The fashion industry can be a little obsessed with youth, whether it's the latest up-and-coming designer or the young model spotted on the streets of London. However, thanks to inventions such as Instagram, women of all ages have been given a platform from which to show off of their style—and it's about time.
As much as we love the thrill of discovering fresh talent, you can't beat the style authority of someone who has spent years experimenting with their look and honing their wardrobe. And, when you combine this seasoned understanding with a personal love of fashion, it can have a pretty powerful result. Who better to look to for fashion advice?
From Vens Wife Style's high-impact tailoring to Mette's elevated staples, there are so many over 40 influencers that I look to for inspiration. While each person has their own unique flair, I've noticed that many of their outfits have certain things in common. Covering everything from statement-making hues to chic accessories, these styling rules are super simple yet so effective. Scroll down to see my pick of the best.