Whether you dress to impress or just enjoy a comfortable shoe, style is highly individual and personal. There’s no rule that states that one must pop on a cardy the day of retirement. If anything, it is the perfect time to break rules and make your own stylish mark on the world.
As the famous fashion doyen Iris Apfel says, "You have to look in the mirror and see yourself. If it feels good, then I know it’s for me. I don’t dress to be stared at, I dress for myself." In her award-winning documentary Iris Apfel comments on "how clothes are more than just the things we put on our backs. The best pieces are the ones our hearts do somersaults over".
A great way to start a style journey is to do a personal colour palette quiz. Find out which seasonal tones work for you.
Sunshine Coast style events
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Reserve these physical items and collect from your local library:
- Advanced style: older and wiser by Ari Seth Cohen. Features more senior street style and inspiration from all over the globe.
- Bolder: life lessons from people older and wiser than you by Dominique Afacan. This book champions people over the age of 70 who are still creating, inspiring or working, and the goal is to change perceptions about growing older.
- Style sessions: perfecting the art of dressing by Kristen Todd. Being stylish isn’t about wearing the latest looks from the runway, it’s about building a wardrobe that’s an extension of your taste, your body and your lifestyle.
- Esquire dress code: a man’s guide to personal style by Jay Fielden. This definitive personal style guide offers witty, wry, and practical advice for men looking to dress their best anytime, anywhere
- The curated closet: a simple system for discovering your personal style and building your dream wardrobe by Anuschka Rees.
Libraries love these style eBooks:
- Wear, repair, repurpose: a maker’s guide to mending and upcycling clothes by Lily Fulop. In with the old, out with the new—reclaiming your closet and reducing fashion waste starts here. For beginner and experienced makers, Lily Fulop's guide to mending and upcycling is your colorful companion to ditching fast fashion and extending the lifecycle of all your favorite clothes.
- The conscious closet: the revolutionary guide to looking good while doing good by Elizabeth L. Cline. From journalist, fashionista, and clothing resale expert Elizabeth L. Cline, "the Michael Pollan of fashion," comes the definitive guide to building an ethical, sustainable wardrobe you will love.
Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.
Libraries love these style eMagazines:
- Harper’s Bazaar Australia
- Vogue Australia
- Vanity Fair
- Marie Claire Australia
- GQ Australia
Access 3500 of your favourite magazines. Download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Stream social support sessions on Kanopy:
- Iris – A Fashion Icon – pairs legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old New York style icon and muse. More than just a fashion film, it’s a story about creativity and design, fashion and art.
- The First Monday in May: Fashion at the Met Gala. Follows Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and costume institute curator Andrew Bolton, as they orchestrate the Met’s most attended fashion exhibition in history.
First time customer: select "Add Library Card" and enter your member number and password. Create a Kanopy account, then verify your email address.
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