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    Updated on Aug 21, 2018. Posted on Sep 2, 2016

    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.

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

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

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

    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 πŸ‘ damn πŸ‘ eyeshadow πŸ‘ y'all πŸ‘

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

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

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    10. Monochrome β‰  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.

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

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

    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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