Never Wearing Jeans
For some reason, some women think that the older you get, the less appropriate it becomes to wear denim. But this is one clothing item that can make you look youthful. You can still dress up your jeans by choosing a dark wash and pairing them with a blazer or a nice blouse. Choosing the right pair of jeans can be a task, but shop around and find the perfect cut for you!
We recommend investing in denim that will last. Yes, this means it will be more of a splurge, but you’ll get years out of it, and it will look significantly better than inexpensive denim. It will hug your curves in all the right places and hide your problem areas with ease. Denim trends change all the time, so make sure to keep your look current. Currently, skinny jeans are out!
Dressing in All Black
Fashion experts say that black is a slimming color. While that’s true, wearing all-black-everything can wash out your complexion. Because the skin tends to get lighter as you get older, black can really start to wash you out. Not to mention, nothing says I don't feel well like all black. Unless you're going to a funeral, add a little color to your life. Your friends and family will thank you.
You should always make sure to wear at least one colorful accessory with your all-black outfits. If you wear a black shirt, pair it with a red cardigan or a blue jacket. If you wear a black blazer, pair it with a bright top underneath. We're not saying black is all bad. You just need to be sure to style it correctly so you don't look like you're part of the service staff.
Dressing Too Matchy-Matchy
Forget what society has told you your entire life; you can mix prints and patterns and look absolutely fabulous. Leopard print looks amazing with plaid and horizontal stripes go with literally everything. Being too matchy-matchy and put-together is boring and definitely ages you. Come on, take a walk on the wild side every once and a while! Live a little. One little extra piece of pattern won't hurt you!
If you’re trying to reinvent your wardrobe so that you can avoid this fashion faux pas, we recommend starting by purchasing two to three new blouses or sweaters that are patterned or bold in color. Then, pair those tops with neutral trousers or jeans. A good rule of thumb is to keep pants neutral and play with color and pattern on top. Blouses can be switched often. However, we all know a good pair of trousers are hard to come by!
Covering Up Your Neck
Wearing a turtleneck is often thought of as the best way to hide wrinkles on your neck, but it’s not. Turtlenecks are stuffy and unnecessary. You can just as easily distract from any wrinkles on your neck with a v-neck or scoop neck top. Collared shirts are also a great option because they’re modest, but they still draw attention away from your neck.
Once you finally decide to ditch the turtlenecks, you can incorporate accessories into your wardrobe that you didn’t before. Necklaces are a great example. When wearing turtlenecks, you can’t as easily wear dainty, layered necklaces. You also can’t wear scarves and neckties as well. So, once you update your wardrobe, you’ll also update your accessory collection.
Wearing Flashy Jewelry
Wearing too much jewelry, especially costume jewelry, is a dead giveaway for your age. Most fashionistas are transitioning towards more delicate pieces, so swap out your bubble necklace for a bar necklace and stud earrings. When it comes to jewelry, it's best to go for classic elegant pieces. Jewelry should be timeless and complement the wearer, not overpower them.
When transitioning from outdated to trendy jewels, be mindful of what you purchase. Don’t buy the first necklace or bracelet you see. You must pay attention to the quality of your jewelry so that you’re investing in pieces that are delicate and well-made. You’ll be glad when you can re-wear these accessories over and over again.
Head-to-Toe Animal Print
Animal prints can be tricky to pull off because they definitely act as a statement piece for any outfit, but they can also age the wearer with improper styling. These prints are sometimes overwhelming to look at if the whole outfit is a mish-mash of patterns, so when in doubt, it’s best to avoid these prints altogether after winter is over.
It's best to pair animal print with some neutrals or other colors that help brighten the outfit. That way, the eyes land on the animal print instead of swimming around your outfit and finding it too much. The last thing anyone wants is to have their outfit too hard to look at!
Hipsters have tried bringing tweed back, and they can’t even pull it off. Tweed has the unfavorable effect of making anyone who wears it look 20 years older! Anyone who is wearing tweed is trying to convince us that they have the London look. In a sense, they’re right - they just look like a run-of-the-mill chimney sweep.
