Janet Gunn is the inspiring influencer behind The Grateful Gardenia. Originally from Texas, the 57-year-old style guru is now settled in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and dog named Buster. She’s worked as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, flight attendant, actor, jewelry designer, and beyond—in other words, she has a ton of experience and an equally cool personal style to match. Below, Gunn shares the trends she’s embracing (and letting go) this year. Read on for her insights and shop the looks you love best, whether you’re 57, 27, or somewhere in between. For more of her looks, don’t miss her Instagram account, @janetgunngratefulgardenia.
I often wear sneakers, and I do prefer Golden Goose, but I’ll pass on the large clunky soles. It’s just too heavy for my body type. Trends aren’t for everyone. Be the trend!
This is an essential piece for my wardrobe and a quick fix to update your simple jeans and T-shirt favorites. I love the modern, edgy look these long coats give. My favorites right now are from RtA and Alice & Olivia, and I’ll wear them with almost any shoe style.