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. Here, the fashionable duo teams up to discuss the basics they swear by. Oh, and don't forget to follow them at @janetgunngratefulgardenia and @melissameyers.
"The calendar may say it’s still winter, and it still feels like it in most parts of the country, but the slightly longer days are starting to whisper that a change of season is right around the corner. No wonder we’ve got a case of spring fashion fever.
Yep, it’s almost time to put away our teddy coats and boots in favor of all the looks we started coveting way back in September when S/S 20 shows gave us a sneak peek of what was to come in late March when spring officially arrives.
As women in our 50s, we’ve learned that when it comes to trends, it’s best to go for what we love—and pick and choose. And since there’s a lot of fun fashion on the horizon, we’ve done our best to sift through it to share our short list of favorites that you may want to try also.
Below, you’ll find the spring 2020 looks we’ll be embracing with open arms, giving you inspo to start preparing your closet for warmer temps."
On Gunn: Zara skirt
Marc Jacobs once said, "There is never a wrong time for a polka dot," and we couldn't agree more.
AFRM Sophia Midi Skirt ($78)
H&M Organza Blouse ($35)
On Gunn: Matteau midi skirt
Spring has sprung, and flowers are definitely blooming in the fashion world. Have some fun styling this blossoming look with trendy Western booties or loafers.
On Meyers: Veronica Beard top; Gucci bag
ASTR the Label Floral Peplum Top ($65)
Eloquii Botanical Print Stretch Satin Maxi Dress ($110)
On Gunn: Alice + Olivia suit
We’re into the idea of wearing this non-color color from head to toe and channeling a fresh, clean vibe or adding just a slight touch of white to your look with an accent shoe, handbag, or pair of trousers.
On Meyers: Ripley Rader pants
Cece Double Breasted Twill Blazer ($149)
Topshop Cropped Wide-Leg Pants ($55)
On Meyers and Gunn: Hark + Hammer cami
Lingerie as outerwear is going to be everywhere. You won’t find us sporting midriff-baring bra tops, but we will be embracing this trend in our 50-something way. Pair a slip dress with a white sneaker and chunky cardigan (both are also big trends for spring) or wear a cami with white trousers.
On Meyers: Zara dress
On Gunn: Anine Bing dress
Kirious Smocked Satin Camisole ($17)
Lulus Brazen Babe Cowl Neck Satin Slipdress ($75)
On Meyers: Zimmermann dress
Long or short, multiple tiers or just a couple, this is the perfect flirty trend to usher in springtime’s playful feel.
All in Favor Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress ($59)
& Other Stories Smocked Abstract Print Maxi Dress ($129)
On Meyers: Ripley Rader dress
The '60s are back—and so are the '70s. Wallpaper prints, patterned midis, and flowy fabrics all have us feeling groovy.
On Gunn: Banjanan dress
Free People Feeling Groovy Maxi Dress ($168)
ASOS Design Maxi Dress ($41)
On Meyers: ALC sweater and skirt
Pops of color will be seen everywhere this spring, but so will the softer shades. The sherbert and pastel side of the color wheel has definitely captured our attention.
ASTR the Label Nava Midi Skirt ($88)
Band of Gypsies Fuzzy Cable Sweater ($89)
On Meyers: Franne Golde Collaboration FG x GG scarf
The scarf is having a moment. Whether tied around your ponytail or worn around your neck, this accessory is working overtime this spring.
On Gunn: Hermès scarf
Treasure & Bond Print Square Silk Scarf ($29)
AllSaints Flutter Fusion Silk Square Scarf ($78)
On Gunn: Staud bag
Whether it’s itsy-bitsy, boxy, a sling, or framed, there’s a bag for everyone this season. We love the modern take of these structured bags shown in trending white and with transparent details.
On Meyers: Fendi bag
Staud Rey Bag ($325)
By Far Rachel Bag ($440)
On Gunn: Alice + Olivia pin
We noticed this accessory started making a comeback a couple years ago, but for spring 2020, they are in full bloom, as flower pins are seen planted on tops, sweaters, and jackets.
Nordstrom Brass Flower Lapel Pin ($20)
Oscar de la Renta Imitation Pearl Flower Brooch ($250)
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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