5 Jeans-and-T-Shirt Outfit Formulas Women Over 40 Swear By

T-shirts and jeans just go together. The simplicity of a lived-in tee in a breathable cotton fabric married with the timelessness of a pair of jeans is the style equivalent of bread and butter. Take all of that and team it with a dose of style experience by way of women over 40 and what do you have? As it turns out, a whole lot of great style advice.

We turned to Instagram to find out the formulas for how our favorite influencers over 40 are wearing their tees and jeans these days. Many of these chic women are going the blazer approach (as you'll learn below) but a few are also turning to bright, bold accessories and a slew of laid-back layers as well. Ahead, see seven outfits to help refresh your tee-and-jeans collection, and shop our picks to get these influencers' spot-on looks. 

Renata Jazdzyk proves sometimes all you need to look perfectly polished is a classic white tee and blue jeans. Follow her lead and complement the pairing with a structured blazer and loafers.

Tennille Murphy gives her tee and jeans the fashion girl treatment with the subtle-yet-stylish addition of an easy blazer and statement-making chain necklaces. To finish, follow her lead and grab your favorite beaded bag.

Grece Ghanem's printed-tee–and–creamy-denim look is an effortlessly chic outfit to pull out once summer rolls around. The monochromatic bottom half of the ensemble feels fresh and seasonally appropriate, to a tee. 

Kim Mitchell went for a look full of both tailoring and relaxed pieces. If you're in the mood to look casual, but not too casual, a structured blazer is always a good way to meet those two aesthetics in the middle. 

Clearly these women love a blazer and denim moment, and Cathy Williamson is no exception. While her blazer is important here, so are her accessories and graphic tee. 

Next: The chicest women over 50 told me the fashion mistakes they'll never repeat.

This post was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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