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Style Profile: Prue Leith

Style Profile: Prue Leith

The Great British Bake Off judge and cookbook author Prue Leith has a bold, maximalist aesthetic, with a penchant for oversized necklaces and show-stopping specs. Balancing her role on Bake Off, alo...

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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.

Love your age: Renaissance magazine

Love your age: Renaissance magazine

  When it comes to magazines, newspapers and books, I’m quite old-school. I’d still rather read a physical copy than a digital one.

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How to wear a skirt when you don’t wear skirts much

How to wear a skirt when you don’t wear skirts much

The way to subtly introduce a new style or silhouette into your wardrobe is to surround it with much-loved, old favourites. Not being much of a skirt-wearer myself (this is the first time I’ve w...

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On the Greydar: Alys Fowler

On the Greydar: Alys Fowler

  My greydar whirred into action, last week, when gardening journalist and author Alys Fowler posted a photo of her new haircut and discussed embracing her natural hair colour on Instagram. Here...

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Gentlewoman Style at the Studio Nicholson pop-up

Gentlewoman Style at the Studio Nicholson pop-up

‘I get off the plane in Japan and I’m some kind of superstar,’ laughs Nick Wakeman, founder and creative director of London-based clothing line Studio Nicholson. ‘Everywhere els...

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How to make workwear work for you

How to make workwear work for you

Still working the workwear – with added enthusiasm now that I know Cate Blanchett is on-board. Having dismissed dungarees, I’ve moved on to cargo pants.

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