Not Your Grandmother’s Clothes

When it comes to fashion, Gran's on the right track...she just needs her top wardobe picks reinvented for a younger, hipper wearer. Here, a fresh take on her tried and true basics.

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Instead of a plain cardigan…

Consider a fresh and flirty ruffled version.

 

GAP Ruffle Cardigan, $60; gap.com

Courtesy of Gap

Instead of a housedress…

Consider a feminine, casual, throw-on-and-go frock in lightweight cotton.

 

J. Crew Ariana Dress, $98; jcrew.com

Courtesy of J. Crew

Instead of an Aloha shirt…

Consider a subtly bohemian embroidered top.

 

Hive & Honey Embroidered Detail Top, $44; piperlime.com

Courtesy of Piperlime

Instead of coral nail polish…

Consider a bold, creamy red-orange hue.

 

Essie Clambake, $8; essie.com for stores

Photo courtesy of Essie

Instead of a pair of slacks…

Consider a pair of sleek twill trousers with a hint of stretch for style and comfort.

 

Ann Taylor Modern Cotton Twill Trousers, $78; anntaylor.com

Courtesy of Ann Taylor

Instead of a basic tee…

Consider a scoop-necked, lace number.

 

LOFT Lace Tee, $80; loftonline.com

Courtesy of LOFT

Instead of frosted pink lipstick…

Consider a lipstick-lipgloss hybrid in a rich watermelon pink shade.

 

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Insanely It, $14.50; maccosmetics.com

Courtesy of MAC

Instead of a blazer…

Consider a fab, three-quarter sleeve, floral-print swing jacket.

 

Talbots Jackie Fit Tuilleries Swing Jacket, $189; talbots.com

Courtesy of Talbots

Instead of support shoes…

Consider a pair of wing-tipped, laceless oxfords to wear with pants, skirts and dresses.

 

Steve Madden Rouser Laceless Oxfords, $80; nordstrom.com

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Instead of a single strand of pearls…

Consider an edgy, tangled string of pearls and mixed metals.

 

Banana Republic Sandpiper Strands Necklace, $70; bananarepublic.com

Photo courtesy of Banana Republic

Instead of a kerchief…

Consider a cool, striped scarf.

 

Boden Jersey Scarf, $38; bodenusa.com

Photo courtesy of Boden

Instead of a muumuu…

Consider a sexy, sheer, chiffon caftan.

 

Anthropologie Florid Waters Caftan, $148; anthropologie.com

 

 

Make sure your current clothes and accessories aren't tying you to a different decade. See what style guru Tim Gunn has to say in Is Your Closet Too Old?

 

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Courtesy of Anthropologie
First Published March 4, 2011

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06.30.2011

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