5 Chic Outfit Ideas for Women Over Age 30

Chic Outfit Ideas for Women Over Age 30


Collage Vintage

Age is nothing more than a number, right? While you should definitely wear whatever you want (whenever you want), style inevitably does vary based on the year you were born. Are you still wearing the same style of jeans in your 40s as you were in your 20s? Probably not. But just because you've passed another birthday doesn't mean your look can't feel just as fresh as that of a 20-year-old's. To prove it, we've highlighted five incredibly fashionable women from 30 years old and on, along with styling tips to master each of their looks. You'll reach for each of these sophisticated outfit formulas time and time again.

Keep scrolling to scope out sleek outfit ideas in your age group. But remember, if you spot something you prefer more in another age range, just go for it—regardless of when your birthday falls.

30s: Amal Clooney
chic outfit ideas


Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images

Looking for a fun but polished ensemble for a night out? Skip the miniskirt and opt for a shorter dress with a lace detail. Give the look a modern twist by adding a long suede jacket and strappy stiletto sandals.

Style this with a white dress for a sophisticated look.

The style of this dress is both flattering and chic.

Pair these shoes with anything from dresses to vintage denim.

40s: Cameron Diaz
chic outfit ideas


Mike Marsland/WireImage

Don't be afraid to go for formfitting clothing in your 40s. Go for a tighter silhouette in one area and balance it out with looser-fitting items elsewhere. We love the idea of slipping into a perfectly fitting pair of skinny jeans and a billowy blouse. Add a pair of ankle boots and you're ready for anything.

Dress your blouse up by adding black trousers and heeled boots.

You'll want to wear these versatile pants every day.

This bracelet instantly dresses up any outfit.

50s: Sarah Jessica Parker
chic outfit ideas


Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images

Off to happy-hour drinks with your colleagues? Keep your look sophisticated and fun with an eye-catching metallic dress. Add a structured blazer, and your day-to-night look is complete.

60s: Mary Steenburgen
chic outfit ideas



Whether you're out with family or running errands, make your off-duty look casual yet put-together. Try pairing a delicate ruffled blouse with your favorite cardigan, then throw on your favorite jeans. Add a pair of ankle boots and you're all set to go.

A must-have in every closet. 

Pairing a white blouse with denim is the ultimate casual-chic combination.

Dress these jeans up for a night out or dress them down for brunch with friends.

Wear these block-heeled boots season after season.

70s: Lauren Hutton
chic outfit ideas


Venturelli/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani

Off to dinner with your S.O. or heading to a celebration? You can't go wrong with wide-leg trousers and tailored separates. So chic and sophisticated.

Create a polished look with this sleek blazer.

Also available in more sizes.

We love the delicate ruffle detail on this blouse.

These trousers are simple yet modern.

Complete your look with these classic loafers.

This post has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.

Related Stories