Before we dive in, let’s remember that age is literally just a number—you should wear what you love, no matter the year you were born. That said, we often turn to women over the age of 40 for expert shopping and style inspiration. Because when you think about it, by the time you’ve reached this age, you’ve developed quite the sense of sartorial confidence thanks to years of trial and error. As a result, you’ve most likely developed a wardrobe full of timeless, versatile staples.
On that note, while we recently covered the casual basics women over 40 turn to, we thought we’d take a moment to uncover the night-out basics this set swears by as well. And to get that top-notch inspo, we went straight to the experts—i.e., some the coolest women on Instagram with enviable, fashion-forward feeds. That’s right—Grece Ghanem, Kim Mitchell, Renata Jazdzyk, and Cathy Williamson all shared the going-out basics they rely on to build those top-notch 5-to-9 outfits.
Intrigued? Keep scrolling for a bit of visual and shopping inspiration, and take your after-hours style to the next level.