Style Icons: Instafamous Grannies with Amazing Eyewear

Instafamous Grannies with Amazing Eyewear iris apfel

Who knew that grannies could be such icons in the fashion world?

Here are three of the most incredible and inspiring senior style queens who prove that age doesn’t have to dictate the way we dress.

And in case you hadn’t guessed, they all have one thing in common… they’re all proud ambassadors of amazing eyewear that we want to steal!

Read on for a rundown of the most stylish seniors around!


Iris Apfel

The larger than life Iris Apfel is perhaps the most famous senior style icon in the world.

She’s one of the richest business women in America, with a net worth of $25 million and she is recognised across the globe for her work as an interior designer.

Her style is bold, colourful and exciting. And her signature look is centred around her favourite accessory – her glasses!

She has turned geek chic into an art form, thinks “dressing for your age is stupid”, and despite being 96 years old shows little sign of retiring from her working life.

Her new book ‘Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon’ is now on sale.

Steal Her style with the bold Tom Ford FT5461 frames below:

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Tom Ford FT5461

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Baddie Winkle

The story of Helen Van Winkle (AKA Baddie Winkle) is rather an emotional one.

Although her vibe screams rebellion, her creative wardrobe is a way for her to cope with loss.

After losing her son and struggling to find peace, she reinvented herself into the instafamous persona that we all know and love today.

This 89 year old claims to have been a rebel all her life, and after her granddaughter posted images of her wild outfits on social media, she quickly became an internet sensation.

Baddie Winkle’s fashion sense is changeable and pokes fun at the world, with a pair of shades or specs for every day of the week.

Steal her style with the equally out-there Prada PR 08TS frames below:

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Prada PR 08TS

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Or to add a bold pop of colour to any outfit, channel your inner Baddie and rock the Dolce & Gabbana DG4308 frames:

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Dolce & Gabbana DG4308

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Jenny Kee

Australian fashion designer Jenny Kee is 71 years of age (although she looks so much younger) and she has been one of the biggest pioneers of Aussie fashion, instantly recognised for her love of colour and print.

Her iconic red glasses are a style staple, something she is never seen without and her love of brights can be linked to her deep Australian, Chinese, Italian and English heritage.

We love her style because she’s a celebration of cultures across the world, and her eyewear is always on point!

Steal her style with the gorgeous Givenchy GV 0039 frames below!

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Givenchy GV 0039

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