The last thing I want to look like is mutton dressed as lamb. I want to look stylish and youthful without looking like I’m trying too hard. I’m not trying to look younger than I am, but I want to look modern the best I can at my age. Today I’m sharing a few ideas that help you look and feel more youthful.
Wearing head-to-toe fads can look tragic. But it’s smart to know the direction fashion is moving so you can keep an eye out for the trends that fit your style recipe. Fads pass quickly but trends evolve over many years so these are what you want to add to look modern. If classic is your style recipe, spice it up with a trendy colored accessory. Something as small as the toe shape on tour footwear can make your look more youthful.
Beware of wearing too much black, deep gray, or dark colors. They tend to look more serious and formal, which can be aging. Bright, colorful clothing lifts the spirits and looks more youthful. Add a pop of color in your shoes or bag, or opt for the lemon-yellow sweater over brown. Turquoise is one of those universal colors that flatter everyone.
Beware Of Boxy
Full shapeless garments can make you look older so be sure to have some shaping in each outfit. It’s more youthful to wear wide pants with a fitted top. Oversized sweaters call for slim pants or jeans. Ditch a shapeless jacket for a fitted option. Slim chinos are more youthful than pleated baggy styles. No matter your size, it’s more youthful to have part of your silhouette highlighted. Beware of tight clothes that do scream “trying too hard”.
Update Your Jeans
There’s no doubt that wearing jeans is youthful, just be sure you’re not wearing a shape that’s been out of style for years. Mom jeans come in and out of style, but women over 50 seldom look youthful wearing them.
Artistic and creative garments are like the classics, they never go out of style. They allow you to stand out and look youthful. Many women over 50, 60, and beyond have embraced creativity as a way to stand out and avoid becoming invisible.
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Dark lipstick with brown or purple undertones is very aging. Instead, opt for brighter shades that lighten the face. Matte lips accentuate wrinkles and won’t do you any favors. Glossy lipsticks can wick up the lines around your mouth so use a good lipliner to contain it. You can enlarge the look of thinning lips subtly by penciling just outside your natural lipline but avoid the “Who’s Afraid Of Baby Jane” look.
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If they’re thin, turning gray, or non-existent, be sure to fill them in to give your face some definition. My favorite eyebrow product is this Brow Wiz and this Dip Brow Pomade. They come in tons of colors and create a very natural looking brow.
A tiny pop of blush high on your cheeks will brighten your face. Beware of sculpting too heavily with bronzer which can end up looking like mud.
Update Your Hairstyle
If you’ve worn the same hairstyle for 10, 20, or more years, you need to get an update. Freshly trimmed hair looks more youthful than split ends or out of shape styles. If your hair is gray, be sure to use products to keep it from going yellow. Invest in deep conditioners to keep your hair as shiny as possible.
Update your eyewear and avoid frameless glasses. Here’s
What do you wear to look and feel youthful?
Have a great week and thanks for reading!