To all my wonderful followers out there…. I get this questioned asked all the time. I am giving you a few tips on how to look younger.
When I am styling my clients I see this all the time….Ladies & Men dressing way too old! Now I am not saying to dress like a mutton dressed up at lamb I know this is one our biggest fears, along with my own… I do look at some things and say “Um can I be pulling this look off at my age?”
Sometimes just adding some contemporary pieces from your own wardrobe work really well. Women in their forties have clothes in their wardrobe that they have had for a very long time, that is OK if they are a real classic pieces.
Rule 1 :
Jeans, no point owing 20 pairs if they are all wrong for you! A great cut, high waisted and a straight cut are the best types for me…the skinny denim with the low rise are really not the best cut. If you have had them in your wardrobe time to invest in a few good pairs. They don’t have to be expensive either. I found a $20 high rise straight cut denim form Kmart before lock down that were a hit. You just have to try a lot on to get the perfect fit. Nobody Jeans, Cotton On to name a few.
Avoid cropped jeans that are really baggy on the bum. Fitted jeans are always the best.
Avoid large prints! They are very ageing, go for more of a subtle print, perhaps smaller. And with your tops avoid the square shapeless ones, remember not to end you garment at the widest part of your body, lift it slightly and do a tuck at the front. This will show your waist more….. avoid longer tops that cover your butt, they tend to be very unflattering. Stick to block colours and classic styles they always give you a more youthful classic look.
Choose modern silouettes. Try not to choose those long cardigans, unless you are 5’9. Personally cardigans are for the couch, stick to a well fitted blazer, leather jacket or a firm cut jacket of some sort. These long shapeless looks are very ageing. Stores like Witchery, Dejcuba, Country Road, Seed and Zara & Forever New have some great pieces for women whatever age. Stores like Aje, Camilla and Marc, Lee Mathews, Cue, Sass & Bide are great for classic and timeless pieces.
Remember to dress for your shape, if its your waist that is your best feature then show case it! If its your legs then do the same, look at your best features and then dress to show it off as much as you can.
There is no point sitting in the back ground and letting life pass you by. Go in and try on things and don’t always choose the same things. That’s what I love about Zara, they have things that are quite different and they also show you how to wear it.
When this ISO is over we will be all wanting to get dressed again and head out to our favourite Melbourne hang outs.