Look, we are the last people on the planet to tell you how you should or shouldn’t use your nails to express yourself. We can, however, walk you through the risks of your choices. Yes, you can wear lavishly decorated nails that bling almost as much as your diamond rings. That’s fully your prerogative.
However, what we do know is that they’re not doing you any favors when it comes to looking younger. Having nails that stand out too much will only draw attention to your hands, which you might want to rein in more as you age. Sticking to short nails with nude or clear polish is usually the best course of action.
There are so many great cardigans out there, but button-up cardigans just have that 'wizened old grandmother' look about them. And we all know that wise old grandmothers would have a killer wardrobe and know how to keep up with trends so not even they will be caught wearing one.
They might be great when you're interviewing for a position at the library but otherwise, those woolly fibers and stitched-on buttons will just make you look matronly. If you are looking for something warm to layer over your t-shirt in the fall, try opting for a hoodie or a good old-fashioned sweater.
The next rule is disregarded by more people than you would expect. From bishop or trumpet sleeves to the worst offender, off-the-shoulder tops, these fashion trends have gone beyond our better judgment. They can be seen on aging hippies and the Pope, which do not serve as fashion inspiration for most of us.
We guess that the choice of these sleeves usually stems from wanting to cover floppy arms, however, normally fitted sleeves will do the trick and do it even better. Even at the best of times, these tops are unflattering, so better avoid them at all costs and wear something tailored.
We should all now be privy to the 21st century’s worst fashion trend, in which women pair velour tracksuits together and then strut around pretending they’re Jennifer Lopez. We get the appeal — they're comfortable, they feel nice on your skin, and they come in various colors and sizes.
However, they are best left in loungewear territory. Basically, if you ever decide to wear these matching pieces to LEAVE the house, just don't. Preparing for a home workout session? About to cook something fun? Feeling like lazing about with your new Netflix binge? As long as it's an indoor activity, knock yourself out.
The point of matte makeup is to add color without any sheen. This might have been fashionable a couple of years ago, but now this trend is done and dusted, meaning that if you use it you are running the risk of appearing outdated. Newer makeup products will try to help you achieve a frech-faced dewy effect rather than matte.
That being said, this choice really depends on your skin type: oily skin usually has a natural sheen and doesn't need help looking dewy. This means that trying to add a dewy effect to it will just make it look unflatteringly wet.