Age is no barrier to looking great. A wholesome elderly couple from Taiwan is making headlines and going viral on social media for their great style and fashion sense. 83-year-old Wan-Ji and his wife, 84-year-old Sho-Er are dressing up and posing in the clothes left behind at their laundry shop and they look magnificent.
The charismatic duo has captured the internet’s heart with both their looks and their wittiness. They both feel extremely young and think that even clothes that are a decade old can still be fashionable. Check out the couple's stylish pics below and let us know in the comments which looks you liked the best and why.
Bored Panda reached out to the couple's grandson and chatted with him about Wan-Ji, Sho-Er, and style in general. "If we stay young at heart, we can still look stylish even when we are old. Just don't limit yourself," the grandson told us. Scroll down for the rest of the interview. And if you want to see more stylish seniors, have a look through Bored Panda’s post right here.
"We are very surprised and we do appreciate so many people love Wan-Ji and Sho-Er. Hope to deliver more and more positive energy to everyone," the grandson told us.
We asked him what fashion tips his grandparents would give other seniors, as well as members of younger generations. Here's what they had to say: "Take a look at your wardrobe. If you are using different ways to style them from before, will it make any difference?"
The couple has gotten so much attention in recent days that their online following is soaring. Right now, they’re at 74.6k followers on Instagram but that number is bound to go up (less than a day ago, they posted about how happy they are to have 50k fans).
On their Instagram page, the husband and wife also remind people to remember to take their clothes with them after they’re done washing them.
Their social media project started after their grandson couldn’t bear seeing them being bored. So he asked them to pose in the clothes left behind at the laundry to show the world that fashion is fun and that your age doesn’t stop you from looking stylish.
Saying that everyone can look stylish is not an empty platitude, though: appearance really does matter, even if you’re 120 years old and living in a care home. Put simply, dressing well and choosing what to wear helps seniors maintain their dignity, self-esteem, and helps them express their identity.
Honestly, I really hope that I can look half as cool as the couple when I reach my eighties—I’d better start practicing now.