Summer Clothes Women Over 40 Will Actually Wear | Homebody Capsule Wardrobe

This is my summer fashion hot take, not to be confused with “hot flash” which also plays a role in summer clothes women over 40 will actually wear. Because you spend more time at home than anywhere else and all your travels end up where you started, you’ll get more use out of this homebody inspired capsule wardrobe than any other capsule wardrobe this summer. This multifunctional mix of summer clothes women over 40 love, like a white sundress and trending shorts set proves casual is a style. Like every capsule I create for you, you’ll get my high-low brand mix and list of shopping links for each of the items on my checklist. The checklist includes summer clothes from quality brands that justify why women over 40 should have nice things.


Summer Clothes For Women Over 40


Clothes Women Over 40 Want to Wear

1. White Sundress

A white sundress is something I won’t go without every summer. I found some easy slip-on styles that work well around or by the pool as a swimsuit coverup.

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2. Tank Dress

Trying to look sexy when you’re already “hot” is hard. These cool sleeveless sundresses are perfect solo this summer. Choose a fitted style that rushing in all the right places or or a flowy style with a fitted bodice that’s just as easy to layer over.

Fitted For Under $100

I tried all of these on so I can recommend the best one for you. This style $59 style from the Nordstrom 6 May Drop comes in green, navy-stripe, black, and bright blue. It works especially well on someone tall and straight up and down. If you’re petite and curvy you might like this shorter style available in navy, mauve, white, and grey. I’m 5’4″ and wearing an xxs in this video. It reminds me of this longer looser style from Frank & Eileen. This popular style from Nordstrom that doesn’t require Spanx is almost sold out, but still fully stocked in this neutral olive color. Michael Stars has been a go-to comfortable t-shirt dress brand of mine for years. I love this crew next style with side slit.

Out of all the fitted styles I test drove this one fit the best. Like my favorite leather jacket from the same brand, it runs one full-size small. Once you size up she sits and fits in all the right places.


3. Shorts Set

Shorts and a crisp white button-up are something I wear on repeat every summer, but this year they are popular picks for everyone. Brands from Nordstrom to Amazon are jumping on this “boxer short” bandwagon. When you combine these shorts with a matching button up the options are endless.

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Popular styles and colors from Nordstrom

Madewell


This set is super soft and less oversized. Perfect for Petites.


Sets Under $40


4. Tencel Jeans

It’s probably not fair to call them jeans since they feel and fit more like pajamas. That’s why you’ll find yourself wearing these ultra soft lightweight pants on repeat all summer long.


5. Graphic Tee

Grownups can wear graphic tees too. This capsule includes a roundup from some of my favorite brands. All of these tees are brand new but have that popular retro inspired look.

Graphic tees with green look good with blue, black, or another preppy color like pink.

Ivory vintage-inspired graphic tees

Pastel Prints


6. Summer Sweatsuit

A wide-leg crop pant works around the house and looks good with sandals. You can use the matching pullover for a trip to the grocery store or cool nights and mornings. If you run warm a short sleeve pullover is perfect. You won’t regret upgrading these cozy casual separates with Spanx Air Essentials or my favorites from Frank & Eileen.

My favorite summer styles from Frank & Eileen. Most are available in 12 colors HERE.

I just added this set to my Spanx air essentials capsule.

The Look for Less

8 colors to choose from for your capsule


7. Sports Sandals

When it comes to shoes for summer don’t you just love when fashion meets function? This season sports sandals are all the rage and so comfortable. Styles from brands like Teva and Birkenstock work in the garden or by the pool. I just found an $850 Chole inspired style for only $130 at Nordstrom.

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Teva

Designer Inspired

Birkenstock

23 Outfits With Clothes Women Over Want

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Sample Sets

Trend Setter Over 40

White Sundress

This is a skirt but does double duty as a dress.

Tank Dress

Shorts Set

Tencel Jeans

Graphic Tee

Sport Sandal

Summer Sweatsuit


For the Homebody Who Loves Black

White Sundress

Tank Dress

Shorts Set

Tencel Jeans

Graphic Tee

Sport Sandal

Summer Sweatsuit


For the Petite Homebody

White Sundress

Tank Dress

Shorts Set

Tencel Jeans

Graphic Tee

Sport Sandal

Summer Sweatsuit

Petite Cropped Inseam