6 Simple Summer Items Over-40 Influencers Turn to Every Season

While the year you were born should have nothing to do with your fashion decisions, we often turn to women over 40, in particular, for primo style inspiration given their sartorial experience over the years. On that note, we recently covered the pieces women in this age group are wearing with jeans right now. Today, we thought we’d dive a bit deeper into a few of the warm-weather staples this set continues to wear.

To highlight further, we turned to the Instagram accounts of some of our favorite influencers over 40 to uncover the simple items they seem to routinely turn to for their chic ensembles. Keep scrolling for a breakdown of cool tops, denim cuts, and dress silhouettes to consider—complete with product recommendations if you’re shopping currently. And while the ladies below are over 40, all of the pieces are noteworthy because they’d work for anyone at any age. Because remember: Age is just a number.

Tank Dresses


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A tank dress is easy, simple, and quite elegant teamed with minimal accessories or flashier picks if that's your thing.

White Blouses


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While the classic white button-down is a forever staple, blouses with unique details (like tie accents and in asymmetrical cuts) are another summer staple.



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A jumpsuit—whether longer or shorter for those warmer days—is simple with its throw-on nature but also forward and modern.

Ribbed Tanks


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The ribbed tank reigns supreme this season as a simple yet forward basic to be worn with everything from shorts to jeans to skirts.

Black Sandals


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In the shoe department, black sandals (including heeled and flat silhouettes) will be a must-have in any fashion person’s summer wardrobe forever.

White Jeans


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The denim style du jour among the fashion crowd for summer would probably be a relaxed pair of white jeans for a clean, easy, and fashionable vibe.

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

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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 retailers 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.