All of us want to look fashionable and trendy, especially when we are getting ready to go out. However, as we get older, we tend to become rigid or go overboard to look young. Of course, there are some habits that might be having the opposite effect on this aim. That is why it is crucial to understand the various trends that are making you look older. If you want to look young, here are the top fashion trends you should avoid at all costs. Once you do, you will look much better and according to your age.
You might be tempted to grow out your hair and keep it long, but we suggest you stick to shorter hair. They make you look your age, and long hair doesn’t suit everyone. That is because it can make you look much older than you actually are.
We suggest that you experiment with different short hairstyles and decide what suits you best. Of course, this is a process of trial and error, but once you go through it, you will have the perfect hairstyle in no time. Brace yourself for all the compliments on how young you look.
Many people confuse volume with an incredibly beautiful hairstyle, but that is not always the case. Too much volume can make your hair look heavy, and you will look older than you are. That is why you must stick to an easy hairdo that offers volume but isn’t too heavy.
You can experiment with an easy hairstyle that will not take too long to make. If you have been opting for heavy hairdos, we suggest you leave them behind. You will also notice how much better you look without the big hairstyles that make you look older than your age.
Outfit And Lipstick Match
There are many people that love matching their outfits with everything else they wear. However, it is best that you don’t match your lipstick with your outfit if you want to look your age. Most people call these types of things mom-style, as it is associated with older women.
Because of this, you can wear different lipsticks that don’t match your outfit. For example, colors such as nudes and pinks go with every outfit and don’t make you look older. So, find your shades and wear them with all outfits without worrying about how you look in no time.
Tacky And Big Jewelry
Big and tacky jewelry is out, while thin and delicate jewelry is in, as it can enhance your outfit. On the other hand, big jewelry takes attention from you and what you are wearing. We recommend that you avoid wearing big pieces of jewelry with your outfits.
That is because it can make you look older without you trying to. If you want to look younger, then there is nothing better than wearing standard-sized jewelry. Once you do, you will also notice the difference it makes to how you want to look without worrying about age.
Yes, many people find jeggings to be more comfortable than jeans, but they can make you look older. That is because jeggings don’t provide the most flattering look to every body shape. Once you wear it, you will notice all your body parts show in this thin material.
So, if you don’t want to expose yourself like that, then it is best that you avoid wearing jeggings altogether. Instead, jeans are much more flattering, even as you age. So, swap those jeggings for jeans and notice the difference in how you look and feel in no time.
Intense Fake Tan
We don’t understand why the fake tan was ever a trend because it doesn’t look flattering on anyone. Besides that, it is also not good for your skin because the ingredients can make your skin age. All of this is a good reason not to get an intense fake tan.
On the other hand, if you don’t want to exaggerate your fine lines and wrinkles, then it is also best to stay away from them. Instead, if you really want a nice tan, go to the beach and sunbathe. It will look much more flattering as you won’t look older.
Jersey dresses might be in trend a while ago, but if you have any in your closet, we suggest you throw them out. Yes, they are comfortable, but they can make you look older. That is because most of your body parts will be exposed in this dress.
On the other hand, many brands don’t make jersey dresses with good quality materials. So, it is best to stray away from this dress and get ones with different materials. We guarantee they will look much more flattering than jersey dresses because of their quality and appearance.
There was a time when thin eyebrows were all the rage, but that is not the case anymore at all. Instead, thick eyebrows are in because they look incredibly flattering. Unfortunately, thinner eyebrows can make your face look older, and it looks unnatural on almost everyone.
Instead, let your eyebrows go thick and see how natural and beautiful they look. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you also go for incredibly thick eyebrows and line them too much. Balanced eyebrows are the way to go if you want to look young and beautiful.
Complete Pastel Outfit
Pastel colors are incredibly beautiful, but it doesn’t mean that you cover yourself from head to toe in these colors. These colors are flattering, but only if you wear them in balance. You can switch your fashion game up by pairing the pastel colors with other ones.
The best way to achieve balance is to pair a pastel color with a darker shade. Once you do, you will love how you look because it is a much more youthful look than a complete pastel outfit. People with a light skin tone will find this to be helpful.
Makeup is one of the best ways to elevate your look and make your outfit pop in no time. However, there is a way to go about the makeup you use on your face. For example, we recommend that you don’t use heavy and powdery makeup on your face.
Such makeup will bring out your fine lines and wrinkles, and it will look worse with time. So, we recommend that you opt for a quality tinted moisturizer or foundation. It will help give you a smooth look that will not cake your face or make you look older.
Overly long pieces of any item of clothing are not in style anymore because they are not flattering. This is why we also recommend that you don’t opt for full-length skirts when you go out. These can completely hide your figure and make you look older than your age.
However, if you still love wearing these skirts, then you must style them smartly. For example, the best way to style them is to pair them with a tighter top. It will still accentuate your curves and not hide your body so that you don’t look older.
