Of course, the quest for great style doesn't end when you move into your 40s. There are plenty of women we often turn to for incredible fashion inspiration who are bringing some major mojo to their mid-life adventures and beyond. The thing about the "older" fashion influencers in general is that they really know their look inside-out by this point. They're not wearing something because it's now suddenly in; they're wearing it because it suits them and fits in with their own style mantras and wardrobes. This means one all-important thing that we can learn from: The clothes never wear them.
All over Instagram, these over-40 fashion bloggers are making their mark, so it seems right for us to round up the chicest right now. Not only do they have the hippest closets going, but they've also taught us a thing or two about how to really put together a winning ensemble. From minimalism to bold hues, there's bound to be something that fits every taste—no matter your age. Keep scrolling for our guide to the best fashion and clothing inspiration for women over 40 (and under 40 for that matter).
Created by law professor Lyn Slater, Accidental Icon is where you want to go if you're into monochrome looks with a slice of avant garde. Think experimental Japanese designs paired with chunky jewellery.
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Having amassed an incredible following of over 2 million on Instagram, Baddie Winkie is easily one of the most popular fashion bloggers. But don't expect to see grandma-chic looks. Baddie is all about bold and beautiful colours, from pink bomber jackets to body-con dresses with fun prints. Essentially, anything goes.
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If you want full-on glamour, Colleen Heidermann is your woman. She's often pictured in flowing gowns that show off her shoulders, with a stripe of red lipstick and her bright white hair in a bouffant. Perfection.
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Carelia's Instagram bio says it all: encouraging women regardless of their wardrobe size, age or body shape to #DRESSFUN. Her outfits always have a point of interest without being wacky—and you'll find yourself shopping along the way.
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Hailing from Málaga, Spain, Mis Papelicos blogger Sacramento Amate is a lover of outlandish prints. Her site is a great place for inspo when you're thinking about vintage shopping too.
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As well as the incredible blog name established by Kat Farmer, this is also a place to find inspo for wardrobe staples. Go here for when you need a new trench, Breton top or pair of jeans.
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Perhaps the most high profile is French blogger and illustrator Garance Doré. The street style star has been going for 10 years and is renowned in the industry. Her style is classically French, but with a twist, as she lives in both New York and L.A. Think luxurious cashmere, tailored trousers and elegant stilettos or classic ankle boots.
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If classic designer investments are your kind of vibe, then you need to be introduced to Annmarie of Fashion Mum of 40. She's a style-loving mum of two who knows which clever pieces to rely on every day.
Want more? Check out our guide to the best fashion blogs around right now.