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
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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