Age-proof your hands
Three easy ways to update your wardrobe for stunning style that looks modern and polished, according to stylist Samantha Brown: 1. Opt for tailored pieces. “Besides overwhelming the frame, adding optical pounds and erasing curves, oversize clothing drags the body down so areas that aren’t sagging look like they are!” But tucking a more fitted V-neck blouse into figure-hugging pants directs the eye up and in for a trim and lifted appearance.
2. Lighten up and choose monochrome. Dark hues are a safe bet when you don’t want to look too trendy, but they backfire by draining color from the complexion so you look older. Plus, contrasting colors tend to cut the body awkwardly for a short, boxy look. “A vibrant but not-too-bold shade like crimson helps restore color to skin, and wearing the same hue from top to bottom creates a silhouette-slimming column.”
3. Add subtle details. A blouse with a fringed scarf or pants with a geometric print add small doses of fun, age-appropriate flair. GET THE LOOK: Classic Fit Super-Stretch Pull-On Diamond Patterned Pants in burgundy $20, Dressbarn.com; Blouse,
$35, T.J.Maxx stores. Earrings, $10, CharmingCharlie.com; Sueded High Heel Pumps for Women, $35, OldNavy.com
“I gravitate toward more matronly styles since I feel ‘trendy’ items look inappropriate for my age. But I would like to add a little more pep to my style step” Beachy waves add beautiful bounce and youthful volume to fine locks
Joyce Chao, 63Before