Why do we think that older people can't have personal style? And why is an "old lady brand" a bad thing?
Way to not wrap it all up neatly with a bow in a tidy conclusion. As a law professor, I often feel that if I've raised more questions than answers, I've done my job well. Your thoughtful and succinct summary of questions is insightful. Thank you.
Thanks for this thoughtful piece. For me, now in my 50s, it is about what I like and feel good in rather than what is “flattering” or trendy. Many times I feel invisible to young people, and there is a freedom in that. The pressure to conform to current fashions is considerably reduced.
I am in a quandary about grandmother clothes. I am a grandmother and will be 70 in a few weeks. I love cute shoes khaki, skirts and jeans. Striped tops fisherman sweaters. Funky glasses. And have been veering towards metallic oxfords. I’ve taken your advice about buying better and not more so should I try for more grandmotherly ....or I’m there?