The Fashionable Items an Over-40 Influencer Always Buys at Stores Like Zara

While age has nothing to do with what you should or shouldn’t wear, we’re often intrigued by the items women over 40, in particular, rely on in their day-to-day. After all, this set often has that top-notch experience in building a well-rounded wardrobe. While we recently highlighted the basics and loungewear essentials women over 40 swear by, we thought we’d focus next on some shopping-specific insights if you are shopping at the moment. And given that Zara and stores like it are often the go-tos of many, we thought we’d break down the affordable shops one over-40 fashion influencer, Mette Sorrig, is into.

While Sorrig fills her vibrant IG feed with a variety of brands and designers, she often turns to more affordable lines for a few specific items. Sure, you’ll spot those trendier items in her photos, but Sorrig is also all about scooping up forward basics from stores like H&M and Mango (aside from Zara, of course).

Below, Sorrig is filling us in on the brands where she buys a lot of her staples—complete with a bit of shopping and outfit inspiration to note now or save for later.

H&M for Outerwear


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"H&M always has good basic pieces that not only match the details and vibe of the season but are also classic enough to last for many years. My trench [pictured here] and other outerwear pieces in my wardrobe are both examples of this. Very chic pieces at an affordable price."

Shop outerwear:

ASOS for Accessories


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"ASOS is a good place to buy accessories, including sunglasses and jewelry. It often follows trends, and you can find them at very affordable prices if you don’t want to invest in designer styles."

Shop accessories:

Mango for Tailoring


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"I also find good basics at Mango, where I buy some of my pants and tailored pieces that I keep for many years because of the fit. The quality also lasts season after season."

Shop tailoring:

Uniqlo for T-Shirts


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"I buy my perfect white T-shirts at Uniqlo. They have the right quality and fit."

Shop tees:

Next, check out the items a 60-year-old woman is purging from her closet right now.

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.