3 Style Rules to Channel Iris Apfel Today

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American fashion legend and style icon Iris Apfel turns 95 today. In honor of this special occasion, Savoir Flair breaks down her gorgeously quirky personal style into three golden rules to help you push your sartorial boundaries and have more fun with fashion – much like the birthday girl herself.

Forget Age-Appropriate Dressing

For Iris Apfel, age is nothing but a number. There are no limits to what she chooses to wear and being over 90 doesn’t stop her from wearing items that would be deemed inappropriate for someone her age, like mini skirts and denim jeans with patches.

Go Big or Go Home

“More is more” should be your style mantra, especially when it comes to putting the final touches to your outfit. Apfel is never without her oversized specs and excessive accessories, so stack those boldly colored bracelets and over-the-top statement necklaces – all in one look.

Embrace Your Eccentricity

Are you worried that wearing a full-on, head-to-toe red ensemble is a bit too much? Wear it anyway. If there’s anything we can take away from Apfel and her fashion genius, it’s that life is too short to overthink every outfit decision we make. Yes, it’s okay to break the rules once in a while, so go ahead and clash those prints.

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