24 Black Owned Fashion Brands To Support Today

24 Black Owned Fashion Brands To Support Today

On the Style Beyond Age blog, we´re featuring 24 Black owned Fashion Brands to support today.

In the wake of recent events, many people have asked what they can do to help. And while there is so much to be done about educating ourselves on systematic racism and police brutality, as we protest, organize, call our local government officials and vote, there is nothing like putting our money where our mouth is. It is my goal to help amplify the voices of the many talented Black designers that have graced us with their visions. Here is a list of 24 Black-owned design houses that we love to support.

24 Black Owned Fashion Brands we LOVE

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies was founded by Aurora James in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade artisanaly across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design. 

Brother Vellies


EDAS founded by Sade Mims, was created from an innovative standpoint, initially focusing on sustainability while using unusual home-goods and refurbished elements. Through the maturity of the brand, EDAS now delivers feminine and staple accessories, accommodating the everyday, eclectic woman.  We create each piece of jewelry by hand, and we take pride in seeing the hands of the craftsman within our pieces. Our signature is making each item one of a kind, and uniquely tailored to whoever chooses to wear it.



lemlem is an artisan-driven collection of women’s, men’s, children’s and home goods made entirely in Africa. Supermodel Liya Kebede was inspired to launch the brand following a trip to her native Ethiopia where she met a group of traditional weavers who no longer had a market for their craft. Meaning to bloom and flourish in the Ethiopian language of Amharic, lemlem is committed to elevating artisanship and expanding production and jobs across Africa.


Petit Kouraj

Petit Kouraj is the creation of fashion stylist Nasrin Jean-Baptiste. Handmade in Haiti, Petit Kouraj makes fun, stand-alone pieces of wearable art that celebrates a love of knitwear, sculpture, and identity.

Petit Kouraj


Cushnie, founded by Carly Cushnie, is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear and accessories brand that empowers women and celebrates diversity. Defined by the balance of proportion, structure and fluidity, the CUSHNIE aesthetic embodies a refined sense of cosmopolitan minimalism and femininity. Cushnie launched their Target capsule collection this week!


Victor Glemaud

Haitian-born designer Victor Glemaud launched his eponymous leisurewear collection in 2006 and is known for his brilliant use of knitwear and color for all people, genders, races, and sizes. Victor Glemaud was a finalist in the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and honored for his achievements by the Ambassador of Haiti to the United States.

Victor Glemaud


Founded by self taught designer/artisan Valerie Blaise, in Brooklyn New York. VAVVOUNE (pronounced vav•une) is a leather accessories brand recognized by way of cultured design. Introducing passionate wearable leather accessories , while hinting spunk in effortless ways of impression. Moods, moments of nostalgia, and functionality introduces inspiration.


Undra Celeste New York

Undra Celeste New York, founded by Undra Duncan, is known for its elevated basics; like our ultra-soft sheer turtlenecks to the eye-catching faux collar statement coat. Elements that you will find prevalent in the brand’s aesthetics are BOLDNESS (color and prints), MODERN (clean lines and silhouettes) and FUN (embellishments and metallics).

Undra Celeste New York

Island Tribe

Island Tribe is a womenswear lifestyle brand, founded by Angeline Hayling and OD Odero, with a strong commitment to sustainability and fair trade practices. “The Tribe” embraces femininity, environmental consciousness and holistic living. Inspired by the Ocean and the Elements of life; their intimate designs are created with peace, love and blessings for all the free spirited around the world. In 2020, they were selected as one of the top 25 emerging brands by the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Island Tribe

Andrea Iyamah

Andrea Iyamah, owned by Nigerian fashion designer Dumebi Iyamah, is a clothing line strongly inspired by color, ethnic cultures, nature and design elements that stay true to creating authentic clothing and resort wear with hints of a retro yet contemporary edge in design.

Andrea Iyamah

Fe Noel

Fe Noel, founded by Grenada-born designer Felisha Noel, is a conceptual lifestyle brand created for the multifaceted woman who embodies a love for travel and style.

Fe Noel

Thebe Magugu

Founded in 2015 by Thebe Magugu, the eponymous label is a contemporary South African fashion brand producing women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, celebrating its African cultural roots with a modern approach.