You might think that covering your neck can make you look younger, but over-covering it can have the opposite effect. We understand that many people feel conscious about their necks as they get older. However, it doesn’t mean that you should cover it completely in an unflattering manner.
Of course, I am not saying that you should not wear a turtleneck. However, you should invest in one that is not too high. Let that beautiful neck, and don’t be worried about how it looks when you are wearing beautiful clothes that make you look young.
If you have any dark lipsticks lying in your wardrobe that you are still using, then we recommend that you immediately throw them out. That is because they can make you look older than your age. As we grow older, our lips become much paler and thinner.
Instead, it will be much better if you wear nudes or pink shades that make your lips look natural. Such lipstick shades will highlight your lips in a much better way and accentuate your features. But, of course, you can experiment and see which shades suit your skin color the best.
Never Changing Hairstyle
Many of us find a hairstyle we like and then stick to it no matter where we go. However, it is always best to experiment with different hairstyles to change your look and find ways to look better. So don’t be afraid to change your hairstyle once every while.
There are many hairstyles that can make you look flattering. Of course, you will have to try some out and see which ones work best. Once you do, you can keep switching them up for the best looks that don’t make you age when you wear them outside.
Matching All Accessories
Matching can be a fun activity that can allow you to match your outfit, jewelry, and accessories. But, it is always best to break the matching set and mix and match different things. It is a great way to show your unique personality instead of matching everything.
So, look in the mirror before you leave the house and wear different accessories with your outfit. Experiment with different colors and see what works best for the outfit. Once you do, you will look and feel much better once you step out of the house.
The undergarment industry has been flourishing in recent times, as there are endless options we can choose from. However, this doesn’t mean that you end up over-exposing your undergarments with your clothes. It is not a flattering look, as it will make people think you are trying too hard.
Instead, make sure that your undergarments are not showing from all the wrong places. The key is to look decent yet fashionable so that it doesn’t feel like you are trying to look young. Once you follow this rule, you will automatically look younger without even trying.
Floral patterns can look romantic, flattering, and dreamy, but it depends on the look you are going for. Keep in mind that not all floral patterns look trendy because many of these patterns are outdated. Therefore, even if you plan on wearing such clothing, you must look at the pattern.
Besides that, you can also experiment with different prints that are more in style. These can include polka dots, geometric prints, abstract ones, and many others. Please stay away from animal prints, such as tiger ones, because they can also look tacky and make you look older.
It is tempting to wear oversized outfits because they feel highly comfortable, especially on the days you don’t feel like putting too much effort into your appearance. Throw out any baggy and oversized outfits you have in your closet. Clothes than accentuate your curves will always make you look young.
As a general rule of thumb, you must not wear any type of clothing that hides your body and looks like a tent. Such clothing items give the impression that you are old, even when that is not the case. So, avoid wearing clothes that are too baggy.
Pantyhose was created to make your skin look younger by giving it a smooth look. However, that is not the case if you are wearing shiny pantyhose on your clothing items. If you have to wear pantyhose, then you must make smarter choices for the best results.
For example, we recommend that you go for a darker color or you opt for see-through pantyhose. It will make your outfit look much better, and you will be making a statement. So, if you have any shiny pantyhose, refrain from wearing them for a better look.
We don’t mean that you shouldn’t wear long sleeves, but that you should not wear them all the time. Many people don’t want to show their arms as they get older because of their skin. However, this is a normal part of aging, and you should not feel ashamed.
Instead, keep swapping out those long sleeves for shorter ones to make your wardrobe more interesting. It will also allow you to own up to the aging process. We promise you that you will not look older if you wear short sleeves from time to time.
The heavy liner used to be in fashion when everyone wanted to be a Goth queen, but this is not the case anymore. A lot of heavy liners can add years to your face and make you look older. It is always good to strike a balance and go easy on the liner.
On the other hand, you can also just stick to mascara and let go of the liner altogether. Such a simple look can make you look younger, and you will not look like you are trying too much. You will also not have to worry about smudging the liner.
Many people think that wearing a brooch is a retro look, but we recommend against it. That is because big brooches can really make a nice outfit look tacky and make you look older. Instead, if you really want to wear brooches, then it is best to wear small ones.
The key is to select ones that add more details to your outfit rather than being the center of attention. Your outfit should always be the main star, and other pieces should accentuate it. So, it is best to let those brooches stay in your jewelry box.
The right bag can take your outfit to the next level, which is why it is always good to know the ones that don’t look nice. For example, small and stiff handbags are out of style. Such bags don’t complement outfits and are often known as grandmother bags.
So, if you don’t want to be known as the grandmother, then it is best to opt for a relatively loose bag. It will not give you an older look, and you will be able to carry it nicely. In addition, choosing the correct bag can make your outfit look great.
