I Am 56, Live in NYC, and Upgraded My Wardrobe With These 7 Easy Items

The year you were born should have absolutely nothing to do with your fashion choices. But as we cover regularly, it’s those women over 50, in particular, that we tend to get some of the best sartorial advice given their experience with style trial and error over the years. One woman who just totally gets it? Influencer Elaine Davis (who happens to be 56), the blogger behind @squarepearls.

Davis resides in New York City and, as a result, keeps a wardrobe full of easy and comfortable pieces that are also sleek and elevated. In the summer, she actually specifically gravitates toward a few select staples in white hues. "I love to elevate my style with chic white pieces in the summer and beyond,” she told us. On that note, we asked Davis for more specifics on the versatile items she loves.

Keep scrolling to check out the easy items that have upgraded her wardrobe, complete with a bit of visual and shopping inspiration if something catches your eye.

1. Trendy Tank


(Image credit: @squarepearls)

"Add a cool white top underneath a blazer for just the right amount of edge." — Davis

2. White Jeans


(Image credit: @squarepearls)

"A pair of great-fitting jeans and a beautiful top exude casual-chic." — Davis

3. Easy Dress


(Image credit: @squarepearls)

"Who doesn’t love an easy dress that can transition from day to night?" — Davis

4. Suiting


(Image credit: @squarepearls)

"When you want to look and feel like a boss, a white suit always works." — Davis

5. Midi Skirt


(Image credit: @squarepearls)

"Mixing textures with a skirt makes for a super-classy night-out look." — Davis

6. Versatile Separates


(Image credit: @squarepearls)

"One of my favorites is jackets and pants that can be worn together or separately." — Davis

7. Sleek Handbag


(Image credit: @squarepearls)

"I love adding a cute bag to a classic dress." — Davis

Next, check out the basics women over 40 wear with cropped jeans.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.