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 When it comes to clothing, everyone wants to find the perfect blend of style, comfort, and functionality. If you’re uncomfortable in your clothing, you won’t feel as confident. Fortunately, it’s never been easier to build a wardrobe that’s right for you.

As a mature woman, your closets are probably already filled, but you can revamp it by getting rid of clothes that are no longer right for you and filling it with a few key pieces that will make you feel great. By mixing and matching some of these basics, you’ll have a different look for every occasion.

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Well-Fitting Pants

Pants are essential for staying warm throughout the winter. Unfortunately, many women have pants that are ill-fitting or uncomfortable. While you might be able to get by pairing them with a longer shirt, you’d be better off getting pants that truly fit.

Look for high- or mid-rise pants that have a bit of give. Wide-legged pants look best with tighter shirts, while form-fitting pants look good with tunic-style shirts. Most importantly, you want pants that don’t sag under your bottom or cut into your waist. Take them to a tailor to get the perfect fit.

¾ Halftee

You might be surprised to see a midriff-bearing shirt on a list of clothing for women over 50, but you’ll change your tune when you hear about how women like you are using these shirts. If you’re like a lot of women, your closet is probably filled with shirts that you used to love but that feel a little too low-cut now that you’ve grown older.

By wearing a half tee underneath, you can start wearing all of these shirts again. The half tee offers modest coverage without feeling or looking bulky. Longer sleeves can keep you warmer, but you can also purchase these with short sleeves or as tank tops. As you see the possibilities, you’ll want to purchase a few of these in different colors.

Cardigan Sweaters

It might be cold outside, but people keep their homes and businesses at different temperatures. A comfortable temperature for one person may be too cold or too hot for you. Add hormonal changes into the mix and you can see why cardigan sweaters are a smart move. They allow you to have better control over your own body’s comfort.

Long sweaters that don’t button can give you a whimsical look, while form-fitting buttoned cardigans offer a sharp, professional look. Remember that sweaters themselves can be bulky, so be sure to pair them with a skirt or pair of pants that nicely balances out the weight of the sweater.

A Few Great Dresses

Most dresses are extremely forgiving when it comes to the mid-section, so it’s smart to have quite a few in your closet for those times that you need to dress up. Wrap and sheath dresses in particular can be flattering on mature women.

Of course, you’ll have to cover your legs to stay warm, so invest in some high-quality, thick tights. Some versions are even lined with fleece, which is surprisingly comfortable and cozy without looking bulky.

Functional and Stylish Boots

Winter is the perfect time to wear boots, but you also need to be careful with your selection. Fashionable boots with high heels might look great, but they can be difficult to walk in, especially when there’s snow and ice. You wouldn’t want to fall and break a bone.

However, you can still look great if you choose knee-high boots with a sturdy heel. Just make sure that the soles have good traction to avoid slips. Those who live in areas that get a lot of snow should probably invest in a more functional pair of snow boots, like the ones from LL Bean, then change into stylish boots or shoes after arriving at your destination.

Women of all ages can look stylish when they focus their wardrobes on basics that fit well. Shop smart whenever you’re trying to add to your wardrobe.

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