Age doesn't really matter when it comes to what you wear—we all know that. Whether you're 25 or 52, you can wear whatever you please. However, it's safe to say that by the time you've been around for 40 or so years, you have probably mastered several wardrobe classics (and the outfit combinations that come along with them). Such is the case with the essential T-shirt–and-jeans formula. It's a duo that's something everyone wears when they're younger, but it still translates to adulthood rather seamlessly. Plus, it's a great option for warm temperatures, which is good news considering we're in the middle of summer.
With this in mind, we turned to some of our favourite over-40 celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Sofia Vergara to see how they approach T-shirts and jeans. Unsurprisingly, what we found was a load of approachable, wearable and polished ensembles that we're replicating ASAP. Scroll down to see how these women wear their tees and denim and shop the picks to test-drive their style in your own wardrobe.
Victoria Beckham proves a camouflage tee can indeed be chic when tucked into a pair of dark-wash denim and polished off with a chic bag tucked under the arm.
An effortless way to dress up your tee-and-jeans pairing, as illustrated by Sofia Vergara, is by tossing a pretty floral jacket on top and accessorising with a structured bag and ankle-strap sandals.
Diane Kruger is always one to watch for elevated basics. When it comes to a tee and jeans, she finishes off her look with a lightweight coat for spring, layered necklaces and a pair of splashy cheetah-print flats.
Is there ever a time we shouldn't be replicating Chloë Sevigny's looks? This easy, everyday outfit gives off a subtle hint of rock and roll with elements like the skinny scarf, square-hardware belt and Western boots.
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Follow January Jones's lead and keep things simple with a classic tee worn with '70s-inspired jeans.
Katie Holmes proves that a tee and jeans can translate to after-hours. Just add some cool extras like a colourful cardigan and statement shoes.
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If you're ever experiencing outfit burnout, know that you can always wear a fitted white tee with skinny jeans and heels and look put-together like Julianne Moore.