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5 Style Habits That Can Age You – And What To Do About It

OK, to be honest, I’m not about telling women what they can’t wear. There are so many ‘rules’ about what’s age-appropriate and what’s not, and the truth is when certain things are put together tastefully, it’s not about the age.

Recently, I’ve had a lot of women tell me they don’t think they can wear animal print, because they’re “too old,” while it’s not about being “too old” for the print. It’s more about how you wear that animal print.

However, there are certain style habits that can age you. So, I decided to break down the 5 most common (aging) style habits I see among women.

1 You Forgo Updating

I get it, not everyone likes to shop or spend a lot on clothes. It’s not about buying a whole new wardrobe every season. But, you do need to update the styles and silhouettes you wear. If you’re still rocking your skirt suit from the 80’s, it’s time to update. Because unfortunately, it looks like it’s from the 80’s (in turn, aging you).

Yes, fashion does have its cycle and certain trends do ‘come back.’ However, they come back with a little different twist to them.

2 Your Clothes don’t Fit Properly

When your clothes are too tight or too baggy, they’re not doing your body (or age) any favors. Wearing clothing that fits the way they’re supposed to fit instantly give you a pull-together look that looks and feels more youthful.

Often when women wear things that are too boxy, bagging, or skin tight (you get the idea), it looks like you’re either A) trying to ‘hide’ your body, or B) fighting the aging process. It’s not about being what or who you aren’t, it’s about dressing in a way that’s figure flattering.

3 You Go Matchy-Matchy

One of the most common struggles with my clients is the idea your outfits don’t have to match perfectly.

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Mallory Sillshttp://www.mallorysills.com/
MALLORY Sills is a Certified Image Consultant and Stylist. Her extensive training includes a degree from the Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago; working alongside the best in the business including Zanna Roberts Rassi of “Marie Claire” magazine and Stacy London from TLC’s hit show “What Not to Wear.”

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