How Can You Make Yourself Look Younger Through the Things You Wear?

August 20, 2018

When you hit peak ‘mom status’ and you have more things to worry about on a daily basis that you could have ever imagined, keeping up-to-date with fashion trends isn’t quite as important as it once was. Personal style when you get older is all about understanding what looks good on your body and how it can be revamped in fresh and modern ways. It’s all about adapting, even if you have very little time to yourself.

There are more than one or two ways to freshen up everyday outfits while still being age-appropriate. Here are 3 ways you can make yourself younger through the clothes you wear.

Find the right pair of jeans

Never underestimate the power of a pair of denim jeans that hug you in all the right places. Spend a little more time in the store by feeling out which cut and style suits your body the best. Funnily enough, a hit trend at present is the resurrection of the mom jeans. When it comes to the qualities of what makes a mom jean, Denimology claims the style is usually high waisted, making your bum appear longer and flatter, and the zipper area has a relaxed fit. More brands are coming out with their version of the ultra-comfy jean but have modernized styles with a few embroidery details and patchwork.

Invest in an edgy jacket

Sometimes a single piece of clothing can make all the difference. Throwing on a bomber jacket or a classic biker jacket can make a basic #OOTD effortlessly youthful. BNY Jeans' Back to School Collection is designed for the young at heart and revisits classic favorites that are chic and timeless. Wearing collections like this will help bring out your youthful side due to their creative and on vogue designs.

Show off your legs with a flattering skirt

Go for a sweet and dainty aura for your next outfit by considering a flowy skirt that falls just above your knees. Shapeless skirts that sweep the floor give your whole ensemble a matronly vibe and adds years to your look. Good Housekeeping shares that long skirts are a confidence-zapping outfit that's way too geriatric for anyone under 101. Uplift your Sunday outfit with a billowy or a knife-pleated skirt that looks great in neutral tones and adorable heeled slides.

Choose subtle prints and patterns

Keep minimalist stripes, low-key patterns, and nude hues close when assembling an outfit. Stay away from loud prints and neon colors that are specially reserved for raves, music festivals, and other millennial-appropriate events. The List advises that large prints, especially on a tight clothing item like leggings, are an avoid-at-all-costs look. Bright colors that scream “look at me” attract some weird looks and can sometimes be construed as trying too hard.

Everyday dressing will always be a fun outlet to show your personality no matter what age you are. At the end of the day, go with your instincts and keep an open mind to modern takes on classic fashion favorites. For more tips on how to stay looking young and refreshed, check out our beauty section here on Rookie Mommy.

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