Friday, 28 August 2015

Women Over 30 Breaking the Style Rules | #iwillwearwhatilike Days 1-15

Women over 30 breaking the (style) rules #iwillwearwhatilike
As we're drawing to the end of August that means the end of #iwillwearwhatilike - and I thought it a good opportunity to showcase some of the amazing style that I've seen on Instagram so far for this campaign. All of these women over 30 (many are over 40 or 50) have really embraced breaking the style "rules" that were the theme of #iwillwearwhatilike. There have been some truly fabulous outfits and incredible pieces that definitely do NOT deserved to be relegated to the scrap heap just because some journalist says we should stop wearing them when we reach 30 years of age!

I've included some of the best posts from days 1-15 and will show the second half next week once August is over. I want to thank all these lovely ladies from the bottom of my heart for joining in with this campaign. They're showing everyone that it's not okay to dictate to women what they should and shouldn't wear, not matter what their age. Fashion should be fun, and why on earth would we deprive ourselves of fun just because we're getting older?!

I've tried to include as many different Instagrammers as possible - I had so much choice for some days (I'm talking about you, leopard print) that I felt bad leaving out so many great looks. But believe me, there are so many more chic ladies out there on the #iwillwearwhatilike hashtag.

Do please check out these great accounts and show them some love. I'd also love to know what you think of the campaign in the comments and whether any of these lovely ladies have inspired you...!



1 - Oversized sunglasses


A photo posted by lori wong (@squirrelqueen13) on

2 - Graphic tees



3 - Candy pink



4 - Bedazzled anything


A photo posted by Jo Baggott (@josoap80) on

5 - Blue eyeshadow



6 - Leopard print



7 - Sparkly pants



8 - Non-matching socks



9 - Hoop earrings


A photo posted by Michelle Tyler (@retrochicmum) on

10 - Anything sleeveless


A photo posted by Joanne Walker (@joannewalker62) on

11 - Furry boots



12 - Short dresses



13 - Distressed denim



14 - Tube tops


A photo posted by laurenmaria (@laurenmaria) on

15 - Maximum three colours


Don't forget - next week I'll feature days 16-31. And it's not too late to join in with the campaign - click here to see all the daily themes . Don't worry about doing themes from any other day in the last few days of the month (no rules)!
Catherine
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P.S. See the original post with an explanation of the #iwillwearwhatilike campaign

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34 comments

  1. Great post Catherine, I've really enjoyed doing this, thank you for the mention, very flattered. Sorting out my leather trousers for the 31st!!!!
    Sue xx
    Stylishs50/Bestfriendstyle

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    1. You're most welcome, Sue...!! Thanks so much for taking part x

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  2. Love this campaign, Catherine! :) "Rule" braking is fun. ;) However, don't know even why there have to be those kind of rules. Who made them? :D
    Madara
    http://lookforsmile.com

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    1. Aww thanks Madara, I'm so glad!! And goodness knows who these rule breakers are... Someone with too much time on their hands I think ;)

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  3. Wow! These women look wonderful. Great inspiration!

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  4. Great challenge and great group of women. #IwillwearwhatIlike :)

    March and May

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    1. They sure are, Samantha - you never know, you may be making an appearance in part two...!! ;)

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  6. Thank you so much for the inclusion amidst these fabulous Instagrammers, Catherine. I have enjoyed your challenge and at the age of 72, I take great pleasure in breaking the rules. What a great idea for August and beyond!

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    1. Judith you're the ultimate inspiration for all of this!! I can't imagine what you think about lists of things 30-year-olds "shouldn't" be wearing when you're so fabulous at 72...! I'm hoping you'll be joining us for the new weekly link ups :)

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  7. Oh these are marvelous, Catherine so gorgeous and inspiring. Well done, xox.

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  8. Awesome! Love seeing these fabulous women wearing what they like.

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    1. They are soooo inspiring, aren't they Sue? (and that includes you too, of course!) x

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  9. Love that all these women wore what they wanted! Fun IG style challenge!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

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  10. Yeah... Terrific line-up. Let's keep this flame burning.
    Greetje

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    1. And so it will, Greetje, every Monday in my new link up! xx

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  11. Not only did you turn a negative article into a positive & fun protest but you've managed to introduce some marvellous women to each other! I for one have thoroughly enjoyed meeting them, thank you x

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    1. aww Michelle thank you, that's such a nice thing to hear! Something positive is exactly what I was hoping would come out of it all... Over 30s breaking the rules FTW!!!

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  12. Gosh, I didn't realise that I was wearing so many things that I am not supposed to. Haha

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    1. Hehe Zom all I can say to that is... Good for you!!!!!!!! Yeah to breaking rules! ;)

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  13. Thanks so much for featuring me and all your kind words about the women who participated. I really enjoyed this social media campaign and I will miss it when it ends tomorrow!

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    1. Aww Amy it's my pleasure and you're most welcome!! I think you've already seen that it'll continue in a weekly link up...!!!!

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  14. I think they all look totally fabulous! I've followed them all on Instagram and look forward to see what these gorgeous 30+ lasses get up to :D
    Suzy x
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Aww Suzy that's really great of you to do that!! I love a bit of mutual blogger love :))

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  15. I just saw this, Catherine, I had no idea my gaily-coloured sock-clad feet made it here :) thank you so much for initiating #iwillwearwhatilike I feel as though it's brought us all together as Suffragette sisters of style.

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    1. That's so nice of you to say, Sheela - thank you my lovely!! YES to #iwillwearwhatilike!! x

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