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Janet Gunn is the inspiring influencer of The Grateful Gardenia. The original Texas-born guru is 57 years old and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son and dog named Buster. She has worked as a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys, flight attendant, actress, jewelry designer and beyond – in other words, she has a lot of experience and an equally cool personal style. Below, Gunn shares the trends she picks up this year (and lets go). Read on to find out which looks you like best, whether you're 57, 27, or somewhere in between. Do not miss your Instagram account @janetgunngratefulgardenia.
After my 50th birthday, I wanted to dress stylishly as always, with some edge, but chic. Now that I'm 57, comfort is at the top of my list. I do not like to think about what to wear. I'm looking for timeless pieces that fit my lifestyle, and I like mixing them with some trendy pieces that reflect my personal style. If you feel fantastic, wear it!
I have to have the freedom to move and I want to breathe! If I need perfect black pants, I go to my uniform – Franne Golde Classic Pants. Since I was small and wanted perfectly proportioned pants, I turned to Franne in 2018, and together we had a Petite Capsule Collection. These textured yet stretchy pants help make me feel great and look gooditThere is a pair for almost every size and shape, not only dainty!
Oh, how I love this trend. This look is timeless for me. Great silks are usually quite timeless and you mix comfort with style. It's chic with a touch of self-confidence. I like to wear my pajama top and combine it with short jeans and a blazer or a pajama bottom with a simple white top, a t-shirt and mules.
I often wear sneakers, and I prefer Golden Goose, but I'll pass on the big chunky soles. It's just too hard for my body type. Trends are not something for everyone. Be the trend!
This is a must-have item for my wardrobe and a quick fix to update your basic jeans and T-shirt favorites. I love the modern, trendy look these long coats give. My favorites are currently from RtA and Alice & Olivia and I will wear them with just about any shoe style.