STYLE & BEAUTY
07/30/2015 02:32 pm ET Updated Jul 31, 2015

Iris Apfel's Best Piece Of Fashion Advice Isn't What You'd Expect

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Iris Apfel, who, at 93-years-old is fronting major ad campaigns and even recently starred in a documentary about her fabulous, fashionable life, continues to dish out sound advice for achieving great style. And maybe the best takeaway? You should stop taking it so seriously. 

"Being well-dressed is a wonderful thing, but I don't think it should be life threatening," she told Harper's Bazaar UK in a new interview, admitting that the fashion press doesn't do much to put anyone's minds at ease. "There's always a list of the 10 things you must have, the 10 things that are out," she said. 

Apfel is easily recognized by her over-the-top style, but as it turns out, her method of choosing what to wear is pretty simple -- she just wears the things she loves, regardless of what season they're from. "I'm still wearing a beautiful dress that I wore when I had my first date with my husband, which was 68 years ago," she said.

Moral of the story? Stop worrying so much about the things you wear, and if something works, keep it. Forever. 

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