Thebe Magugu

Mateo New York

Mateo New York, founded in 2009 by Jamaican jewelry designer Mattew Harris, is a fine-jewelry collection that takes inspiration from modern art. The fine jewelry collections bare Mateo’s true aesthetic of simplicity and minimalism, drawing inspiration from modern art for the modern woman. Each piece is made from 14KT gold with a consistent use of diamonds and precious gemstones.

Mateo New York

House of Aama

House of Aama is the spiritual expression of mother and daughter duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka—materials range from orange faux fur to light, delicate lace.  

House of Aama


Founder Anifa Mvuemba launched Hanifa Clothing in 2012. Its latest collection, Pink Label Congo, was inspired by the “hope of the Congolese spirit.”



Khiry, founded in 2016 by Jameel Mohammed, is a luxury and modern jewelry brand that is inspired by cultural practices, history, art and design throughout the diaspora.


Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson, founded in 2011 by sisters Kimberly Goldson and Shelly Powell, is all about brightly colored, statement pieces. The Kimberly Goldson lifestyle brand is inspired by the flavor of Kimberly and Shelly’s hometown, Brooklyn, and draws from the dynamic cultures encountered during their international travels. It was created as a mix of those worlds for women who love luxury and dare to be bold and vivacious, fearless and distinctive.

Kimberly Goldson

Laquan Smith

Laquan Smith, founded his eponymous brand in 2013. His distinctive garments and eye for detail, instilled by his grandmother, created a passion, and he’s become known for his sewing and pattern making.

Laquan Smith

Stella Jean

Stella Jean is a black Italian designer recognized for her multiculturalism and ethical clothing designs.

Stella Jean

Bernard James

Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Bernard James is known for his craftsmanship and intricate attention to detail. Bernard aims to reinvent the standard of luxury by creating timeless unisex pieces.

Bernard James

Brandon Blackwood New York

Brandon Blackwood ’s label is known for its high quality detailing and timeless silhouettes. The brand has grown into a contemporary leather goods line with a solid range of handbags, trunks, backpacks, and small accessories.

Brandon Blackwood New York

Octave Jewelry

Focused on bold forms, saturated colors, and subtle movement, Brooklyn fine-jewelry brand Octave Jewelry is inspired by the balance between sharp geometry and the soft organic form.

Octave Jewelry

Coco and Breezy

Corianna and Brianna Dotson (better known as Coco and Breezy) are the twin sister duo behind their eponymous sunglass line, Coco and Breezy. The brand is known for its signature cutouts and bold frames.

Coco and Breezy

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10 Styling Hacks to start Incorporating Today!

10 Styling Hacks to start Incorporating Today!

Today at Style Beyond Age we´re joined once again, by our resident stylist Serena, as she spills her industry secrets and shares 10 Styling hacks to start incorporating today.

10 Styling Hacks to start incorporating today!

If there’s one thing that all stylists agree upon, it’s that age has nothing to do with style. Great style is possible no matter how old you are; the key is knowing how to flaunt your body sensibility in a way that works for you. Navigating the ins and outs of fashion styling can be tricky, so I’ve put together a list of my favorite styling tricks that you can try today.

1 – To Tuck or Not to Tuck

In this case, we should have split the difference! This blouse looks like a boxier fit with a lot to tuck in, especially paired with these high waisted jeans. With this particular shirt option, I would have chosen a French Tuck or Front Tuck. Unless you are going to tuck into your seamless panties (which is my favorite trick), I would recommend working with the fabric instead of trying to hide it. This way, we are visually creating a waist and elongating the look. To achieve a casual front tuck, just tuck the middle of your top straight into your bottoms. You can losen where needed to achieve this casual tuck. I found an excellent resource for all other tucking issues here.


2 – Shortening Statement Sleeves

I loved this dress so much but when my mom tried it on it just seemed off! The dress itself has wide longer sleeves that overpowered her and looked messy. We transformed these sleeves into a more bohemian blouson sleeve by wrapping two longer rubber bands (or two hair ties) around each wrist and covering them with matching silver bracelets.



3 – Define Your Waist

By adding a good belt; you can elevate any outfit. You must, however, be mindful of your body proportions when choosing the right belt for your look. Short-waisted women look best in skinnier belts while thicker belts are better suited for longer torsos. Consider a belt, another piece of jewelry to be the icing on the top of your outfit!


4 – Wear One Color

Monochromatic looks are chic, timeless, and are instantly more fashionable! Dressing in all one color is a simple, clean approach to putting an outfit together. Try mixing textures in the same hue to create a striking look that can be just as bold as a pattern.

