While it may be many people’s instinct to wear as much bling as they can, overdoing it can be self-defeating and weigh you down. Decades ago, women used to wear almost every piece of jewelry they had whenever they left the house for different reasons.
It could have been a status symbol, and it could also have been a way of keeping those expensive items under your watchful eye at all times. However, things are different now, and putting on too much will create a ”gypsy on the run” look. It is better not to embellish yourself too much and stick to a more modest set of accessories.
Not Wearing a Belt
This entry, interestingly, is not about your conventional use of a belt (in the loops on your pants) but rather a more creative placement of it. Wearing tailored clothes that fit you well will make you look slimmer and younger. This means that looser or ill-fitting clothes might look frumpy on you, so why not wear a belt over that boxy dress?
Not all clothes need to be tightly fitted, but if you feel like you look more shabby than you'd like, throw over a belt, and voila! It doesn't matter how old you are, you can always use that tip to accentuate a curve or two, or even create the illusion of it.
Turtlenecks are a dangerous proposition. On one hand, many women of a certain age will opt for one to hide any dwindling of the skin around the neck area. On the other hand, they can easily backfire, making you look a little passé and bringing more attention to your chin area, which isn't always helpful.
This isn't to say that you need to get rid of all of your turtlenecks, but just be mindful of the specific cut and fit. Also, when you want a classic look that's more timeless than behind the times, wear a turtleneck with a pair of jeans or a trendy blazer.
Matching Too Much
While we all aspire to look like we didn't just roll out of bed as we leave the house in the morning, wearing too many matched items may not be the right way to do it. Yes, you may have put a lot of thought into that matchy look, but it can make you look a little like a candy wrapper if you are not careful.
That's not to say you should never match, but unless you are wearing a suit or a two-piece set that was designed to go together, try some alternatives. We recommend experimenting with wearing pants that don't match your shoes and seeing what fun combinations you can come up with.
The '90s were defined by bizarre hair moments, and chunky highlights were one of them! We bet we can all remember when those heavy blonde streaks were in fashion, along with butterfly clips and glittery makeup. But now we should all know that this look is way past its prime.
Having a head full of bleach blonde streaks is enough nowadays to turn heads in disdain and have people taking. Fortunately, hairstyles have come a long way; now you can try more subtle versions like balayage, which is a technique for highlighting hair but in a more gradual, natural-looking effect.