If you’re looking for a menswear vibe, go for pinstripes or houndstooth instead. They’re equally as cozy but way more stylish. Wear it as a dress with heels or as a blazer with hemmed denim. If you’re dead-set on this euro-aesthetic houndstooth is just as iconic, without the impoverished grandma vibes.
Wearing The Wrong Undergarments
Even if you wear the right clothing, you can still throw off your entire outfit by wearing the wrong undergarments. If your bra is too tight or if your underwear isn’t seamless, it’s going to show on the outside. Do yourself a favor and get fitted by a bra professional. You’ll look better and be more comfortable. Also, instead of buying regular hipsters or boyshorts, opt for seamless hipsters instead.
Once you finally splurge on undergarments that fit you just right, you’ll never look back. These items will last you years if cared for properly. And gone will be the days of visible bra straps, ill-fitting sports bras, and oversized panties. We promise you'll look and feel so much better for it!
Dressing Too Trendy
Nothing says “I don’t know what I’m doing when it comes to fashion” like blindly following every trend you come across. Sure, keeping up with the trends can make you look hip and modern…for a while, anyway. However, many people make the grave mistake of wearing trends long after they’ve gone out of style. Doing so can make you look way out of touch.
Instead, stick to the classic styles and trends that are likely to stick around a little while, such as leather and plaid. There’s no point in purchasing clothing pieces based around trends if you don’t think you’ll wear the pieces indefinitely. It’s a waste of money and resources.
Tying a Jacket Around Your Waist
It’s the cool-girl trend to wear your jacket or flannel shirt tied around your waist, but this trend isn’t flattering on anyone. Tying anything around your waist makes your hips look larger. A better alternative is to drape it around your shoulders. Unless your goal is not to look cool, then by all means - go for it.
Better yet, when you take your jacket off, throw it in your purse or bag. You can also drape it over your shoulder or arm just to get it out of the way. This trend is totally outdated and will make your look completely dated. If it's too hot, just ditch the jacket completely.
Wearing Powder Makeup
Powder makeup has a habit of drying out your skin and clinging to every crease in the skin. This highlights every line you may have in your face, even if you just have a few here and there. Using creams and liquid makeup is an easy fix to this fashion — don’t. It’s also important to find a good primer for your skin. There are specially formulated primers that help fill in those lines and make them disappear!
In addition to cream and liquid makeup foundations, there are other ways to fix skin that look dry and matte. Layer your makeup with a dewy blush or a shiny highlighter to give yourself depth and glow. You’ll love your new look and will feel refreshed and so much more youthful.
Trying Bright Colored Nails
Nails are a super fun way to express our sense of style. However, like all things fashion, a few quick edits can really do an outfit justice. The legendary Coco Chanel says to always take one thing off before you leave the house. The same concept applies here with overbearing nail colors. Nails should be fashionable and versatile. So, keep them simple, clean, and elegant.
Overbearing nails can draw too much attention to the hands. They can even turn your fingers from something dainty and sweet to full-blown sausage skewers! So, choose your color wisely, and steer clear from anything too extreme. Any color can be fashionable, it just depends on the shade and how vibrant it is! A good rule of thumb when trying a new color is to pick a more subtle shade to try it out for a few weeks.
Wearing Chunky Shoes
You may think that those chunky heels and booties look super cute with all of your favorite skinny jeans and cardigans, but the fact is those shoes are only good for one thing… KANKLES! A chunky shoe can make your legs look thick and stumpy, and no one wants that at all! Chunky shoes make your bottom half look heavier. Instead, opt for more sleek shoes, like kitten heels or ankle strap flats.
The smaller the shoe you wear, the more petite your ankles and legs will look. That being said, it’s time to ditch your chunky sneakers and bulky boots. We hate to break it to you, but it’s not the 1970s anymore, darling. Join us in the present and update your look.
