65-Year-Old Fashion Blogger's Style Philosophy: “Age Is Not a Variable”
If you're not following Accidental Icon, you should be.
Lyn Slater is here for the slay. The 65-year-old fashion blogger, who keeps proving age ain't nothin' but a number, has quickly gained a cult following on Instagram and her blog with her impeccable taste and fashion forward stylings.
The university professor and social worker puts stereotypes of what women in their sixties should wear to shame, filling her @iconaccidental feed with modelesque snaps of herself rocking everything from graphic Moschino trousers to leather dresses complete with bustiers. And we cannot forget the chic asymetrical bob she sports (and sometimes styles into a curly faux hawk).
Slater started her blog and Instagram page, appropriately dubbed Accidental Icon, after she was meeting a friend outside of a fashion show and suddenly was bombarded by camera flashes. "I was surrounded by fashion photographers taking my picture, thinking I was some fashion person," she told the Huffington Post. "It was really all very accidental."
The fashionista went on to write about street style, emerging designers, and compile 'weekend fashion bibliographies' to keep her readers up to date on the latest happenings in the fashion industry.
As for her own style, Slater does what she wants. "Age is not a variable I consider when I am dressing," she told The Huffington Post. "I think it is quite wonderful that the boundaries in fashion are loosening."
So do we.