We're In Our 40s and 50s—These Are the Top 5 Trends We're Wearing This Summer


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Your age should have absolutely nothing to do with what you should or shouldn't wear. That said, we often gravitate toward women over 40 for style inspiration given their more experienced sartorial points of view. Influencers Erin Busbee and Melissa Meyers are two women we turn to for outfit inspo.

Busbee, 46, and Meyers, 56, both consistently post looks on their blogs and Instagram feeds that are equal parts chic and easy. On that note, we were inclined to learn about the key pieces they're into this season to build some of their strongest looks. They actually shared with us the five trends they both love due to the simple yet directional vibes.

Keep scrolling to check out more from Busbee and Meyers, including styling inspiration. There's also a wide variety of shopping picks if you're interested in adding one of their go-to trends to your own wardrobe.

1. Modern Suiting


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On Meyers: Everlane shorts and ba&sh blazer; On Busbee: Alice+Olivia suit

"Love modern suiting for everything from lunch to a night out on the town." — Meyers

"A matching shorts suit is such a stylish yet unexpected outfit to pull out of the closet for dressier occasions." — Busbee

2. Bold Hues


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On Busbee: PatBo dress

"After being in quarantine for so long, I am so happy to bust out the bold colors; the brighter the better." — Busbee


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On Meyers: White House Black Market dress

"I usually wear muted tones, but this summer, I am excited to celebrate going out again and feeling festive in bolder jewel-toned shades." — Meyers

3. Relaxed Jeans


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On Busbee: Moussy jeans

"I’ve been in skinny jeans for a decade. I am beyond ready for a shift to a more relaxed fit. Baggy and flared jeans are more comfortable, too." — Busbee


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On Meyers: Oliver Logan jeans

"After spending so many months at home in comfy clothing, I finally gave up my skinny jeans and am wearing looser, more relaxed fits now—this look is fresh and modern." — Meyers

4. Midi Dresses


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On Meyers: Current Air dress

"Since I am only 5'4", the midi dress length elongates my look and is super flattering. They are my go-to for a chic summer look." — Meyers


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On Busbee: Amanda Uprichard dress

"The longer hemline of the midi dress keeps me cool, comfortable, and chic all summer long! I love a one-and-done piece like a dress." — Busbee

5. Puff-Sleeve Blouses


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On Meyers: St. Roche top

"I always love a feminine puff sleeve, and this white blouse style is a classic must-have in any wardrobe." — Meyers


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On Busbee: Ganni blouse

"I have a boxy shape, so I love how puff shoulders create volume across the top." — Busbee

Next, check out more summer trends.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Hey, there. Bobby here. I've been working as a fashion writer in the industry for over a decade, contributing to various websites and brands such as Refinery29, Men's Health, and of course, Who What Wear. I've spent many years at Who What Wear, currently acting as the senior market editor where I source the coolest and chicest items at our favorite stores to help you, dear readers, build your version of the perfect wardrobe. While I lived in NYC and L.A. for a while, I actually now live in Boston. Sure, I've changed locations, but my fashion perspective remains the same, as I tend to reach for those classic basics with a twist (think slouchy moto jackets, trendy joggers, and the like). When I'm not writing or talking about fashion, you can often find me catching up on my favorite Bravo shows (Vanderpump Rules and The Real Houswives of New York City are my favorites) or sipping my signature cocktail—a vodka martini with a splash of cranberry and a twist.