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Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker—what do they all have in common? Aside from topping our list of the chicest celebrities over 50, they've all honed in on a strong sense of personal style, and their consistent fashion choices are proof of that. Since celebs over a certain age have figured out their style better than most, it's only natural that they would each have items they wear constantly—and ones that they tend to avoid.
Curious about how they've come to define their own style, we did some research and found seven of 2020's major shoe trends this stylish group is passing on, along with the shoe style each of them wears nonstop. Jennifer Aniston and Sarah Jessica Parker, for instance, always opt for more timeless and classic shoe styles that reflect the rest of their look rather than the most daring, trendy styles of the moment. With that in mind, scroll down to see which shoes for women over 50 these stylish celebrities are wearing and shop similar styles.
Won't Wear: Chunky Sneakers
Will Wear: Retro Kicks
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Speaking from personal experience, chunky-soled "dad" sneakers were always a tough one to pull off. I give major credit to those who succeded in styling them. Instead, wiser celebs like Naomi Campbell have an eye for timeless sneaker styles, especially retro kicks from heritage brands like Nike, Vans, and Reebok.
Won't Wear: Skin-Tight Boots
Will Wear: Slouchy Boots
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Sarah Jessica Parker has the right idea. She styled a pair of slouchy suede boots underneath a maxi dress and topped it off with a long wool coat—and the resulting look is a polished winter outfit we can't wait to re-create. We've seen a shift away from overly tight boots and once-popular sock boots, so SJP's roomier pair feels more relevant than ever.
Won't Wear: Asymmetrical Strappy Sandals
Will Wear: Simple Two-Strap Heels
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You can't deny the impact that barely there sandals had on the fashion world this year. They were everywhere we looked. Despite that, though, the most stylish celebs in their 50s chose simple two-strap heeled sandals again and again. Whether worn with dresses or jeans, they're proving just how perfect this classic shoe style really is.
Won't Wear: Chunky Combat Boots
Will Wear: Sleek Black Ankle Boots
Jennifer Aniston is never one to stray far from her highly edited wardrobe of elevated basics, and the shoes she always keeps in rotation are basic (but never boring) black ankle boots. Oh so wise, Jen.
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Despite the fact that kitten heels are everywhere at the moment, certain celebs, such as Salma Hayek and Jennifer Lopez, never gave up on platforms to begin with. And based on our intel from the runways, platform shoes could be the next big shoe trend. All the more reason to follow suit.
Won't Wear: Sporty Sandals
Will Wear: Flip-Flops
During the warmer months, over-50 celebs can be found opting for—you guessed it—timeless sandal styles. Cindy Crawford is a longtime fan of flip-flops, which she always styles to perfection. Despite the proliferation of sportier sandals we saw this summer, we have a feeling celebs like Crawford won't be straying far from the flip-flops they know and love.