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Lyn Slater

64-year-old Lyn Slater has garnered over 300,000 Instagram followers thanks to her eclectic style. The university professor refers to herself as an ‘Accidental Icon’ after she became renowned for her aesthetic when photographed during New York Fashion Week purely by accident. [Photo: Instagram]

64-year-old fashion icon Lyn Slater and other women we want to be when we grow up

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer

It’s official: we can’t wait to grow up.

Move aside the Olsen twins because 64-year-old Lyn Slater is our newfound fashion muse.

With over 300,000 Instagram followers under her belt, the university professor became an ‘accidental icon’ overnight.

Proving it’s never too late to conquer the fashion industry, the blogger rose to fame completely by chance.

Walking through the bustling city streets during New York Fashion Week, the model’s eclectic style caught the attention of several photographers who presumed by her sartorial prowess that she was a serious fashion figure.

And the rest? It’s history.

The 64-year-old has since gone on to model for the likes of high street giant Mango and has signed with ELITE London’s Special Bookings division.

And it’s safe to say, we cannot get enough of her Instagram.

So with the badass grandmother in mind, we decided to round up the women of the moment who deserve our devoted attention this season.

From Iris Apfel to Baddie Winkle, these are the women to hit up when you’re stuck in a fashion rut.

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