There is no age limit on fashion. In fact, I’d like to think that the older you get, the more stylish you become. These style icons aren’t exactly your everyday go-to influencers…but they totally should be! I believe these wonderful women have a lot to teach us younger ladies about true style and fearlessness going hand-in-hand.
Keep scrolling to see the older women that we’re looking to for style advice this winter!
This 97-year-old New Yorker has been a style icon since her early days at WWD, and hasn’t slowed down. Iris Apfel is all about big faux fur and color, and you should be, too. A NYC style staple, her best city looks can easily be translated into cozy, wearable styles that you can rock even in the smallest of towns.
This model knows how to go from street style star to boho chic maximalist. There’s no stopping Sarah Jane Adams. She’ll inspire you to dress for your mood more than anything else.
Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle aka Baddie Winkle will not only fill you with endless eccentric fashion inspiration, but also a lot of laughs. At 85, she became a style ‘It’ girl. She’ll ensure that you don’t dare give up on color this winter.
Lyn Slater is the brains behind the personal style blog, Accidental Icon. She couldn’t find a blog for older women, so she made one. Her style includes the occasional quirky show-stopper, but her style is well-refined and always wearable. She’ll help you unleash your inner modern-style maven.
If anyone knows how to stay fashionable in the winter time, it is Vancouver-based style blogger Melanie Kobayashi. The voice behind Bag and a Beret adores mixing her vintage pieces with sleek, modern clothing.
Designer Arlinda McIntosh is not afraid of funky color clashes, or the odd accessory. She is not only a street-style darling, but also the creator of the funkiest skirts you’ll ever see with her line, Sofistafunk.
When you think of a stylish older woman, chances are you already have a picture in your mind of Linda Rodin. Always classically chic, she’ll teach you that there’s nothing wrong with a minimalist wardrobe.
Want some more style advice? Don’t forget to check out Everything We’re Loving In Winter’s Coolest Colors, and 7 Street-Style Looks Inspiring Our Winter Wardrobe!