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You know you’ve discovered a bookmark-worthy website when it manages to combine fashion, beauty, shopping and eye-catching style inspiration all on one addictive site. Obsessory is that cyber spot, but we give you fair warning, get comfy, you’ll want to stay a while!

I felt honored to be tapped by the editors of Obsessory to write a post featuring my top 5 ageless fashion staples you need pronto.  So without further adieu, here’s my collaborative post with Obsessory!

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At Obsessory, we often do fashion pieces dedicated to women of a certain age. Your 20s are for graphic tees, crop tops, and disco shoes, while your 30s are for wardrobe staples with investment pieces that rank high on quality. So, it was interesting to come across Jonet Wooten’s Fabulously Chic Over 50 blog, because she managed to pull together trendy pieces with a seasoned take that’s worth taking a cue from.

That’s why we roped in this mature fashionista for her take on clothes that are ageless. These pieces look fabulous on every woman, erasing a birthdate from the equation; this is exactly why they’re evergreen and worth the money.

Over To Jonet

Fashion, no matter what language you speak or which trend you are currently obsessed with, tells the world who you are. Whether you’re a trendsetter or have a classic taste in style, as we move gracefully into the next chapter of our lives, you realize that the sweet spot lies exactly in the middle. Combine what’s hot with a certified fashion staple, and you’ve got yourself a winner.

So while you should rotate your trendy pieces based on what’s in, the clothes that should occupy prime real estate in your closet are those that never go out of style. Also, spend on your basics—they will serve you well for years, decades even. High street fashion should be reserved for your experimental pieces only.

On that note, here are five fashion must-haves I recommend you always have in your closet, no matter what age, generation, or style decade you’re in:

Palazzo pants

Palazzo Pants

Oscar De La Renta Palazzo Pants

If you’re in search of a trend that’s flattering and makes a bigger statement about your style than basic jeans, it’s palazzo pants for the win! These bottoms have been around since the late 1960s-early 70s, and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. Designers stick to the silhouette while playing with the size of the flare. Wide and flowing, or tailored to an A-line, your palazzo pants with a tank top, blouse, ruffled shirt, or even under a jacket-style top will make you stand out from the crowd. Solid colors are more versatile, but feel free to experiment with off-beat shades and prints if you love the attention.

black blazer



Sofia Blazer

Often mistaken as exclusive to workwear, simply wearing a blazer in a fresher color can help you make layering a playful activity. Think: A yellow blazer with a white tank top and maybe blue or purple shorts. This, versus the black blazer with pencil skirt and a blouse for work. For a day look, play it basic with denim jeans and a simple t-shirt; and for cocktails, turn up the volume with a lace top and killer pair of pumps. See, how the fashion staple can run the mile? Blazers provide the ultimate creative starting point to put together a show-stopping OOTD!

boyfriend jeans

Boyfriend Jeans

Marc Jacobs Boyfriend Jeans

In case you missed the memo, designers want you to ditch your skinny jeans in 2017. The year is all about anti-fits and boyfriend jeans promise to trend on for years to come. They rank high on comfort, which even the fashion week front row patrons are beginning to accept should be the priority. Loose, cuffed and comfy, boyfriend jeans are figure friendly to every shape, and can easily transition from laid-back to polished depending on your mood. My personal favorite pairing: Boyfriend jeans worn with a printed top layered with a cool bomber jacket and some trendy shades.

maxi dress

Maxi Dress

Indah Sail Maxi Dress

Not only is the maxi dress the perfect way to survive hot summer months in style, it’s a clever way to camouflage the bits we’d rather keep under wraps (if you know what I mean). Also, you can transition it into Autumn-Winter by way of clever layering, so this fashion basic is definitely trans-seasonal and a complete must have. Don’t be afraid to go beyond florals—graphic geometric and Aztec prints are big this year. You can wear the maxi on its own, or with a denim jacket for texture and contrast, and add some interesting accessories like a layered necklace or choker, a hat or a fedora, sandals or boots, and a straw bag or large leather tote.

trench coat

Trench Coats

Cotton Trench Coat

Talk about the ultimate classic fashion piece! The trench coat is iconically British and has stood the test of time like no other. This multi-tasking piece is functional as it protects you against the wind and rain, and yet so stylish, it can hold its own even when it’s wrapped and buttoned and your outfit underneath is not visible. The coat has one foot solidly immersed in the statement-making category. Layer your trench over a feminine dress with a sophisticated pair of heels to go the glam route. Or, slay a comfier look with a pair of jeans, loafers and a backpack-style handbag, draping your trench coat over your shoulders for an added layer of cool.

