10 Skinny-Jean "Mistakes" Celebs Over 40 Never Make

We're all well aware by now that skinny jeans are timeless and ageless. Some of the most stylish celebrities over age 40 are proof of that. The thing about women in this age group is that they've honed their style over the years and know what works (and doesn't work) for them. For that reason, it's wise to follow their lead and build your own arsenal of skinny-jean outfits inspired by them.

With those years of sartorial experience under their belts, it's evident that celebs over 40 have learned which style "mistakes" to avoid and which to make on purpose. (That said, "mistakes" are certainly subjective, according to your personal style.) You're probably ready to just see what those avoidable, yet chic, "mistakes" are, so keep scrolling to see how celebs like Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez, and Kate Moss master wearing skinny jeans.

Mistake They Avoid: Letting an Oversize T-Shirt Cover Their Waistline

Cindy Crawford skinny jeans

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WHO: Cindy Crawford

Mistake They Avoid: Shying Away From an All-Black Outfit

Kate Moss wearing skinny jeans

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On Kate Moss: Saint Laurent sunglasses; Siwy jeans

Mistake They Avoid: Wearing Distressed, Ripped Skinny Jeans That Compete With the Rest of Their Outfit

Kerry Washington skinny jeans

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On Kerry Washington: Mansur Gavriel coat; Tanya Taylor sweater; J Brand jeans; Stuart Weitzman boots

Mistake They Avoid: Not Using Chic Accessories to Add Interest

Jennifer Aniston skinny jeans

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WHO: Jennifer Aniston

Mistake They Avoid: Getting Proportions Wrong

Keri Russell street style

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On Keri Russell: The North Face jacket

Mistake They Avoid: Only Wearing Them With Casual Shoes

Jennifer Lopez sneakers

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On Jennifer Lopez: Hermès bag; René Caovilla Xtra Sneakers ($950)

Mistake They Avoid: Wearing Ill-Fitting Skinny Jeans

Katie Holmes skinny jeans

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On Katie Holmes: Chanel bag; Gianvito Rossi shoes

Mistake They Avoid: Only Wearing Them With Neutrals and Basics

Yolanda Hadid style

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Mistake They Avoid: Always Pairing Them With Casual Pieces

Celebs over 40 wearing skinny jeans

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On Kate Beckinsale: Re/Done T-shirt; Alaïa boots

Mistake They Avoid: Wearing the Wrong Shoes for Their Pant Length

Nicole Kidman skinny jeans

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On Nicole Kidman: Converse sneakers

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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