The best results from Iris Apfel's #IrisYourCloset Instagram challenge so far

The best results from Iris Apfel's #IrisYourCloset Instagram challenge so far

The Greatest Generation

Text: Stephanie Boey

"Life is gray and dull; you might as well have a little fun when you dress"

Earlier in March, the 98-year old (you read that right!) fashion icon took to Instagram to launch her very own fashion challenge called #IrisYourCloset. If the generation before us are called the Boomers, what about the ones that came before them? We did some Googling, apparently they're called The Greatest Generation. Makes sense! 

Known for her large round glasses and quirky style, the American businesswoman and interior designer called upon fashion fans to have fun with their clothes while we all self-quarantine at home.

"The plus side of being stuck at home is that our closets are here to explore! Get in there and get creative with your favourite and long-lost items!"

The response has been fruitful with thousands of Instagram posts, donning their very best. Following in her footsteps, her devoted admirers paid homage to the maximalist dresser's signature accessory with their own versions of OTT eyewear. Many paid tribute to her colourful and quirky style with their most extravagant clothes, with bracelets and bangles up to their elbows. 

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but some Instagram users decided to put their own spin on Iris Apfel's style for a more personalised version of the #IrisYourCloset challenge. But the inspiration remains clear, bright and flashy prints, colours of the rainbow and statement accessories. As Iris always puts it, "More is more, and less is a bore".

Scroll for the best looks from the Instagram #IrisYourCloset challenge so far!

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