We often turn to women over the age of 40 for top-notch style advice. Yes, age is just a number (and you should always wear whatever you want), but it’s women in this bracket that are often considered sartorial experts, as they’ve been able to really hone in on their personal style over the years. And given their expert status, they’ve more or less developed a wardrobe of timeless essentials as a result. While we recently highlighted the going-out basics this set swears by, we thought we’d shift the focus next to the shoe staples women over 40 can’t live without.
Because we look to celebrities in general for shopping inspo, it seemed appropriate to showcase the footwear A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes love. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the seven basic shoes some of the chicest women out there never forget to buy—and shop the coolest selects in each category as well.