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.
Sarah Jane Adams
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.
Wandler Hortensia Mini Neon Leather Shoulder Bag ($720)
Adidas Superstar Sneaker ($80)
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.
Need Saga Sunglasses ($98)
Who What Wear Slim Fit Button-Down Flowy Tiered Mini Dress ($35)
She's racked up close to four 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.
Aya Muse Micro Nylon Biker Shorts ($207)
Bagatiba Gold Hollow Hoops ($180)
Bag and a Beret
Melanie Kobayashi is the Vancouver-based blogger behind Bag and a Beret. The 53-year-old mixes vintage, fun prints, and plenty of colors to create an overall look that's all her own.
Stand Marianne Two-Tone Faux Fur Coat ($528)
Everlane Linen Relaxed Shirt ($58)
Fashion Over Fifty
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.
Zara Organza Blouse With Tie ($70)
Standards & Practices Norm Glen Plaid Blazer ($90)
Not Dead Yet Style
Mixing vintage and modern, Patti Gibbons puts her own creative take on style as a 60-something.
By Far Mini Bag ($510)
Farrow Alba Polka Dot Dress ($160)
Senior Style Bible
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.
Nili Lotan Sophia Jacket ($945)
Topshop Howdie Western Boots ($170)
The Middle Page
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.
Agolde Comfort Stretch Pinch Waist Jeans ($168)
Le Specs + Adam Selman The Last Lolita Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses ($120)
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