7 women to inspire you

01/29/2020

Photo @ Erica_Davies

It is undeniable, there’s been a rise of fashion influencers over 40 on Instagram, and we find their accounts a fantastic source of fashion inspiration. Because, let's face it, finding the right outfit after 40 seems to be an impossible mission. Suddenly our bodies start changing and we don't feel comfortable anymore wearing the clothes and colours we used to wear before. Luckily, these influencers have been doing the heavy lifting for you and have found great styling solutions that you can incorporate in your life.

What can we learn from Influencers 40+?

Having fun and experimenting with fashion shouldn't be over once you reach a certain age. Besides knowing what type of clothes fit them, women over 40 are not afraid anymore to play with colours and prints and try new trends. You can read more about mature women in fashion in the article Guess what, the new fashion influencer is plus 50!

Find out next our favourite Instagrammers over 40:

Tailoring is your friend

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Ines de la Fressange (@inesdelafressangeofficial) on

Ines de la Fressange has basically invented the French Girl style. The muse of Karl Lagerfeld turned fashion designer has always stayed true to her signature masculine-yet-feminine style. She wears sleek tailored suits with crisp white shirts and makes the combo jeans, t-shirt and blazer look super chic. As for shoes, she's rarely seen in heels.

Blue blazer, yellow pastel short sleeves top, wide leg jeans

1- Pinstripe double-breasted blazer by Ganni, 2- Burberry jumper, 3- Jacquemus beige jeans

 

Wide-legged trousers are flattering

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by SophieFontanel (@sophiefontanel) on

Another French influencer we love because of her style and a fabulous wardrobe full of Céline pieces, which she combines with high-street and vintage finds and adds a dash of humour. Fontanel is usually in wide-legged pants that are chic and flattering, especially when your legs aren't as toned as they used to be. You can read more about her in the article Sophie Fontanel, the French Instagrammer we all love.

Pink pullover, blue blazer, blue cobalt pants

  1- MSGM turtleneck 23.1 Phillip Lim trousers 3- M&S blazer

 

Wear colours and prints, no matter your size and shape

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by E R I C A D A V I E S (@erica_davies) on

Erica Davies is not your usual Instagram influencer, and the fact that she doesn't seem to live only on water and lettuce makes her so relatable and inspiring. The wardrobe of the fashion editor turned blogger consist mainly of high-street pieces in bright colours and bold prints. So forget the idea that you have to dress only in black because your body isn't as it used to be. Davies says that "the idea that we have to be a certain size and shape to be deemed attractive seems such an old-fashioned view now." 

Mix wool yellow coat, cropped wool yellow long sleeves vest, striped t-shirt

1- Mango coat 2- AutographMarks and Spencer cardigan 3- Arnold & Co Breton t-shirt

 

Don't be afraid of trying new trends 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by All The Pretty Birds (@tamumcpherson) on

We love the adventurous fashion style of this photographer, editor and blogger. The Milan-based Jamaican says fashion should be about having fun, this is why she's not afraid of playing with volumes, like the knitwear with puffy sleeves paired with flared pants. Fashion-savvy, McPherson dresses up her go-to-pieces with statement coats and accessories such as bold earrings and hats.

Pastel Yellow pullover, blue wide-leg trousers, black leather hair bow

1- & Other Stories leather headband 2- Pinko flared trousers 3- Ganni sweater 

 

Experiment with what's in your wardrobe

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Kat Farmer (@doesmybumlook40) on

"Does my bum look 40", Kate Farmer's fashion blog, has the best name ever, and we would already love her just for that! The stay-at-home-mum who's become a successful influencer likes rediscovering garments in her wardrobe and experimenting to find new ways to wear them. For example, Farmer dresses down an elegant skirt by pairing it with a hoodie layered under a biker jacket and worn-out sneakers.

grey hoodie, black leather aviator jacket, gold pleated skirt

1- The White Company cashmere hoodie 2- Arket midi skirt 3- Ganni leather biker

 

Don't be afraid to be sexy

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Grece Ghanem (@greceghanem) on

Grece Ghanem shows that there's is no age limit to feeling feminine and sexy.  We can see on her Instagram page that, whatever outfit she's wearing, there's always a hint of sexiness in her looks.

leopard coats

1- Stand faux fur coat 2- Bottega Veneta leopard coat

 

 Layering is your friend

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Ven's Wife Style (@venswifestyle) on

Renia Jaz's layering of tonal-based garments results in a modern yet pulled-together look. She usually adds some element of colour through accessories like a statement bag. The fashion blogger says she wants to inspire women of her generation to feel confident to experiment with style.

orange pullover, camel leather skirt, beige and black turtleneck top

1- Acne Studios sweater 2- Marine Serre jersey top 3- A.W.A.K.E. Mode faux leather skirt

Cheers,

MP

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