This suit is from Choosy, Here is a similar one from there in Satin.  


5 – Invest in Shape Wear

We all need a little help at times and wearing the proper shape wear underneath everything helps to give you smooth lines. We love Evelyn & Bobbies longline boyshort to smooth under skirts because they are just the most comfortable and aren’t too clingy like traditional shapewear.


6 – Graphics Tees

I love to mix the feminine separates with tougher “borrowed from the guys” pieces. Try thinking outside the box while styling your favorite band tee by pairing it with something unexpected. Whether it is a silk skirt, or a two-piece suit, pairing a graphic t-shirt will always give you a bit of an edge.


7 – Know When to Cuff ´Em

Cuffing your jeans is certainly not a new trick, but sometimes we forget that with just one turn of a hem we can, show off a little more shoe, instantly tailor a pant that is too long, or refresh an old favorite pair of jeans.

8 – Brooches

Our family has always had an affinity for brooches and have quite the collection. They aren’t typically on your radar as a fashion accessory; however, I love to add them to basic jackets as an unexpected statement. I’ve pinned them to necklaces to create dramatic effects and also used them to cinch and drape a blouse.

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9 – Become a Nudest


Nude shoes should be a wardrobe staple for any fashionable woman. Not only do they flatter and elongate the leg, but they can also go with basically any outfit. There are two rules of thumb with nude shoes: Find the correct shade of nude for you, and don’t forget to keep them clean!


10 – Tinker Tailor


Often what makes or breaks an outfit is the fit. Tailoring your clothes is a luxury that does not cost a fortune. With so many body types, we are hard-pressed to find clothes off the rack that fit ANY body perfectly and as it was designed. I work with a tailor to alter new purchases to fit perfectly as well as alter clothes in my closet to give them new life. A good tailor can also recreate your favorite looks in whatever fabric and color work best for you now.


10 Styling Hacks to Try  


That wraps up today´s share; 10 simple, yet effective styling hacks, from our resident stylist, Serena,  to help you get creative with the clothes and accessories you have.

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5 Ways you can Support Small Businesses During Covid

5 Ways you can Support Small Businesses During Covid

There´s a whole lot of female-led fabulousness on the Style Beyond Age blog today, we´re sharing 5 ways that you can support small businesses during the time of Covid.


Support Small Businesses during Covid 


As the country starts to relax its Covid-19 precautions, we emerge into a different world. No matter where you are, I’m sure that you feel and see a change. Everything from the way we socialize, shop, eat, and engage is evolving. 


As we transition into this “new normal,” have you noticed that some of your go-to retailers haven’t come back or are packing up their storefronts for good? Some national retailers haven’t re-opened their doors yet, and if they have, they are only offering limited services or curbside pickups. 


Support Small Businesses 


I see my local boutique owners as brave because these are stark and scary times for small businesses. Women often run most of these businesses that we admire and depend on as a community. 

And as you know, here at Style Beyond Age, we LOVE to support our fellow female entrepreneurs. I’ve made a list of my favorite shops that you can patronize today and five ways to help support small businesses during these transitional times! 

5 Ways you can Support Small Businesses During Covid

(and Beyond)


1 – Shop local – online

Our communities need us now more than ever. Online shopping is convenient and can be done right from the comfort of your couch! Most, if not all, small business retailers have websites offering their products with a click of your mouse that can be delivered right to your door. Honestly, I love this way of shopping. I get just what I need, and it is available for pickup within the hour.


2 – Purchase gift cards

Consider buying gift cards for the businesses you visit most often to use later when they are officially up and running again.



3 – Order takeout

Can’t wait until you can eat your favorite meals from your favorite local restaurants? Many are keeping things going by offering meals to go, and some are even providing free delivery. This is a great way to keep money going into the local community while enjoying all your favorite dishes.



4 – Increase the tip amount

Don’t forget, servers and delivery people will also be feeling the decrease in business, and many of them survive on the tips they’re now missing. If you’re ordering takeout or delivery, consider giving a little more than usual when tipping. 



5 – Practice patience

We’re all in this together. Don’t forget that many small businesses are most likely working with a skeleton crew, so you might have to wait a little longer for your delivery to arrive or for items to become available to purchase.



Women’s Boutiques and Brands that we love to Support 


Join Style Beyond Age in supporting small buisnesses during Covid-19, and beyond.