Choosing Dark Lipsticks
Dark lipsticks, especially matte lipsticks, settle into the lines of the lips, highlighting every line and ripple. Using lighter shades of lipstick is a definite way of avoiding this issue. You can also buy a lip exfoliate to help remove the dead skin before applying your lips stick. If you’re going to wear dark shades, at least make sure you’re starting with a smooth surface.
Like we mentioned earlier, you really only need three different lipstick hues—a nude, a pinkish/brown, and a red. A dark, maroon lipstick is not a necessity. We say that because it’s not an easy color to wear. It rubs off easily and has to be reapplied often. The best thing to do is to avoid dark lipsticks completely.
Wearing Glasses That Are Too Trendy
The trendiest glasses right now consist of dark, square frames that will only highlight wrinkles and under-eye circles. Try delicate, light-colored frames that have a jewel embellishment or a hint of sparkle to reflect light and draw attention to your eyes.
If that doesn’t work, go to your optometrist and try on multiple pairs of glasses to find which style suits you best. Sometimes, following trends doesn’t always work. The same goes for sunglasses. Try different styles and frames on in-person to see what you like best.
Using Heavy Black Eyeliner
You want to make your eyes stand out, but using thick, black eyeliner isn’t going to do the trick anymore. All this does is draw attention to wrinkles. So, instead of opting for a black liner, choose a lighter shade, and draw it on lightly. In the end, it will make your eyes pop, but with a more natural look.
Experiment with shades of brown, gray, or even olive green eyeliner. Or, you could ditch the eyeliner completely and use eyeshadow as eyeliner. It would provide a lighter, smudged look that wouldn’t be as heavy. Traditional black eyeliners will easily date your look and that can be avoided. Ad since eyeliner is fairly inexpensive, you can experiment with different colors.
Not Switching Up Your Hairstyle or Hair Color
Age is just a number, and who says you have to rock a short, gray bob the rest of your life? Dye your hair purple! Get lowlights! Grow it out! You do you, girlfriend. There's no limit to the possibilities when you free yourself from the typical conventions that come with age.
When you finally build up the courage to make a hair appointment (we get it, change is hard), you’ll be well on your way to looking and feeling younger. Before meeting with your hairdresser, have a few images of inspiration on-hand. You and your stylist can talk about what you’re wanting and what he/she thinks will look best on you!
Not Defining Your Waist
You may think that you can cover up any bulges by simply wearing clothes that are loose, but this doesn’t really work. Draping yourself in extremely oversized clothing can actually have the opposite effect and make you appear like a shapeless blob. Wear clothes that accentuate your body, not hide it entirely.
You will fare much better if you add a belt to your outfit to create a defined waist and a sexy hourglass figure. This is the most stylish and easy way to look good and still feel comfortable. Otherwise, just get some form-fitting clothes.
Big, Poofy Hair
Growing up in the '70s and '80s, teasing (or back-combing) our hair was a way of life. But since then, we've discovered that this does all kinds of damage to your hair—and it looks totally dated. Silky, soft hair is here to stay.
So, to avoid looking older than you actually are, try to tone down the poofy, outdated hairstyles. Keep your hair looking shiny and frizz-free with the help of hair care products like serums, oils, masks, and hydrating shampoos and conditioners.
Wearing Jersey Fabric
Jersey is comfortable and flowy, which makes you want to wear it all the time. But a jersey can highlight all the wrong areas of your body. It clings to every inch of you! Better fabrics include cotton, wool, and silk. If you just can’t get away from the jersey fabric, at least choose pieces that are draped or ruched. They are far more forgiving. (Better yet, just buy some jersey sheets.)
Instead of jersey fabric, try wearing materials like cotton, wool, or polyester. Not only will they not cling to you like jersey fabric, but they’ll add some versatility to your wardrobe. Nothing will make you feel younger than a few updated fashion staples.
Unless you have really cool socks you want to show off (which, if this is the case, please proceed), high-water pants just aren't a good look. When trying on a new pair of pants, make sure you sit down (and your ankle is still covered) before you buy them!
