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How to wear a shirtdress this autumn

How to wear a shirtdress this autumn

That’s me in my autumn shirtdress. When buying something new, I like to ensure that it’s versatile and timeless (it pays to remember Livia Firth’s “Will I wear it 30 times?

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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 (and men) 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, figure-flattering 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.

What Women Wear: Tracey Neuls

What Women Wear: Tracey Neuls

  Award-winning footwear designer Tracey Neuls shuns catwalk trends in favour of doing her own thing. Something that she’s been working on since the age of nine, when using two cereal boxes...

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Quote of the week: Zadie Smith on age

Quote of the week: Zadie Smith on age

There’s an interesting feature on age and agelessness by Zadie Smith in this month’s Elle magazine. Smith questions what agelessness actually means, “I believe age — and the awaren...

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Am I too old for dungarees?

Am I too old for dungarees?

  One thing I have pondered over the last few seasons is this: could my love of a good jumpsuit transfer to a fondness for dungarees? Same workwear family, less fabric.

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Worth a look: John Lewis & Partners new womenswear collection

Worth a look: John Lewis & Partners new womenswear collection

The new ‘John Lewis & Partners’ womenswear collection launched this week, and it’s chic, colourful and spot on for autumn. Meanwhile, the larger John Lewis/Waitrose rebrand was accompani...

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Style-spiration: the over-50 Instagram stars you need to know

Style-spiration: the over-50 Instagram stars you need to know

Style is not something that switches off beyond a certain age – as the explosion of social media over the last decade has so brilliantly shown. The rise and rise of older Instagrammers is inspir...

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