Accessory Junkie






Bird Brooklyn






The Canyon



Ala von Aurspberg



Erica Weiner












Lotta Stenssen



Lykke Wolfe



MBK beauty



Tai Jewelry



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Day to Evening Maxi Skirt Restyle

Day to Evening Maxi Skirt Restyle

Today, at Style Beyond Age, we´re taking you from day to night with a maxi skirt restyle. As you know, we love to feature women-owned brands and businesses. I was over the bridge, excited to connect with the Peruvian Connection. Not only are they a woman-owned company but were founded by a mother and daughter team! That resonates with me because, as you know, I am super close with my daughter and our resident stylist, Serena.


She has taught me a lot over the years about styling and using dynamic color theory to change a look completely.

When we shop for clothing, we look for items that can be worn in multiple unique ways and through the seasons. Today, we’re going to show you how to style this jacquard circle skirt, from Peruvian Connection, for a casual day time look and another for a warm summer night.


How to Wear a Bohemian Maxi Skirt Casually 

Let’s be real; you know that I only live in casual looks here in Montana. Keeping it light, I paired my Siena skirt with one of the Peruvian Connections Sophia Swing Cami  in blush and used a white camp shirt to cover up. Layered with a suede and pearl lariat necklace from Proud Pearls  and topped it off with a tan straw hat (also Peruvian Connection).

Once Upon A Warm Summer Night


My Day to Night Maxi Skirt Restyle 


I swapped out the blush cami and white camp shirt for a more romantic black knit blouse that I’ve had for years. I love the soft fabric and off the shoulder neckline of this top. It makes any outfit feel softer and more romantic. Paired with delicate black wicker handbag and my favorite vintage silver and coral pieces, I feel like Stevie Nicks! 


Maxi Skirt Restyle 

If you enjoyed this day to night maxi skirt restyle, you can pick up a few pieces of your own…

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Boho Refreshed with our Resident Stylist

Boho Refreshed with our Resident Stylist

We’ve got company. Join us for Boho Refreshed with our resident stylist, Serena.   We’re shopping from my closet, restyling old favorites and embracing a romantic boho style. 

Romantic Boho Style

Spring is coming to the valley at a clip. I still need this jacket now, but the winds, they are a-changing!

Style Beyond Age Romantic Boho Refresh_2

Less is More 

Hasn’t it been fun looking through our closets and restyling what we already have? Just goes to show you: less is more.

I have posted this Lotta Stensson dress several times over the last three years and always feel fabulous in it.

Style Beyond Age Romantic Boho Refresh_3
Style Beyond Age Lotta Stennson Dress

Closet Rotation 

This coral embroidered Zara jacket has been in the same closet rotation, every time looking different.

Zara Coral Embroidered Jacket
Zara Coral Embroidered Jacket_Winter

Boho Restyle 

I hope that you have been creative with your beautiful things as well.

That wraps up my restyling session, boho refreshed with our resident stylist, but we´ve got a few more treats for you yet. 

Inspired by this look?

Our resident stylist, Serena, has put together three looks that you can get right now to bring this romantic boho look home with you today!

Serena’s Picks

Cris Cross Ring – White Gold 

Regular Price $106.00


Look #2

Kobi Halperin Lexy Coat

On Sale $478.80

Kobi Halperin Lexy COat

Dagget Western Boots

Regular Price $260


Dagget Western Boots Free People
Tory Burch Damian Embroidered Jacket

Flag Strap Cowboy Boot 

Regular Price $120


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My Ultimate Closet Hacks to Maximize Space

My Ultimate Closet Hacks to Maximize Space

Today, I’m sharing my ultimate closet hacks to maximize space and care for your clothes.

If you didn’t already know, I´m a big fan of shopping from your own closet and being creative with the clothes you have. The downside of shopping from your own collection, is the issue of storage. It´s meant I´ve gotten quite creative over the years, so let´s take a peak what´s inside. 


Transform your closet with these storage solutions


If you ask me, the closet is prime real estate, so when we were building our place in Montana, I took the opportunity to create a space I loved. I appreciate I´m blessed in the closet department now, but it wasn’t always that way. Whatever the size of your closet, a good storage solution, is a good storage solution, and are some of my favorites that I still use to this day. 

My Ultimate Closet Hacks to Maximize Space



Office File Boxes


You might think they´re out of place here, but these clear file boxes from Target are handy and a great way to utilize shelf space. I line them up and store scarves inside. The clear acrylic is also very browser friendly.

files boxes from target for scarfs
files boxes from target for scarfs 2

Drawer Dividers


Drawer dividers are simple, yet effective. I use them for sock, underwear, and accessory drawers. Drawer organizers allow you to make the most of your space, stay organized and easily swap items in or out as the seasons change.



