What better way to gain inspiration than from other stylish 40+ women. In this article you can find the most bought and best reviewed clothes over the past 12 months that will see you through season after season.

We’ve chosen the most timeless, classic clothes, shoes and accessories that were popular on 40+ this year, so you can be sure to wear them for months and years to come.

Let’s take a look at what 40+ women have chosen during 2022, and how you can wear them in 2023 and beyond. You’ll also find a capsule wardrobe for inspiration.

best clothes of the year: tops

Blazer, shirt, wide pants and flats | 40plusstyle.com

Urban CoCo Open Front BlazerVince Silk Slim BlouseMisook Wide Leg Crepe PantsTory Burch Minnie Travel Ballet FlatLongchamp Roseau Essential Mid Leather ToteAllSaints Pavé Rectangular Link Chain NecklaceTory Burch Eleanor Small Hoop Earrings

When it comes to the most popular tops of the year, those that featured asymmetry as well as draping were a big hit. The tunic tops (below) are perfect for hiding a belly, and will go well with your leggings or skinny jeans. A white shirt is an absolute classic, and you can elevate yours by choosing silk. For evening, a cowl neck top will elevate your jeans or wide-leg pants.

Best clothes for 40+ women - tops | 40plusstyle.com

Vince Silk Slim BlouseCinq à Sept Rue Sequin Accent Cowl Neck Silk BlouseLARACE Asymmetrical Tunic TopNandashe Scoop Neck Tunic Top

Knitwear

Poncho, silk top, skinny jeans and boots | 40plusstyle.com

Puli Cross Front PonchoCinq à Sept Rue Sequin Accent Cowl Neck Silk BlouseAG Farrah High Waist Ankle Skinny JeansBlondo Dahlia Waterproof BootieCOACH Polly Pebble Leather Crossbody BagLauren Ralph Lauren Knot Stud Earrings

Depending on where you live, you’ll need cozy knitwear for part of the year. Cashmere is always a great choice. You could wear the v-neck sweater (below) with the white shirt from above.

The boat neck style (below) is another popular choice to wear with your jeans. It comes in a huge choice of colors and has good reviews from women who say it is a well-made sweater that looks more expensive than it is. The Barefoot Dreams cardigan is a popular option for lounging, while the poncho (below) is a versatile choice that could be worn with your jeans, for traveling, or to cover up a formal outfit.

Best clothes: knitwear for 40+ women | 40plusstyle.com

Nordstrom Cashmere Essential V-Neck SweaterCkikiou Oversized Boat Neck SweaterBarefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite® Circle CardiganPuli Cross Front Poncho

Jackets and coats

Layering outfit | 40plusstyle.com

Sam Edelman Craftisan Plaid Double Breasted CoatNordstrom Cashmere Essential V-Neck SweaterVince Silk Slim BlouseZella Live In High Waist LeggingsNaturalizer Jessie Knee High BootLongchamp Roseau Essential Mid Leather ToteLauren Ralph Lauren Knot Stud Earrings

When it comes to your jackets and coats, a blazer, moto, trench and wool coat should see you through all seasons. The Urban Coco open front blazer (below) comes in a choice of 16 colors, whether you prefer neutral, pastel or bright shades.

A moto jacket is a good transitional piece as you can wear over your summer dresses in spring and fall. Choosing an option in a different color to the expected black leather jacket will give your outfit a point of difference.

For showery days, a trend coat will keep you dry without adding too much extra warmth or bulk. The Wantdo trench (below) comes in a choice of shades including navy and bright red, and reviewers say it is good quality. For cooler days, you could try a plaid coat. The Sam Edelman coat (below) would look lovely with a bright red or cream scarf and hat.

Best clothes: jackets and coats for 40+ women | 40plusstyle.com

Urban CoCo Open Front BlazerAllSaints Dalby Suede Biker JacketWantdo Double-Breasted Trench CoatSam Edelman Craftisan Plaid Double Breasted Coat

jeans and pants

Trench coat, sweater, jeans and boots | 40plusstyle.com

Wantdo Double-Breasted Trench CoatCkikiou Oversized Boat Neck SweaterWit & Wisdom Ab-Solution High Waist Itty Bitty Bootcut JeansBlondo Dahlia Waterproof BootieCOACH Polly Pebble Leather Crossbody BagLauren Ralph Lauren Knot Stud EarringsAmerican Trends Plaid Blanket Scarf

For jeans and pants, choosing a pair of skinny jeans, a bootcut style, black leggings, and a pair of wide-leg pants will mean you can create countless different outfits for casual days, nights out, work or working out.

