This morning while skimming the news and sipping my coffee, I stumbled upon a great article on CNN that I feel compelled to share with all of you. The article (click here to read!) is about baby boomer fashionistas that are boldly defying the notion that older women should simple age with grace and recede into the background. These women are in their 50s, 60s, 70s, even 90s and they are dressing fabulously, garnering attention, and feeling younger than ever. For them style is an expression of who they are, and it’s a chance to make a statement and stand in the foreground.
A great quote from 24-year old Brianna Hurley, who works in a NY boutique and interacts regularly with many of the stylish ladies featured in the article, summarizes the significance of personal style well: “It’s about the freedom to dress and wear what you want, and that’s what Lynn and these women are all about,” she said. “It starts from style but it flows into all aspects of their lives. They’ve taught me to take care of myself and be kind to people, with simple things like saying hello and treating people with respect.”
I know that these women inspire me, despite an age gap, to be bolder, more confident, and to explore my unique style even more. They prove that it doesn’t matter who you are or who you think you are supposed to be, you can look and feel great at any age, any shape, and any budget. If you are interested in reading more some of these ladies have great fashion blogs you should definitely check out: Style Crone, Advanced Style, and Idiosyncratic Fashionistas.
Do you know any great fashionistas that are embracing their personal style? Are you yourself aging stylishly? We want to hear about where you are at in your journey to your unique style! And to any of you out there that are being bold and confident, no matter your age or circumstances…. rock on!