Using vintage fashion to develop your style

Pre-loved fashion finds can be the key to developing your signature look in midlife, stylist Stephanie King tells Thrive editor Niki Bezzant.

Stephanie King doesn’t like looking like anyone else. And she doesn’t subscribe to the idea of midlife women “hiding” in their clothes.

The stylist and owner of online vintage boutique Painted Bird rails against what she calls “the rectangle” – a style she sees women adopting more and more as they get older.

Stylist and online vintage store owner Stephanie King’s mantra is, “Buy once, buy right, and make it last.” See more tips on her website, paintedbird.nz or on Instagram @paintedbirdnz.

“Those loose dresses that are basically rectangles with armholes and a neck hole, and that’s pretty much it. And then you…

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