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.
Hair that Doesn't Frame Your Face
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.
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.
As soon as the weather becomes a little wintery, we all reach for our favorite knitwear, and why shouldn't we? It's comfy and warm! However, if your outfit makes you look more like a teddy bear, it can get pretty tricky trying to look younger. Though tricky doesn't mean impossible.
The easier way to wear that precious sweater your aunt knitted for you is to try to create a more defined overall silhouette. Pair your larger pieces of knitwear with other items that are more form-fitting, like a good pair of jeans, or something more stylish, like a pencil skirt and boots.
Being Too Conservative
In regards to the world of feminine fashion, it seems you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. But if find your style tends to be a little too conservative and boring, you should definitely try to spice things up if you want to look a little younger.
A bad example of dressing too conservatively would be pairing tweed with pearls or wearing boxy pants suits over frilly blouses. When worn together, they're too much, but if you wear them separately with more modern pieces, they'll work great! You can pair your frilly blouse with a pair of blue jeans or those lovely pearl earrings with a little black dress.