In part 1 of our ‘Accessories, Clothes & Age’ blog series, we focused our attention on accessories. Today we’re diving into clothes. 

Colour and age 

Understanding which colours and tones suit your hair, skin and eye colouring will help you when choosing clothes that make you look and feel younger and more vibrant.

Caramel, honey, gold, copper, and strawberry give a healthy brightness to your skin that makes you look and feel younger. (Framing your face with lighter shades draws the eye away from any complexion concerns as well.)

If you want to experiment with looking younger, start out with reds, pinks, and purples. They all have a youthful vibrancy to them.

Try to avoid blacks and greys because they might age you. They can throw shadows on your face and make you look older. If you love black, consider pairing it with a coloured scarf, statement necklace, or a faux collar for a pop of colour.

Wearing the “right white” clothes can make you look thinner, but the wrong shade of white can age you! When you switch out your whites for the correct ones, it can take years off your face and the illusion of added pounds off your body. With the right white you’ll look younger and healthier!

Don’t wear all black. Have fun. Animate your style by adding colour (or even some grayscale patterns) into your daily looks.

Clothes and age

light weight brown necklaceWhen it comes to clothing, instead of items like crop tops and skin-tight dresses, wear styles that compliment your
features in appropriate, adult-worthy ways.

Opt for a more fitted blazer with colourful accents. Form-fitting jeans will keep your look fresh and streamlined. And even if your trousers or jeans don’t require the addition of a belt, adding a stylish one will accentuate your waist and add shape to your outfit. 

As you age avoid wearing large prints. They can overwhelm your figure and draw attention to the part of your body that you’d rather not highlight!

And when you’re wearing a flowy top, opt for a skinnier silhouette on the bottom half of your body – and go for the opposite when wearing a tighter top.

As a general guideline, one statement item per outfit should do the trick and look super chic. 

Now, with all that said, and despite the advice from all the fashion-savvy experts out there, remember, what you wear is ultimately up to you and how your outfit makes you feel. 

Whatever you put on, wear it to look good. But even more importantly, wear it to feel great about yourself – because feeling great and confident is always the best anti-aging tonic!

The right outfit with fabulous accessories is always a dynamite combination. Head over to my online shop for a wide variety of stunning statement pieces that will elevate your look to the next level.