There is an exception to this rule, though. If you’re tired of ankle-length skinnies or ultra-long flares, try finding a pair of high-water pants that are trendy. I know we are contradicting ourselves, but recently, many denim brands have introduced straight-leg denim that crops off a little before the ankle. It’s super trendy if worn right!
Over-plucking Your Eyebrows
Again, thin eyebrows are a trend of the past. These days it's all about the natural, thick brow. So grow them back out and rock 'em! The younger generation has finally embraced full eyebrows like 1950s Elizabeth Taylor or Brooke Shields in the '80s. Plus, they add a ton of personality to your face.
This is easier said than done. Once your eyebrows are ‘90s thin, growing them back out can be a real pain. Luckily, we have a few tips for you. The most important (and most difficult) tip is to stop plucking, waxing, and threading. Allow your eyebrows to grow. Then, slather than with a brow gel every evening to promote hair growth.
Wearing Pieces for Sentimental Value
You may be holding onto pieces that don’t flatter your figure because they have sentimental value, but you aren’t doing yourself any favors. If you can’t part ways, get them tailored or refashion the fabric into something else (like a pillowcase). If you can part ways, consider donating them.
If you aren’t able to reinvent your favorite pieces into something else, find another way to style sentimentally. Vintage items are always coming back into style, so you might not have to wait as long as you think to wear your sentimental pieces. And if you wear them while they’re trendy, you’ll look young and stylish!
Never Wearing Short Sleeves
The arm flab struggle is real, but in reality, no one's paying much attention to your arms—especially in the summer when no one else is wearing sleeves. If you're the only one covering up, that's how to guarantee your arms get attention!
In the spring and summer, be bold and ditch your long-sleeve sweaters and blouses. Instead, try ¾ length sleeves, cap sleeves, sheer bishop sleeves, kimono sleeves, or bell sleeves. All are very different and very flattering. Not only would this make you look younger, but it would allow you to update your wardrobe.
Carrying an "Old Lady" Handbag
Large handbags with designer logos used to be all the rage, but that style has been replaced with smaller, more elegant bags. It’s best to keep the brown logo Louis Vuitton purse you bought years ago as a memento in your closet.
When it comes to handbags and purses, there are hundreds of thousands of different colors, styles, designs, and brands to choose from. As of now, small purses and clutches are so in. If you’re looking for something more utilitarian, leather totes and studded backpacks are also in.
Wearing Tan Pantyhose
The only acceptable tights to wear nowadays are black or nude ones that flawlessly match your skin tone. If someone spots you in tan tights that are about five shades darker than your skin, nothing else you’re wearing is even going to matter. All they are going to notice are those tights.
Many women are still stuck in the mindset that tan tights or pantyhose are a must. To be quite honest, that’s a thing of the past. No one needs to wear tights. If you feel more comfortable in them, feel free, but they usually date your look. Show a little leg and feel a little younger!
An issue some women run into is how short is too short? Anything labeled “mini” should be off-limits. It’s best to choose hems that stop a little above the knee even if you have amazing legs. Too short will definitely end up aging your look but other than that, you can go for pretty much any style of skirt.
We are all about female empowerment, so it’s not our job to tell you how short is too short when it comes to clothing pieces. A good rule of thumb though is to stray away from items labeled “mini.” Not only are these style skirts and dresses way shorter than normal, they’re also outdated. Midi-length skirts and dresses are so trendy right now.
Matching Your Lipstick to Your Outfit
You should definitely coordinate your lipstick with your outfit—we're talking a soft pink lip next to a navy sweater—but if you're wearing something bright red, for the love of God please don't try to match the shade. You will absolutely never find an exact match! You'd be better off not even trying.
Instead of trying to color-coordinate your outfit to your lipstick, find two or three lip colors that look super good on you and stick with them. When it comes to hues, we recommend finding a nude, bold red, and soft pink/brown lipstick that you can keep with you at all times. Your lips don't always have to be the statement. On the occasions you're feeling spicy, buy a one off shade that excites you in the moment!
