Women Over 30 Breaking the Style Rules | #iwillwearwhatilike Days 16-31

Women over 30 breaking the style rules | Not Dressed As Lamb
The end of #iwillwearwhatilike on the last day of August would have been a sad day had it not been for the fact that the campaign lives on! Starting next week, I’ll be the host of the new #iwillwearwhatilike link up – you can read all the details here. Can’t wait to see what fabulous creations you all link up!

In the meantime I wanted to showcase the second half of the amazing ladies that joined in with the campaign with the themes of days 16-31 (you can see days 1-15 here). Everything from rainbow hair to leather trousers, dungarees to short dresses… they’re all there.

Massive thanks again to all the ladies for joining in with this campaign. I’m so sorry I couldn’t fit in everyone – I had to leave out so many great looks – but I’ve included as many different Instagrammers as I could. Do check out the #iwillwearwhatilike hashtag and of course click through to these great accounts and show them some love.

And I’ll see you back here on Monday for the link up, yes…?!!

I only have one item of Abercrombie & Fitch and it is also a mini skirt! Admittedly, I do only wear it on holiday #iwillwearwhatilike @notlamb

A photo posted by Fay Hallam (@fayhallam) on

16 – Abercrombie & Fitch

Dungarees AND a playsuit! Over 30? Yep (get the stocks and rotten fruit ready! 😝) @notlamb #iwillwearwhatilike

A photo posted by Samantha Blair (@fakefabulous) on

17 – Overalls (dungarees)


A photo posted by Ann Krembs (@krembdelakremb) on

18 – Mini skirts

No ponytail? Girl, please. #iwillwearwhatilike #Project365 90/365

A photo posted by Ness (@paperbytheton) on

19 – Ponytails

Day 20. Crop top. Love this co-ord, wish I had more opportunities to wear it. Tiny bit of v pale tummy poking through! #iwillwearwhatilike #black #blue #coord #matchymatchy #cropped 💙

A photo posted by @beasliee on

20 – Crop tops

One of my favourite photos from my shoot with @voulezvousboudoir. Rainbow hair for day 21 of #iwillwearwhatilike @notlamb #stelladotstyle

A photo posted by Heather Sibley (@sibleyh) on

21 – Rainbow hair

Over 40’s shouldn’t wear Furry Anything? Well not today in this heat! Linking @notlamb #iwillwearwhatilike

A photo posted by Michelle Tyler (@retrochicmum) on

22 – Furry anything

An #iwillwearwhatilike twofer: my favorite jacket is from American Eagle (maybe I’ve had it for 10 years, but I still wear it!) and ponytails are a woman’s best friend.

A photo posted by Jayme (@aunicorninspace) on

23 – American Eagle

Day 24 of the @notlamb #iwillwearwhatilike challenge and we’re challenging the notion that booty shorts are strictly for the under 30s. Pah! Have booty shorts, will wear booty shorts! Especially if it is a 30 degree day as it was a couple of days ago when I wore these to soak up the sun walking in the park. Believe me I wasn’t the only over 30 year old wearing mini shorts – so there! Also going sleeveless and wearing a ponytail and big sunglasses – four rules broken at once! #fashion #instafashion #fbloggers #fashionbloggers #fashionblogger #ootd #wiwt #40plusstyleblogger #40plusstyle #mumstyle #style #personalstyle #instastyle

A photo posted by Veshoevius Maximus (@veshoevius) on

24 – Booty shorts

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My bestie weekend go to shoes. Fiftyshmifty! #iwillwearwhatilike #fashionover50

A photo posted by @fashionover50isfab on

25 – Old sneakers

Day 26 & 23 – #iwillwearwhatilike – cheap bras & american eagle – £5 bra and eagle belt buckle, he might be american, that’s what I’m telling myself 😁 #40plusstyle #fashionmyway #tonesstil #lookoftheday #mystyle #moteløve

A photo posted by Tone Spaberg Olsen (@tonespabergolsen) on

26 – Cheap bras

It’s a #selfie day for me today 🙂 I never can manage that phone camera well… #over30 #lifeisfun #iwillwearwhatilike and yes,blue #glitter #blueeyeshadow and even blue liner …

A photo posted by Irina Smolina (@lasmora) on

27 – Glitter eyeshadow

Day 28 of #iwillwearwhatilike “Platform Flip Flops”! Not sure these qualify, but these are the tallest flip flops I have!