As soon as someone talks about capri pants, our minds immediately go to mothers or grandmothers wearing such pants. That is because such pants are not flattering on anyone anymore. Yes, they are comfortable, but they are not a fashionable look for anyone that wants to stay and look young.
Many women also wear such pants to the beach. However, we recommend that you wear a bathing suit instead. It will feel much more comfortable, and you will not look like a grandmother at the beach if you want to look much younger than your age.
Colors That Don’t Flatter You
It is always good to understand the various colors that flatter your skin color and your body type. That is because not all colors will flatter your body in the best way possible. The only way to know what works for you is to research and experiment.
Once you find the colors that work for you, make sure you add more of them to your closet. Such colors will make you look younger, and you will also feel much better when wearing them. So, take your time and see what works best for you.
No Longer Wearing Jeans
As women get older, they tend to throw out jeans because they are not the most comfortable item of clothing to wear. However, jeans will remain a classic, and they should always be a part of your wardrobe, no matter how old you are. They accentuate your body.
So, find pairs of jeans that look great on you and make them a part of your wardrobe. Then, whenever you are in doubt about what to wear, you can throw on a pair of jeans with your favorite tops. They will make you look young without any extra effort.
Tweed Fashion Items
Unless you want to look like an old professor, please stay away from wearing tweed as you get older. It has been a long time since tweed has been out of fashion, so it is best not to bring it back. No one in the fashion industry uses this item.
There are lots of other flattering fabrics that you can choose from for your outfits. So, make sure that you are staying away from tweed and experimenting with other fabrics. You will easily find many other fabrics that will bring out your best self and make you look much younger.
Always Following Trends
Just because something is trending, it doesn’t mean that it is for you. Fashion is incredibly subjective, which is why what may work for someone else might not work for you. This is why we recommend that you don’t blindly follow trends whenever they come out.
Instead, it is best that you try out the trend and see if it works for you. If it doesn’t, then it is best not to use it just for the sake of staying trendy. Finding what works for you will always work best in your favor.
Too Much Blush
Please don’t fill your face with blush because it doesn’t look flattering at all. Many people end up putting so much blush that their entire face looks like a tomato. Your blush should not be the first thing people notice when they look at your face.
So, go easy on the blush and use it sparingly to accentuate your features instead of covering them up. Minimal makeup is one of the best things for your face, as it will make you look younger. Avoid this fashion faux pas at all costs to look better.
Yes, even eyewear can go out of style, and some of it is associated with older people. It is important to catch yourself on the trends, and don’t wear old eyewear. Eyewear is the first thing people will notice when they see you, so it should leave a good impression.
Make sure that you know what is in style and something that suits your features. Try out different pieces of eyewear, and then see which one looks best on you. Once you do, it will look flattering on your face, and you will not have to worry about looking old.
Scarves are a great accessory to wear in the cold, but it is best not to go overboard. It can look like an incredibly fashionable piece if you select the right one for your clothing items. We recommend that you stay away from huge and tacky scarves.
As a general rule of thumb, you can stick to scarves with solid colors and delicate patterns. These will not look tacky, and you will not look older than your age. So, make sure to keep your scarves light and feminine for the best looks.
Cardigans are cute, but they are also associated with grandmothers and older women. This is why it is best not to wear cardigans all the time during winter. It may be comfortable and snuggly, but it can add years to your age when you don’t pair it with the right clothes.
Instead, you can invest in a stylish blazer or jacket, as it will make you look much sleeker and younger. Besides that, such items will also flatter your body more. So, don’t forget to swap out the cardigans for other outerwear to look your best.
Not Wearing A Belt
A good fashion rule is to always wear clothing that accentuates your body and its curves. Unfortunately, there are some clothes that are too loose and can hide your entire body. A great way to get rid of this issue is to wear a belt so that it fits you better.
This fashion hack will allow you to show some of your waistlines so that you don’t look old. If you don’t like wearing belts, then we recommend that you shop for clothes that are not too loose. When you do, you will also feel much more confident in your clothing choices.
No Skincare Routine
Taking care of your skin has always been in fashion, and it is one of the top things you should do. If you don’t take care of your skin, it will keep you from looking young. A good moisturizer, cleanser, and other such items will always help your skin.
Of course, if you are worried about chemicals, there are many organic and natural options for you to choose from. So, figure out what works best for your skin and stick to a routine. Your skin will thank you in the long run for keeping it healthy.
Black All The Time
Black is an incredibly tempting color to wear because it can make you look thin. However, there are so many flattering colors you can choose from that will make you look better. Besides that, an all-black outfit can sometimes make you look old-school and older.
This is why we recommend that you mix and match different colors and fabrics to enhance your look. It will make you look stylish and showcase your personality. A pop of color is always a great way to enhance your clothing appearance without trying too hard.
