I'm a 59-Year-Old Style Influencer—This Is the Summer Capsule Wardrobe I Rely On


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While age has absolutely nothing to do with what you should or shouldn’t wear, we do often turn to women over 50, in particular, for some of that next-level style advice. After all, women in this set have that A+ experience developing those well-rounded wardrobes over the years. As we’ve covered before, they also know how to create those primo capsule wardrobes as well.

With that in mind, we tapped 59-year-old influencer Cathy Williamson (behind @themiddlepageblog) to fill us in on her 17-piece summer capsule wardrobe. These are the products she swears by as they can be mixed and matched to create a range of her go-to outfits.

Keep scrolling to check out Williamson’s summer capsule wardrobe, complete with just a few outfit ideas (trust—more could be created) and product recommendations if you’re interested in shopping right now.



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Relaxed Shirt + Denim Shorts + Straw Bag + Hat + Flat Sandals

Keep it easy and chic with a loose white shirt, denim, and cool accessories.

White Tee + Jean Jacket + Maxi Skirt + Beaded Necklace + Mules

Let a printed maxi skirt be the hero item with this look by teaming it with a simple tee and a jean jacket.

Blazer + Graphic Tee + Jeans + Sneakers

Want a polished outfit that’s still low-key? Try a blazer with a graphic tee.


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Maxi Dress + Cardigan + Straw Bag + Mules

A printed dress and mules are elegant on their own, and the addition of a cardigan brings a layered element if it’s a bit chilly.

Shirtdress + Hat + Flat Sandals

A shirtdress buttoned up is adorable with cute accessories like a wide-brim hat and sandals.

White Tee + Shirtdress + Jeans + Mules

Go for the unexpected by keeping your shirtdress unbuttoned and layering it over a white tee and jeans.

Next, check out the accessories these women over 50 will never give up.

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.