A woman’s wardrobe can make her look drab or drop dead gorgeous, depending on how she works it.
According to Deirdre from 50 & Fabulous with My Friend Deirdre, there are a few items women over 50 simply must own in order to look their best – it’s a non-negotiable.
When you get to middle age, it can be easy to ditch chicness in favour of comfort but it’s important to get the right balance between the two in order to maintain a youthful look age 50 and above.
Deirdre told Express.co.uk: “As a woman over 50, I know that, for me at least, there are three key things I want my wardrobe items to be comfortable, stylish and versatile.”
According to the expert, one clothing item women over 50 “really need to own” is a good pair of jeans.
She explained: “This is a classic which can be maximised by mixing and matching to be worn for different occasions and to be dressed up or down, just with the addition of a few well-chosen accessories.”
So why do women over 50 need a good pair of jeans in their wardrobe? The influencer said: “A pair of jeans (or more than one pair!) are a clear wardrobe staple for women over 50.”
But that doesn’t mean you can get away with just any pair – it must “fit well and flatter your figure”.
Deirdre said: “Styles such as bootcut or flare as well as straight leg jeans are almost universally flattering for most of us and can be easily styled with other pieces in your wardrobe.
“Try them with a sweater and a pair of boots for a go-to everyday look or dress up your jeans with a blouse, belt and heels for a night out.”
For ultimate comfort and a more casual look, complement your jeans with your favourite pair of sneakers.
In addition to a fierce and flattering pair of jeans, Deirdre advised women over 50 to invest in some trousers.
She said: “Trousers that can take you from formal occasions to relaxed leisure time are another key item which you will go to more often than you imagine!
“Choose the right cut and shape for your body shape. Slim-legged tailored trousers are very flattering, wide-leg, high-waisted trousers are elegant and give a fluid look, whilst jogging pants and cargo trousers are great for chilling and relaxing.”