There’s a reason we often turn to women over 50 for grade-A style inspiration. Yes, age is literally just a number (and you should wear whatever you love regardless of the year you were born), but it’s this set that tends to just get it. After all, many fashion people in this age bracket have spent the time to truly develop a well-rounded wardrobe through style trial and error. So naturally, when it comes to building the ideal capsule wardrobe, we thought turning to a chic 50-something woman would be of interest.
Enter 54-year-old fashion influencer and model Renata Jazdzyk, the mastermind behind the engaging Instagram account @venswifestyle. We tapped the style setter to provide a list of the 23 pieces she couldn’t live without—ones she can easily mix and match to create a range of solid outfits.
Without further ado, check out Jazdzyk’s ultimate capsule wardrobe, complete with nine outfit ideas (although more could be created), and shopping inspiration, if you're shopping at the moment.
Oversize Blazer + White T-Shirt + Jeans + Belt + Flats
While straight-leg jeans and a white tee make a great outfit on their own, the addition of a blazer and smart flats keeps the overall vibe quite sophisticated.
Leather Trench + Cashmere Turtleneck + Pleated Skirt + Flats
This polished ensemble could actually work for a range of occasions if you need an easy-yet-elegant fit.