A photo posted by Amy Stachowiak Johnson (@ameliasfleurs) on

28 – Platform flip-flops

Just love getting my hair cut. This is for @notlamb and #iwillwearwhatilike #redhead #longhair #over40style #hairstyle #hair #straighthair

A photo posted by Lizzy (@whatlizzyloves) on

29 – Long hair

My one and only scrunchie… and I’ve had it since the 80s 😀 #iwillwearwhatilike

A photo posted by Emma Reid (@emusing_emma) on

30 – Scrunchies

It’s leather trouser day for the last day of #iwillwearwhatilike 😩 But panic not because I think @notlamb has something up her sleeve 😁 You will find a full blog post of this outfit on the blog. Link to blog in bio 😘

A photo posted by Hello, I’m Michelle – (@barefaced_chic) on

31 – Leather trousers

Don’t forget to check out the best of days 1-15 and read about the new link up – it should be a lot of fun! Of course it will all tie in with the continuation of the hashtag on Instagram too so don’t miss out, whatever you do…!
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  3. 13 September 2015 / 2:08 pm

    Ah I love this so much! Stopping by from #brilliantblogposts I am so getting my scrunchie out I used to love wearing them! I love this empowering post for women my age. Lizzie aged 38 and a half

    • 20 September 2015 / 12:48 pm

      And why not get your scrunchie out, Lizzie – there's nothing like being told you CAN'T do something to make us want to do it more, is there…?!! Catherine aged 43 and one sixth

  4. 9 September 2015 / 11:23 pm

    Great campaign! Why should anyone tell you what you can and can't wear! I'm 33 and I still wear my hair in a ponytail – I didn't even know there was a rule against it. So I'm a rebel that didn't know I was rebelling lol. Does that count? #brillblogposts

    • 20 September 2015 / 12:47 pm

      The ponytail was just one I read somewhere, Debbie – the old "hmm should older women wear their hair in a ponytail" question. I think all the leopard print wearing definitely proves a lot of us are breaking rules without knowing it!! Thanks sweetie x

  5. 9 September 2015 / 8:01 pm

    Thanks for the feature again! I'm so glad #IwillwearwhatIlike lives on! It was too much fun to let go. I'm glad we can link up old posts, since it's not always easy to follow a theme on the spot. I just linked up a colorful outfit I wore last year, as I did not have any recent photos.

    • 20 September 2015 / 12:46 pm

      You can link up anything you like, Amy – old or new, in line with the theme or not… As we're breaking the "rules" I'm not intending to impose more!! x

  6. 7 September 2015 / 8:09 pm

    Aw, thank you for sharing my long hair! I loved this! xxx

    • 20 September 2015 / 12:45 pm

      My pleasure, lovely Liz!! MUAH to you x

  7. 6 September 2015 / 10:38 am

    I just came across your blog last night and as an over 40 (sewing) blogger myself….I LOVE it! I think I have always tried to wear what I want but this year in particular, I have worn crop tops and two piece bathing suits. Glad to see these ladies all wearing what they love, regardless of age!!!

    • 7 September 2015 / 1:49 pm

      Margo that's fabulous to hear, and welcome – it's nice to e-meet you! Love that you share the same who-cares attitude… Life's too short, I'm sure you'll agree x

  8. 5 September 2015 / 8:44 am

    I'm loving all of these outfits – please keep wearing this kind of stuff – you all look fab!

    • 7 September 2015 / 1:48 pm

      Aww Helen that's really sweet of you, thank you! I'll do my best :))

  9. 5 September 2015 / 8:24 am

    Thank you for sharing my derriere!! I'm going to try my very best to be with you on Monday. A three day migraine has left me more that a little bit behind – see what I did there 🙂
    If I can't manage a new shoot I'll share something, maybe a shot of the new 'explosion in a paint factory' shoes I bought the other day!!
    All the best for Monday.
    Much love
    Michelle xx

    • 7 September 2015 / 1:47 pm

      My pleasure, Michelle – but oh no! to the headache…! I know exactly how you feel as I get 3 day headaches too. Don't forget you can link up something old, it doesn't have to be a brand new post. Hope you're feeling better soon x

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