In English | By the time she hits her 50s, every woman has a fashion formula that makes her feel stylish , comfortable, and confident. When we finally find a “look” we like, we stick with it and buy specific items over and over again that become our hallmark, like striped boat necks and leopard print shoes. But the real secret to personal style, for savvy shoppers and wearers like us, is to never let it look out of date. These 10 celebrities have a distinctive style of their own. Take a look and get inspired.
1. Sharon Stone: LA Glam
Stone, 61, gives sophisticated suits and jackets a sporty edge by pairing them with racing pants and trainers, adding a touch of classic Hollywood with red lipstick, a sleek off-the-shoulder blonde bob, sunglasses and a fine leather bag. Everything she wears has unexpected details: her bags are bright blue or red, the black leggings are pirate cut, the ones she wears with an oversized hoodie, the sweatpants are long and baggy, and the jacket hits to the waist to give it shape. What makes this style work is the theory of the attraction of opposites.
2. Sarah Jessica Parker: eclectic and colorful
Parker, 54, splashes everyday jeans and dresses with glitter, color and detail. Her super-long locks — a mix of brown and blonde — hint at a preference for extremes, but it’s the fairytale midi dresses, the voluminous skirts, the Mary Janes with big sparkly buckles (she even wears them with purple socks!) and tailored plaid coats in contrasting colors that tell your style story. Even basic overalls get a magical touch with folded boots and a girly top. What makes this style work is a fearless attitude and a sense of creativity when dressing.
3. Tracee Ellis Ross: fabulous in tailored garments
Ross kicks off her style with an amazing cloud of textured hair that is sometimes knotted, in a bun, twisted, or braided. We then see her dressed in oversized, structured suits and jackets, with sneakers, message T-shirts and sweatshirts, and dressed in shorts and heels. Ross, 47, accessorizes pinstripe jackets and statement coats with a belt or rolling up the sleeves, and even makes chic couture jumpsuits and funnel-neck vests look everyday. What makes this style work is treating serious clothing casually and vice versa.
4. Jennifer Aniston: in black and minimalist
Aniston stays true to a color theme of black as the basis for her clean, modern wardrobe of dresses and stark jeans (she occasionally ventures into white). The uniform from him in totally neutral colors from him is designed to stay on trend, with each garment carefully crafted in terms of cut and detail (especially necklines) and the ability to highlight his very toned and fit silhouette. There are no baggy, oversized pieces in this wardrobe, but on the occasion that 50-year-old Aniston wears a midi skirt or wide-leg pants, you’ll see her pair them with a form-fitting top, giving her gives definition. What makes this style work is staying within one color palette, so mixing old and new pieces is a snap.
5. Julianne Moore: bohemian and chic
Moore, 59, likes to add a touch of comfort to her style: long skirts, midi dresses and wide leg pants are her go-to recipe for looking good and feeling fashionable. He wears baggy sweaters with pleated skirts, pleated dresses with baggy leather boots, and even adds a roomy cocoon-shaped raincoat with his leggings. Moore’s accessories are just as laid-back, like trainers, walking wedges or ankle boots, and hands-free crossbody bags or a backpack. What makes this look work is that he chooses light, beautifully detailed pieces that flow and drape well.
6. Cindy Crawford: impeccable pants
Crawford lives in jeans and pants, but his strategy for appropriating this look is to set them apart from the ordinary. She achieves her style with button-down and button-down blouses, rather than T-shirts, often tucked into pants for a casual edge to the outfit. A leather biker or velvet jacket adds a rock ‘n’ roll vibe, while ankle boots or strappy heeled sandals keep the look consistently modern. She notes how Crawford, 53, prefers mid-rise jeans and pants to high-waisted ones (details count), and adds a belt or girdle at the hips to highlight her shapely silhouette. What makes this look work is the repetition of timeless pieces with updated fabrics and fits for a fail-safe formula that’s easy to wear anywhere.
7. Brooke Shields: successful in tube dresses
Shields loves simple sheath dresses and has made this classic her signature. There’s nothing complicated about a style that leaves you ready to go in seconds and requires nothing more than a change of shoes to alternate between day and night. What makes this style of dress (or any other style of dress) work as your signature look is the focus on necklines, sleeves, and height that flatter your body and colors that draw compliments: Shields, 54 years, she generally prefers sleeveless styles with high or V-necklines and colors white, black or shades of gemstones.
8. Christie Brinkley: subtly sexy
Brinkley, 65, doesn’t just wear her clothes, she mixes them up at her convenience, just like fashion editors do. At first glance, she may seem like her clothing choices don’t have much in common, but she takes a look at the way she wears them and they fit. She selects straight or flared full-length pants, short dresses, and even shorts to show off her long legs. Tailored sweaters, shirts, and jackets have a V-neckline to elongate her neck, flatten a full bust, and provide an understated peek at cleavage; hey, this is Christie Brinkley! What makes this look work is choosing clothes that work for your body rather than trying to make your body look good in everything.
9. Meg Ryan: Urban Avantgarde
Ryan, 58, favors minimalist separates with a utilitarian twist. It’s a low-key, high-fashion style that relies on independent labels and unstructured pants, jackets and skirts, accompanied by Birkenstocks, trainers, combat boots, messenger bags and captain’s hats. There’s a free, laid-back look to everything from Ryan’s signature layered locks—now longer with a wavy texture—to the cropped pants and dark floral midi dress. What makes this look work is choosing elegant, understated pieces in muted shades of black and charcoal that work beautifully and never look over the top or too “fashionable”.
10. Kris Jenner: Simplified Outfits
Jenner makes a crisp structured jacket and pants her go-to solution for work and socializing. It’s an Instagram-worthy uniform that doesn’t fit any season and provides plenty of opportunities to mix and match leather, prints, and belts. Jenner, 64, keeps the look interesting by varying the jacket from single breasted to double-breasted, trendy to trench coat-inspired. What makes this style work is the desire to continue integrating new pieces as fashion goes through its cycle or change. Jenner even recently tried out an asymmetrical skirt with a belted military-style jacket, tights and knee-high boots; exploring styles is a formula in constant evolution, it is not an infallible recipe.