7 Things Every 50+ Woman Should Have in her Wardrobe

7 Things Every 50+ Woman Should Have in her Wardrobe

Life gets so busy that it can sometimes be hard to stay on trend.


As we hit our 50s, we took our power shoulder pads and skimpy skirts to the charity shop, but where should we stand on modern day essentials? We don't believe in hard and fast rules for our personal style, but we've come up with 7 indispensable pieces every stylish lady over 50 should have in her wardrobe.




As cliché as it sounds, everyone should have a gorgeous little black dress in their wardrobe! Choose an LBD you can easily dress up or down for work or occasions with comfortable flat loafers and heels, gorgeous jewellery and an array of jackets.

Oasis Millie Tie Waist Dress Reiss Harper Tailored Dress Hobbs Black Faith Dress




Oh-so simple, but so versatile! Cardigans make ideal layers all year round whether over a top or under a coat. Choose a few versatile pieces you can wear casually, for work and even for an extra layer at events. Choose a snug fit and simple block colours to match your outfits, and a cosy, chunky knit for cold days.

Marks & Spencer Textured Cardigan Reiss Radley Longline Cardigan Pure Collection Pointelle Cardigan


Leather Jackets


You're never too old for a leather jacket! Choose a classic style that fits well rather than an oversized style. Biker styles, waterfall jackets or collarless designs suit most ladies, and look seriously chic.

Wallis Leather Waterfall Jacket Boden Morleigh Biker Jacket Karen Millen Black Leather Jacket




A simple, yet essential piece in any wardrobe is a quality pair of leggings. They're warmer than tights in cold weather, yet look sweet with tunics and dresses in summer. Choose a pair with a thick fabric that holds their shape, and choose tops that cover your derrière!

Boden Cropped Leggings Roman Originals Pearl Detail Leggings Marks & Spencer White Cropped Leggings


Work Suits


Suits are so versatile for work; wear each piece on its own or all together for a chic look. Blazers also look gorgeous with jeans at the weekend! Choose fitted styles that flatter your figure.

Hobbs Blue Harper Jacket and Dress Reiss Alenna Wrap Front Skirt Marks & Spencer Single Breasted Blazer


Dark jeans


Of course, go for whatever jeans you love, but dark wash jeans are universally flattering and so easy to create an outfit out of. Choose a simple striped top for the day, or team with heels and a smart top for the evening. We think straight or bootcut jeans look gorgeous on ladies over 50.

Boden Trafalgar Straight Leg Jeans Levis 715 Bootcut JeansNext Lift Slim and Shape Bootcut Jeans


Tank Tops


Your wardrobe essentials aren't complete without simple tank tops! They may sound boring, but they're an easy layer tucked into skirts, trousers and jeans, underneath jackets and cardigans, or even under your jumper on a cold day. Choose a snug fitting piece in essential and fun colours to smooth out any lumps and bumps.

Marks & Spencer Cotton Vest Top Phase Eight Sequin Cami Boden Essential Vest


Have you got any wardrobe essentials you think every 50+ lady should have? Leave a comment!