The 8 Best Wardrobe Basics for Women Over 50

Susan Feldman is the founder of One King’s Lane and In the Groove, a style destination where she shares her age-defying outfits and shopping tips. Feldman is also our resident style expert here at Who What Wear and she’s shared everything from the basics she packs for every trip to the style mistakes she won’t repeat. Today, we’ve tapped her to discuss the wardrobe basics she always relies on to look chic.

In a few weeks, I’m turning 65 and as the saying goes: with age, comes wisdom. Over the years I’ve definitely gotten smarter about what items are the most important in my closet. I love a new trend as much as the next person, but at the end of the day these are the pieces I can always count on—they’re the building blocks of my closet. That means they need to be classic, versatile, and are able to be dressed up or down. I look at them as real investment pieces because no matter how much they initially cost, I want them to last. If there’s anything I’ve learned about building out a solid wardrobe, it’s that when you go for quality over quantity, less really is more.

Ahead, I’m sharing my eight forever basics and the exact versions of each that I love.