How to Wear Joggers in a REAL OUTFIT over 40

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how to wear joggers in real outfit over 40


It’s time to face a REALITY check.

For many of us, daily dressing looks a little (READ: HUGELY) different from this time last year.

I must admit that I consider myself one of the LUCKY ONES.

I get to leave my home to go to work.

Despite the fact that I work in a hospital lab (and wear a Lab-coat and face-mask all day) I still enjoy dressing for this occasion.

Yes, I called heading out to work an ‘occasion’ because it feels like it is!

Dressing for work is still fun.

Not so much DRESSING UP for work (comfort is key, of course) but certainly creating an outfit and enjoying wearing it.

I get to wear REAL CLOTHES (Including proper outdoor Shoes) and use a BAG.

{Remember Handbags Ladies?}

So, with that being said, the VIBE of this outfit is a REALISTIC off-to-work look.

  • Simple.
  • Comfortable.
  • Practical.

However, please don’t worry if you’re working from home (or not working at the moment)…. The vibe of this look will be much the same… just swap out the boots for some slippers, thick socks or trainers.


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*Lost your style MOJO?

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Today’s outfit has everything I need for work.

  • Comfort.
  • Removable layers for various temperatures.
  • My Personality.

Let’s break it down.

Starting with a SHOCKER……I don’t have ANY thermal base layers on today!

{I know!!}

COSY joggers and a fitted polo neck top make up the backbone of this look.

These are modern shapes for 2021 that can be worn by ANY AGE.

I’ve added a pair of chunky-heeled boots.
Comfortable BUT just lifting this look out of the sloppy zone.

A chunky wool cardigan adds warmth and an OVERSIZED BURGUNDY COAT adds just enough grown-up-chicness to smarten up an otherwise super-casual outfit.
While still looking quirky and fun.

A cosy cashmere hat and a green cross-body bag finish the look off nicely.

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WOOL KNIT: past season H&M Premium.


NYLON and LEATHER BOOTS: Clarks… A few years old.

SOCKS: French Connection (very old)



GREEN TOP: Charity shopped a few years ago.

CASHMERE HAT: Gifted a few years ago from Italy in Cashmere. Still going strong.

NECKLACE: Vintage (my MIL’s)

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If you also want to make your joggers into a REAL outfit (like me) I certainly don’t want you to feel like you have to SHOP in order to recreate (or be inspired by) ANY outfit you see online.

{Although I’m guessing that if you have landed here you may already own some joggers and possibly be over 40?}

If not, it’s no problem at all… you can wing it with me!

Let’s start with the basics….

Any style or colour of JOGGERS will work here, even leggings if you’re not a joggers fan.

Whatever to own.

Whatever style and colour you love.

If you struggle to feel modern (and NOT FRUMPY) in joggers try sizing up to give yourself room at the thigh, giving a more oversized, modern and effortless look.
Tight thighs on your joggers can look seriously FRUMPY and make you look chunky.

The green top can be swapped for ANY form-fitting top you own.
Any colour you like.
Short sleeves.
Long sleeves.
Even sleeveless… Depending on your climate of course.

{I love the look of a vest top and joggers}

A close fit to your top half is key.

The combat-like boots are my hero item here, but yours don’t have to look like mine.

Trainers would look great.

Sliders, sandals or even slippers.

The oversized coat could be swapped for anything you like.

Coat, cardigan, jacket, duster…. whatever floats your boat.

Anything that you love and is practical for your REAL life.

Please say hello in the comments below OR Tag me your joggers look on Instagram @fakefabulous 


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I’d love to know how your circumstances have effected your outfit choices compared to this time last year?

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