We draw fashion inspiration from women of every size, shape and age range but everyone loves a special shout out! This week we're taking a look at the women who are slaying their 40s and giving us major style inspiration in the process.
Gabrielle Union never fails to deliver fun, sophisticated and tastefully sultry looks. We're kind of in love with her wardrobe as a whole. Union is definitely making the most of her 40s style.
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Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross is a true style maven. As the offspring of the great Diana Ross, we'd expect nothing less but there's something to be said about her very distinct and uniquely epic fashion sense. Tracee's fearlessness allows her to experiment with so many different trends, keeping her ahead of the curve.
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Garcelle Beauvais has always been fancy! Her ultra feminine style aesthetic with a dash of edge makes her one of our favorite stars to takes cues from.
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Regina Hall doesn't miss a beat when it comes to fresh, fun and flirty looks. Whether she's all glammed up or super casual, Regina brings it.
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Taraji P. Henson
Oh Taraji P. Where do we begin? We'll just start by saying that anyone that can carry the over-the-top looks from Empire's Cookie is automatically a style maven. Taraji is another stylista who can float seamlessly from casual to full on fierce because it's really all in her larger-than-life personality.
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Oh how we love Niecy's style. She just never dissapoints. When we think of what it means to be 'snatched' Niecy Nash is the name that comes to mind! Her killer wardrobe is tailored perfectly to celebrate and show off her killer curves.
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Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith not only refuses to age, but she simply won't slow down when it comes to slaying. The perfect mix between luxe and cooler-than-thou, Jada's delivers style inspo for those of us who love a good gown and wouldn't mind owning a pair of grillz.
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Mary J. Blige
MJB may be known for her dance moves and classic music but she's been killing it fashion-wise for quite some time. Not only is she a favorite of designers because she's open to trying different things, we'd be willing to bet that there's not a thigh-high boot game stronger than hers.
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Nia Long is another diva in her 40s who just simply won't age. We love her girly yet super cool take on style.
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Sanaa Lathan is every guy's celeb crush for a reason! The actress always comes with the sophisticated and sultry fashion moments. Work, Sanaa!
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Queen Latifah is yet another woman who effortlessly transitions between laid back and glam moments. The Queen is never over the top but always manages to inspire us to drape our curves in the finest clothing.
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Tasha Smith's acting chops may be what gets her the most attention but there's something to be said about her flirty and chic take on style.
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Nicole Ari Parker
Our favorite thing about the always gorgeous Nicole Ari Parker's style is that she's never afraid to play with prints, silhouettes and textures. She's also well versed in the appeal of a good lace moment.
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If your style is all about simple statements with a touch of flair, Tisha is your girl! The actress' wardrobe is chock full of pieces that are understated at first glance yet impactful.
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Regina King is one of our favorite glam girls. There's something about her aura that exudes old Hollywood and seeps into her style statements. If you're looking for timeless fashion inspiration, Regina King should be your go-to lady.
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Essence Atkins' penchant for bold prints, eye-popping color and ultra feminine cuts, make her one of our favorite stylistas.
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Wendy Raquel Robinson
Wendy Raquel Robinson is another lovely lady in her 40s whose huge personality transfers to her wardrobe. Just like her infectious spirit, Wendy isn't really about the low key, minimal moments. Give her the flair, the color, the sparkle and the texture and she really shines.