Over 40 fashion blogger wearing a linen blazer with a white tee and magic pants from Frann Golde as examples of the best basics for spring 2024.


Hello Ladies! Welcome back to my Spring Trend 2024 series. We’re on the cusp of the season and it’s time to freshen up our wardrobes with some chic and stylish pieces; But this season, we’re doing things a little differently. Instead of sticking to the same old staples, we’re diving into the world of “Not-So-Basic Basics” – those versatile essentials with a twist that will effortlessly elevate your look.

Keep scrolling for 2 fabulous looks comprised of some of the hottest closet staples for spring 2024 and see why they’re WAY beyond basic!

Dallas fashion influencer wearing a stretch denim jacket with grey stretch pants and black booties as examples of the best basics for spring 2024.

Over 40 fashion influencer wearing gray stretch pants with a casual denim jacket and white slub knit tee as a few of the best basics for spring 2024.

Dallas woman over 40 wearing black stretch booties with gray pants, a denim jacket and a white tee.


Casual Style

My first look starts with the original MAGIC PANTS from Franne Golde. Magic, you say? Let’s discuss why:

        • They feature a flattering high waist and a tapered silhouette that creates a slimming effect.
        • They’re made with a high-stretch material and an elasticated pull-on waistband for the ultimate comfort.
        • The back pockets are designed to lay flat so you get the utility and function of pockets without the bulk.
        • Finally, the material has just the right amount of structure, making these pants easy to dress up for the
          office or down for weekend errands.

I styled the magic pants with a casual jersey v-neck tee with the perfect oversized fit and a classic denim jacket. The jacket is also made with stretch denim so it’s incredibly comfortable and the cuffs are button-free, making it a breeze to wear the sleeves pushed up. It comes in 5 gorgeous washes for any time of year and I’m wearing the Indigo shade.

Did I mention these chic booties from Stuart Weitzman? The pointed toe combined with the 3″ heel will do wonders to elongate your legs without compromising comfort. Speaking of comfort, they’re also made with stretch nappa leather which means they’re easy to take on & off and are more breathable than your traditional leather.

All of these items can be mixed & matched to create a plethora of looks that will have you walking confidently through spring and right into summer!

Shop My Look:

Dallas woman over 40 wearing a striped linen blazer with stretch trousers and a loose white button down shirt as a way to style the best basics for spring 2024.

A woman in Dallas elegantly styled a striped linen blazer with stretch trousers, a relaxed white button-down shirt, and white stilettos.

Close up view of a striped linen blazer that is one of the best basics for spring 2024.

Side view of a Dallas woman over 40 wearing a striped blazer with stretch pants and white stilettos.


Elevated Work Wear

My second look is comprised of the same MAGIC PANTS, but this time I’ve styled them into a smart office look that can take you from your desk to dinner in a snap. It starts with a textured linen blazer sporting a gorgeous pinstripe pattern. This jacket has a classic shape and the midweight fabric is perfect for transition dressing.

I styled it over a white button-up shirt that is lightweight and breathable; ideal for those colder spring evenings. It’s the perfect length for a front tuck or can be worn loose for an effortless vibe. I added a pop of color with a stunning Chanel handbag and my white stilettos are from Sarah Flint.

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So there you have it, ladies! – the best basics for spring 2024 that go way beyond. Mix and match with your existing wardrobe staples, and don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. After all, fashion is all about expressing yourself and having fun with your style!

Thanks for reading!