Embrace fashion to suit your lifestyle expressing who you are. It's your time now to dress for your own personal success.
Fashion has been dictated by cultural mores and constraints over the decades. For a whirlwind capsule see http://www.fsgtaki.com/Brief-History-of-Fashion.html It wasn't until recent memory (the '50s) that pantyhose, were introduced. No more garter belts required. In the '50s and early '60s, one didn't wear white after Labor Day and certainly, pants were not even envisioned in business and public as an accepted staple of a women's wardrobe outside of Hollywood. Hats and gloves were part of the ensemble, and shoes matched the handbag. Lauren Bacall was a trendsetter ahead of her time. https://www.thecut.com/2014/08/lauren-bacall-knew-a-thing-or-two-about-style.html Fur coats were relished and animals died so that women were stylish, but no more. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-awkward-heirloom-no-one-wants-grandmas-fur-coat-11580121002
Flash forward to 2020. Our societal norms, mores and constraints are more forgiving than ever. A woman is free to select clothing that she prefers to wear and to embrace fashion, or just choose clothing that is a personal preference with no regard to trends. Notwithstanding the influence of designers, models, social media and influencers, fashion is now truly a personal lifestyle choice. Sustainability is in in response to global warming concerns. https://www.worldcat.org/title/fashion-sustainability-design-for-change/oclc/894728850?referer=di&ht=edition
While some styles are not appropriate for senior women, in general these women may choose to remain a fashionista or upgrade their wardrobe to be more au courant, giving a more youthful look to her persona and to reflect fashion trends. There's nothing more appealing than a senior woman who has chosen to remain in style, choosing garments that suit her. Witness Judy Dench, at 85, who independently sets her personal style without repudiation. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/style/dame-judi-dench.html
It is fairly easy to upgrade your wardrobe through consignment stores, local Goodwill and other donation resale outlets, eBay, online personal styling sites, and online consignment sites. Take a moment to learn current trends. Strive to look your best without spending a a Million. It is your time now to dress for your own success as a senior woman with je ne sais quoi. https://www.whowhatwear.com/anna-wintour-style-over-60
We hope Jane is continuing to influence style and fashion in Heaven. What well dressed woman doesn't know about the iconic Hermes Birkin Bag - so in demand that one must be approved by Hermes to purchase one - even the richest of the rich find it hard to purchase one without Hermes approval and must go on the wait list to get one. Even consigned bags are in such demand that they are considered investments whose purchase price stands the test of time. Many such bags are heirloom bags passed down from generation to generation. The Birkin Bag was named after her and is so coveted and carried that she will always be remembered.
But Jane was much more than an influencer, she was also an actress, singer and muse. The French view her as avant garde, iconic and more French than the French themselves. She spoke French with a British accent which the French found endearing. She became a French national treasure, best known for her fashion style and influence - an influencer before such a thing was known and one to be studied by those TicTock influencers of today. But there was more to Jane than her style, native British origins, her acting, daring acting roles and her life. She had that "way" about her which so many women all over the World aspire to, her je ne sais quoi that just couldn't be labeled, copied or defined.
There is no need to have a photo of the Birken Bag to remember her, the best way to do so is by her photo reflecting her dreamy, sexy, slightly disheveled, ethereal, pensive, poised persona. She was and will always be remembered as a beautiful French woman.
Read more about her here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/16/style/jane-birkin-birkin-bag-style-icon.html?campaign_id=190&emc=edit_ufn_20230722&instance_id=98126&nl=from-the-times®i_id=65644401&segment_id=140017&te=1&user_id=2dcb70b2cc4030892b2cfaa3733ac484
Her Bio here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Birkin
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this “captivating” (Time) memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments.