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The Look I Want Now: Disco Granny

My grandmother Francine is my best friend and style inspiration. At the gym—where she pedals ever so slowly on a stationary bike, but mostly chats with her trainer—she wears cashmere turtlenecks, black Capri pants, Reeboks circa 1975 that are shockingly cool (I’d wear them) and extremely oversize Versace sunglasses. Even though Francine does not read the interwebs, this piece goes out to her. She inspires me to keep it real at any age. So with that in mind—plus my dreams of cigarette pants mixed with lurex—the disco granny look was born. I’ll be rocking this right now and for the next 40 years, at least.

Cigarette pant shopping is the bane of my existence because no one seems to get the shape right. But this style from D&G is IT: Slim all the way down to the ankle—hence the name—and not too long. Think Edie Sedgwick.

D&G, Cigarette Pant, $147, Zappos.com

Lurex! Never was there a disco without it. It’s that glittery “I paid a lot of money to look this cheap” sort of thing. Which is the epitome of disco, if you ask me. (No one asked. I’m aware.) Since I can’t resist a collared shirt, I was so psyched to see that ASOS has lurex versions.

Richard Nicoll Lurex Polo Shirt, $87.92, ASOS.com

If Francine saw these Miu Miu peep toes she would say, “That is some shoe!” But she’d love them and ask to try them on. By the way, come fall I’m only wearing platform Mary Janes or ankle-strap heels.

Miu Miu Platform Peep Toe, $650, Barneys.com

And since I just might be that granny at the disco, consider this my vow to remain fashionable at any age: at the gym, during super-early afternoon drinks, or even a night out (because I’ll still be doing that too). How will you dress to stay young at heart?


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