Fall is a busy season. The last thing you'll want to worry about when it arrives is what to wear for the various occasions that will present themselves. So we're here to help you plan ahead by stocking your wardrobe with the staples you'll wear on repeat. To do so, we looked to some stylish celebrities, all over age 40, who clearly have a closet full of the best basics money can buy.
By the time you're in your 40s and beyond, you've probably had the time to figure out which pieces work for your lifestyle, career, body, and personal aesthetic, which is why we suggest taking a cue from the women listed below. From the trouser style Victoria Beckham wears constantly in the fall to the shoes Nicole Kidman wears for travel, keep scrolling for a few fall style tips and to shop the wardrobe basics we see stylish women over 40 wear constantly.
The second the temperature drops below 60 degrees, back to our trusty denim collection we all go. If you want to look particularly polished, invest in a pair of trouser jeans. You can wear them to work (if your dress code allows) or out at night, like Kerry Washington.
On Kerry Washington: Michael Kors coat
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Camel coats will never go out of style and they go with everything (even evening gowns).
On Diane Kruger: Anna Sheffield Butterfly Earrings ($7600); Ralph & Russo dress; Gianvito Rossi shoes
Easy fall outfit idea when you don't want to wear jeans: sweater, midi skirt, ankle boots.
WHO: Reese Witherspoon
High-waisted wide-leg trousers are one of the chicest things you can wear in the fall. Follow Victoria Beckham's lead and tuck a slim sweater or tee into them (and wear heels).
On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham sweater, trousers, and bag
There are endless ways to wear a slim turtleneck. Do yourself a favor and stock up on a few neutral ones before fall arrives. Everlane and Aritzia have great selections.
On Melissa McCarthy: Gucci shoes
A Sweaterdress is one of those staples that may not be particularly exciting to buy, but it'll quickly become one of the most versatile items in your closet.
On Jennifer Lopez: Chanel dress, belt, and bag; Charlotte Olympia shoes
Loafers go with everything from leggings to minidresses, and you can wear them for work, travel days, errands, etc. Conclusion: It's worth investing in a pair or two.
WHO: Nicole Kidman
Leather pants can be worn with everything that you wear with jeans, but they make for a cooler, unexpected look that's perfect for nights out.
On Amal Clooney: Stella McCartney sleeveless coat; Frame pants; Stuart Weitzman boots
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A tweed blazer can sub for a jacket in the fall and is one of the most timeless fashion items you can buy. We think it's worth splurging on.
On Caroline de Maigret: Chanel blazer and shoes