Chiffon Midi Dress (£320)

5. Puff-Sleeve Blouses

On Meyers: St. Roche top

"I always love a puff sleeve, and this white blouse style is a classic must-have in any wardrobe." — Meyers

On Busbee: Ganni blouse

"I have a boxy shape, so I love how puff shoulders create volume across the top." — Busbee

Ganni White Puff-Sleeve Cotton Blouse (£115)

River Island Pink Floral Puff Sleeve Top (£34)

Ulla Johnson Kara Ribbed Cotton Top (£210)

Jonathan Simkhai Clover Broderie Anglaise Square Neck Top (£214)

Next, see the autumn trends we're into.

This story was originally published on Who What Wear US and has since been updated.

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