Pull Out Rods


Pull out rods are easy to install and a great space saver. I like to use them for belts, as they´re easily accessible and just as easily tucked away again.

Closet Hacks Belt Storage

Stagger Hanger Clips


Stagger the clips on your trouser hangers, to maximize hanging room. You´ll be surprised at the difference this little adjustment makes.

How to Maximize Hanging Space

Corral Old Hangers


If you´ve got unused hangers, don´t just leave them hanging there taking up space. Instead, corral them into old boxes, so they´re ready for when they´re needed again.

Closet Hacks remove unused hangers
Store hangers in boxes to maximize hanging space

Closet Hacks for Shoes and Accessories


We´ve maximized your drawer, shelf and hanging space, now onto the shoes and accessories.



Use Trays for Odds and Ends


There is often wasted space below hanging items, so make the most of this with trays and boxes. It´s a great way to gather up the odds and ends to keep them organized.

Use hanging space below clothes
Use trays to store accessories

Shoe Storage Solutions


A simple bookshelf is a great storage solution for shoes. Display them with the left toes facing out to your closet and the right toe facing back, and you´ll fit an extra pair of shoes on each shelf.



Storage Solutions for Purses


The perfect way to store your purse depends on the size of it. Larger purses should be stored hanging, to keep the bottoms from creasing. I have an adjustable display rack, that works perfectly.

For smaller purses I use an acrylic filing system, which you can pick up from any office store.

store small bag in filing rack
store small bag in filing rack

Bags and Hats


Maximize space by hanging bags and hats on a peg. No need to take up hanging room inside your closet, instead attach them to the outside of your cabinetry.

So, that rounds up my ultimate closet hacks to maximize space and care for your clothes. Enjoy transforming your closet.


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Covid 19 Changing the Face of Fashion: The winter of our discontent

Covid 19 Changing the Face of Fashion: The winter of our discontent

It only takes a quick scroll through Instagram to see that the Covid 19 pandemic is already changing the face of fashion. Our feeds are peppered with sweat sets, lounge wear and the newest addition, face masks.

Even at this stage, a shift in the fashion industry is apparent, but what is next? I want to explore how the future of fashion might change in light of this pandemic, which in the US at least is turning out to be thankfully much less than we had planned; but much more than we expected from an economic standpoint. So, what does this mean?



What We have Learned


This has been a time for reflection, assessment and thought. A new normal will emerge, and we are all part of its creation, so what have we learned?


About who we are: Do we want to be independent or be led in our lives

About our joint Commitment: How we join together and follow rules

About our Ingenuity: How we work to solve problems

About our Independence: How we define and defy authority

About our Security: how we buy into fear and deal with stress


In the end, history will show us how we handled this challenge, but one thing we know for sure we will have more to look back on you the next time.

The New Face of Fashion


How will fashion change? None of us really know, but here are some thoughts…

Quality over quantity. We will buy less but spend more on higher quality staples.


Fashion trends will slow down and be swapped for minimalism, capsule dressing and classic styles.


Will we see a rise in digital stylists, as shoppers seek advice from a socially safe distance?


As a nod to social distancing, will designers be playing around with hats, masks and capes?


The fashionable masks and gloves industry, here to stay? It looks that way.

It was well said by Angelo Flaccavento about the fashion industry; “this crisis is an opportunity to edit down the superfluous, to regain our long-lost soul “.

Un-Masking Creativity


If there is one fashion item to come out of the Covid 19 pandemic and define the aesthetic around the world, it´s the face mask. It looks like fashionable face masks are destined to become part of everyday fashion and we´re already seeing designers releasing their creative, revamped versions.


I am not a fan of being muzzled, so if I´m wearing a mask, it´s got to be a pretty one.

I´ve seen some gorgeous creations by Denver designer, Brooks Ltd. and there´s a beautiful face mask collection from Curriedmyrrh. I showed them off on a fun-filled day with my photographer, the talented HKCamerface, exploring the lakebed, discovering an abandoned Teepee and having lots of fun whilst, of course, maintaining social distancing.

These women, and so many others, have shone bright during these times and I have loved seeing the creativity, the invention, the resilience, the support, the beauty, the passion and the love from our fellow females. Thank you.

