These Items Are Starting to Feel Dated, so We're Wearing These 5 Instead


(Image credit: @melissameyers@janetgunngratefulgardenia; Pictured: Hark+Hammer set)

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easy-to-style nature, there are some simple pieces they probably won't wear as much this season given their somewhat outdated feeling.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


On Meyers and Gunn: Zara blazers

"Fitted blazers take a back seat in our closets this season as we make room for the oversize trend. It's all about being comfortable and chic." — Gunn


On Gunn: Anine Bing blazer


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On Meyers: Helmut Lang pants

Wearing: Lightweight Trench Coats

Not Wearing as Much: Cropped Jackets


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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


On Meyers and Gunn: Agolde jeans

"We love staying stylish, but we also love being comfortable. While still stylish, this last year had us trading in our skinny jeans from time to time in favor of a more relaxed style." — Meyers

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 its definitely evolving. As we start to venture out more, youll find us wearing our favorite tie-dye as silks instead of sweats." — Gunn

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Bobby Schuessler
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Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.