Just because you’ve reached a certain age doesn’t mean your personal fashion sense takes a trip to frumpy-ville. I’ve always believed that fashion is just a physical display of your personality – so you should be bold, and stand out. Be a flamingo in a flock of seagulls. And these women prove that you can be a fashion icon at *any* age:
“More is less, and less is a bore.”Iris Apfel
Born: 29 August 1921 / Age: 98
Iris Apfel is an American businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon. She was actually a personal shopper at Bloomingdales in New York City! I would have loved her to style me. I love her use of colour and bold accessories, with clothes that speak volumes but are still ‘age appropriate’.
“I’ve just been wearing what I like, simple but with a twist, I guess. Not sure what the ‘twist’ is….I just don’t buy a look. I like to mix and match everything.”Linda Rodin
Born: 3 March 1948 / Age: 73
Linda Rodin is an American beauty entrepreneur, model, and former stylist. She was a fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar in the 1970s! She has previously been a stylist for some well-known faces, including Madonna and Halle Berry. Some people call her ‘the woman who doesn’t age’ and I couldn’t agree more, she is forever flawless, and always in my mind as #stylegoals.
“”I would actually say that my style is also evolving and experimental. It’s really dependent on two things: 1) What’s going on in the world that I’m living in at any given moment, and 2) What particular aspects of myself am I experimenting with at that time.”Lyn Slater
Born: 20 June 1963 / Age: 66
Lyn Slater is the author of popular fashion blog ‘Accidental Icon’ and is a social media queen. She calls herself a ‘fashion influencer’, but her more than 600k+ Instagram and Facebook fans call her a ‘badass’. She studied Social Studies and only in time did some fashion courses, where lots of other students commented on her great sense of style and encouraged her to become a fashion blogger. I’m personally a huge fan of her love of monochrome and the Japanese influence that has gone into her outfits.
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