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Why an autumn uniform makes good style sense

Why an autumn uniform makes good style sense

Navy cashmere polo neck, navy wool overcoat, trousers a bit on the slouchy side, boots a bit on the stompy side: I’m back in my autumn uniform. And it feels good.

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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.

That’s Not My Age Podcast Episode 6: Ruby Hammer

That’s Not My Age Podcast Episode 6: Ruby Hammer

  With a career in the beauty industry spanning nearly 30-years, Ruby Hammer is one of the most respected make-up artists in the business. As well as working with high-profile women such as: Cind...

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Irene McAulay: our 90-year-old style icon

Irene McAulay: our 90-year-old style icon

When we featured 90-year-old Irene McAulay and her daughter, fashion photographer Liz, in a special occasion style feature this summer the comments box flooded with compliments for the pair. And every...

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Why representation is important – and Julianne Moore is NOT a woman of a certain age

Why representation is important – and Julianne Moore is NOT a woman of a certain age

It is impressive to see women in high profile positions making a stand about gender equality, ageism and representation. I’m thinking of all the female politicians who speak out in spite of the ...

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What the owner of a fashion boutique is wearing this autumn – and news of a super-stylish event

What the owner of a fashion boutique is wearing this autumn – and news of a super-stylish event

Kate Evans is a former buyer for Harvey Nichols and Harrods, who has worked in fashion for many years and has excellent taste (and fabulous grey hair.) Regular readers might recognise her from my This...

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