Navigating the endless barrage of style trends can be difficult. One day your favorite look appears, and the next day you are behind. Things get even more complicated with age. To help you navigate the mall (minus a crash), we’ve rounded up our picks for the most timeless fashion pieces we could think of. These fashions look good on women of all ages, and the best part is that you can take advantage of them to create the wardrobe that suits you.
Everyone looks good in a wrap dress, regardless of age. We love this classic, ultra-flattering dress style that works 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 the cooler months and go for something cool, like green or a neutral gray, for summer and fall. Add a cardigan for the office or a denim jacket for a more urban touch to your look.
Style Choice: Turn heads in this stylish printed silk jersey wrap dress from Diane von Furstenberg (net-a-porter.com, $ 385).
Everyone’s always talking about black heels (which are also a style staple), but nude shoes have the bonus of being able to make you look taller and slimmer, and who doesn’t want that? They are also neutral enough to wear with most outfits and are an excellent alternative to basic black. Go for a rounded or almond toe for the most flattering look, and if you want extra height, go for a platform look.
Style Pick: Stuart Weitzman Patent Leather Round Toe Pumps (zappos.com, $ 298).
Boot cut jeans
Unlike skinny jeans (which can be more challenging to style depending on your body type), boot-cut jeans can flatter all ages and offer much more versatility. They sit just below the belly button and look good on most body types. We suggest a darker pair that can be worn with a fitted blazer if necessary.
Style pick: Flattering J. Brand slim boot cut jeans (shopbop.com, $ 198).
If you are looking for a simple yet elegant addition to your shoe collection, we suggest riding boots, which are classic and elegant. A pair of riding boots that fit just below the knee can be worn with leggings and a skirt for a feminine cold-weather look or paired with leggings and a long cardigan for cozy sophistication.
Style Choice: We love these Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots (piperlime.com, $ 348) for a timeless yet on-trend look.
Younger women can pair this comfortable staple with leggings or skinny jeans, but it will look just as fabulous with boot-cut jeans and riding boots or even a pencil skirt and wedge boots. Especially winter is an excellent time for longer sweaters when all you want is cozy and comfortable. Style Pick: Marc by Marc Jacobs Long Slim Cardigan in Normandy Blue and Gold Lurex (shopbop.com, $ 220).