To end I’d like to quote legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent who summed the idea up so beautifully: “Fashions fade, style is eternal”. By investing in a few classic fashion staples, you’ll always be on trend! Xo Jonet

Back to Obsessory

If you loved Jonet Wooten as much as we did, be sure to catch her at Fabulously Chic Over 50. The 55-year-old is a seasoned beauty and fashion expert with her own YouTube channel too. She’s got tips, tricks, and reviews you can learn a lot from. What’s more, she was just awarded one of the Best Fashion Over 50 Blogs on the Planet by FeedSpot. Woot, woot!

To see more fashion inspiration and get your shopping fix, hop on over to Obsessory and tell them Jonet sent ya!

Big hugs and many thanks to our new friends at Obsessory for featuring FCO50 on their website. We are humbled to be in such outstanding fashion and beauty blogger company.

Until next time, darlings, enjoy your own fashion journey.

XO, Jone’t 
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Blogger, Editor at Fabulously Chic Over 50
Jonet Wooten is a 56 year old former investigative newspaper reporter/photographer. She's always in search of the latest and greatest in Fashion, Beauty and Travel, which she writes about on her AWARD WINNING blog. Creator of the popular global fashion series She's Got Style.
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16 Comments on 5 Ageless Fashion Staples You Need Pronto

  1. Nicole
    July 16, 2017 at 3:54 pm (11 months ago)

    Thanks for linking up to top of the world style. Congrats on the blog award.

    • Jonet
      July 17, 2017 at 8:25 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you kindly, Nicole. The award was so unexpected. I am both humbled and so very grateful. Xo Jonet

  2. Cheryl Tucker
    July 15, 2017 at 7:22 pm (11 months ago)

    I have everything on the list but a trench coat. I had a few but got rid of them this spring because they were just getting used. I think I need a newer more modern one. Thanks for joining the Ladies Who Link Up party!Peace!

    • Jonet
      July 16, 2017 at 9:26 am (11 months ago)

      I do love a classic trench coat. I have three in different colors and lengths. Thanks for your comment, Cheryl. See ya next week. Xo Jonet

  3. jacqui
    July 11, 2017 at 11:06 am (11 months ago)

    Love all of these Jonet, but I’m needing a blazer in my life ready for cooler weather. Will be taking a look for one. Thanks for your informative post. x Jacqui

    • Jonet
      July 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm (11 months ago)

      Blazers are the best. Let me know what stylish piece you find, you’ve got a gift, Jacqui! Thanks for your comment, Xo Jonet

  4. Quirky Homemaker
    July 6, 2017 at 9:56 pm (12 months ago)

    Yes, I agree with all of these and I am SO happy that Palazzo pants are back. They were one of my favorite things from the 90s!

    • Jonet
      July 7, 2017 at 8:16 am (12 months ago)

      Oh mine too. Palazzo pants are so comfy and stylish, love them. Thanks for your comment, my dear. Xo Jonet

    • Jonet
      July 1, 2017 at 1:58 pm (12 months ago)

      Trench coats have stood the test of time and are so versatile. Thanks for your comment, my dear. Xo Jonet

    • Jonet
      July 1, 2017 at 10:36 am (12 months ago)

      Thank you kindly, my dear. Xo Jonet

  5. laurie
    July 1, 2017 at 7:06 am (12 months ago)

    I’ve done quite well here! The only item I don’t have are the boyfriend jeans.But my, how gorgeous are those Oscar pants! x

    • Jonet
      July 1, 2017 at 8:29 am (12 months ago)

      LOL, well that no surprise, my stylish friend. You’ve done more than quite well, in my humble opinion! Those Oscar pants are absolutely scrumptious! Xo Jonet

  6. Lana
    July 1, 2017 at 1:40 am (12 months ago)

    Yes, completely agree with all your picks. Although it’s been a long time since I had a pair of palazzo pants – I need to be on the lookout for the right pair!

    • Jonet
      July 1, 2017 at 8:28 am (12 months ago)

      I was in the same boat, hadn’t had a pair since the 80’s. But I was seeing them everywhere and now own two comfy, flowy, fun pairs! Thanks for you comment, Lana. Xo Jonet


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