23 Inspiring Mature Style Icons to Follow for International Women’s Day 2023
The Instagram catwalk means inspiration is always just a scroll away, but mainstream fashion spaces can often be disproportionately youth centric.
This International Women’s Day, The Shirt Company invites you to follow 23 more mature influencers who are eclipsing the young whippersnappers with their eclectic and timeless style.
It’s long past time for us to celebrate women who dare to simultaneously age naturally and dress punchily! After all, confidence often increases with the years and building a unique, informed and intelligent style takes time, so why not look to the experts for guidance?
1. Yasmine Furmie
Why you should follow her: Crisp, colourful looks centred around bold tailoring and trainers served with sunglasses and beaming smiles.
2. Lyn Slater
Why you should follow her: New York hipster vibes with a focus on sustainability.
3. Grece Ghanem
Why you should follow her: A colourful rejection of the sadly lingering concept of "dressing your age." Grace is also a model, so great fashion week and behind the scenes snaps.
4. Jan de Villeneuve
Why you should follow her: Ageless beauty with no filter and some stunning editorial shots.
5. Jen Brownlie
Why you should follow her: Relatable, simple and sustainable every day style from Scotland. Celebrating the slow, cosy lifestyle.
6. Lou Featherstone
Why you should follow her: Because she's my absolute favourite! Encouraged women to get out of their comfort zone and be bold, outrageous and eccentric in mid-age. I just love her
7. Denise Boomkens
Why you should follow her: Author of 'The Art of Aging Unapologetically,' Denise curates beautiful photoshoots and stories from older women and shares great hair, makeup and styling tips.
8. Mathilda Wears
Why you should follow her: Vivid, fun Danish style and a wonderful example of a capsule wardrobe in action. Mathilda styles the same pieces again and again to show how a little can go a long way.
Why you should follow her: Glam yet accessible looks with flawless makeup. Renske's style is classic and not too out there making it perfect for day-to-day inspo.
10. Caroline Hirons
Why you should follow her: A skin care legend whose focus is making more mature skin glow.
11. Styled By Nanny
Why you should follow her: Inventive looks with a focus on one-off thrifted gems.
12. Manous Nelemans
Why you should follow her: A mix of polished modelling shots showcasing classic looks and more relaxed travel snaps.
13. Yvet Anna
Why you should follow her: A chanteuse with a penchant for a dapper flat cap paired with gold jewellery.
14. Dayenne Bekker
Why you should follow her: A positivity advocate who offers up inspiring words with a laugh and unapologetic style.
15. Karen Persson
Why you should follow her: A bob to die for on top of a body confident 70 year old with pizzazz.
16. Anneke Westerbos
Why you should follow her: A varied array of modelling shots with natural skin reminding us that wrinkles aren't a flaw.
17. Grand Diva Magazine
Why you should follow her: Body positivity and fat activism. I have spent a lot of this year trying to challenge the anti-fat bias forced on us by society with tools like the awesome podcast, Maintenance Phase and following confident, stylish plus-size women.
18. Eline Diercks
Why you should follow her: A breast cancer survivor who has candidly shared her changing face, body and style on her recovery journey.
19. Roz Kaur
Why you should follow her: Candid style advice and encouragement to be unapologetically you.
20. Astrid Zeegen
Why you should follow her: Bold and multifaceted looks for every possible occasion coupled with open and honest posts normalising hearing loss and menopause.
21. Alyson Walsh
Why you should follow her: Understated day-to-day looks which would look great on any woman — a true indication of timeless style.
22. Renia Jaz
Why you should follow her: Fighting ageism one fit at a time.
23. Meryem & Najate
Why you should follow her: An adorable mother and daughter duo with mum turning some unconventional, creative and stereotype shattering hijabi looks.