We should all aspire to wear age-appropriate clothing, but a skirt that goes all the way to your ankles can potentially end up doing more harm than good by making yourself look frumpy. However, notice we said “potentially”. Just like nearly everything on this list (and in life), it’s all a question of individual styling and knowing what works for your body shape.
If you like wearing loose-fitting skirts, it’s best to pair them with a tailored blazer or a fitted top. But make sure your proportions are in check, as wearing a long skirt means you’ll need to balance it with something shorter on top.
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.
Never in the history of fashion, did capri pants flattered anyone. Man or woman, old or young, tall or short. This cut that ends a little too far under the knee yet not far enough to reach the ankle is an abomination that somehow still exists despite what we would like to think of people's better judgment.
Those dreaded capris somehow make you look shorter and older at the same time. Capris make your legs look shorter because their cut stops around your calves, making your legs look wider, and that's just not flattering. Ditch these unflattering trousers for something more modern, like wide-legged pants.
Too Much Pastel
Depending on your natural complexion, wearing too much pastel clothing can make you look a bit lackluster and dull. Those with light, fair complexion can appear washed out when wearing these, while darker skin can contrast it beautifully. But not to worry, if your skin is light and you like wearing pastels, you still can. Just pair them with other shades and hues.
Experiment with your closet and be frank about which hues highlight your features and which ones wash you out. When wanting to wear an item in a relatively muted color, pair it with an item in a warmer color, and you will have a much younger, happier look.