Over the years, I have become very selective when it comes to the blogs I follow – especially the blogs curated by fashion bloggers over 40.
I deleted many blogs from my reader a while ago. The ones I still follow boast a strong writer's voice and convey a sense of purpose within the blogging world. For example, take the following group of women. They may all be fashion bloggers over 40; but they all write about fashion in a thoughtful manner, while curating excellent content and boasting an impeccable sense of style. Therefore I present IFB's 2017 top picks, when it comes to our favourite fashion bloggers over 40.
Editor's Note: This list is updated on a bi-annual basis. Please feel free to give a shoutout to your favourite fashion bloggers over 40 in the comments below, if you wish them to be considered for this list.
Seemingly ageless. Incredibly chic. Ridiculously fit. Diane of Fashion on the 4th Floor is one of my current favorites, when it comes to fashion bloggers over 40. Whether she's sporting denim or a killer, shoulder-bearing cocktail dress her positive energy just jumps off of the page . If you're looking for effortlessly chic, classic style inspiration be sure to check her blog out.
If you are petite like Trina, from Petite Style Studio, you will find her blog to be an amazing resource. She's a master when it comes to pairing bright reds and pinks against a muted backdrop. Her blog is worth checking out, regardless of where you fall on the height spectrum.
Samantha, a part-time biomedical scientist, shows how it's done when it comes to color on her blog Fake Fabulous. She is especially talent when it comes to styling accessories, like belts and scarves. Be sure to check out this stylish Scot, if you're looking for some Fall/Winter styling inspiration.
I was always a fan of Lucky magazine (RIP!) and I loved founding editor Kim France's style. On her blog, Girls of a Certain Age, she posts about shopping in NYC (and shopping in any city, in general), along with writing about her favourite designers and current shopping trends. She does an excellent job of relating to her readers, and engages in a dialogue with her community. She frequently asks her followers questions and is quick to respond to comments. It also doesn't hurt that we share a love of clog shoes!
*Photo via Kim France on Instagram
I may not wear color myself, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate it on others. In fact, I especially appreciate it on Catherine from Not Dressed as Lamb. The outfits she wears would be WAY out of my own comfort zone, but she never fails to look beautiful and confident in everything she puts together. Her photography is also gorgeous, and I find huge inspiration in her work.
We have featured Lyn from Accidental Icon here on IFB before. When it comes to her killer style and no-nonsense attitude about life, we say never enough. Lyn is a prolific blogger, Yohji Yamamoto lover and social welfare professor at Fordham University, and her popularity skyrocketed five years ago. Half a decade later, Accidental Icon is still going strong and it's easy to see why.
I'm not going to lie, I'm mostly jealous of Kim's killer handbag collection. I also appreciate her design aesthetic, shopping posts and designer features on her blog, J'Adore Couture. She's also great at mixing high & low in her outfit posts, making her style more accessible. So if you're a fan of both the department store and fast fashion outlets, be sure to check blog out for some inspiration.
One of the best things about Patti's blog, Not Dead Yet Style, is her Monday outfit roundup post. In this weekly feature, she complies a list of various style bloggers and links to their respective sites. It's a perfect post to check out, if you're seeking inspiration or are looking for new blogs to read. And while I love reading about anyone's personal journey, especially as I try to navigate my 40's in style, Patti's thoughts on everything are always fun to read. Not Dead Yet Style is completely relatable any fashion-loving woman, in any age range. I highly recommend you check it out.
I love a blog where you can get lost looking through old posts. And Une Femme, by Susan, is exactly that blog! I frequently go back through her travel posts for ideas on how to pack and her outfit posts for her elegant, minimal style. But I also appreciate her musings on “French chic.” As well, don't forget to read through the comments from her readers. They're very engaged and you can get a lot scrolling through the comments section on Une Femme, in addition to browsing through Susan's excellently curated posts.
Janise redefines the term “put together” on her blog Mama in Heels. Her beauty, fashion and lifestyle tips truly help me, when it comes to leaving the house looking presentable in the morning. I am not exactly sure how this mother of two balances it all – but she looks fierce while doing it!
IFB interviewed Sara from Notes From A Stylist last year, and quickly fell in love with her fashion meets lifestyle blog. This English stylist-turned-blogger writes about everything from how to hone your sense of style in your forties and fifties, to sharing recipes and traveling tips with her readers. Practical yet beautifully curated, we highly recommend check out this blog specifically geared to stylish Baby Boomers.
We know, we know. You probably don't understand German – that's okay, she writes her posts both in German AND in English. Therefore, there is no reason to stop you from perusing Annette's blog, Lady of Style. She does an excellent job of putting together everyday chic outfits, and is great style inspiration for anyone looking to incorporate a bit of European-style into their outfits.
Who Are Your Favorite Fashion Bloggers Over 40?
Let us know in the comments below!
Editor's Note: This post was originally published on April 5th, 2013 by Gretchen Reiter and has been updated by Laura Kell on August 22nd, 2017. Kristen Philipkoski has also contributed to this list.