DIY No Sew Face Mask


If you haven´t had a chance to buy a face mask yet, you can DIY solution from home. We found this mask tutorial online and gave it a go for fun. Oh, the things you do for the Gram! HKCameraface and I had such a laugh.

My Attempt – Oh how we laughed

Not a fan of the plastic wallet visor? Here is another no sew face mask option, with a video walk through; all you´ll need is a scarf.

A New Normal


Covid 19 is changing the face of fashion and the industry’s reaction to the pandemic is quite apparent, but none of us know what the long-term future holds. I for one am taking positive lessons from this, holding onto what is important and looking forward to seeing the new normal we create from here.


I hope you enjoyed this share. It´s some fashion for thought. Until the next time….

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How to Care for your Winter Items before Putting them Away this Spring

How to Care for your Winter Items before Putting them Away this Spring

I have always washed, not dry cleaned, my sweaters and silks. Now with dry cleaners not readily available, a bit of old-fashioned care comes in handy. So, let´s discuss how to care for cozy winter items before putting them away for spring, and why it´s worth taking these extra steps.


Why its Worth Preparing Winter Clothes for Storage


Here in Montana, as winter draws to an end, it´s time to start getting my closet ready for spring. That means the sweaters are going into storage, but before I pack them away, they need a bit of TLC.

Of course, they already look clean, but taking this extra step ensures everything is in perfect condition when they are unwrapped again later in the year.


Our skin, our body oils, our perfume, deodorant, makeup and minute stains can build-up on our knits without us realizing. Over time, this residue fuses with the fibers and once that happens it can’t be undone. A little bit of closet care now, goes a long way and as we´re all DIY-ing it these days, I thought I´d share my process.

The Process & Products I Use


Correctly caring for wool, cashmere or angora sweaters requires some specialized products. I use Woolite, along with a great washer with a wool cycle; mine is an LG. The cycle is short and gentle, using the lowest possible spin speed and the coolest temperature.

Drying Your Delicate Winter Clothes


Once the wash is finished, it´s time to air dry. I recommend using a sweater drying rack, like this one from The Container Store. If you don´t have one, you can create one; a rack over a tub will do.  The key thing here is to keep it horizontal and avoid hanging your sweaters while they´re wet, as it can cause the fibers to stretch.

Once dry, hang them using a sturdy coat hanger and get ready for steaming.  There are lots of recommendations on how to do this best. I had some fun.

On Instagram

IRL (in real life)

Work with what you have, but the key things are to have your steamer or iron fully heated up before starting, always keep the steam source an inch or so from the garment and avoid any water dripping onto your clothes. My steamer is the Rowenta 1550W and my iron is the Rowenta Focus.

How to Store Your Winter Clothes


Now your winter clothes are ready for packing. Fold sweaters and hang dresses or coats, whenever possible.

And finally, a top tip is to store your winter clothes with a lavender pouch; it not only smells great; it also helps to repel moths.  I took the chance for some fresh air and gathered a bunch from the garden.

I hope you enjoyed this share; how to care for your winter items before putting them away this spring. If you have any other tips, I´d love to hear them. You can share them in the comments…

Stay home. Stay safe. Stay stylish.

Light in the Dark: Nominations Open for Style Beyond Age Idol

Light in the Dark: Nominations Open for Style Beyond Age Idol

Nominations are open for your Style Beyond Age Idol. A bit of light in the dark. It´s times like these when we must all be thinking each other and doing our bit to improve situations in any way we can.

The dreaded C word is working its way around the globe and although not all of us are considered “at risk”, we all share concern for our loved ones, friends and followers in different parts of the world that are.


Let´s Spread Good Vibes Only


With the intention of spreading good vibes only, and nothing else, I´ve decided to open the nominations for Your Style Beyond Age Idol a bit earlier than planned. If you´ve been following me for a while, you will know I believe that style has no age. I so love to admire and honor a fellow stylista and now it´s your chance to nominate your favorites.


So, what does the accolade of Style Beyond Age Idol entail.

  • The winner will be interviewed and feature in an upcoming blog post.
  • They´ll appear on the Style Beyond Age Instagram feed
  • They receive lots of love and appreciation from our fabulous community
  • They´ll know you think they´re a style queen!


How to Nominate your Style Beyond Age Idol


Do you have a friend with flawless fashion sense? Nominate her.

Is your sister a stylish senorita? Nominate her.

