3 Fashion Blunders That Are Low-Key Aging You

Updated 11/29/18

You often hear the phrase age is but a number. Yet, if you ask a room of adults if they’d like to know how to look younger, we bet most would raise their hands. If you’re among the set that would have their arm up high (myself included), this post is for you. If you could care less, we’ve got a ton of other great content—may we direct you to some winter outfit ideas or a piece on bag trends?

We’re not aiming to cast aging in a negative light (hey, it’s literally part of being a human), but there are simply some style habits that can make you look older and some that can make you look more youthful. Do with this information what you will, but to make sure it’s the best intel we could gather, we tapped a most excellent expert. Read on for the wisdom of Dani Michelle, one of the most in-demand celebrity stylists who works with a range of ages.

1. Worn shoes and bags

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"When your accessories look tired, so do you. Make sure your best pieces are well cared for by taking them to a repair shop or doing some DIY care at home with shoe and bag polish. Accessories can really polish and demolish an outfit." — Dani Michelle

2. Wearing retro pieces without modern styling

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"I'm a huge fan of vintage pieces and incorporating them into everyday outfits. That being said, don't be afraid to alter, chop, or re-invent pieces so they are relevant and reference current trends and you aren't just in old looks." — Dani Michelle 

3. Your style has been the same… forever

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"You aren't the same throughout your life, so why should your style stay stagnant? There's a difference between re-buying your aesthetic season after season, and evolving it with current trends. It's certainly important to dress for your body type, but in turn, don't be afraid to try new styles that work on you. You'll feel like yourself and still be in style." — Dani Michelle 

7 Styling Tricks to Keep Your Look Fresh

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1. Go for the weird color combination

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2. Let a major dress do all the work

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3. Layer creatively. Coveralls + Turtleneck = Gold

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4. Accessorize classic outfits with abandon

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5. Wake up your officewear for after hours with a crop top

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6. Try tall boots in place of leggings

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7. Go wild with color, like really wild

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Next up, check out the best skinny jeans at Zara, dressing room-tested by our editor in chief. 

This story was originally published on Who What Wear.

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