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, we're inspired by women of every age, which is why we figured it was high time to give a few of our favorite over-50 trendsetters a little love. These bloggers and Instagram stars have carved their own niches by staying true to their unique senses of style and by mixing trends with styles they've kept in their arsenals over time.
While these eight style makers 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 a thing or two about our own fashion inclinations. 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.
Bold, unapologetic fashion is what you can expect from jewelry designer, model, and Instagram icon Sarah Jane Adams. She never shies away from eye-catching colors or prints, and it's clear that she has fun with fashion.
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.
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 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.
It's hard to believe that Dorrie Jacobson is 82 years old, but the stylish blogger and Instagrammer is full of interesting tips and wise style advice.
Dallas-based Cathy Williamson has nailed the art of casual, sophisticated style. Turn to her blog for outfit ideas you can easily dress up or down.
Shop Great Styles for Every Age
A plaid blazer works for work or a polished weekend look.
These sleek mules are perfect for the office.
Available in size 7.
Consider polka dots a neutral.
Available in sizes 32 FR to 44 FR.
Gold hoops are timeless.
A classic jacket adds to any look.
Available in sizes S to L.
These straight-leg jeans look good on everyone.
Available in sizes 0 to 10.
Never say no to a statement bag.
This button-down top is so classic.
Available in sizes 00 to 12.
This dress will seamlessly transition you from season to season.
Available in sizes 10 to 12.
Pair these pants with a cool pair of loafers.
Available in sizes 8 to 22.
A midi skirt for the win.
Available in sizes 0 to 10.
Your new pair of everyday sunglasses.
Loafers are a classic that works with even the simplest of outfits.
Available in sizes 35 FR to 41 FR.
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