Best Places To Shop Over 40
I shop A LOT. I mean a lot! It’s a huge part of my job so I’m technically a professional shopper. Pretty much every day, I’m browsing my favorite online retailers to find the best new fashion finds to show all of you! I have a few go-to places I like to check for super chic pieces to elevate my style that I want to share with you…
I’ve also written posts on the best retailers for curvy women, tall women, and petite women.
Saks is another wonderful retailer for higher-quality pieces you’ll wear for years and years. Whether you’re looking for a special occasion dress or need the perfect pair of jeans to fill your wardrobe basics checklist, Saks has everything you could need to find exactly what you’re looking for!
Intermix is my go-to retailer for high-quality, and often, luxury pieces. I can always find a really unique piece I don’t see anyone else wearing. I will say that most of the inventory is pricier but if it’s in your budget, this is a great place to shop!
For more affordable pieces, Express is my favorite! I’ve been shopping at Express for 20 years and love the quality and style! They have a wide range of styles so you can get really trendy pieces if that’s your style… Or grab basics that can really elevate your look! Express is also known for offering a wide range of sizing. You can get short, regular and tall pants and jeans which really helps if you need a special inseam length (like me.) They also have tons of great sales almost every weekend!
Shopbop is another retailer that can be a little pricier depending on what you’re shopping for. They have a good mix of high and lower-end pieces and trendy and basic pieces. This is a great place to check if you need a dress for a special occasion or a new top for date night! They have very fashionable clothes from brands we love like Agolde, Veronica Beard, Ulla Johnson, and so many more!
Nordstrom is a go-to for just about anything! They have everything from basics to special occasion pieces and more. Plus, they have some really great, high-quality brands that are affordable. A few of my favorites are Halogen, Open Edit, and Topshop! They have super simple returns and shipping is usually pretty fast.
I stopped shopping at Banana Republic for a while but with their recent resurgence, new website, and gorgeous, elevated pieces, it’s become a new (again) favorite! While they are known for their gorgeous suiting, they also have really chic everyday pieces that are those basics with a twist I’m always talking about.
At first glance, you might think Revolve is only for younger women. The models on the website show a LOT of skin and there are a ton of really tight-fitting, short, cropped pieces that are not ideal for those of us who are a bit more mature. BUT, I think if you are strategic with your picks and carefully select pieces that are ‘age appropriate‘ … it’s an absolute candy store of fashion! By the way, sometimes women get offended by the words, ‘age appropriate’ so I feel it’s important to clarify. You can wear whatever you want. Truly. Whatever makes you feel like a million bucks. Whatever you feel confident in… go for it!! By ‘age appropriate‘ I’m talking about slightly longer hemlines on dresses and skirts, skipping dresses that show a TON of skin, and opting for those that only show one area of skin or have longer sleeves and more strategic silhouettes. Those are just a few examples, but again, you can wear whatever you feel amazing in!
If you’re looking for very classic basics, I suggest Frank & Eileen, Jenni Kayne, White House Black Market, Everlane, Ann Taylor, and/or J. Crew. I always suggest looking for basics that have some sort of unique detail that elevates them. But if you’re just starting to build your wardrobe with the basics and trying to figure out what your style is, those retailers are great options! If you haven’t gotten your wardrobe basics checklists, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter here. And don’t forget that we share TONS of over 40 styling tips like how to wear shorts over 40, the best swimsuits for women over 40, and so much more so be sure to subscribe to the newsletter so you don’t miss out!
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