I hate it when I hear people say they never go into Express because they think they’re too old to wear their clothes. I’m 46 years old, and I’m here to tell you you’re not too old to shop at Express.
Sure, there are definitely some things at Express that are better kept to the 20-something set – booty shorts, cropped tops, novelty T’s – but there are also great pieces that can work with any wardrobe no matter what your age. The key to shopping at Express in your 40′s is to stick to basic pieces that have just enough edge to make you look on trend. That and wear sunglasses so no one can tell how old you are when they see you shopping at Express. JUST KIDDING!
Seriously though, I’ve been an Express shopper since the store was called The Limited Express. Remember that? The quality, trendiness and value of Express clothing compared to other similar designer pieces keeps me coming back. In fact, I was just at lunch the other day with a bunch of girlfriends from my neighborhood and several of us were talking about the great things we had recently picked up at Express. Their fall collection is one of the best yet and the good news is EVERYTHING at Express is 40% off through Monday, September 2nd, so this is the perfect time to buy!
Here are ten basic items from Express that will update any fall wardrobe even if you’re over 40. Just click on the pictures for details.
I love this faux leather moto for several reasons: 1) It has side panels that stretch to give it a perfectly snug fit around your mid-section 2) It can be worn with everything from skinny jeans to a feminine dress and 3) The price…at $70 this is a steal!! I already own it in red and just purchased this black one.
Leopard print never goes out of style. Need I say more?
The faux leather on this pencil skirt takes it to the next level in terms of trend. Leather is everywhere this season. This is a great update for your wardrobe that won’t break the bank.
I think this is the perfect “cool mom” runaround jacket. Throw this over a t-shirt with a pair of jeans and you’ll instantly look put together and trendy.
I love this street style trench coat with the faux leather sleeves. It’s the perfect twist on the classic trench coat.
Everyone needs a little black blazer. I love the cropped styling – very flattering.
Another staple piece. Since it’s not taboo to wear denim on denim anymore, you can pair this with anything about anything – even a sequin skirt! I love wearing my denim shirt open like a light weight blue jean jacket too.
This semi-sheer crepe top comes in over 24 different colors. Yes, you read it right, 24! It has classic styling and it’s not clingy which I love.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I love my Stella Jean Leggings. I wear them in about every other photo -those and my nude wedge sandals! Check them out here, here and here. They don’t stretch out while you’re wearing them, they wash up great and you can’t beat the price.
I would have bought this top in every color, but since they only offer it in black, I had to settle for one. It has the perfect drapey material and I love the studs on the sleeves. I’ll wear it with everything…mini skirts, jeans, leather pants…
Happy shopping and have a great long weekend!