Women Over 40 Wear These 6 Trendy Items With Simple Denim

We recently highlighted the pieces celebs over 40 years old tend to wear with jeans. Sure, the year you were born has nothing to do with what you should or shouldn't wear, but noting the outfit pairings women over 40 gravitate towards is often intriguing given their experience building chic wardrobes over the years. So on that note, we wanted to take a deeper look into the denim looks ladies in this age set rely on.

Specifically, we thought we'd turn to the Instagram accounts of some of our favorite over-40 influencers to check out those particularly trendy items they're teaming with simple and classic denim silhouettes. Keep scrolling to uncover six fashionable pieces that look A+ with jeans, complete with a bit of visual and shopping inspiration.

Ribbed Tank


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Sure, tanks could be considered a basic, but the ribbed silhouettes are particularly noteworthy at the moment as a fashion-person staple. Try one alone with jeans or layered with other pieces like with this 'fit here. 

Check Blazer


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It's no secret that a blazer can add instant polish to any ensemble, including a denim look. A slouchy check jacket is modern and chic.

One-Shoulder Top


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Asymmetric and one-shoulder tops have entered the scene again in a major way as a 2020 must-have. Team one with jeans and you have yourself an instantly stylish outfit.

Cardigan Set


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If it's a transitional piece you're looking for, consider a trendy cardigan set. The best part is you can wear the tank on its own with jeans and add the cardigan when you need a little something extra.

Tie Blouse


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Sure, your standard button-down is a no-fail choice this season, but so are tie-up blouses for a cool vibe.

Peplum Top


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Yes, peplum tops are back. While a range of the most fashionable silhouettes look A+ with trousers and skirts, they look especially elevated with straight-leg or flared jeans. 

Next, check out the basics a 55-year-old fashion influencer loves wearing with jeans.

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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.