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19 Style Lessons You Can Learn From Iris Apfel

More is more (and more).

In case you don't already know, Iris Apfel is an interior decorator, jewelry collector, enormous spectacles-rocker, and all around badass.

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The 95-year-old has become one of the most respected tastemakers in the world, just by doing her. Here's what she can teach you about style:

1. It's called "power clashing" for a reason.

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Because mixing prints is a total boss move, that's why.

2. There's no age limit on biker jackets (or anything else, for that matter).

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3. Sneakers aren't just for the gym...

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4. ... and pantsuits aren't just for the preppy.

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5. That famous Coco Chanel quote about "taking one thing off" before leaving the house? It's not law.

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6. Sculptural is just as great as bodycon.

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7. Blue 👏 damn 👏 eyeshadow 👏 y'all 👏

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8. There's no such thing as "overdressed."

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9. Just because the rest of your squad is shining, doesn't mean you can't too.

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10. Monochrome ≠ boring.

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11. (Like I said.)

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12. And black doesn't necessarily mean basic.

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13. But also, there's no harm in switching it up.

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14. Pretty isn't everything...

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15. ... but dogs are awesome. Dogs ARE fashion. Look at that dog.

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16. Creativity starts with curiosity.

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17. There's no shame in acknowledging your accomplishments...

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18. ... but you're never too important to be gracious.

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19. And most importantly, humor is always in style.

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Basically, forget "the rules," and just be you.

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