{VIDEO} Stylish Clothes for Women Over 40 ~ When to Splurge or Save

Trying to put together a fabulous wardrobe on a budget and not sure what’s worth spending your money on? Check out this video. 

Deborah BolandDeborah: Some women just have the knack of looking pulled together and chic whenever they step out the door.  But believe it or not, it is not necessary to have a huge budget and closet to look this way.

One sure-fire way to start building a “wow” wardrobe is to find out what items to invest your money in and what items are worth scrimping on.

Stylish clothes for women over 40

Stylish clothes for women over 40

Tip # 1 Have a Youthful Bustline

One of the quickest ways to look fabulous after 40 is to have a youthful bustline. That’s why it is worth it to splurge on a great bra. Like a house, you need a good foundation. So Get a bra fitting, spend what you need and find a bra that gets the girls off your tummy and back up high so you look perky and sexy.

Tip #2 Don’t Go Overboard with Trends

Trendy pieces come and go. Incorporating a couple into your wardrobe each season  keeps you looking modern and with it, but don’t spend a lot of money what’s the latest new thing. Stores like Zara and H&M carry trendy clothes that are cheery, cheap and perfect to co-ordinate with your more expensive classics.

Tip #3 Spend Wisely on Costume Jewelry

Should you spend much money on costume jewelry? It is a colorful addition to any outfit and a great way to express your personality. I say save your money. Costume jewelry is everywhere and so inexpensive these days it’s best to have a little fun with it but don’t blow a bundle.

Tip #4  Invest in a Quality Purse

And what about your purse? When it comes to looking Fabulous after 40 this is one item you don’t want to skimp on. Spend a few extra dollars for a quality leather handbag because in this department quality shows. There’s a lot of brightly colored bags out at the moment but if you can only afford one purse buy it in a neutral color so it goes with everything year round. You won’t go wrong.

For more ideas on how to look Fabulous even when you don’t have a lot to spend, check out my popular eBook: Chic on the Cheap the Chic: How to Build a Wow Wardrobe on a Budget.



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  1. Joyce cartin says:

    I love your suggestions for ways to look stylish after40. Always great ways I can incorporate into my budget and wardrobe. I am a young almost 65 year old woman with shoulder length hair. Could you perhaps write and show photos of stylish current hair cuts that are chic and modern!!! Not old bubble hair sprayed looks. Thank you