5 Chic Outfit Ideas for Women Over Age 30


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Age is nothing more than a number, right? While you should definitely wear whatever you want (whenever you want), style inevitably does vary based on the year you were born. Are you still wearing the same style of jeans in your 40s as you were in your 20s? Probably not. But just because you've passed another birthday doesn't mean your look can't feel just as fresh as that of a 20-year-old's. To prove it, we've highlighted five incredibly fashionable women from 30 years old and on, along with styling tips to master each of their looks. You'll reach for each of these sophisticated outfit formulas time and time again.

Keep scrolling to scope out sleek outfit ideas in your age group. But remember, if you spot something you prefer more in another age range, just go for it—regardless of when your birthday falls.


30s: Amal Clooney
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Looking for a fun but polished ensemble for a night out? Skip the miniskirt and opt for a shorter dress with a lace detail. Give the look a modern twist by adding a long suede jacket and strappy stiletto sandals.


40s: Cameron Diaz
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Don't be afraid to go for formfitting clothing in your 40s. Go for a tighter silhouette in one area and balance it out with looser-fitting items elsewhere. We love the idea of slipping into a perfectly fitting pair of skinny jeans and a billowy blouse. Add a pair of ankle boots and you're ready for anything.


50s: Sarah Jessica Parker
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Off to happy-hour drinks with your colleagues? Keep your look sophisticated and fun with an eye-catching metallic dress. Add a structured blazer, and your day-to-night look is complete.


60s: Mary Steenburgen
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Whether you're out with family or running errands, make your off-duty look casual yet put-together. Try pairing a delicate ruffled blouse with your favorite cardigan, then throw on your favorite jeans. Add a pair of ankle boots and you're all set to go.

Related: How to Wear Skinny Jeans at Any Age


70s: Lauren Hutton
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Off to dinner with your S.O. or heading to a celebration? You can't go wrong with wide-leg trousers and tailored separates. So chic and sophisticated.

This post has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.

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.