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Yes, you can wear a black dress on a hot day

Yes, you can wear a black dress on a hot day

One of the most stylish women I’ve seen all summer, stopped me at a gallery to say she’d just read That’s Not My Age. After 13 years plugging away at this site, I’m still chuff...

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About

It’s not about age, it’s about style. And this is for every woman who refuses to be invisible. Alyson Walsh.

I’m a freelance journalist, former magazine fashion editor and author. That’s Not My Age began in 2008, when I noticed a space online to celebrate women of all ages.

That’s Not My Age was winner of the Best Women’s Fashion Blog 2019 at Vuelio’s Online Influence Awards.

Not-So-Basic Basics

Confidence comes from finding clothes and accessories that work hard, and work in real life. Not just on catwalks, in glossy magazines or ‘Today I’m Wearing’ Instagram posts.

These reliable, wardrobe essentials are what I like to call  Not-So-Basic-Basics. If our younger years are all about experimenting and identity-finding (throwing everything on and hoping for the best), midlife-and-beyond is all about streamlining and refining. Cutting the crap.

Know Your Style – Latest Book

KNOW YOUR STYLE: Mix it, Match it, Love it is a beautifully illustrated handbook offering expert style advice and interviews with some of the world’s most inspirational women, including Lucinda Chambers, Caroline Issa, Linda Rodin and Lyn Slater.

With over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, including 10 years as fashion editor for a leading lifestyle magazine, Alyson Walsh has the answer to any fashion dilemma.

Ask Alyson: Where can I shop for swimwear that makes me feel confident and comfortable at the beach?

Ask Alyson: Where can I shop for swimwear that makes me feel confident and comfortable at the beach?

    Q:  ‘For the first time in about six years, and COVID permitting, I have a bucket and spade holiday planned with with my daughters and grandchildren this summer. I am 66 and activ...

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What to wear for a summer staycation

What to wear for a summer staycation

‘ There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing,’ fell-walking expert Alfred Wainwright’s quote is often cited but hard to beat. This kind of stoic attitude is what’s needed...

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Pedal power: Why it’s time to consider an e-bike

Pedal power: Why it’s time to consider an e-bike

  I’m a seasoned cyclist, riding London roads since I was 10 (don’t tell my mum), cycling to work when I lived in London, then commuting from the country with a fold-up on the train. But now ...

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Why we definitely get more stylish as we get older

Why we definitely get more stylish as we get older

After years of trying various trends and faffing around with ill-fitting clothes, I’ve finally found my style groove. At 57, I know what I like and how I want to look.

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Landscape artist Sarah Bee shows that age is no barrier to learning new skills

Landscape artist Sarah Bee shows that age is no barrier to learning new skills

  After the intensity of the Euro 2020 Championships, I think we all need something calming to focus on this week… Sarah Bee and I met many years ago when she worked as a make-up artist and...

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