Navigating the never-ending onslaught of style trends can be tough. One day your favorite look is in and the next day you’re behind the times. Things get even trickier with age. To help you navigate the mall (minus a meltdown), we put together our picks for the most ageless fashion pieces we could think of. These fashions look good on women of all ages and the best part is you can build on them to create the wardrobe that works for you.
Everyone looks good in a wrap dress, no matter their age. We love this classic, ultra-flattering dress style that works for both day and night. Who wouldn’t want to wear something that defines the waist and hides flaws? Opt for a rich color like plum for colder months and choose something fresh, such as green or a neutral gray, for summer and fall. Add a cardigan for the office or a denim jacket to add a more urban twist to your look.
Style pick: Turn heads in this elegant Diane von Furstenberg printed silk-jersey wrap dress (net-a-porter.com, $385).
Everyone always talks about black pumps (which are also a style staple), but nude shoes have the added bonus of being able to make you look taller and thinner – and who doesn’t want that? They’re also neutral enough to wear with most outfits and make for a good alternative to basic black. Opt for a rounded or almond toe for the most flattering style and if you want added height, look for a platform style.
Style pick: Round toe patent Stuart Weitzman pumps (zappos.com, $298).
Boot cut jeans
Unlike skinny jeans (which can be trickier to style depending on your body type), boot cut jeans can flatter all ages and offer much more versatility. They sit just below your belly button and look good on most body types. We suggest a darker pair that can be dressed up with a fitted blazer if need be.
Style pick: Flattering J. Brand slim boot cut jeans (shopbop.com, $198).
If you’re looking for a simple but stylish addition to your footwear collection, we suggest riding boots, which are both classic and chic. A pair of riding boots that fits just below the knee can be worn with tights and a skirt for a feminine cold weather look, or paired with leggings and a long cardigan for cozy sophistication.
Style pick: We love these Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots (piperlime.com, $348) for a timeless yet on-trend look.
Younger ladies can pair this comfy staple with leggings or skinny jeans, but it will look equally fabulous over boot cut jeans and riding boots or even paired over a pencil skirt and wedge boots. Winter especially is a great time for longer sweaters when all you really want is to be cozy and comfortable.
Style pick: Long and lean Normandy blue and gold lurex Marc by Marc Jacobs cardigan (shopbop.com, $220).
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