“I say dress to please yourself. Listen to your inner muse and take a chance. Wear something that says ‘Here I am!’ today.” ~ Iris Apfel (Age 94)
Recently, while on Pinterest, I came across some fabulous photos of women 50 and over who exemplify ageless style. I also came across an interesting post that included “10 Rules for Life After 50.” I couldn’t help but shake my head while reading these rules, because the photos of these fabulous women over 50 have broken all of them! And I love it! These women are living by their own rules when it comes to ageless style. I’m sending them a virtual big applause with a standing ovation! 👏👏👏 Here are the rules and the women who broke them:
Broken Rule #1 – Don’t wear your hair longer than your collarbone.
My take: Long gray hair can be done if you know how. It’s all about keeping it fresh and in a up to date style.
Broken Rule #2 – No red lipstick, unless you have dark or olive skin. It’s aging.
My take: It’s about how you wear it. I like the way she wears it to pop well with her turquoise accessories.
Broken Rule #3 – No blue jeans to dinner out. (But black jeans are okay).
My take: The croc handbag and silver open-toe slingback back heels makes her jean look go from just casual to casual luxe! Great look for dinner out!
Broken Rule #4 – Don’t expose your knees. And cover up…A woman between 40 and forever looks great because she has style, not because she shows off her body.
My take: Puh-lease! If you’ve got it, show it! And it can be done tastefully.
Broken Rule #5 – Don’t ever wear anything strapless.
My take: Same reply as Broken Rule #4. Plus, I just had to add my style icon, Marjorie Harvey! Yesss, Marjorie. Show them how it’s done!
Broken Rule #6 – But at the beach, if you have a toned body, rock that bikini for as long as you like.
My take: They actually did right with this rule…I saw this photo and thought this lady is a perfect representation. She is Ernestine Shepard, 79 year-old bodybuilder). She Rocks!
Broken Rule #7 – No miniskirts. A short skirt is okay with black tights.
My take: Love the look and color combo of navy and lavender. And notice the tights are lavender, not black!
Broken Rule #8 – Don’t ever revisit a trend you lived through once before.
My take: Ha! She went straight 80’s Hip Hop!
Broken Rule #9 – Don’t wear hats, except to keep the sun off your face. A hat makes you look as if you’re trying to get noticed.
My take: Wear the hat and get noticed! And she’s not waiting to wear it on a sunny day either.
Broken Rule #10 – Wear fewer accessories, and keep your look clean.
My take: Do you! Accessorize until your heart’s content! This is ageless style icon, Iris Apfel who is 94 years young!