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Everyone is wearing: the striped long-sleeved t-shirt

Everyone is wearing: the striped long-sleeved t-shirt

This time of year, rather than the summer months, is when the Breton top comes in to its own. Last week, all three women I share an office with, came in layered-up in striped long-sleeved t-shirts.

by Alyson Walsh26 comments

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About

It’s not about age, it’s about style. And this is for every woman who refuses to be invisible. Alyson Walsh.

I’m a freelance journalist, former magazine fashion editor and author. That’s Not My Age began in 2008, when I noticed a space online to celebrate women of all ages.
I write for the FT’s How To Spend It, The Pool and the Guardian websites.

Not-So-Basic Basics

Confidence comes from finding clothes and accessories that work hard, and work in real life. Not just on catwalks, in glossy magazines or ‘Today I’m Wearing’ Instagram posts.

These reliable, wardrobe essentials are what I like to call  Not-So-Basic-Basics. If our younger years are all about experimenting and identity-finding (throwing everything on and hoping for the best), midlife-and-beyond is all about streamlining and refining. Cutting the crap.

Know Your Style – Latest Book

KNOW YOUR STYLE: Mix it, Match it, Love it is a beautifully illustrated handbook offering expert style advice and interviews with some of the world’s most inspirational women, including Lucinda Chambers, Caroline Issa, Linda Rodin and Lyn Slater.

With over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, including 10 years as fashion editor for a leading lifestyle magazine, Alyson Walsh has the answer to any fashion dilemma.

You’re never too old for bold lipstick – and a make-up makeover

You’re never too old for bold lipstick – and a make-up makeover

Style is personal, and so is lipstick. Some women prefer to go bold or go home, others to keep things natural.

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How to wear a colourful coat

How to wear a colourful coat

Pared-back doesn’t have to mean washed out. This warming blast of mustard yellow and a quick spritz of Bella Freud’s Ginsberg is God eau de parfum are providing a welcome boost, right now...

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Christy Turlington Burns shows us how to dress like a gentlewoman

Christy Turlington Burns shows us how to dress like a gentlewoman

The sleek trouser suit, the simple T-shirt, the khaki utility jacket, the stomp-everywhere boots, (or what one of my friends calls shit-kickers); items that are effortlessly chic and infinitely wearab...

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What Women Wear: London Design Festival 2019. The colour edit

What Women Wear: London Design Festival 2019. The colour edit

Part Two from London Design Festival is a case of colour and comfy shoes all round. Mei Chen (pictured above), aged 60, is a freelance journalist from Singapore who has lived in London most of her lif...

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Slow Fashion and reassessing shopping habits

Slow Fashion and reassessing shopping habits

Second-Hand September went according to plan. Oxfam has reported that 62, 000 people signed up for the online pledge and 37, 000 shared posts on social media.

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