Wearing Unflattering Colors
Not every color under the rainbow is going to look good against your skin tone. If you have cool undertones, you should wear cool colors; if you have warm undertones, warm colors are for you. Find out what flatters you, or you could end up looking all washed out and that can be unflattering.
Once you find the color scheme that works best for you, don’t run out and buy an entire wardrobe based around those hues. Purchase a few staples in the colors that flatter you and mix them in with your current wardrobe. You may have to try out several color schemes before you find the right one.
Not Having a Consistent Skincare Routine
You should've started applying eye cream and moisturizers nightly in your twenties, but it's never too late to start! Pick out some good anti-aging creams (Olay works wonders) and create your morning and nighttime routines! It may take trying a few different products before you find a routine that works for you.
Just to reiterate, having a repetitive skincare routine can totally change your skin. Your skin is the largest barrier you have. It’s crucial to keep it healthy and hydrated by giving it the TLC it deserves. Cleansers, toners, eye creams, serums, masks, and moisturizers are must-have skincare products that have the potential to reinvent how you look and feel.
Getting a Classic Tan
A classic tan damages your skin. Even someone that tans on a regular basis at 25 will have skin that looks much older. If you have to get a tan, choose tanning products that give you a bronzy glow. Your skin will thank you for it. The easiest way to fake a tan is to use a tanning lotion or to get a spray tan.
It may seem tedious to continually “fake” a tan, and it may seem pricey to pay for salon spray tans and bottles of tanning lotion on a regular basis. But you don’t want to risk skin cancer. Treat your skin with care and avoid sunburns and tanning beds to stay looking healthy and youthful.
Sticking to Florals
Florals are nice every now and then, and only as a statement piece. Wearing floral everything can really age your look. It’s like having doilies in your house. If you do wear florals, wear modern clothing that’s tailored to your shape. Floral attire really harkens back to a time long passed.
If you’re wondering what other patterns you can wear in place of florals, try a bold tropical print, a traditional herringbone print, or a colored gingham print. There’s so much more out there if you’re willing to look! You just have to do some shopping around for more ideas.
Wearing Jeans That Are Too Stretchy
Listen, we get it. We’ll admit that super stretchy jeans are literally the comfiest jeans known to man, but the problem is that unless you have a supermodel bod, they can make you appear lumpy, grumpy and disheveled. Look for jeans that have only 2% elastic fiber. They will flatter your silhouette and maintain their shape.
Everyone knows that stretchy jeans with elastic waists are totally outdated (and usually worn by women over 40). This should no longer be a thing. Although stretchy jeans or jeggings are comfortable, they’re usually not flattering. If you’re going to wear denim, wear it right.
Avoiding Hair Trims
Long hair can age anyone, even if they are 30. Hair trims are essential to keeping a youthful appearance. It gets rid of dead and split ends, and can also make your hair look fuller. This becomes especially important since our hair thins as time goes on. As your hair thins, it's far less noticeable with shorter hair.
When you do decide to cut your hair, you’ll be surprised at how healthy it looks. And shorter hairstyles are known for taking years off of your age. So, you’ll get the best of both worlds—healthier hair and a more youthful hairstyle. So don't be afraid to cut your hair.
Wearing Too Much Blush
Blush can be tricky. Wearing too much or in the wrong spot can make you look so much older than you are. You should have a faint glow of blush on the apples of your cheeks. If you add too much, simply blend until it's lighter.
One of our favorite shades of blush is NARS Orgasm. It’s a peachy, shimmery shade that works on all skin tones and looks good year-round. You can rock it in the summer, the winter, and all the months in-between.
Never Wearing Heels
Yes, heels are uncomfortable and can give you nasty blisters. But kitten heels are officially back in style, and boots and booties with a thick, short heel are here to stay. So you can be comfortable AND fashionable! looking taller isn't everything. It's time to start thinking about your feet for a change.
