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Ask Alyson: How can I wear dungarees without looking like a children’s TV presenter?

Ask Alyson: How can I wear dungarees without looking like a children’s TV presenter?

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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.

That’s Not My Age was winner of the Best Women’s Fashion Blog 2019 at Vuelio’s Online Influence Awards.

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.

Creative Women at Work: Kemi Telford

Creative Women at Work: Kemi Telford

  Yvonne Modupe Telford is an online phenomenon. While shops have been shuttered and big retail brands have gone out of business, her fashion label  Kemi Telford (Kemi is short for Oluwakemi, Yv...

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How to get a better night’s sleep

How to get a better night’s sleep

  How have you been sleeping over the past year? Background anxiety caused by the global pandemic, with its changes to routines, stress and potential decrease in activity, has meant more of us su...

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What to wear right now: the best flat shoes for spring

What to wear right now: the best flat shoes for spring

    This week as we tentatively slide out of lockdown (Sewing Bee is back on, I’ve had a haircut, things are looking up), I’m appreciating the ease of uniform dressing, more than...

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Open for business! Some of our favourite small businesses to shop and support

Open for business! Some of our favourite small businesses to shop and support

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Don’t miss Worn Stories: a show about clothes and the people who wear them

Don’t miss Worn Stories: a show about clothes and the people who wear them

Emily Spivack’s Worn Stories sits on the bookshelves in my office. As someone who spends a considerable amount of time reading, writing and pondering over clothes, identity and why we wear what ...

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