You know how sometimes you see a woman and right away you want to be her friend? She may be untouchable, but somehow, she doesn’t look it. She looks just like someone you should know. There she is on your TV screen or in a page of Vogue, looking straight at you. You know what she’s thinking: Hey, let’s hang out! Let’s go shopping together! 

There are a few female celebs we’d love to befriend. Like us, they’re over 35 and by now, they’ve nailed it: They each have a signature style they’ve made their own, setting the standard for the rest of us plebes. Bold, beautiful and yes, brazen, these celebrities have left trendy behind and wear clothes that show who they are. We’d love to catch up with them and find out what makes them tick—you know, over lunch. At the mall. So can’t we tweet them and make a date?


1. BAD GIRL GONE GOOD: Angelina Jolie, 39

Why She’s Brazen:  Gone are the wild drug days and swapping vials of blood. Busy lobbying as a UN Special Envoy for Refugees and bringing attention to genetic cancer testing for women, this star is at the top of her game. She somehow still manages to look glamorous while juggling a big family and career as a director/producer and Hollywood headliner. Oh, and she’s also named one of the world’s most powerful women in a little magazine called Forbes.

Signature Style: Majority of the time you’ll catch her in all black with simple ballet flats, jeans and a comfy T-shirt. She’s expert at vamping it up on the Red Carpet, usually with lipstick to match, and a slit cut up to there. We already know this woman goes after what she wants, and her style shows it. No shyness here.

What She Can Teach Us: How to keep it simple while still standing out.



Ivan Grundahl slip dress, 295; Charlotte Jersey cardigan, 69; Aldo flats, 60; Kate Spade necklace, 65; Michael Kors Aviators, 150

2. THE HIDDEN GEM: Amal Clooney, 37

Why She’s Brazen: An award-winning, multilingual British lawyer (specializing in international law, human rights, extradition, and criminal law), activist, and author. She’s also known for finally snagging Hollywood’s most notorious bachelor and turning him into a Trophy Husband. We still love you, too, George.

Signature Style:  Whether she’s on her way to a high profile legal case, sailing the blue seas, or just doing some window shopping, this vogue-featured style icon is always perfectly polished with her flawless outfits and signature blow out. We have a bit of style envy. Just a tad.

What She Can Teach Us: Looking classy is always trendy.




Choies white skinny trousers, 42; Splendid sleeveless blouse, 165; Sandro black cotton jacket, 140; Jimmy Choo flats, 705; Color block tote, 135; Prada sunglasses, 310

3. THE TRIPLE THREAT: Jennifer Lopez, 45

Why She’s Brazen:  From her numerous chart topping albums, movie hits and claim to fame as favourite American Idol host, she’s now also conquering the fitness world. Fresh off yet another failed romance and looking as fierce as ever, this ‘fly girl’ continues to reinvent herself so easily, Madonna is taking notes. #JennyFromTheBlock.

Signature Style: The ultimate style chameleon, Jennifer Lopez is not afraid to mix and match and dare to bare. Can we just take a moment to sigh at that green Versace dress from the Grammys? With her age defying body, she always kills it on the Red Carpet but its her street style that’s the real trend starter. Who else could make heeled work boots with cargo pants look runway-worthy?

What She Can Teach Us: Age is just a number, particularly when it comes to fashion.

Long Sleeve Romper, 46; Michael Kors pumps, 256; Long pendant necklace, 50; Short pendant necklace, 30; Diamond accent wide ring, 28;Monica Vinader gold ring, 185; Monica Vinader stone ring, 140;Black/Gold bamboo bracelet, 795; Black Python bracelet, 365


Why She’s Brazen: Love her or hate her, you have to give Kris Jenner some credit. The self-proclaimed ‘momager’ took her daughters leaked sex tape and turned it into a gold mine. She’s got her very own production company, she manages the rest of her children’s careers, she’s published a cookbook, has tried TV hosting and is now helping her ex-husband transition into a woman. All while dodging the pesky paparazzi with a smile on her face.

Signature Style: You’ll never catch her wearing anything but designer labels and can you blame her? No matter where she is, she’s getting her photo taken. We do love that she still struts what E! bought her, even at 59.

What She Can Teach Us: Always have your style game on point. You never know who’s watching. PhotoGrid_1430529810240 PhotoGrid_1429896463648  Chloe metallic tweed jacket, 900; BCBG basic white tee, 59; MCQ white distressed jeans, 120; bebe taupe booties, 120; Chain strap purse, 38; chain coin belt, 43; Steve Madden sunglasses, 24; faux pearl bracelet, 20; pearl stud earrings, 37; Chanel brooch, 610

5. THE GIRL NEXT DOOR: Sandra Bullock, 50

Why She’s Brazen: 50 and fabulous! She wasn’t named People magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World for no reason. She’s shown what it takes to conquer Hollywood in the classiest way: taking on respectable movie roles and winning our hearts with her down to earth personality, steering clear of anything that’ll evoke public backlash or gossip even when divorcing her serial cheater man. Take note young Hollywood: That’s how you do it.

Signature Style: She turns heads at every event with her glamorous gowns and sartorial chicness. But see her walking down the street and you wouldn’t even recognize her. This laid back beauty prefers doing her shopping in T-shirts, cargos and sneakers, and it makes us really want to join her.

What She Can Teach Us: Wear what makes you comfortable.

Vanessa Bruno cropped pants, 465; Baily 44 blouse, 90; Guess leather sandals, 140; snake print belt, 8; wrap watch, 170

About the author

Despina Danishwar

Media and fashion have both always been present in my life, and I'm extremely fortunate to have worked in both industries. I've gone from Technical Director to Wardrobe Consultant at The Weather Network and a buyer's assistant at TJX Canada. I'm currently in my happy median...Public Relations. I'm happy to also be called a wife and mommy to two little divas

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