Start small with a low, one to two-inch heel and build yourself up. Before you know it, you’ll be wearing heeled mules and looking so trendy. Your legs will be lengthened and you’ll look a lot more youthful. And of course, your feet will thank you for it.
Donning Logo Clothing
Logo clothing doesn’t look good at any age, so why wear it more as time passes on? Anyone who wears logo clothing is just trying too hard. It makes them stand out, especially if they’re over 21. It's time to ditch the logo clothing if you aren't in college anymore.
So, leave the logo clothing to the celebs and spend your money more wisely. It’s likely you’ll save quite a bit of money because brand-name logo clothing isn’t cheap. Instead of spending $100 on one shirt, you can buy multiple pieces of clothing for less.
Choosing Too-Long Skirts
With time, our hemlines inevitably get longer. While a skirt that goes all the way to your ankles can potentially be done the right way (if you're tall or rocking sky-high heels, for example), you could end up doing more harm than good by making your look a little bit frumpy.
If you love a relaxed-fitting skirt, opt for a structured top or a nicely tailored blazer. If your maxi skirt fits closer to the body, choose a looser blouse. Just make sure that the length of the top isn't so long as to ruin the proportions achieved by a long skirt.
Wearing Same-Fit Pairings
When pairing tops and bottoms together, there is one primary rule you should follow: If your bottoms are tight, wear a loose top; if your bottoms are loose, wear a tighter top. Not following this rule can make you look sloppy or inappropriate; following this rule will create a wonderful balance in your outfit.
If your look is too baggy, you will either look like a kid from the late '90s or you will look like you are ready for bed. Neither of those things are going to be considered stylish. If you dress too tight, you'll look like you are from an emo band.
Still Rocking a Side-Part
2020 has taught us all many, many lessons. However, the hardest one for us all to swallow was that the side part is out. Yes, we know we’ll have to take the side-part from your cold, dead hands but honestly it is time for a change. Those Gen-z kids have called us all out, and now our side-parts are starting to look more like the “Karen Bob.” Yes, it sucks and it’s not fair… but it’s just the way it is.
So, if the side-part is out, what’s in? Well, remember those damsels we all loved in the ‘70s and ’90s? Yeah, that’s right the middle part is in! Noticed we skipped the ‘80s though. It’s time to try new things, and show that you’re up with the times. In all honesty, we’re loving the middle part! Who doesn’t want fabulous fringe framing your face?
Wearing White Pants
Wearing white has always been a hot topic in fashion. A white gown can be too bridal. Wearing white shoes after Labor Day breaks the oldest rule there is. White is hard to pull off for anyone! Not to mention, wearing it all day without staining or scuffing is a real challenge. Your fashion shouldn’t be high maintenance, so ditch those white pants for good.
Fashionistas say that black is slimming, and that makes white… well, the opposite of slimming. If you own your body, cool! But if you’re the least be self-conscious about your legs, reconsider wearing white pants because you may be uncomfortable. The number one thing our fashion should do for us is make us feel amazing and confident!
Punishing Everyone With Strong Perfume
Have you ever been across the grocery aisle from someone wearing too much perfume? How do you feel about patchouli? Gardenia? You know the smell, the granny smell. Perfume is different for everyone, and people always swear by their signature scent. But what does that signature scent say about you?
When trying out perfumes, keep in mind the audience around you. If the smell is too strong, is it going to bother the noses of your friends, family and even coworkers? Even contemporary beauty brands release a fragrance that’s a little too mature, to be polite. Try to keep your fragrance fresh and current, and you can never go wrong with subtle.
Tacky Rhinestoned Tops
Glued on rhinestones were all-the-rage around 2012, and several folks out there have still neglected to come to their senses about this trend. These tops are a bit too much and look out of place. There’s nothing wrong with a print, but those over-the-top patterns and embellishments are reminiscent of a little something called Ed Hardy, and no one wants that!
Rhinestones are beautiful, on ballgowns and prom dresses. However, adorning a run-of-the-mill shirt with little specs of glitter just looks like you’re wearing your granddaughter's craft project. Instead chose something more timeless and elegant. You can never go wrong with a classic. Trends come and go, but the classics will always be there!