Is your co-worker the queen of causal chic? Nominate her.

Is your gran the ultimate in glam? Nominate her.


Nominations are made directly through my Instagram. Just simply tag your nomination for Style Beyond Age Idol in the comments or send me a DM.


Let´s get the nominations rolling in. I can´t wait to receive them!

Style has no age and that´s reason to celebrate.

Nominations Open


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My Favorite Fashion Finds for Under $100

My Favorite Fashion Finds for Under $100

You probably know by now, I´m a lover of all things to do with personal style. Dresses, coats, shoes, accessories; my closet is full of my many treasures. As a fashion admirer, I have an appreciation for designer pieces and have built a collection over the years, but I´m also a firm believer it is possible to be fashionable and affordable.



Affordable Styling Tips

Styling designer pieces with ready-to-wear elements allows me to invent new looks and keep my closet feeling fresh. A designer handbag can be teamed with a $100 dress. A custom suit can work with simple pumps and clutch.  Browse, shop around, style, play! I find I create my best looks when I´m having fun! Here are my favorite fashion finds for under $100.

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Woven Clutch Bag


This woven clutch bag has been a great addition to my closet. As a neutral, it goes with everything. The woven leather adds a touch of texture to your look and it´s big enough to carry around your essentials for the day.

Here you´ll find two ways I´ve worn it. One shows the bag teamed with a midi dress, knee-high boots and caped with a classic white coat. In the other it´s faux-leather Bermuda’s, boots and a suede trench. This is one versatile piece!

Woven Clutch Bag – Let´s Shop

Faux Leather Shaping Leggings

These faux leather shaping leggings from Saks are one of my favorite, affordable fashion finds.  I love them under a blouse or sweater teamed with heels or sneakers. The shaping waistband a winner too! For this look, I´ve teamed designer pieces with affordable fashion and I love the finished result. Can you tell I feel good?

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Midi Slip Dress

You know those dresses you can just throw on and feel great? Well this is one of those! I´m a big fan of the color, length, shoulder detail and most of all, I feel great when I wear it.  Here I´ve styled it with heels and a colorful coat for lunch, but if you visit my Instagram you´ll find lots more inspiration.


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Graphic Tee

Hands up if like me, you love a graphic Tee. I also love to customize them. For this look I ripped off the band and teamed it with a leopard slip dress, comfy boots and velvet jacket. I was aiming for comfort with an edge, do you think I achieved it?


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Yoga Work-Out Bra

This piece of activewear looks just as great on your yoga mat as it does for a meet up with friends. It´s edgy, eye-catching design really makes it stand out. I decided to team this suit with a silk cami, but I think the Alo Yoga Work-Out Bra would look great with this look. I´ll remember that for next time!


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Slim Ankle Pants

These Slim Ankle Pants from Chico´s look great and feel even better. They´ve got a bit of stretch, so their super comfortable and very flattering. Here I´ve teamed them with leopard ankle boots and fine knits, but with multiple color options, you´ll find a pair that works for almost every look.


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Ankle Strap Heel

It´s great to have a classic heel that gives you a bit of height, but that you can also walk in and this pair fit the bill perfectly. The classic design with ankle and toe strap also comes in a variety of colors. Here their styled with a maxi for an easy breezy Spring/Summer look, and they work just as well with slacks or shorts.


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So, there you have it. My favorite fashion finds for under $100. You can browse them all here.


Let me know over on my Instagram, which is your favorite?

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Beyond the Bedroom Style for Us Women Over 50

Beyond the Bedroom Style for Us Women Over 50

On the Style Beyond Age blog we´re styling beyond the bedroom for us women over 50. Wearing underwear as outerwear is nothing new on the catwalk, but it´s officially stormed the world of ready-to-wear in style. Everything from sultry slips and cinching corsets to exposed bras are gracing our stores. Before I scare you off too much, this beyond the bedroom trend can look cool, chic and sophisticated for us over 50´s and 60´s.

The secret? Keep it cool and in line with your style.

Let´s talk about some of my favorite pieces and a few styling hacks to ensure you´re looking and feelings fabulous.

Sultry Slip Dresses


If you´ve been following me for a while, you probably already know I am a fan of the slip dress. It´s become a closet staple. I dress them up, dress them down, or layer it up to create the look I´m after.

