The Stylish Over-40 Crowd Has Spoken—7 Winter Buys They're Prioritizing

We've said it before and we'll say it again: our fashion friends over 40 are an unlimited source of style inspiration for us. There's just something about this group's seasoned style perspective that always hits the mark. In other words, whether it's the stores they always shop or how they're styling their basics, just get it. That's not to say that we don't also follow a number of fashion people across age groups but there is a certain expertise that comes from years of fine-tuning your wardrobe and we're simply here to celebrate that. 

Seeing as winter is on our doorsteps and the cold-weather can often be the trickiest to dress for, we've tapped this group yet again for a much-needed dose of inspiration as we head into the next season. After surveying the feeds of our favorite 40-plus influencers like Grece Ghanem, Elaine Davis, and Tennille Murphy, we've concluded that the following seven winter-ready fashion items are universally-beloved by them. From the timeless coat style they're backing to the comfortable shoe trend we want to wear on repeat, keep reading to discover how they're wearing each and shop our picks.

1. Classic Wool Coats

There's nothing more classic or elevated-looking than a sumptuous wool coat this time of year. While they're definitely having a bit of a moment right now, a wool wrap coat is ultimately a timeless pick and contributes to a never-ending array of polished winter ensembles.

Fashion people have an infatuation with leather clothing and it's an obsession that we don't see slowing down anytime soon. After all, leather (or faux leather) separates like skirts, pants, and shirts look very fashion with a capital F.

3. Lug-Sole Boots

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No surprise here that one of the year's top boot trends is also a favorite among our over-40 friends. The chunky boot look is practical for the winter, yes, but it also happens to give off a cool street style-approved vibe that feels so right now.

4. Knit Polos

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There's just something about collared sweaters that feel a little more special than your average basic top. Our fashion friends have taken to wearing them with jeans and boots, a winter combo that's made to be worn over and over again.

Can we all agree that our house shoes are the ones getting the most wear right now? I've spotted a number of chic shearling and fur-lined slides and slippers that are taking the mundane shoe category to new levels. 

6. Knit Midi-Length Dresses

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Knit dresses are definitely having more of a moment this year than they ever have and considering how comfortable and useful they are, it's not hard to see why. Ribbed numbers, especially in versatile midi lengths, are proving to be the silhouette du jour.

7. Chunky Turtlenecks

oversize turtleneck sweaters for women over 40



I'm convinced that everyone should have this winter staple on lock in their wardrobes, and the stylish over-40 crowd seems to agree with me. After all, what could be better than cozying up in a chunky knit turtleneck in the dead of winter? Just add some leather pants and cool pants like Yasmin Sewell did here.