Dark Lip Liner
There’s nothing wrong with a little definition around the lips. However, if you’re still rocking lip liner from the ’80s or ‘90s it’s time we had a little chat. Dark lip liner is a thing of the past. These days it’s all about the dewy, natural look. The less it looks like you have on the better! What we’re seeing currently is a pouty pink lip with high gloss.
We’re not saying all lip liner is bad, we’re just saying that lip liner that is shades darker than your lipstick is not a good look. If you still chose to even wear lip liner, pick something closer to the shade of your lipstick. Never, ever chose a purple or dark brown. There’s never a reason to have those colors anymore.
Dingy Designer Flipflops
Not only are those branded flip flops an inexpensive way for department stores to make an extra cash grab on your way out, they’re also REALLY dated! Gaudy logos and embellishments draw way too much attention to the feet. Just because they are designer, doesn’t make them cute. Most people can spot a cute shoe, but there’s only one demographic who really loves these shoes, and it’s not the youth crowd.
Ditch those expensive flipflops for some shoes that are actually cute! Don’t feel pressured to throw your dollars away on something as trivial as flipflops. A $45 pair of flipflops are still flipflops at the end of the day. Just buy a cute pair that you like! It's not that serious, we promise.
Grocery glasses aren't cutting it anymore. These frames might be cheap, but they’re called “granny” glasses for a reason. Glasses are like any other accessory, even if it’s a medical device to help you see, and should be treated with more respect than grabbing any old pair from the rack.
Frames that are currently trending are black rectangular shapes and thin-wired metal frames. It goes without saying that these accessories should never be paired with retainers or chains—nothing will date you faster. Same goes for sunglasses; skimping out guarantees you'll pay the price one way or another in the long run!
The flash of a bra strap or noticeable panty lines should never be ridiculed by purists, but they can cross the boundary of frumpiness if you're not careful. Look up fashion advice columns to help you pair the right style of bra with a t-shirt, dress, et cetera. Wearing the right types of outfits for your underwear can accentuate you instead of swallow you.
Wrap dresses and stiff denim are all forgiving options for staying stylish during the heat of spring and summer. They give your body shape without feeling completely restricting and rarely expose your undergarments to the world. However, not all undergarments are inherently made to be hidden. The occasional lacy bralette is the perfect match for a slim dress that needs extra support to keep covered.
Not Filling in Your Eyebrows
Eyebrow trends seem to come and go with the wind. For YEARS we were tweezing and plucking our poor eyebrows till they were barely there! Nowadays, thicker brows are in. Not everyone is blessed with thicker brows naturally, but luckily there are several tips and tricks out there to sculpt your brows into the perfect shape and color!
Several beauty brands have released products specially made for the task of filling your brows. You’ll need to try out several different methods to find the one for you! For some, it’s a simple run over with mascara, for others a pencil or pomade. Whatever your method, experiment with the shape and color and find what works best for you!
Finding hair colors that match your skin tone can be difficult. No matter how you pair your tones, though, it's easy to go too cool and end up making your hair and face look older and washed out. Any good hairstylist can help you pick a color that would look great for you.
If you're a DIYer when it comes to hair, your safest bet is to stick with natural hair colors. Bleached blonde can easily come off as gray as you get older, so don't misrepresent yourself. If you don't like the color, try a toner. Remember: you can always dye your hair again if you really hate it.
French Tipped Nails
French tips were considered a classic, but now they’re just too safe. Those white tips are a signal that you’re not trying to keep up with your nails and that you’ve given up! Younger people are wearing longer nails with different finishes and colors. Some daring, some subtle. But you’ve got to at least chose something.
French tips are overly plain, and plain is never a word used to describe something beautiful. Don’t be stuck in the past, live in the now! Ditch those plain nails for something fun. Just don’t get too crazy with it, or you could swing from dated to ridiculous! We’re not sure what’s worse.