As we age it can be easy to fall into a fashion rut, and feel that there are certain items and trends that we can no longer wear.
We've asked Brisbane's most stylish and influential women to share their thoughts on their personal style, proving that the allure of fashion never fades. After all, as Miuccia Prada once said, "your age should never limit what you wear.”
"My fashion sense has evolved throughout the ages. But regardless, I've always tried to get the most out of my wardrobe with classic pieces that can transition with me throughout my day,"- Laura Chong, 20s, The 400 Co.
"Age is just a number; don't let it limit your approach to fashion or your lifestyle in any way!"- Aicha Robertson, 20s, The Great Beyond.
"I'm far more confident in my style in my 30s. Knowing what works for me has made me less trend-driven in what I buy. A lot of the pieces I invest in now, I'll love for years to come. I definitely dress more for me now than anyone else."- Laura Churchill, 30s, The Style Report.
“Fashion is an art form that I adore, and the creativity of the people involved never fails to inspire me. I feel that I am more daring in my 40s because I care less about what others think, and I feel free to express my mood or current inspiration however I like. I care more about sustainable style and the impact of my choices on others and our world, so my fashion focus has definitely shifted.” Sally Steele, 40s, Steele My Style.
"As a mother of two young children, my style has evolved to be colourful, functional, socially acceptable versions of pyjamas and nighties. I'm not even kidding.” Sarah Wills, Those Two Girls.
"I love the minimalist aesthetic. More and more, I am embracing simple, practical, classic combinations with a bit of an unexpected, androgynous twist. I love jeans, I love blazers, and I particularly love a good quality t-shirts and a statement sneaker. I'm basically the straight version of Ellen Degeneres.” Lise Carlaw, Those Two Girls.
“Contemporary style is something I have always followed. Coming from Denmark, I’ve grown up surrounded with modern Scandinavian style all around me and I’ve kept this style over the years. However, it has become “less is more” with age. In my forties I find that I know exactly which fashion trends suit me, and I believe that the key in fashion is choosing the right accessories with your outfit. The secret to embracing your age is to not be afraid to experiment with bold designer jewellery.” Lene Lyhne Bentley, 40s, Daniel Bentley Fine Jewellery .