Why wage a war with your wardrobe when it can actually help bring back the wonder years (and I don’t mean styles that were in decades ago)? The way you dress up can work either way- years younger or ages older.
So check out these great fashion tips that will help you look younger in a stylish age appropriate way (Pigtails on a 30 year old? Big fashion NO NO!)
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!
Getting dressed is more than just putting on your shoes and clothes. After all, why stop there when you can still do more? One sign of aging is when you stop being stylish. The young have always thought fashion to be fun, after all. So even at 30, 40, 50 and up, by holding on to this notion, you will still be able to get that fresh vigorous look.
Polish up with some finishing touches of your choice- a nice belt, a fancy scarf, or one great piece of jewelry (or two, or three, or four, or five…).
Belts Are Back, But Not To Hold Up Your Pants
A belt is a great fashion accessory and will give you a more youthful look. It is time to retire that medium sized one you probably got in college and get both really wide ones and really slim ones too. Use the fatter wider ones with over dresses, jackets, and even long blouses while the thinner slim ones with jeans or trousers.
Remember: Dark belts make your waist look smaller.
You should know that prints are totally in, even for belts. So take the time to invest in at least one- some shiny, glittery, metallic kind or one with zebra stripes or leopard spots. ANIMAL PRINTS ARE HOT!
A belt should be an accent, not serve a function. If you need one to hold up your pants, it’s time to visit the tailor- Lauren A. Rothman
The Secrets Of The Silk Scarf
Scarf dos: Roll it up or fold it to use as a headband. Use as a necklace by making a square and tying the ends at the back of your neck (note: think droopy necklace, not clingy choker). Knot it to the strap of your bag or purse.
You also want to look for scarves that are long, light, with unexpected colors, and even more, unexpected prints. Again– ANIMAL PRINTS ARE HOT! But so are florals, circles, squares, lines, and the like.
Scarf don’ts: Unless you are stewardess, do not tie it around your neck like one. Draping it over your shoulder is no consideration either.
AND- by all means, stay away from paisley prints.
They say that variety is the spice of life- well, apply that to your jewelry. Sure, you may have a matching set that looks amazing in the box, but wearing them all together is definitely an instant ager. Who does that today? No one except for fashion victims who have obviously been misled. Go ahead and mix it up a bit.
TIP: Choose one bold focal piece and work from there. Remember that although mismatching is in, you still want to make sure that all your pieces complement each other one way or another.
Also, although gold and silver didn’t go well before- NEWSFLASH! They do today, especially if they are side by side, like layering necklaces or stacking bangles.
Shoo Away The Wrong Shoe
As you get older, comfort becomes a major deciding factor in your fashion choices, especially when it comes to your feet. Sure, thick soles, box type shoes feel great, but they look wrong, just WRONG. The only time you should wear your rubber shoes is when you are out for your morning run. Don’t even let me get started on Crocs.
Now, I’m not saying that you should wear stilettos everyday. Even women in their twenties would find that a challenge. But you shouldn’t wear your work out shoes all the time either.
Wedges are perfect– stylish and comfortable at the same time. Plus, it does wonders for your legs too. (wearing heels and the like to make legs look longer is definitely NO old wives tale, my friend!) Find a comfortable pair of pumps with a reasonable wide heel. Flats are great too– and if those aren’t comfy enough, look for ones that are soft and have built in arches.
Tip: If you are going to buy pointy shoes, always get half a size bigger to make more room for your toes.
No To Mono And The Like
Going monochrome is so outdated. But then again, so is wearing pants, a shirt, and a pair of shoes that are belong to the same color family (tan, brown, and cream). It is pretty much the same thing. But that doesn’t mean that you should ditch the whole neutral look (after all, it is a classic).
All you have to do to youth it up is to add a dash of color, like a bold jacket or some shiny shoes.