8 Style Snafus Celebs Over 40 Never Make

We’re inspired by women of every age. Despite the industry’s laser focus on what’s youthful and new, celebrities over 40 in particular often step out in some of the most forward looks, having really been able to hone in on their personal style over the years. Given their decades of sartorial experience, there’s clearly a thing or two to learn from this trendsetting crowd regarding what styling mistakes to avoid.

In fact, after scrolling through recent imagery of some of our favorite fashion A-listers, it became evident that celebs over 40 basically never give in to some of the most common style snafus. We’re showcasing the vibes we’re inspired by on a daily basis from the likes of Victoria Beckham, Kerry Washington, and more. Keep scrolling and get inspired to embrace your style—no matter where your birthday falls.

Snafu they avoid: Skipping forward silhouettes like open-toe boots

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On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham sweater ($690), skirt ($1990), and sunglasses

Snafu they avoid: Not pushing the boundaries, like with leather on leather

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On Celine Dion: Thom Browne bag

Snafu they avoid: Being okay with breaking the rules by tucking jeans into booties

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On Kerry Washington: Mansur Gavriel Wool Cashmere Oversized Coat ($678); Tanya Taylor Eloisa Sweater ($365); J Brand jeans; Stuart Weitzman boots

Snafu they avoid: Not forgetting about silhouette, like adding a belt to accentuate the waist

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WHO: Sarah Jessica Parker

Snafu they avoid: Being afraid to wear sneakers with anything

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Jennifer Lopez: Sally LaPointe sweater and cropped pants; Valentino sunglasses; Anya Hindmarch sneakers

Snafu they avoid: Not going for metallics during the day

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WHO: Jane Fonda

Snafu they avoid: Not being afraid to embrace bold colors

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WHO: Yolanda Hadid

Snafu they avoid: Allowing a loose tee to cover their waistline

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On Cindy Crawford: Acne Studios Jensen Boots ($560); Saint Laurent bag