As we get older, we’re told to “dress our age.” No wonder we associate “frumpy” clothes with grandmothers — all our lives, we’re told that we can’t dress “too young,” or else we’ll make fools of ourselves!

Lonni Pike of Gray Hair and Tattoos is challenging that societal pressure with her own fresh take on fashion. Lonni is in her fifties, but she doesn’t subscribe to the notion that you should water down your style just because you have a few laugh lines. Lonni has lots of tattoos, keeps a “young” hairstyle, and dresses however she darn well pleases. And honestly? She looks amazing.

Apparently not everyone is a fan of Lonni’s look, though. Recently, a commenter tried to dim Lonni’s dazzle with criticism about the way she dresses, saying, “You’re too old to dress like a teenager just saying.” Though Lonni normally ignores such negativity, she didn’t want other people to avoid dressing the way they wanted because of comments like that. Here was her response:

@grayhairandtattoos

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♬ Steven Universe – L.Dre

It’s clear that this awesome woman isn’t letting anyone dictate what she should dress like or who she should be. And why should she? She looks fabulous just the way she is, and more importantly, she’s happy!

Lonni is proof that sometimes, you can inspire others just by being your most authentic self!

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