Celebrities Over 40 Swear By These 10 Outfits

We’re inspired by women of all ages, but we often uncover some of the most fashion-forward outfit ideas from those over 40 years old. There is just a certain level of confidence that lies within this set given their years of experimenting with personal style to uncover what works, rather than what's trendy. While we turn to our friends, family, and the street elite for sartorial guidance, celebrities over 40 influence our style as well. 

In fact, after scrolling through a range of imagery recently, it became clear that there are actually 10 outfit formulas we consistently see among this fashionable set. These looks are all easy, effortless, and impossibly sophisticated. Keep scrolling to get inspired by some of the coolest A-listers that are 40 and over—and find your new go-to look (complete with shopping inspo) that will work no matter when you were born. 


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Who: Jennifer Lopez

The outfit formula: suit + T-shirt + booties

Shop a suit:


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Who: Katie Holmes

The outfit formula: long cardigan + tee + straight jeans + ankle boots

Shop a colorful cardigan:


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Who: Victoria Beckham

The outfit formula: turtleneck + leather skirt + knee-high boots

Shop a leather skirt:


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Who: Kerry Washington

The outfit formula: statement coat + colorful dress + heels

Shop a faux-fur coat:


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Who: Cindy Crawford

The outfit formula: moto jacket + chambray shirt + flares + boots

Shop a moto jacket:


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Who: Kate Moss

The outfit formula: blazer + tee + leggings + booties

Shop leggings:


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Who: Sarah Jessica Parker

The outfit formula: black sweater + black midi skirt + pumps

Shop a pleated skirt:


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Who: Kate Beckinsale

The outfit formula: chunky knit + skinnies + black ankle boots

Shop a turtleneck:


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Who: Jane Fonda

The outfit formula: trench coat + patterned blouse + trousers + metallic booties

Shop a trench coat:


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Who: Taraji P. Henson

The outfit formula: LBD + printed jacket + stilettos

Shop a LBD:

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Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.