10 Essential Items for Women Over 40 to Update Your Wardrobe for Spring and Summer 2019

10 Essential Items for Women Over 40 to Update Your Wardrobe for Spring and Summer 2019

Looking to update your look this spring? These 10 pieces look great on women over 40 and let you take advantage of the trends for Spring and Summer 2019 while working beautifully with your current wardrobe.

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It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut, isn’t it? I’m writing this piece while wearing my classic uniform: jeans, flats and a crew-neck sweater. I expect I could easily find pictures of myself from 10 or even 20 years ago in a very similar outfit. We all tend to reach for the same pieces again and again.

Fortunately, you don’t need to change everything to update your look this spring and summer! All it takes is adding a few new trendy pieces to your old tried and true favorites to refresh your style and keep looking current.

Here are some of the trends I’ll be following this season and some cute pieces to add to your wardrobe.

Bright Yellow Lightweight Coat

Bright, peppy, lemon yellow is the color of the moment this spring and summer and it’s everywhere! I’ve seen yellow pants, shirts, and shoes, but I’m really loving this cotton swing coat from Boden for adding a sunny touch to those windy spring days.

Wear with a crisp black button front shirt, cropped black pants and elegant black pumps.

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BCBGeneration Marci Patent Leather Pumps
Cameron slim crop pant in four-season stretch
Boyfriend Rayon Twill Shirt
Boden Vintage Swing Coat
BCBGeneration Marci Patent Leather Pumps
Cameron slim crop pant in four-season stretch
Boyfriend Rayon Twill Shirt
Boden Vintage Swing Coat
BCBGeneration Marci Patent Leather Pumps
Cameron slim crop pant in four-season stretch
Boyfriend Rayon Twill Shirt
Boden Vintage Swing Coat

Floral Print Dress

Florals are another great way to liven up your wardrobe this spring. This floaty midi dress is a versatile piece to add. Wear it to a special occasion with nude block sandals or add a jacket and sneakers for a casual look.

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Madison
Cropped Jean Jacket
Nine West Pruce Block Heel Sandal
Midi wrap dress in soft rayon pink-and-blue flowers
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Madison
Cropped Jean Jacket
Nine West Pruce Block Heel Sandal
Midi wrap dress in soft rayon pink-and-blue flowers
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Madison
Cropped Jean Jacket
Nine West Pruce Block Heel Sandal
Midi wrap dress in soft rayon pink-and-blue flowers

Open Toe Booties

You guys, I’ve been obsessed with these shoes for the last month, at least! It seems like everybody I follow on Instagram has been pairing these booties with all their outfits and they look amazing! These shoes will add a bit of on-trend style to any outfit: dresses, jeans, even shorts.

Try them with boyfriend jeans and a cozy boatneck sweater during the early part of spring when the days can still be a bit chilly.

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Soft Cotton BoatneckKUT from the Kloth Women’s Catherine Boyfriend JeanSam Edelman Women’s Henri Ankle Bootie

Graphic Tee

Think you’re too old to pull off that graphic tee? Believe me, you’re not at all! Pair your tee with a sharp jacket, some skinny jeans and your favorite heels and you’ll look edgy and polished.

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Calvin Klein Lynnae Sandals
Mid-Rise Skinny Ankle Jean with Raw Hem
Coffee Mascara Hustle T-Shirt
Coated Denim Jacket
Calvin Klein Lynnae Sandals
Mid-Rise Skinny Ankle Jean with Raw Hem
Coffee Mascara Hustle T-Shirt
Coated Denim Jacket
Calvin Klein Lynnae Sandals
Mid-Rise Skinny Ankle Jean with Raw Hem
Coffee Mascara Hustle T-Shirt
Coated Denim Jacket

Chambray Dress

This chambray dress is another piece that can be dressed up or down, depending on how you accessorize it. Pair with a nude wedge sandal during warmer weather or layer with a cozy cardigan sweaters and rust loafers on cooler evenings.

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Massimo Matteo Penny Keeper
Classic Cashmere Open Cardigan with Pocket
Dolce Vita Women’s Lesly Wedge Sandal
Chambray Dress
Massimo Matteo Penny Keeper
Classic Cashmere Open Cardigan with Pocket
Dolce Vita Women’s Lesly Wedge Sandal
Chambray Dress
Massimo Matteo Penny Keeper
Classic Cashmere Open Cardigan with Pocket
Dolce Vita Women’s Lesly Wedge Sandal
Chambray Dress

Boat Neck Tee with Scallop Detail

Scallop detailing, such as on a collar or hem, is really popular this season and dressing up a basic with a scalloped edge can make it look new and fresh. Add a simple white tee with a scalloped neckline and pair with fun, print ankle pants (in yellow! so that’s also on-trend.) Finish the look with sunny yellow slip-on sneakers.

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Vans Authentic SneakersMid-Rise Daisy-Print Pixie Ankle Pants for WomenForever Scallop Boatneck Sweater

Crisp Linen Shirt

This linen shirt will be your go-to piece this spring and summer. Soft and comfy, this shirt turns any outfit into an instant classic and elevates with sophisticated elegance.

Keep it classic by pairing with jeans and leather accessories.

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Layered Necklace
Woven Belt
Sam Edelman Asha
Cambridge Ankle Skimmer Jeans
Linen Shirt
Layered Necklace
Woven Belt
Sam Edelman Asha
Cambridge Ankle Skimmer Jeans
Linen Shirt
Layered Necklace
Woven Belt
Sam Edelman Asha
Cambridge Ankle Skimmer Jeans
Linen Shirt

Bermuda Shorts

I’m thrilled (and so are my thighs) to see all the options for longer shorts this season. Don’t save these shorts for vacation days; they can be dressed up for almost any occasion.

Pair with a cowl-neck shell and bright accessories for a professional look.

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Perfect Bermuda Shorts
Cowl-Neck Tank
Three-Strand Glass Necklace
Vionic Ariel
Perfect Bermuda Shorts
Cowl-Neck Tank
Three-Strand Glass Necklace
Vionic Ariel
Perfect Bermuda Shorts
Cowl-Neck Tank
Three-Strand Glass Necklace
Vionic Ariel

Ruched T-Shirt Dress

Ruching is another trend my middle-aged body is happy to see this spring. The gathers of the ruching hide all kinds of figure flaws. This t-shirt dress is an amazing value and has great reviews on Amazon! Paired with chunky wood accessories, it’s the perfect outfit when you just need to throw something on and go while still looking stylish. a throw-on and go

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Strappy SandalsChunky Wood NecklaceRuched T-Shirt Dress

Paper-Bag Waist Shorts

Paper-bag waist shorts are everywhere and you don’t need to worry that they’ll put too much focus on your middle. These shorts have a nice bow to keep the silhouette sleek. The fun Liberty print pattern is also on-trend right now.

Keep the rest of your outfit simple with a tucked-in navy top and sandals.

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Vionic Farra SandalsDrapey Pop-Over ShirtTie Waist Shorts in Liberty Print

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