What to Wear in Your 40s and 50s

How to dress in your 40s and 50s

The big 4-0 doesn’t mean much of anything, other than we’re a year wiser. It definitely doesn’t mean you should stop wearing the clothes you love or close up your cleavage to the world. If anything, being 40 liberates you from fashion rules. You don’t have to follow the trends (unless you want to) and you won’t have to follow any rules other than: wear what makes you feel good.

If you’re looking for some inspiration to help you define what to wear over 40, you’ve found it. Take a peek around and let us know what you think. You’ll also enjoy our fashion trends and fashion advice sections, both of which have many posts that apply to fashionistas of all ages.

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Dating Over 50? Three Foolproof Looks To Wear On a First Date

Finding love the second time around can be daunting. Whether you’ve finally taken the plunge and agreed to that first date or you’re a seasoned pro and have been on the dating circuit for...
Runway model wearing skinny scarf

The Skinny Scarf: Fall Fashion Must Have

Contrary to popular belief, the skinny scarf is not just for the Saint Laurent crowd. Yes, the YSL girl is oft found stomping the runway in slip dresses, fur and these slinky accessories. But the...
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Wearable Fall Fashion Trends to Revamp Your Wardrobe

Fall is on our doorstep. This time of year, shorts and dresses give way to warmer choices like boots and jackets. With every changing season, new looks pop up and old ones resurface. To...
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Dress for Work In Your 40s: 5 Must-Have Pieces

Whether you’re climbing the career ladder with a new company, or simply looking to stay chic in the office, how you dress in the workplace can have a big impact on how you feel...
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Reunion Dress Code: The Biggest Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

The dreaded high school reunion. Or maybe, it’s the highly anticipated reunion. That invitation is coming either way. And no matter what high school experience you had, that invite is almost guaranteed to inspire...
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10 Must-Have Chelsea Boots for Fall

It’s no question if you’ll be sporting Chelsea boots this autumn, but more a question of which. The staple that overtook riding boots as the new favorite is not only It Girl-approved by the likes...
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5 Surefire Ways To Dress Yourself Slimmer in Your 50s

Is middle-aged spread killing your confidence? Good news! You can learn how to dress slimmer in your 50s with a few savvy styling tricks. While you may not be able to whittle down your waist overnight,...
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Help! I’m 56 Years Old, What Do I Wear To A Black Tie Wedding?

Here at Budget Fashionista, we love to help out with your style dilemmas, and the latest question that landed in our inbox is something we knew that many women could relate too. Donna asks:...
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Women Over 40: Best Places to Shop for Clothes

There’s a story behind this post. It was originally written back in 2015 by a (younger) Budget Fashionista staffer. I gave her the topic — the best stores for women over 40 — and...
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15 Style Bloggers over 40 Who Are Killin’ It

While fashion may tend to favor the young and adventurous, that doesn’t always mean a specific age bracket. These ladies are proving that “chic” knows no year limit and a little passion for fashion...
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Yes, You Can Be “Too Old” to Wear Something

Can a woman ever be too old to wear something? Sigh. Usually, I’m a “who says you can’t?” gal, urging ladies to stand up against pointless fashion rules. White after Labor Day? Who says...

How To Makeover Your Mother

Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Even Oprah agrees, and when Oprah agrees, you know it’s true! Being a mom requires acts of selflessness and sacrifice. Most moms...
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