7 Jeans-and–T-Shirt Outfit Formulas Women Over 50 Swear By

T-shirts and jeans just go together. The simplicity of a lived-in tee in a breathable cotton fabric married with the timelessness of a pair of jeans is the style equivalent of bread and butter. Take all of that and team it with a dose of style experience by way of women over 50 and what do you have? As it turns out, a whole lot of great style advice.

We turned to Instagram to find out the formulas for how our favorite influencers over 50 are wearing their tees and jeans these days. Many of these chic women are going the blazer approach (as you'll learn below) but a few are also turning to bright, bold accessories and a slew of laid-back layers as well. Ahead, see seven outfits to help refresh your tee-and-jeans collection, and shop our picks to get these influencers' spot-on looks.

Renata Jazdzyk proves sometimes all you need to look perfectly polished is a classic white tee and blue jeans. Follow her lead and complement the pairing with a structured blazer and loafers.

Arlina McIntosh gives her tee and jeans the fashion girl treatment with the subtle-yet-stylish addition of a wide cuff and a pair of Dr. Martens. To finish, follow her lead and toss a cargo jacket on top.

Sophie Fontanel's denim-on-denim look is an effortlessly chic outfit to pull out no matter the season. For spring, finish it off with a cool pair of brogues and a topknot.

Tuck a long-sleeve tee into roomy jeans like Lyn Slater for a laidback weekend look. Accessorize with statement earrings and bold footwear for a fun finish.

Wendy Packer contrasts her simple tee and jeans with a blazer and pair of heels in a matching pop of color. If you're feeling especially adventurous, try a bold print, like zebra.

The quickest way to freshen up your tee and jeans for spring is with the addition of a white blazer, like Cathy Williamson. Complete the look with a pair of spring sandals in a neutral hue.

Alyson Walsh's laid-back chic style proves two cardigans are better than one—especially when worn with a striped tee and dark-wash denim.

Reconsider your everyday blues and team a white tee and white jeans for a quick and easy update. Annette Höldrich finishes her combo with a bold necklace and a crossbody bag.

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