Janet Gunn is the inspiring influencer behind The Grateful Gardenia. Originally from Texas, the 58-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 54 years old and has a penchant for masterfully styling trends. Oh, and don't forget to follow them at @janetgunngratefulgardenia and @melissameyers.
Janet Gunn and Melissa Meyers are back with some more sartorial guidance. The stylish Los Angeles–based duo recently shared with us the flat shoe trends they’re going to be opting for instead of heels this season. Next up, we thought we’d dive deeper into their stance on various basics and other versatile items.
Both Gunn and Meyers rely on basics to balance out their day-to-day ensembles. While they have go-to pieces they won’t give up due to their easy-to-style nature, there are some simple pieces they probably won’t wear as much this season given their somewhat outdated feeling. Of course, you should always wear whatever you love no matter what anyone says, but for Gunn and Meyers, some items just feel slightly fresher than others.
With all that in mind, keep scrolling for the list of basics and other items they’re all about, complete with shopping inspiration.
Wearing: Oversize Blazers
Not Wearing as Much: Fitted Blazers
Wearing: Lightweight Trench Coats
Not Wearing as Much: Cropped Jackets
On Meyers: Theory trench
"A lightweight trench coat is the perfect outerwear piece to transition from spring to summer. A chic and fresh option instead of a typical cropped jacket." — Meyers
On Gunn: H&M trench
Wearing: Relaxed Jeans
Not Wearing as Much: Washed-Out Skinny Jeans
Wearing: Bucket Hats
Not Wearing as Much: Super-Wide-Brim Hats When Not at the Beach
On Gunn: Janessa Leoné hat
"Wide-brim hats still serve a purpose at the beach or poolside, but around town, a playful bucket hat keeps us looking stylish and protects our faces from the California sun." — Gunn
Wearing: Tie-Dye Silks
Not Wearing as Much: Tie-Dye Sweats
On Gunn: Elaine Kim set
"Tie-dye continues to be a hot trend, but it’s definitely evolving. As we start to venture out more, you’ll find us wearing our favorite tie-dye as silks instead of sweats." — Gunn