Advanced style inspiration

Woman wears colourful clothes as she smiles big
Lana for Advanced Love. Photo: Ari Seth Cohen
If you’re seeking some style inspiration then look no further. FIFTY+SA have compiled a list of fashion books to elevate your look.

There is no time like now to refresh and update your wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for the next best piece to add to your established glamorous style, or you’re wanting to totally overall your wardrobe. These books will get you well on the way to feeling confident and happy in expressing yourself through your clothes – whether that be again or for the first time.

We have collated some iconic fashion books that channel advanced style to help elevate and inspire your look. There’s no fading into the background for these fashionistas!

More is more and less is a bore.

Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon – Musings of a Geriatric Starlet

by Iris Apfel

A unique and lavishly illustrated collection of musings, anecdotes, and observations on all matters of life and style, infused with the singular candor, wit, and exuberance of the globally revered ninety-six-year-old fashion icon whose work has been celebrated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and by countless fans worldwide.

$49.99 RRP, HarperCollins

Sara Berman’s Closet

by Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, and Alex Kalman, the designer, curator, writer, and founder of Mmuseumm, combine their talents in this captivating family memoir, a creative blend of narrative and striking visuals that is a paean to an exceptional woman and a celebration of individuality, personal expression, and the art of living authentically.

$49.99 RRP, HarperCollins

Life In A Box – Traveller. Antiques Dealer. Mother. Model. Iconoclast.

by Sarah Jane Adams

Antique jewellery dealer Sarah Jane Adams became an international model and overnight Instagram sensation in her sixties. She tells her story through a lifetime’s collection of rare pieces and worthless objects, as well as personal photographs and effects from her ‘estate’.

Told with wit, pathos and charm. Life In A Box illustrates the deeply personal connection that we have with our belongings: they are laden with rich meaning and adventure and, above all, redolent of our stories.

$39.99 RRP, Murdoch Books

The Art of Dressing – Ageless, Timeless, Original Style

by Tziporah Salamon

A style guide for women over 50 years of age, in the vein of Advanced Style. The Art of Dressing by style icon Tziporah Salamon includes in-depth profiles of a range of stylish older women band combines inspiration with how-to instruction on how to put together beautiful stylish outfits according to every woman’s individual style.

$89.99 RRP, Hardie Grant

Advanced Style

by Ari Seth Cohen

Advanced Style is Ari Seth Cohen’s blog-based-ode to the confidence, beauty, and fashion that can only be achieved through the experience of a life lived glamorously. It is a collection of street fashion unlike any seen before—focused on the over-60 set in the world’s most stylish locales. The (mostly) ladies of Advanced Style are enjoying their later years with grace and panache, marching to the beat of their own drummer. These timeless images and words of wisdom provide fashion inspiration for all ages and prove that age is nothing but a state of mind.

$55 RRP, Simon & Schuster

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.

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