It goes without saying that the quest for great style doesn't end when you move into your 40s. There are plenty of women we regularly turn to for incredible fashion inspiration who are bringing some major mojo to their mid-life adventures and beyond. Mature fashion influencers, in general, tend to really know their style inside-out. 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 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 and you'll find the women below in much of our content, but it's nice to spotlight this chic demographic with a dedicated story. 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 to see the over-40 fashion bloggers and influencers who inspire our outfits daily.
Jamaican-born, Italy-based Tamu McPherson has long been a part of the street style set and is a well-loved part of the fashion industry. Not only is her personal style a veritable whirlwind of different ideas and looks on a daily basis but this is a woman with many strings to her bow—she is a blogger, photographer, editor, consultant and more. You can never predict what Tamu will wear or get up to next, and that's what's so magical about her.
She also has a spectacular coat wardrobe. What we wouldn't give to borrow a few…
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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 with a directional spin. Think midi skirts in leopard prints, classic dresses in bright hues and a whole lot of playful layering techniques.
Kat makes this Topshop coat look so expensive by pairing it with neutral shades.
Grece Ghanem is the Canadian personal trainer-turned-fashion influencer we just can't get enough of. Her style code is inherently chic (and full of old Celine), but she's not afraid of more out-there trends like Bermuda shorts or neon tights.
Bold colours in simple shapes are a recognsiable Grece move.
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Erica Davies is a former fashion editor, and her years of experience on a fashion desk can certainly be seen in her excellent choice of wares. Bright hues and OTT prints are her style signature, as is her immaculately applied red lipstick. Follow her for affordable style and serious interiors inspiration, too.
Ladylike dresses and colourful coats make up most of her wardrobe.
If you searching for either interesting ways to wear colours together or for working-day looks that will pep up your office wardrobe, then Folake Kuye Huntoon of Style Pantry is your woman. She's recently released her own collection, FKSP, which is full of the kind of bright, tailored staples you'll come to know as her signature.
Waist definition is an essential part of all of Folake's look, and it's something that works for everyone.
We're always looking for ways to channel Scandi style, and one of our favourite outfit resources is Mette. Expect plenty of midi skirts, chunky jumpers, sleek tailoring and an excellent use of bold hues.
Renia Jaz set up her blog Ven's Wife Style to inspire women her age to break the fashion mould. A total chameleon, you never know which trend she'll don next, but one thing's for sure, it's guaranteed to boast some impressive layering skills.
Nordic knits, oxblood leather and white knee-high boots—it shouldn't work but it so does.
We've admired Sophie Fontanel's style for some time now. With her flair for breathing a new lease of life into wardrobe basics, the writer is the epitome of French style in whatever she's wearing. Even when she's got a broken foot. Expect to see her in Old Céline, Hermès and H&M.
When it comes to tailoring and chic separates, Tracey Lea Sayer is your woman. A fashion director, her Instagram page is packed with incredible looks from the high-street matched in quality only by her wit.
Tracey was a loyal fan of the boiler suit before the look was even a vibe.
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Melissa is a mum-of-four whose mirror selfies have earned her a string Instagram following who can't wait to wake up and see what she's wearing next. With an eye for soon-to-be-sold-out pieces, her account is one to check on regularly.