They are nothing new, but we´re seeing varying styles evolve. Nudes, soft pinks, off-whites and lace detailing have graced the runways, offering a fresh and feminine take on this trend for spring. Style it under a blazer or tailored jacket and I guarantee you´ll feel comfortable, chic and empowered.

Gaga for Garters


Garters are strutting out as a top accessory for the season. It´s had a revamp and it´s bolder, stronger and more stylish than ever before.

We´re seeing garters worn with blazers, under skirts and dresses and combined with tops to create cool and interesting style details.

Garters are no longer just for your wedding day or weekend away. I´m expecting to see them popping up everywhere this season.

Corsets to Cinch


Vampy corsets, cinched waists, sheer bodices and beautiful boning were out on the runway in force and I for one am happy about that. They really are so versatile. I like to wear them over a dress, long blouse or under a tailored jacket.

I´ve fallen head-over-heels for my Brooks Laser-Cut Corset Belt. It´s taken me from day to night, more times than I can count and now it´s official!  Corsets are moving out of the sheets and onto the streets, so let´s have some fun with them.

Bustiers and Bras


This season, we´re not burning our bras; instead we´re wearing them. Bear with me here!

Exposed bras and bustiers featured heavily on the catwalks for Spring Summer 2020, but before you start cringing, there are ways for us over 50´s to embrace the trend too.

I recommend swerving the lace bralettes, for something more structured. A bustier would be my choice. It offers support and that extra lift, exactly where we want it. I´d style it under a suit, or over a blouse if you´re looking to experiment with this trend.  Take this example, from Style Beyond Age friend, Isabella Thorpe @confessionsofasuperager – I love her style!

Beyond the Bedroom for us Women over 50

I hope I´ve helped you to embrace this sultry and sophisticated style trend. Are you brave enough to take it beyond the bedroom? Let me know in the comments.


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Colors of the Season: Spring Summer 2020

Colors of the Season: Spring Summer 2020

Join Style Beyond Age to browse our favorite colors of the season for Spring / Summer 2020.

As March arrives, I can feel spring lingering in the air and this year the change of seasons brings with it an injection of vibrancy and fun. The warm winter hues have been replaced with an array of key colors for the Spring Summer 2020 season and I can´t wait to have some fun with them.

After spending way too much time poring through the fashion glossies and watching snippets from fashion week, I’m putting that “research” to good use, so here are my key color trends to look out for in Spring Summer 2020.


Colors of the Season for Spring / Summer 2020


Color Choices

The key thing to bear in mind when wearing a color trend is to select a tone that works for you and your skin. Some will look best wearing cooler tones, whilst others are flattered by a warmer palette. Don´t just follow the trend, make it work for you.


Colorful Coral

We saw an array of stunning coral tones featured on the catwalks. It´s a classy, feminine hue that combines the warmth of coral with the delicacy of soft pink. A coral blazer or accessories inject a splash of color to a daytime look, whilst satins and sheers will amp it up for the evening.

 Faded Denim

Faded denim is back, but not in the way you might think. Instead of your well-worn denim jeans, we´re seeing the shade used with other fabrics. This soft blue epitomizes comfortable chic. Team it with white, as I did here, for an effortless spring style. This Get Choosy wide pants and blazer suit works great with sneakers too.

Biscay Green

Biscay green is a fresh, aqua shade that you will see everywhere this spring, replacing the bright limes and earthy pistachios from previous seasons. Whether it´s for day or night, Biscay green is stunning, and teamed with splash of coral pink it is a standout for the season.

Flame Red

This is a red for the bold. It´s fiery, bright and spirited, but we can handle that! It certainly adds and injection of spice to the season and I for one am glad. I find that red suits most people and this tone will leave you feeling strong and powerful.

Sunny Saffron

This sunny shade is one that fits the change of seasons perfectly. Saffron is a shade of orangey-yellow that is as welcoming as the warmer weather. It can be worn head-to-toe or introduced through accessories to add a splash of spring to your look.

Chive Green

This season we´re seeing a deeper, darker and richer chive green.  It’s sumptuous, luxurious and versatile. The chive green faux leather top from Zara is one of my new favorites. It works well teamed with saffron too.

Crisp White

White is a spring / summer classic that will never go out of style. When it comes to wearing white, I love to play with texture and fabrics; layering it up and varying the lengths and shades for a crisp, summery style.

Colors of the Season for Spring / Summer 2020


I´ll be playing around more with the key color trends for Spring Summer 2020 season, so let me know in the comments, which is your favorite?

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