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While aging is something we obviously try to avoid at all costs, any woman of a certain age will dispel that infinite wisdom comes with every birthday candle blown out. Gloria Vanderbilt, Iris Apfel, Vivienne Westwood, and Betsey Johnson are just a few gal pals who rock AARP status with so much grace, they'll inevitably end up on feminist history class and countless FIDM courses' required reading lists.
And, whether your own grandma is Bill Cunningham fodder, or happens to pack mothballs in her closet, you know there's still a treasure trove of fab fashion to be found in those archives. That's why we're gunning for classic gems this season that — when worn right — are totally young at heart. So, don't waste another minute, and check out these 30 stunners that will never send your vibe to the old-folks home.
Ever since breaking through with her landmark 1992 album What’s the 411?, and hit single “Real Love,” Mary J. Blige has established herself as an enduring artist for more than two decades. The strength of her debut inspired Uptown Records head Andre Harrell to dub her “The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” and the title read
Flannel button-downs are the kind of closet essential it’s easy to collect. There are the ones you’ve owned for years and years, the one you’ve only recently picked up thanks to ‘90s nostalgia, and the collection you’ve thrifted, inherited, and/or pretty much stole from your S.O. (or ex-S.O.).
But, in there read