Over-50 Women With Ridiculously Good Style
In the fast-paced fashion industry, it can often feel like there's a glaring lens always refocusing on what's youthful and new. But here at Who What Wear UK, we're inspired by women of every age, which is why we figured it was high time to give a few of our favourite over-50 trendsetters a little love. These style stars have carved their own niches by staying true to their own unique senses of style and by mixing trends with styles they have kept in their arsenals over time.
While these eight stylemakers are by no means the only older women who can teach us a thing or two about style (hello, Iris Apfel), following along in their fashion journeys has taught us about our own fashion inclinations too. Just take one peek at these eight awesome trendsetters, and you'll see what we mean. Read on for a look at eight inspiring real women, and then shop pieces for women of every age.
Lyn Slater has a knack for showing off eye-catching, quirky pieces, but her styling never feels over the top. The 63-year-old's sleek, fashion-forward sense of style is an inspiration for any age, and she proves that comfort with your personal style is the chicest thing of all.
Bold, unapologetic fashion is what you can expect from the jewellery designer, model and Instagram icon Sarah Jane Adams. She never shies away from eye-catching colours or prints, and it's clear that more than anything she has fun with fashion.
One of those ultra-glam people, Colleen Heidemann cites the likes of Jackie O., Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn as her style icons. This all shows in her personal style, which is sophisticated but fun.
She's racked up close to three million Instagram followers for both her unexpected, youthful sense of style and her no-holds-barred personality. At 88 years old, the trendsetter has no plans of slowing down (or toning down her style), and we're all ever so grateful.
Wendy Packer started her blog, Fashion Over Fifty, as a place to showcase aging in a positive way, and she shares tips and ideas in addition to her outfits.
Mixing vintage and modern, Patti Gibbons puts her own creative take on style as a 60-something.
As the founder of Net-a-Porter, former fashion editor Natalie Massenet is a queen of fashion. The impeccably dressed 52-year-old artfully combines new-season prints with classic wardrobe staples for an ultra-elegant finish.
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