A good amount of people have heard of Iris Apfel, the 97-year-old style icon. Beyond Iris’ brand as an older ‘influencer’ there are more stylish, age positive women who will light up your feed with style, beauty and absolute glamour.
One of these women is Paula Sutton, the Instagrammer who has won many hearts for her personal flair, and has just turned 51!
“My mother always told me that regardless of our age, we always remain feeling youthful inside,” Paula writes on her Instagram.
Matched by no other, Paula’s style, her aptitude for décor and her overall cottagecore-ness is adored by many on the internet – at least 435 000 people if her IG follower count is anything to go by. Her bold red lip, seemingly endless collection of flowy dresses and screen-piercing joy is at least one reason why you should be following this internet star and brighten up your feed.
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This is 51! ???????? Thank you for sticking with me through this prancing, dancing, cake gorging, vintage hunting, amateur gardening, tablescape designing, gallery wall hanging, circle skirt wearing, sociably reclusive, anxiety inducing heck of a crazy year! ??????????xxx p.s. This is Coco completing her finishing school studies lesson in ‘How To Drink Champagne’ - Cheers!! ???? • • #happybirthdaytome
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Assuming the role as the ultimate plug of stylish Instagrammers, we introduce you to more fabulous content creators to follow older than 50 years.
Vanessa Magauta Mqoco
“At my prime.”
A combination of travel, fashion and wholesome family content is what you will find on Vanessa’s Instagram feed. Vanessa has shared her guilty pleasure is shopping, so you can expect occasional shoe inspiration as well.
“Never act your age!”
Former social worker and model, Yasmin is the ultimate style crush. Her style epitomises individuality, with a shoe collection that will make you swoon. She describes her style as “boundary breaking, quirky and a bit outrageous”.
“I just really am okay being me.”
Fashion blogger at Accidental Icon, the blog she founded four years ago, Lyn is a social work university professor and created the blog as an outlet for visual storytelling.
“Some of us don’t even get an opportunity to age.”
JoAni is a certified tea blender and also a model and jewellery designer. She has been featured in countless magazines, campaigns and walked runways. On her Instagram page, you get a first look at high fashion.
“Older and braver.”
Deborah Darling is a model and she recently walked the runway at Africa Fashion International for Hugo Flear. She is a respected figure in the fashion and modelling industry, and of course, the ultimate hair inspiration.
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