Long and loose hair can look fantastic if it’s healthy and taken care of, but as you age, the vertical direction of your hair can make your face droop down as well. For an instant and effortless facelift, tie your hair up in a high pony.
Tying your hair up in a French twist can look elegant. Otherwise, treat yourself to a hair clip for effortless styling. It’s important to remember that putting your hair up for a prolonged period of time can result in an achy scalp. So, if you’re looking for a way to counter that droopy look, consider getting a stylish bob that will properly frame your face.
Tweed is a rough-surfaced woolen cloth, typically of mixed-flecked colors, that was originally produced in Scotland. Despite being a lovely fabric, wearing too much of it can make you look uptight and even a little smug. Just because it worked for Sherlock Holmes, doesn't mean it can work for just anyone.
Wearing a two-piece tweed suit might be too much, so to offset any unwanted impressions, we'd recommend twinning a tweed blazer with slim black trousers and pointy heels. Or, if you're in possession of cool tweed pants, pair them with a shirt or blouse of lighter fabric that will contrast the heavy wool.
Don't get us wrong, we really like the look of a good monochrome outfit, but there is something about wearing monochrome that begins to age you when it looks too clean and plain. Even while wearing a monochrome outfit, there is no reason for you to look forgettable or not let your vibrant personality shine through. And that can be done quite easily!
If wearing a monochrome outfit makes you feel chic and sophisticated, go ahead and do that! Just remember to accessorize the whole look with a differently-colored piece such as a scarf or handbag. A fun print can also do the trick and counterbalance your outfit.
Trying Too Hard
A good thing to remember is there's nothing as old as trying too hard to look young. That's just another annoying thing about the beauty industry: you're encouraged to hide your real age but once you go to a certain length to do it, you're at risk of being ridiculed. This is why you need to tiptoe around the issue as subtly as you can.
Think about Madonna and Andi MacDowell. Madonna clings to her youth by desperately trying to keep up with her much younger peers. Andi MacDowell is the same age as Madonna, but she embraces her age and looks, and she looks great doing it!
Trendy blazers can be a fashionable way to flaunt fashion, but a loose-fitting blazer will make you look older. Even though oversized power suits are in right now and trending like crazy, if your blazer is too baggy, it can add unwarranted years to your age.
Somehow, at the same time, it will also make you look like a child who got lost in their father's suit jacket. Neither of those effects is something people usually aim for. While it might not be as trendy, we'd suggest wearing a fitted blazer, and if you feel the need to lean into trends, accessorize with bespoke jewelry.