5 Trendy Basics Women Over 50 Are Indulging in This Fall

Ready for a roundup of trendy, new basics? Because these ladies ahead are the queens of dressing to the nines day in and day out. Whenever I am in need of a sartorial pick-me-up, I always turn to a few of my favorite Instagrammers who just so happen to be over 50. To me, age is irrelevant when it comes to fashion and style, and the below images will prove exactly that. When it comes to the women's style featured here, it is clear that they always pay attention to the finer details of an outfit. After taking a deep dive into their recent looks, I was able to identify five fall wardrobe basics that I can only describe as beautiful

Ahead, discover the trendy basics these women are taking a strong liking to right now. In this context, "trendy" doesn't have to mean hard to wear or over-the-top. Instead, it just refers to the updates that make each item feel more current and will make any outfit look fresher. Scroll down to read exactly what we mean.

Strong Shoulders


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There's a new T-shirt trend in town, and it's officially become the uniform of everyone in fashion. Meet the shoulder-pad T-shirt. Ever since The Frankie Shop first debuted their Eva tee earlier this year, the shape has really taken hold and earned itself a staple spot in our fall wardrobes.


"Untailored" Tailoring


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Tailoring continues to have a big influence on basics like blazers and trousers, but this season, we're seeing a lot more relaxed silhouettes like long hemlines and languid shapes that feel "untailored." The one-piece to invest in? A pair of neutral-toned trousers with a wide-leg fit.


Knit Dresses


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Among all the dress trends on deck for fall 2020, knitted dresses have got to be our favorites yet. They're timeless, versatile, and so comfortable. This season, it's all about those details like an asymmetric neckline or belted waist that update them from the plain sweater dresses of years past.


Wide-Leg Denim


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Let's be honest—when is denim ever not on our list for fall? I'm including wide-leg jeans as part of these "trendy" basics since the wider fit feels so fresh. Take a cue from Elaine here and wear yours with a pretty puff-sleeve top.


Stirrup Leggings


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Last, but certainly not least, is a fresh legging trend you're about to see much more of. We've started to spot stirrup leggings on the stylish over-50 set and their cool looks are signaling the rise of this updated basic for fall. We love them styled with a kitten heel and boxy blazer like Renia did here.


Next: I'm in My 60s, and These Are The 5 Fall Trends I'm Most Excited For


Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.