14 classy summer outfits for women over 50

Summer is here, and it’s one of my favorite seasons for chic outfit styling. The warmer days are the perfect opportunity to wear fun colors, breezy sundresses, linen pieces, and more. However, finding flattering outfits can be challenging when you’re in your 50s. So today, I’m sharing a round up of 14 classy summer outfits that women over 50 can comfortably and fashionably wear. From elegant dresses to stylish linen pants and classy tops, these outfits are perfect for embracing summer while looking and feeling chic.

14 classy summer outfits for women over 50

14 classy summer outfits for women over 50

Sharing a variety of outfits to elevate your summer looks for any occasion so that you feel confident and look timeless!

Jeans and button down Outfit

For women over 50, a go to look that will always have you feeling elevated but comfortable is a jeans and button down outfit. Choose a pair of high quality jeans that fit you well and are flattering. Then, opt for a belt to cinch the waist and add interest. Style this with your favorite button down shirt, and add a pair of heels and your favorite handbag to elevate the look. Also, if you’re looking for a pair of well-fitting jeans be sure to check out my Denim Fit Guide for my favorite everyday jeans.

Jeans and button down Outfit

Black mini dress Outfit

A black mini dress is a staple in my wardrobe, and I’m loving this one because it’s not only a comfortable length, but is also super flattering. Opt for a flowy mini and pair it with your favorite matching accessories. I love to go for sandals and a matching bag for a chic brunch or chic day out look.

Black mini dress Outfit

black maxi dress Outfit

Just like a mini, a black maxi dress is a staple in my wardrobe, not just for summer but year round. Black is so flattering, and I love how flowy this one is, with its flattering sleeves and cinched waist. This dress can be dressed up with heels and a chic clutch or dressed down with sandals and a tote for a comfy summer look.

black maxi dress Outfit | classy summer outfits for women over 50

comfortable shorts set Outfit

This outfit is great for those over 50 to keep you looking stylish and feeling comfortable on the go. Opt for comfy shorts and a matching shirt for your base look. And then drape a sweater over your shoulders, and add your favorite tote bag and subtle accessories. This is a great on the go look that will have you feeling comfy but also looking elevated and put together.

comfortable shorts set Outfit | classy summer outfits for women over 50

white jeans and blue button down Outfit

White jeans are a favorite of mine for summer, and they’re a great way to stay classy and comfortable for those over 50. Then, layer on your favorite button down top. A button down top is my go to when I want something comfortable that will elevate my jeans look. This outfit is perfect for a chic lunch meeting, a casual dinner, or any occasion where you want to look effortlessly stylish.

white jeans and blue button down Outfit

button down and trousers Outfit

If you want to elevate your look to be a bit more sophisticated, simply swap out the white jeans for elegant trousers. Good quality trousers are a must have for anyone over 50. They are a wardrobe staple that can be mixed and matched, while keeping you looking classy. Wear this as a workwear look or for a more elevated occasion this summer.

button down and trousers Outfit | classy summer outfits for women over 50

monochrome white blazer Outfit

When you’re in doubt about what to wear but still want to look stylish, opt for a monochrome look. Monochrome will always look timeless and stylish. This monochrome white blazer and jeans outfit is a favorite of mine. It is elevated and classy, yet comfy. Great for wearing to a lunch with friends or even a casual work meeting.

monochrome white blazer Outfit | classy summer outfits for women over 50

blazer and jeans Outfit

A great way to elevate your jeans looks over 50 is to simply add a blazer. This will instantly elevate your look, making you appear more sophisticated. I’m loving these blue jeans paired with a white linen top and a white blazer. If you’re looking for more Jeans and Blazer outfit ideas be sure to check out my post as well.

blazer and jeans Outfit

white shift dress Outfit

Just like a black dress is a wardrobe staple, so is a classic white mini dress. I’m loving this shift white dress. And the shape is so flattering, especially for those over 50. Style it with your favorite sandals and a matching bag for a day out on the town, grabbing lunch with friends, or any casual outing. This outfit is effortlessly chic and perfect for the summer.

white shift dress | classy summer outfits for women over 50

monochrome white sleeveless sweater Outfit

A monochrome white outfit is always a classy choice, and this color looks good on everyone. Having a good pair of high waisted white trousers is a must. I love to pair mine with a sleeveless sweater for summer to add texture and dimension to my look.

monochrome white sleeveless sweater Outfit

black lace dress Outfit

If you want to elevate your black maxi dress outfits, opt for a lace textured maxi. It will instantly make you look more sophisticated, with the lace being so timeless and classy. Perfect for keeping you chic over 50, style it with heels and a hand bag or clutch for a special occasion this summer.

black lace dress Outfit

black shorts and cropped button down Outfit

If you’re having trouble styling shorts over 50, look no further. This black and white shorts outfit is so flattering and classy. Get a pair of black tailored, high quality shorts and style them with a white button down and matching sandals. This combination makes for a chic and stylish shorts outfit perfect for summer.

black shorts and cropped button down Outfit

knit dress and jean jacket Outfit

When I want a look that’s both flattering and comfortable, I go for a knit dress. It’s so comfy and easy to style. Pair it with a jean jacket for a casual yet elevated look that’s great to keep you chic over 50. This outfit is perfect for a day out or a relaxed evening, combining comfort with style. If you’re loving these summer looks, don’t forget to check out my summer nails for more ideas to elevate your style.

knit dress and jean jacket Outfit

leather pants and button down Outfit

Opting for neutral colors like black and white is a great way to stay looking classy over 50. I love these fun black faux leather trousers paired with a classic white button up. I love how this look is both trendy and timeless, making you feel modern and classy.

leather pants and button down Outfit

How To Dress Fashionably In Your 50s

Finding the Perfect Fit

One of the most important aspects of dressing fashionably in your 50s is finding clothes that fit you perfectly. Well fitted clothes can enhance your silhouette and give you a polished look. Avoid baggy or overly tight clothing. Instead, opt for tailored pieces that complement your body shape.

Investing in Quality Pieces

Quality over quantity is key when it comes to building a stylish wardrobe. Invest in high quality pieces that will last longer and look better. Think of classic items like a well tailored blazer, a pair of high quality jeans, or a little black dress. These timeless pieces can be mixed and matched to create various outfits.

Playing with Colors:

Don’t be afraid to play with colors. While neutrals are always a safe and classy choice, adding a pop of color can bring life to your look. Try incorporating bold accessories like a red shoe or a blue bag as a statement piece in your outfit. If you’re looking for more ways on how to elevate basic outfits don’t forget to check out my post.

Accessorizing Wisely

Accessories can make or break an outfit. Opt for elegant and sophisticated pieces like a statement necklace, a stylish handbag, or a classic watch. These accessories can elevate a simple outfit and add a touch of personality. Remember, less is often more when it comes to accessories.

Embracing Comfort

Fashion doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Choose clothes that not only look good but also feel good. Fabrics like cotton, linen, and cashmere are not only stylish but also comfortable. Prioritize comfort, especially for everyday wear, so you can look good and feel great.

Staying True to Your Style

While it’s great to stay updated with trends, it’s essential to stay true to your personal style. Wear what makes you feel confident and authentic. Your style is an expression of who you are, so embrace it and let it shine.

Do you have any other tips or suggestions? Share your fashion secrets with me in the comments below!

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