6 Trends You're NOT Too Young For

Old ladies are possessed of many great skills: they spin a good yarn, are awesome hagglers, and are pros at snagging the last seat on the bus. Joking aside, grandmas (and, you know, elders in general) deserve our respect — still, even the most adventurous dressers tend to dismiss their style. But, we'd argue that there are plenty of old-folks' sartorial tricks that you shouldn't wait 'til you've got your AARP card to cop.
You may think things like giant jewelry, socks with sandals, and jogging suits are strictly for the silver-haired set. But, we consider those out-there ideas more like staples, and we've found thoroughly young ways to wear them. Ahead, six style secrets you don't have to be in Boca Raton to rock.
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The Pantsuit
The secret to why old-timers always look so put-together? They know the power of a good pantsuit — hey, there's a reason they're beloved by older folks and fierce future presidents alike. This matchy style has the instant-outfit appeal of a dress, but with way more panache.

Rachel Comey suit, Freedom Of Animals bag (shop similar).
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Wear yours a little on the loose side — like you've earned it — with a flat sandal that provides maximum comfort while you comparison shop to your heart's content.

Rachel Comey suit, Freedom Of Animals bag (shop similar).
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Oversized Specs
Smaller, horn-rim frames may get all the shine these days, but older ladies know that bigger glasses deliver bigger drama.
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Matching your specs to your dress is for advanced practitioners only.

Araks dress, Oscar de la Renta shoes.
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The Kimono Jacket
You know how grandma was forever nagging you to bring a jacket? This season's crop of unstructured, kimono-style ones will make her so happy — and you, ready for any sudden changes in weather.

Mango jacket, Zara shirt.
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Pairing yours with a modern tropical print, like this skirt, keeps the look age-appropriate. (Not that you'd turn down the senior discount should one be offered.)

Mango jacket, Zara shirt.
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The Paper-Bag-Waist Pant
One important style lesson worth learning is old folks sacrifice their comfort for no one. So, go ahead and do denim a size or two too big, and cinch 'em at the waist for a surprisingly avant-garde look.

Kenzo top.
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The Jogging Suit
Don't fear the jogging suit. In a rich, jewel-toned hue, it's like the world's most elegant, on-the-town-worthy pair of PJs.

Piamita shirt and pants, Repetto loafers, Alexis Bittar bracelets and rings.
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Make yourself into a canvas by showcasing an armful of the baubles you've collected over the years.

Piamita shirt and pants, Alexis Bittar bracelets and rings, Lolita Lorenzo necklace.
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Socks With Sandals
This look doesn't have to take the form of super-trendy camp socks with Birkenstocks. A thinner, hose-like sock with peep-toe heels is prim in all the right ways.

Lolita Lorenzo clutch.