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What to wear right now: a cardigan (or two)

What to wear right now: a cardigan (or two)

The cardigan has a military background. Named after the Seventh Earl of Cardigan, James Thomas Brudenell (1797-1868) who wore a knitted wool, collarless jacket to lead the Light Brigade at the Battle ...

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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 (and men) of all ages.
I write for the FT’s How To Spend It, The Pool and the Guardian websites.

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, figure-flattering 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.

Robin Wright, giving back

Robin Wright, giving back

Well-known for her role as Claire Underwood in House Of Cards (and her presidential style), Robin Wright is also the co-founder of a socially-conscious clothing range. Having spent over a decade visit...

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Kindness is the new rock and roll

Kindness is the new rock and roll

  One of the best things about developing That’s Not My Age over the years, has been the creation of a network of fantastic women. I am always impressed by the thoughtful comments following...

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Roll with it: how to wear a polo-neck

Roll with it: how to wear a polo-neck

There’s a 1960s mood moving through London this spring. The Fashion and Textile Museum has a small but perfectly curated Swinging London exhibition (until June 2) showcasing the work of the Che...

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What Women Wear: Deborah Thomas

What Women Wear: Deborah Thomas

After discovering boxes of old, embossed A4-sized leather swatches abandoned in the corridors of their soon-to-be-closed Northampton tannery, Deborah Thomas decided to salvage her family’s leath...

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How to layer clothes and look sleek

How to layer clothes and look sleek

Not sure whether it’s menopause or the unseasonably warm weather (what are we calling it? The False Spring from the South?

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