10 Skinny-Jean "Mistakes" Celebs Over 40 Never Make

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We're all well aware by now that skinny jeans are timeless and ageless. Some of the most stylish celebrities over age 40 are proof of that. The thing about women in this age group is that they've honed their style over the years and know what works (and doesn't work) for them. For that reason, it's wise to follow their lead and build your own arsenal of skinny-jean outfits inspired by them.

With those years of sartorial experience under their belts, it's evident that celebs over 40 have learned which style "mistakes" to avoid and which to make on purpose. (That said, "mistakes" are certainly subjective, according to your personal style.) You're probably ready to just see what those avoidable, yet chic, "mistakes" are, so keep scrolling to see how celebs like Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez, and Kate Moss master wearing skinny jeans.

Mistake They Avoid: Letting an Oversize T-Shirt Cover Their Waistline

WHO: Cindy Crawford

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Daydreamer Led Zeppelin 1975 Tour Tee in Vintage White ($69)

Mother The Looker Jeans ($218)

Mistake They Avoid: Shying Away From an All-Black Outfit

On Kate Moss: Saint Laurent sunglasses; Siwy jeans

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Mango Relaxed Fit Suit Blazer ($120)

Levi's Wedgie Icon Fit Jeans ($98)

Mistake They Avoid: Wearing Distressed, Ripped Skinny Jeans That Compete With the Rest of Their Outfit

On Kerry Washington: Mansur Gavriel coat; Tanya Taylor sweater; J Brand jeans; Stuart Weitzman boots

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Apparis Belted Wool Coat ($310)

Everlane Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Button Fly Jeans ($78)

Mistake They Avoid: Not Using Chic Accessories to Add Interest

WHO: Jennifer Aniston

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Soko Code Collar Necklace ($88)

Rachel Comey Thin Estate Belt ($160)

H&M Skinny High Jeans ($20)

Mistake They Avoid: Getting Proportions Wrong

On Keri Russell: The North Face jacket

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Mango Feather Down Hooded Coat ($130)

Madewell 10-Inch High Rise Skinny Jeans ($75)

Mistake They Avoid: Only Wearing Them With Casual Shoes

On Jennifer Lopez: Hermès bag; René Caovilla Xtra Sneakers ($950)

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René Caovilla Xtra Sneakers ($980)

H&M Shaping High Ankle Jeans ($60)

Mistake They Avoid: Wearing Ill-Fitting Skinny Jeans

On Katie Holmes: Chanel bag; Gianvito Rossi shoes

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H&M H&M+ Shaping High Jeans ($60)

Mistake They Avoid: Only Wearing Them With Neutrals and Basics

WHO: Yolanda Hadid

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Free People Seasons Change Sweater ($148)

Madewell Button Front Crop Skinny Jeans ($42)

Mistake They Avoid: Always Pairing Them With Casual Pieces

On Kate Beckinsale: Re/Done T-shirt; Alaïa boots

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ASOS All Rounder Blazer in Gray Check ($48)

H&M Shaping High Jeans ($60)

Mistake They Avoid: Wearing the Wrong Shoes for Their Pant Length

On Nicole Kidman: Converse sneakers

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Citizens of Humanity Good Legs High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans ($258)

Converse Chuck Taylor Low Top Sneakers ($50)

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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