“Ageless Chic is about fashion freedom.”
In the realm of fashion, everything rotates full-circle…
Trends have a tendency to come and go like the seasons. Vintage frock-like caftans, muumuus and overalls, all once adorned by individuals of an older generation, have surprisingly resurfaced and have now laid their claim as what’s hot and what’s current. With this in mind, it forces a few great questions to be posed… Who creates the rules of style, anyway? Is all fashion for everyone, or should we be more mindful of age appropriate trends?
Are hot shorts only for the young and hip? Are mom jeans really only for moms? Do I really have to hang up my stilettos and substitute them for kitten heels at age 40?
Just because a trend is coined as “youthful” doesn’t mean it can’t be converted to an age appropriate style staple. One of Anna Wintour’s Top 8 Fashion Tips tells you to, “Dress according to your age. When you cross forty, you cannot make fashion excursions that your age does not fit, you will look ridiculous. Also, you cannot turn yourself into a woman that is not interested in fashion – follow fashion trends, but have your own style”.
Take style icon Iris Apfel, for example. Neither her age, nor her silver mane, stopped her from wearing bold prints, vibrant colors or her usual abundance of accessories. Which, by the way, perfectly compliment her age!
So, without further delay, here is EGL’s version of the Fashion Trend Faceoff! Each board will feature one trend that we’ll break down into two separate age demographics. Ages 18 to 25 versus ages 30 to 45. We’ll let you decide who rocks it better!
The key to being chic at all ages is to accent your trendy looks with the classic, timeless pieces that never go out of style. We promise you, that formula will never grow old.
What are your thoughts – Can trends be worn at any age?
Written By: Paris B. of In a Style Near You