Fashion Mistakes That Age You

27 Mar

When you’re young, you can simply get away with questionable style choices but as you mature, there are some choices that can make you look older or let’s just say, dated.

We know that wearing too much makeup and not updating your hairstyle can make you look older. But there are also certain fashion choices that can add years to your look. The good news is that such missteps are easily remedied. What are the style choices to avoid and what are the youthful styling suggestions to follow?

A loose-fitting pencil skirt:
The whole point of a pencil skirt is to look polished and slyly sexy. We count it as a wardrobe staple, but not if yours doesn’t fit properly and looks more like a frumpy, boxy table skirt. Make sure the hem sits at (not below) the knee and the skirt fits snugly at the hips. Wear it with a tucked-in shirt to show off your waist.

Matching shoes and handbag:

Your grandma probably told you about this “rule” because that’s how ladies turned it out during her time. Today, we’d put it in the same category as matching your lipstick to your manicure. DON’T DO IT! The modern view is to create fresh pairings.

They lack imagination and personality and says, “I’ve given up on style.” Instead, go with a printed shirt under a cardigan or a striped sweater over a simple, solid tank.

Chunky heels:
Especially low ones. If you’re wearing these for comfort, that’s no excuse because there are many different types of heels in fashion right now, such as kitten heels, wedges, and platforms. You’re sure to find something that provides stability and style. 

Oversized, tailored men’s shirt:
Baggy button-downs give the impression that you’re trying to hide your body. Choose a shirt that’s tailored with seams and darts to accentuate the positive.

Hmmm, I have to do a lot of cleaning in my closet. I am guilty of almost all of these except for the mismatched bags and shoes. It’s not because I do the modern way but the truth is, I can’t afford to buy matching ones. Well, now I know it’s a good thing after all.

Do you have other aging “don’ts”?

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Posted by on 03/27/2011 in Blogs


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One response to “Fashion Mistakes That Age You

  1. JustaGuy

    03/28/2011 at 1:39 pm

    What about keeping yuorvhair long? I notice that actresses approaching 50’s wear their hair short. It makes them look young. Demi Moore looks old because of her long hair, not that she’s young. I’m just saying, look at the mirror and see for yourself.


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