What to Wear Over 40 to the Grocery Store

When you’re out doing errands you want to feel ship-shape about what you have on.  It’s no fun getting that sinking feeling when you run into an old friend and feel that you’re looking frumpy.  It’s happened to all of us!

What to Wear to the Grocery Store

Looking great when you fly out the door does not have to be complicated.  With just a few of the right pieces you can update your casual look in a jiffy.
Here are a few tips on how to go about choosing what to wear if you’re over 40 and going out to the grocery store or running errands:

1)  Start with a striped t-shirt.  As we transition into fall this can mean a 3/4 or even long sleeved cotton top.
2) Your top should be fitted, not baggy.  Find a top that has some stretch in the fabric so it will skim your body.
3) Find a stripe that fits your personality.  These tops come in a variety of colors, like red, yellow or navy and white or cream. Depending on what looks best with your skin tone be aware that those with cool skin tones look best with a stripe of white and those with warm tones look better with stripes of cream.
 4) Bag the blue jeans.  Why not step it up a notch and instead of plain old blue jeans go with a cream or white flat front pant?  Just the color alone will class up your look.
5)  Change out your regular purse for a lightweight tote.  This cream tote really keeps the look feeling clean and elegant but still casual.  The blue piping echoes the blue stipe shirt and pulls this look together.
6)  Try a crazy pop color with this adorable yet comfy flat.  These tangerine loafers are the updated version of a ballet flat and can actually give you a little more support.  If you are not daring enough to try a colorful pair you could easily try a neutral color of brown or navy.
7)  Keep the accessories minimal.  You don’t need much but a casual, long chain with a simple bauble adds a little shine and polish to the outfit.

Please comment below and let us know what your favorite casual outfit is.  Are you going to be shopping for a new one this fall?  I’d love to hear from you!

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9 thoughts on “What to Wear Over 40 to the Grocery Store

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  1. Love this. I always find myself coming here for encouragement when I’m a little bummed out about getting “older” .. boo-hoo!

    Anyway, here’s my burning question that I’ve had all summer … Is it cool to wear your hat in the car while you are driving?? I love hats, and this summer I’d get my little outfit all pulled together, pop on my straw fedora, and jump in the car. Then for some reason, I’d feel all weird driving around town with my hat on in the car, and I’d take it off, even though it’s a really cute hat!

  2. What about trading the white pants with dark wash or black bluejeans with the above outfit? Would that still look classy but not out of whack with the rest of the outfit? Or is it the bluejeans that make you look frumpy?

  3. For me, the summer-ish outfit you show is perfect. I live in Florida, and we’ll still be wearing hot-weather outfits for a couple of months.

  4. That outfit is super cute. I love the blue and orange combo. I have a hard time giving up the blue jeans, however! They are my favorite.

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