Social media has performed an enormous half in making the style enterprise a extra democratic place. Whereas I’m nonetheless avoiding Reels (and staying properly away from TikTok), my Instagram feed is full of an array of snappy dressers showcasing expertise and character and an abundance of fashion. Mixing classic with fashionable these ladies exhibit how a favorite previous garment might be worn in a contemporary method; they present easy methods to revitalise a much-loved treasure by teaming it with one thing new. Not like youthful influencers and celebrities they aren’t following tendencies or exhibiting off head-to-toe designer appears to be like; these older influencers are styling it out, carving an area for themselves. Proudly owning it.
That’s Not My Age focuses on midlife and past and being snug in your personal pores and skin. For those who’re in want of inspiration, listed here are five style heroines who’re extra than simply the garments they put on. These ladies stand out from all the net noise with their genuine costume sense and artistic attraction.
Ana Gimeno Brugada – @anagimeno222
Spanish-born, Milan-based stylist and vogue advisor Ana Gimeno Brugada’s dandyish strategy to dressing at all times appears to be like genuine. Nicely-known on the road fashion circuit for artfully mixing standout separates, sharp tailoring and retro-inspired sportswear, she frequently seems in The Sartorialist’s images (and books). I love how AGB places her outfits collectively; the finer particulars equivalent to an sudden corsage or a string of pearls, give her rakish uniform a novel twist. Off-kilter color combos, wild Furkenstocks, aviator sunglasses and sporty jerseys add a street-smart edge. AGB’s affinity for a masculine silhouette sees her frequently sporting blazers, slouchy shorts and low-waisted, carrot-shaped trousers rolled up on the ankle to point out off snazzy socks and statement loafers. Gentlewoman fashion at it’s best.
Dee Dee Lozano – @textile.mixologist
As a self-confessed minimalist with an aversion to daring color, I’m filled with admiration for Dee Dee Lozano. Mixing and matching sample impeccably she efficiently pulls-off the multi-coloured, maximalist look. Sharing recycled, remixed outfits filled with vibrant materials, the Textile Mixologist is a supporter of sluggish vogue and women-owned manufacturers. Mixing quite a few shades and patterns in a single outfit can look chaotic, however her deft dealing with of the color wheel pulls every part collectively, and provides depth and motion. For those who want a delicate nudge in a extra adventurous path, her feed gives proof that bringing slightly brightness to your wardrobe goes a great distance.
Catherine Dupon – @catherine.dupon
You’ve in all probability gathered over time that I’m right into a extra relaxed, much less studied aesthetic, so 56-year-old Catherine Dupon’s preppy-with-a-twist strategy actually speaks to me. On a regular basis objects are remodeled into eye-catching ensembles utilizing attention-grabbing tucks, off-beat layering and intelligent accessorising. The Belgian-born stylist and designer has spent loads of time in Paris and now lives within the USA. She builds most of her outfits round traditional items, together with: go-everywhere cargo pants, the timeless white shirt, essential blazer and off-duty denim. Making her Instagram feed a terrific supply of sartorial inspiration when raiding your personal wardrobe.
‘I’ve labored greater than 25 years in vogue now, however I used to be by no means actually “trendy”,’ she says. ‘I like to consider myself when it comes to fashion and class. I like so as to add character to minimalist fashion; I put fundamentals collectively and end a silhouette with jewels, colored socks or an sudden belt.’ Catherine runs Modeste Le Store on Etsy, a clothes model that redesigns second-hand or end-of-series strains, and fashions the items herself. Pragmatic, cool and understated, I really like her stylish fashion.
Corrie – @corriesfancygoods
Bringing a breath of contemporary air to my Instagram feed, Corrie is a ceramicist, jeweller and artwork historian from Wales. Wearing maximalist prints and first colors, she at all times appears to be like putting in her assertion glasses and daring lipstick. ‘I am keen on garments and I’m assured in my selections. I wish to suppose that I’m quietly daring with silhouettes and proportions. I’m pleased to strive new shapes and really feel fearless with equipment,’ she tells me. ‘Provided that I’m a bigger girl, my selection of clothes has been restricted prior to now, restricted by outlets, designers and societal norms. Nevertheless, I began stitching eight years in the past and this has opened up wider prospects for my garments.’
A lot of Corrie’s garments are handmade and he or she helpfully shares the stitching sample references along with her followers. Typically mixing in classic items, indie labels equivalent to World of Crow and Irregular Sleep Pattern, and excessive road picks from Toast and Kin at John Lewis; she provides a ending flourish to outfits along with her personal equipment, out there from Corrie’s Fancy Goods. Actual, relatable and enjoyable. Corrie is cool.
Jordan Trent – @theelegantstylist
At a latest press occasion, I noticed 57-year-old stylist Jordan Trent. She swept into the room in a full, metallic striped skirt, assertion belt, funky boots and a button-up shirt, and each head turned. She regarded implausible. From fifties fit-and-flare silhouettes to seventies-inspired corduroy trouser suits, and daring colors and shoulder pads paying homage to the eighties, her outfits have a nostalgic spin. ‘I sprinkle a big dose of classic and thrifted items to rework excessive road apparel,’ she says. ‘Like everybody, my fashion has advanced over time. I didn’t at all times have the arrogance to put on the creations I put collectively at this time. I additionally come from a really poor background which meant that purchasing vogue wasn’t attainable; the silver lining is that humble beginnings imply it’s a must to actually dig deep into your creativity and resourcefulness to realize nice fashion.’
Jordan’s outfits are a masterclass in mixing excessive road, designer and classic with originality. She actually is an Elegant Stylist.
Whose fashion do you admire?
All photos from the creator’s instagram pages. Analysis by Helen Johnson.