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Dress For Your Youth: 7 Style Mistakes That Make You Look Older

Keep people guessing about your real age for years to come with these fashion tips and style swaps that turn back the clock.

Dress For Your Youth: Style Mistakes That Make You Look Older
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Defy your age by following these fashion tips guaranteed to keep you looking smart, stylish and hip.

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1. You’re wearing the wrong bra
1. You’re wearing the wrong bra
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Believe it or not, the bra you wear can instantly make you look taller, thinner, and younger—or not, says Karen Phillips, account development team lead at online retailer Jane.com.

Wearing the wrong bra isn’t just uncomfortable (as basically anyone who’s ever sat through a workday with their bra straps digging into their shoulder can attest) - it can affect the way your clothes fit and inadvertently cause you to slouch, both of which instantly age you more than 10 years.

The easiest way to check is to get a professional bra fitting.

2. You’re a fan of chunky jewellery
2. You’re a fan of chunky jewellery
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While big, chunky pieces can give off a bohemian look, they also become outdated quickly.

For a younger vibe, Phillips recommends reaching for simple cuff bracelets, thin hoop earrings, a tennis bracelet, or thin chain necklaces.

3. You are a slave to trends
3. You are a slave to trends
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Trends come and go, so if that’s all you’re buying, you’ll soon be left with an outdated closet full of clothes and shoes that make you look behind the times.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t ever buy something trendy, Phillips says.

“With so many trends around, I’d ask myself a few questions before investing: Does the item make me happy? How many times a week will I wear this?”

4. You look like you’re in mourning
4. You look like you’re in mourning
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Black is chic, slimming, sharp, and sophisticated - and severe, which is not the adjective you want if you’re trying to find the fountain of youth.

If you’re not ready to give up your black, try adding a pop of color to your jewellery or accessories for a fresher, more youthful vibe.

Phillips recommends pinks or corals, saying they add a warm glow to all complexions.

5. Your heels aren’t high enough
5. Your heels aren’t high enough
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“The more casual your shoes, the older you’re going to look, no matter what else you’re wearing,” says Brittany Allen, an Austin-based freelance fashion and accessories designer who’s worked with Betsey Johnson and whose designs have appeared on Project Runway.

If you’re still wearing flats or low heels, swap them out for a pointy-toed pump instead, which will both up the sexiness factor on your favorite date-night outfit and help you look sophisticated without crossing the line into matronly.

Not a heels person?

Go for a pair of pointy-toed or ballet flats instead.

6. You pile on florals
6. You pile on florals
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Florals and paisley can be hit or miss, says Allen, especially if the patterns are pale, dull, or neutral. Instead, try geometric patterns and stripes in a bright hue for a more playful look.

7. You wear reading glasses from the chemist
7. You wear reading glasses from the chemist
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The right pair of glasses can be the ultimate geek-cool accessory, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

Look for a pair of cat-eye frames, which are universally flattering and an easy, stylish way to instantly look younger.

You don’t even have to splurge.

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