Age isn’t anything but a number. But as we grow older, our style usually does a little maturing as well — but we tend to remain interested in finding the most fashionable looks.
You are looking to wear some age-appropriate attire that feels fun and fits your personality and lifestyle? Don’t worry — you can pull that off. Here are five tips to help you dress to impress, no matter your age.
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1. Dress for Your Body Type
Going shopping to buy new clothing and outfits to add to your wardrobe means knowing your body type and, thereby, dressing in garb that flatters your shape. In general, most women fall into one of the following categories of body types:
- Pear shape
- Triangle shape
- Curvy shape
- Athletic build
- Apple-shaped body
Of course, there’s bound to be some overlap. But knowing what works well for broad shoulders or wide hips, for example, can help you find some flattering pieces.
2. Get Yourself a Little Black Dress
No matter your age, a little black dress is a wardrobe staple for any woman. Indeed, it’s the perfect day-to-night transition outfit for maximum comfort and style. You can wear your little black dress for a business dinner or drinks with the girls. Plus, it can be dressed up or down, making it a worthwhile and versatile investment.
So, if one of these hot little numbers is missing from your closet, think about adding it to your repertoire to feel more confident and beautiful when the mood strikes. Whether you’re going full-blown sex kitten or looking for a more conservative look, there’s an LBD fit for just about any occasion, and, every single body type!
3. Don’t Be Afraid to Switch Things Up
As you enter different chapters of your life, you might feel the urge to switch things up and go the other way with your personal style — and that’s perfectly okay. Many of us would likely shudder at the thought of what we chose to wear in high school and college. But if you’re looking to switch things up in a significant way, get your feet wet by buying a few new pieces here and there that represent your unique style. And don’t be scared to experiment with different styles and unique pieces.
4. Buy a Quality, Versatile Handbag
Beyond the attire you wear out and about, carrying a lovely handbag can make all the difference in your look. Say you want to add a pop of color or coordinate your handbag with your outfit or shoes. If that’s the case, then owning a bag that’s versatile for anywhere you go is a necessity.
Whether you’re more into tote bags and hobo bags or you favor smaller bags like clutches and cross-body bags, find something that will complement any outfit. Start collecting bags that suit your style and taste, and soon you’ll have a full collection of bags for any occasion. Now that doesn’t mean run out and spend all your money, but a few key pieces will make all the difference.
5. Embrace Different Colors
If you truly want to shine at any age, it can’t hurt to add a dash of color to your wardrobe. No matter your age, a bold pop of color can help women who are older in years look sophisticated, yet young at heart. Adding more color to your wardrobe can be accomplished in more ways than one. For example, start with a colorful handbag or two or trickle it in ever so slightly by finding accessories or clothing with colorful patterns or hues.
Finding Your Inner Fashion
Finding fashions that help you feel like your full, authentic self can be exciting and empowering in many ways. That’s why you must find the wardrobe staples and accessories that will help you live your best life in style. Start your shopping by looking at clothing and accessories with the right colors, textures and patterns that make your soul smile.
So be real, shop for you, and no matter your age, size, or way of life, make sure no matter your look, you feel your very best.