We're in Our 50s and Are Prioritizing These 2021 Trends

Janet Gunn is the inspiring influencer behind The Grateful Gardenia. Originally from Texas, the 59-year-old style guru is now settled in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and dog Buster. She's worked as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, flight attendant, actor, jewelry designer, and beyond. In other words, she has a ton of experience and an equally cool personal style. Melissa Meyers is a Los Angeles–based influencer with a focus on beauty, style, travel, and wellness. Her blog, The Glow Girl, aims to empower women to embrace the best version of themselves, age gracefully, and cultivate a glow from the inside out. She also happens to be 55 years old and has a penchant for masterfully styling trends. Oh, and don't forget to follow them at @janetgunngratefulgardenia and @melissameyers.

Janet Gun and Melissa Meyers recently shared the basics they’re currently living in to create their top-notch looks. Well, up next we thought we’d get insight into the trendier items and especially forward basics they’re prioritizing this year. After all, this duo’s style point of view over 50 is always intriguing given that they’ve spent years building well-balanced wardrobes. But of course, age has absolutely nothing to do with what you should or shouldn’t wear.

Below you’ll uncover the nine key 2021 trends both Gunn and Meyers are already wearing or can’t wait to try this year. For the most part, the looks in question are all highly versatile and will work flawlessly with a range of pieces in each of their closets. Keep scrolling to check out the trends, along with a smattering of visual inspiration and shopping picks if something catches your eye.

1. Matching Sets

"Here’s a trend that takes the guesswork out of what to wear. Sweat sets, cashmere sets, and lounge sets all have a home in our closets this season."—Meyers

On Meyers: Into the Night set

On Gunn: KATLA set

2. Leather Separates

"Time and time again, leather—faux or the real deal—always makes our list. Even though the cut and styles may change over the years, leather jackets and leather pants are always chic and trending."—Gunn

On Meyers: Aritzia pants

3. Chunky Shoes

"Chunky makes a style statement in 2021—whether it’s a boot with a chunky lug sole or a loafer with a thick chain detail."—Gunn

4. Cardigans

"Here’s the long and short of it… We love cardigans of any length and knit! They are great to throw over a T-shirt worn with jeans or buttoned with nothing underneath."—Gunn

On Meyers: Sunday Citizen cardigan

5. Statement Outerwear

"The trends we are really embracing this season are the oversize shacket, midi-length coats, and the cozy teddy styles. These looks are all great to wear with jeans or with leggings to run errands after a workout. The puffer coat is also having an extra moment this winter. We both like ours with an extra dose of puff!"—Gunn

On Gunn: Anine Bing coat

On Meyers: Alo jacket

6. Relaxed Denim

"We are living in looser pants and denim to keep us stylish and moving freely through our day."—Meyers

On Meyers: Oliver Logan jeans

7. Jumpsuits

"We love it when every few years the jumpsuit makes a major comeback! With a spotlight on comfort and style, it’s an easy instant outfit that makes getting dressed a snap."—Gunn

On Gunn: Elaine Kim jumpsuit

On Meyers: Yes And jumpsuit

8. Hoodies

"Hoodies and sweatshirts are our answer to staying cozy and warm during our California winters! For extra warmth, layer under a blazer for a cool vibe."—Gunn

On Meyers: Elaine Kim

9. Elevated T-Shirts

"Classic T-shirts may be one of our favorite basics, but that doesn’t mean we don’t also like wearing this season’s trending styles like puffed sleeves, padded shoulders, and vintage looks."—Meyers

On Meyers: Sanctuary tee

On Gunn: Livotte tee

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