Best clothes for women: jeans and pants for 40+ women | 40plusstyle.com

AG Farrah High Waist Ankle Skinny JeansWit & Wisdom Ab-Solution High Waist Itty Bitty Bootcut JeansMisook Wide Leg Crepe PantsZella Live In High Waist Leggings

Dresses and skirts

Poncho, dress and pumps | 40plusstyle.com

Puli Cross Front PonchoMaggy London Illusion Yoke Crepe Cocktail DressCalvin Klein Gabrianna PumpKurt Geiger London Kensington Frame ClutchTory Burch Eleanor Small Hoop Earrings

A cocktail dress is perfect for so many different occasions, from parties to weddings. The Maggy London dress (below) is a good length and offers some upper-arm coverage. The Karen Kane wrap dress (below) is popular year after year, and for good reason. The v-neck and draping make it figure-flattering for all body shapes. For cooler days, you could opt for a sweater dress in a similarly flattering shape like the Anne Klein long-sleeve dress (below).

If you prefer separates, you could wear the high-waisted, pleated skirt (below) with a blouse and heels for evening, with a sweater and boots for cool days, or with a t-shirt and sneakers for a more casual look. It comes in more than 30 colors so you’re sure to find your favorite.

Best dresses and skirts for 40+ women | 40plusstyle.com

Maggy London Illusion Yoke Crepe Cocktail DressKaren Kane Cascade Faux Wrap DressAnne Klein Long Sleeve Faux Wrap Sweater DressKate Kasin High Waist Pleated Skirt

Boots and shoes

Cardigan, tunic, leggings and knee high boots | 40plusstyle.com

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite® Circle CardiganLARACE Asymmetrical Tunic TopZella Live In High Waist LeggingsNaturalizer Jessie Knee High BootCOACH Polly Pebble Leather Crossbody BagLauren Ralph Lauren Knot Stud Earrings

If you’re choosing boots and shoes for the cooler months, you’ll definitely need stylish boots. The Blondo boots have been a popular option this year if you’re looking for a waterproof pair. Plus, a pair of knee-length boots can be worn with your leggings, skinny jeans or with tights and skirts. A pair of classic pumps will go with your workwear or your jeans. For a flat, comfy option, the Tory Burch Minnie ballet flats are always popular as you can fold them up to keep them in your bag.

Best shoes and boots for 40+ women | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch Minnie Travel Ballet FlatCalvin Klein Gabrianna PumpBlondo Dahlia Waterproof BootieNaturalizer Jessie Knee High Boot

Accessories

Coat, sweater dress and knee high boots | 40plusstyle.com

Sam Edelman Craftisan Plaid Double Breasted CoatAnne Klein Long Sleeve Faux Wrap Sweater DressNaturalizer Jessie Knee High BootLongchamp Roseau Essential Mid Leather ToteTory Burch Eleanor Small Hoop EarringsAmerican Trends Plaid Blanket Scarf

When choosing your accessories, a tote bag, clutch and crossbody should be all you need no matter what you have planned. To finish your outfit, opt for a cozy scarf or some statement jewelry. The plaid scarf (below) comes in different color choices and has particularly good reviews from wearers who say it is soft, warm and high quality.

Best bags and accessories for 40+ women | 40plusstyle.com

Longchamp Roseau Essential Mid Leather ToteCOACH Polly Pebble Leather Crossbody BagKurt Geiger London Kensington Frame ClutchAllSaints Pavé Rectangular Link Chain NecklaceLauren Ralph Lauren Knot Stud EarringsTory Burch Eleanor Small Hoop EarringsAmerican Trends Plaid Blanket Scarf

Best clothes for 40+ women - capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

shop our best clothes choices below:

What have been your best buys over the past year? What are the best clothes you’ve added to your wardrobe?

Continue reading:

  1. The Ultimate Guide To Creating A Capsule Wardrobe That Works For You
  2. A Capsule Wardrobe For The Classic Style Personality
  3. The Ultimate Checklist Of Wardrobe Essentials: Which 33 Essential Pieces Do You Need In Your Closet?

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