The wrong foundation that does not match your skin tone is always a disaster. Foundations tend to oxidize as the day passes by, which can make this mismatched shade look even worse. This is why we recommend that you always select a foundation that matches your skin.
It will enable you to look natural, and you will not have to worry about the foundation oxidizing with time. Always try out different shades to see the one that matches your skin color the closest. Once you do, you will have the perfect shade for your skin tone.
Shoulder pads used to be a thing back in the 20th century, but they are out of style. If you have any such tops in your wardrobe, we recommend that you donate them. Of course, they will only come in handy if you are going to a themed party.
Other than that, these tops and dresses will not prove to be of much use to you. There are so many other new styles that you can experiment with. So, use new styles instead and ditch the shoulder pads for something more flattering and stylish.
Juicy Couture brought matching tracksuits in style, but most of them are not worth wearing anymore. I am especially talking about the printed matching tracksuits that look unflattering. For example, it is best to avoid animal-printed tracksuits altogether if you want to look your age.
The key to wearing the right tracksuit is to stick to solid colors or choose ones that are not too tacky. Besides that, you can also pair it with other cool pieces of clothing. Once you mix and match, your tracksuits will end up looking much better than before.
Many people love to apply glowy makeup using different products. You may use a highlighter to make your face look shimmery. Another thing you can use to achieve a similar look is magic blush. However, these makeup items are not the best options if you don’t want to look older.
Shimmery and glowy makeup may make you stand out at the party, but it also makes you look older than your age. Of course, you may be able to avoid the issue by controlling the number of shimmery products. Be sure to avoid overdoing glowy makeup to look your age.
A stripy highlight hairstyle is mainly popular as chunky highlights. They have a striped appearance and were the top choice for people during the 90s. Some still get this hairdo to look cool and enjoy a unique style. However, such highlights have become outdated because they make you look older.
Many new highlight options have been innovated over the years to make you look excellent. For instance, it is better to opt for a balayage than chunky highlights. You should also consult your hairstylist before getting a new hairdo. The expert can tell you easily what would suit your face.
Suits That Don’t Fit You
Suits that don’t fit you do not mean that the sizing may be incorrect. Instead, it considers all things that do not match you. It may be the suit’s style, color, shape, etc. Anything that does not help you achieve the right look is a suit that doesn’t fit you.
Such suits can make you look older and affect your overall look. This is why you must make some effort to get the correct suit. Pairing the blazer and shirt with suitable pants is necessary. For instance, pairing a formal blazer with loose jeans may not be the best idea.
Bright Nail Shades
Bright nail shades were a popular choice for many people in the past. Some of you may still use such polish for a good look. Remember that bright shades are no longer trending and can attract unnecessary attention to your aging hands. It can also make you look older.
The top choice for a youthful look is opting for nude shades or colder colors. These shades will suit your skin better and can make you look more tanned. It will also not draw unnecessary attention to your hands or make them look aged. So be sure to avoid sparkly nails.
Wearing Kitten Heels
Kitten heels may have trended in the past, but they are no longer the best option for a youthful look. These short tapered heels make your outfit look more outdated. The comfort level of this footwear is lesser than other options, such as short block heels on the market.
To look younger, you should opt for new heel styles such as square heels. This type will allow you to enjoy a high comfort level, short heel height, and trendier style. You can maintain your fashion game by investing in footwear that complements you and your outfit for a youthful appearance.
Adding Rhinestones To Clothing
Rhinestones are diamond simulants that many people add to their shirts for a sparkly look. Adults and kids used to wear such garments at parties and other occasions. The clothing is still worn today but only by kids. The style has become outdated for adults due to average design.
Wearing rhinestones on clothing will only make you look older because the clothing suits children and teenagers better. You can opt for new trendy shirts to look younger. Remember, if you still want to wear rhinestones as an adult, go for smaller stones and small designs to make your outfit unique but fashionable.
Dark Blue Eyeshadows
One of the trickiest things to get right when applying makeup is eyeshadow color. You can apply many dark shades, but one option to avoid is the blue color. This shade can be rough on your eyes and make them look older, which can affect your overall appearance.
Avoid using different shades of blue in a dark form, such as royal blue and navy blue. These days lighter eyeshadows trend more and make you look youthful. You can also experiment with different colors using tutorial videos for a better appearance. Remember to consider your outfit when choosing an eyeshadow color.
People wear tight jeans to look younger, but they do not realize that such clothing does the opposite. You should avoid wearing such jeans and pants because they make your legs more prominent. It is also best to avoid wearing thin bottoms that expose your undergarment lines to look young.
Tight jeans also show more cellulite than relaxed-fit or straight-fit pants. You can get better-fitted jeans by trying them out at the store or understanding your sizing using a guide chart. Wearing pants that fit you like a glove is better than pants that are too tight.