Fall wardrobe basics for women over 40 are ideal for older women who want classic pieces that will keep working year after year. These wardrobe basics will keep you comfortable even when the weather runs hot and cold.
When it’s not cold enough for a coat, a wrap is perfect to keep older women warm. If the temperature rises, you can put it in your handbag without adding any weight. This Loro Piana cashmere-silk wrap is done in aqua and navy with streaks of scarlet and burgundy in an allover herringbone knit with generous dimensions of 78 inches by 27 inches. It features mini-pleats and short fringe. ($1925)
Lightweight Cashmere or Silk Sweaters
In between tank tops and turtlenecks, a lightweight sweater in cashmere or silk is great for the older woman. It’s warm pulled close against your skin under a wrap. It’s cool worn loosely by itself with the sleeves pushed up. Buy department store brands to get the same quality at a discount on designer prices. This Saks cashmere v-neck comes in 8 versatile colors and works with jeans or office separates. ($178)
Lightweight Wool Trousers
Older women may want to stock up on wool trousers in a practical year-round weight. This pair from Neiman Marcus’ own label comes in 4 neutral colors with an easy side zip and moderate flare. These stretchy pants are comfortable enough for the weekend and tailored enough for the office. ($165)
For older women who need sun protection in between straw hats and wool ones, canvas hats fill in for fall. Helen Kaminski offers great quality in styles that look good on the average woman who is shorter than a runway model. This Safa version comes in black with a wide brim and metal detail. ($110)
Sport shoes will complete most daytime outfits for older women when it’s too late for sandals and too soon for boots. These Prada sport shoes are sleek enough for most business wear and comfortable enough for anytime. They have leather uppers, rubber soles, and a lace-up front. The quality construction also provides great support for aging feet. ($529)
Older women can count on these 5 fall wardrobe basics even when the fall weather is unpredictable.