YAS Spotlight: Lyn Slater, Accidental Style Icon

Written by: Carla De Guzman/Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 03:02 AM

Ralph Lauren is always quoted for saying that "Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever." Nobody knows that more than the 64-year-old influencer Lyn Slater. The academic fashion influencer was teaching at Fordham University when she decided to start a fashion blog, lovingly called Accidental Icon. She shares her reason for starting the blog, "I was having trouble finding a fashion blog or magazine that […] spoke to women who live what I call 'interesting but ordinary lives' in cities." With her philosophy that garments are simply items that allow a woman to be herself, her blog is a reflection of that. 

All she really needed was what she already had—her innate sense of style, and a good eye for fashion. Slater chose her partner Calvin Lom (a scientist turned photographer) to take photos that were natural and showed off who she was. The rest, as they say, is history. Issey Miyake now sets aside head to toe outfits just for her, and her (nearly) five hundred thousand followers on Instagram love her bold style. For Slater, she does this because she likes it, and it doesn’t really matter if she’s the only one. 


Watch out for more of Lyn Slater and her unique sense of style on Lifestyle Network!


About Carla De Guzman
Carla de Guzman is the author of self-published books Cities, Marry Me Charlotte B! and We Go Together. She loves to travel, coming home to her dog Kimchi and spending her weekends having dinner with her crazy family by day. By night, she’s writer and an artist, spending her midnights at her desk. Follow her on Instagram (@somemidnights) for more!
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