Aging ourselves prematurely is not typically something we’re after. But looking youthful and vibrant without looking too young is – right? No matter what your age, your fashion choices can (and should!) elevate your sense of style, complement your features and make you feel great. And, knowing how you can look your best when it comes to fashion selections will help you easily elevate your appearance without dragging you down. While we’re all trying to look our best, sometimes bad fashion choices happen even to the savviest shopper. Anything from the wrong fit, to an ill-timed look or a color or pattern that’s just off can age you when you least expect it. Not sure how to keep it all in check? Here’s a look at fashion mistakes to avoid.
Going overboard with trend-setting pieces. We all want to be part of the latest trends, but sometimes making trendy your main goal can backfire. Don’t forget that classic and timeless pieces have a place in everyone’s closet – and, they’re known for making you look and feel your absolute best. Whether you’re investing in a signature piece for a black tie event or you’re filling your wardrobe with staples, classic lines and simple styles often work in your favor.
Keeping pieces for too long. We all get attached to things – even our clothes. They hold a dear memory from a special time in life or an unforgettable evening – but often they become out of date, worn or the fit is off as your body changes with time. Remember to rotate your closet every six months or so to purge items that haven’t been worn in recent time. Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you haven’t worn it in more than a year, it’s got to go.
Going for the wrong fit. Clothing items that are either too small or too loose can throw off your entire look. When a piece is too tight, it typically accentuates your trouble spots and conversely, when a piece is too big, it doesn’t accentuate your best features. Always strive for the perfect fit – not too tight, not too loose – you’ll feel great and look good too.
Wearing your daughter’s clothes. Even if you feel like breaking into your daughter’s closet will make you look and feel younger – it won’t. Age appropriate clothing actually complements your features and helps you present yourself in that classic and timeless way. No matter how much you’re tempted to dress too young – stop yourself and assess the situation. Be proud of your age and your beauty – and embrace it too.
Do you find yourself making fashion selections that seem to age you? Which mistake are you guilty of?