The beauty industry is filled with products to keep us looking and feeling younger, so it makes sense the clothing we choose should also bring youthfulness to our lives. I’m not talking crop tops and shorts with my bootie hanging out. No one needs to see that.
There are plenty of tips to style yourself in trendy winter gear that will give you a spring in your step. Always remember you can be hip, no matter what your age. If you have kids, they may say otherwise but you know the truth and that’s all that matters.
Accessorize and Have Fun
Fun is not something that disappears because you’re old. What does old even mean anyway and why is it bad? Old brings experience, wisdom, and growth. I’ll take it. Fashion is such a great way to show off your personality, stand out, and bring vibrancy into your closet and your life. Whether it’s a cool hat, gloves, scarf, or earrings, choose something playful that makes you feel great about yourself.
Go with different patterns, bright colors, and stand out, no matter what your age. Fashion is all about fun so “expressorize” and enjoy your fashion journey.
Choose Your Colors Wisely
While black is slimming and a go-to look that never goes out of style, an all-black winter wardrobe, especially near the face, will cause wrinkles and sunken areas to appear deeper and more pronounced. No thanks.
Colors are an important element of your wardrobe and if chosen correctly, can make you appear more youthful. Next time you look at a celebrity over 40, pay attention to the clothing color choices, as they are all well-thought-out and serve a purpose. Celebrity stylist Andrew Gelwicks says, “Reds, pinks, and purples all have a youthful vibrancy to them that is widely recognized.” Yes, please.
Take advantage of this fabulous news and incorporate these colors into your winter wear, beyond accessories. I love a cropped puffer jacket which happens to be the ultimate outerwear trend of the moment. Skip the good old black and brown and go for something bright that brightens you.
Stay in the Know
If you love fashion like I do, you’re most likely aware of the trends each season brings. While I always believe in individual style and being a trendsetter, snagging a few pieces from the runway will always make you look fresher and more modern.
Fringes are fun! From skirts to scarves, bags to trousers, fringes are a huge look for 2021. These fringes are much longer than what we’ve seen in past years so be careful you don’t trip and break a hip. Just kidding, you’re not that old.
En-vision a Hipper and Happier You
If you’re freaking out because you had to purchase your first readers, you’re not alone. The reason I want to mention glasses is that you can look trendy, stylish, and youthful, but if you forget to update your accessories, it can all fall apart. Glasses are a great accomplice to your fashion ensemble and an excellent way to show off your personality.
That said, there are a few tricks you need to know before shopping for your new and improved cool glasses. Those with a downward sweep like aviator style will create an illusion of a sagging face. You can create the opposite look with cat-eye glasses which visually lift the face. Good to know!
Hair Goes Nothing
Some hairstyles never go out of style and look amazing at any age, such as a long bob. That said, there are a few hair-dos and don’ts you want to abide by to keep your winter look fresh and healthy.
If you’re noticing more and more grays taking over, use the opportunity to talk to your hair hairstylist about ways to create an updated appearance. Perhaps a new cut that shows off your jawline and some highlights that brighten your face. If you’re brave enough to embrace the gray, kudos to you. It’s definitely a cool look and if you can pull it off, you go girl!
If your hair is dulling with age and looks dry and brittle, it’s time to freshen it up with a trim. Long hair is beautiful but if it doesn’t look healthy, it can age you and make you look like you’re trying too hard. Don’t focus on cutting your hair because you’re getting older and think your long luscious locks are behind you. Instead, focus on achieving the healthiest hair now, no matter the length.
When your hair is the right cut and color for your facial features, it can complete your look. With an updated vibe and stronger strands, you’ll walk down the street exuding confidence, knowing you still got it.
Your Décolleté Is Showing
As it should be! Sweetheart necklines are hot for 2021 and it’s time for you to show off yours. Many of us are self-conscious of this area between our neck and breasts because as we age, it can look crepey. Could you have worn more sunscreen back in the day? Probably, but here we are and there are great products on the market to help decrease the wrinkles in that area.
You deserve to feel glamorous no matter what and deserve a night out on the town, or rather a night in since COVID came to town. Feeling sexy is so important for women and you don’t have to be 25 again. Women can feel attractive and sensual at any age. Personally, as I get older, I get more confident and there’s nothing sexier than confidence. Take that 25-year-olds. Just kidding…sort of.
Full Self-esteem ahead
Speaking of all this confidence, the best winter style tip I can offer you to feel younger is confidence. Nothing, I mean, nothing, looks better on a woman. Fashion has a lot to do with confidence.
When I have a killer look from head to toe, it makes me feel chic and beautiful. I feel on top of the world and as if I can accomplish anything. I can hear those words, “That’s right, I still got it,” without actually saying anything. I agree with Yves Saint Laurent when he said, “I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.”
While clothing gives you a boost of confidence, confidence also gives your clothing life. You can have the most amazing closet full of trendy designer clothes, but if you don’t feel beautiful in your own skin, it’s not going to work because they work in tandem.
They say age is just a number and they’re right. Keep being fabulous and there’s no doubt you’ll feel hot to trot on the outside and inside this winter. Stay warm and sexy!
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