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Style Has No Age Limit

A splash of brilliant red on the lips. Bold, dark-framed glasses that frame some bright blue eyes. Gray hair swept back, wait a minute. Gray hair? When did older people become so fashionably forward? Well, great style has no age limit, and more people are starting to embrace that face with wonderfully vibrant results.

Finding Your Style at Any Age

If you were to look on the fashion runways or in the popular magazines at the grocery store, you could be forgiven for thinking that a person’s fashion sense is molded during their late teens and early twenties. After all, that’s all you see! But the truth is that a woman or a man could find their sense of style or create it at any age. It’s a little wonder why. Having a style that you can truly call yours offers so many benefits, especially as you age.

The ability to express your style and tell the world who you are through what you wear is a fantastic way to boost your confidence. It also can make you feel more capable and even driven to take on the world. Some newly fashionable middle-aged and senior citizens have indicated that celebrating their style has given them ways to live a more healthy, vibrant life. The truth is, style can affect you in so many ways. So why leave it to chance?

Ruts, Relaxation, and Rights

All that being said, it can be not easy to assert your style, mostly if you’ve always done the same thing. It’s so easy to fall into the fashion rut of “but it’s comfortable,” especially if you have kids, grandkids, or a stressful job to deal with. But what can you do? It’s not like you can change everything.

Well, in a word, yes, yes, you can. There is absolutely nothing wrong with transforming your entire look or just mixing a few things up here and there. The choice is ultimately yours.

Ari Seth Cohen, who has been turning the idea of beauty being associated with youth on its head for years now, has been photographing people of the older persuasion for years across New York City. Each one is showing their unique style without hesitation or apology.

So relax, and go with your instincts. If you feel that your hair should be a brilliant purple, then color it. What’s the worst that could happen? Could a person scold you? You’ll have to look for a job that is better suited to you? Might a grandchild laugh upon seeing you? In the grand scheme of things, there are must worse things.

The bottom line is that you’ve earned the right to be who you are. You’ve survived, thrived, and flourished through the decades to become the person standing in front of the mirror. It’s time to celebrate that person in all their glory.


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