When it comes to changing your style to look younger, many women primarily think about their hair style or make-up, with many even taking drastic measures like plastic surgery to get that youthful look. However, changing your wardrobe is arguably the quickest and easiest way to shed the years.
When it comes to choosing clothes to make you look younger, bright is best. Many women tend to fall into the trap of opting for dull, bland colours. Adding bright colours to your outfit will instantly give you a more youthful glow. However, this doesn't mean you have to wear a bright red pencil skirt or yellow heels; spicing up your style with a colourful scarf or belt can brighten up even the dullest of outfits. Although they can be very flattering when worn correctly, pastel and neutral colours also tend to make women look older.
The fit is another key point which the majority of women tend to ignore in relation to their everyday wardrobe. Clothes which are too baggy will make you look and feel frumpy and dull and also add years to your actual age. On the other hand, clothes which are too tight are equally as unflattering. Well-tailored, fitting clothes will definitely make you look younger as well as more stylish.
The majority of middle aged women very rarely update their wardrobe. The fear of throwing out old, out-dated clothes which may "come back into fashion" means wardrobes quickly start overflowing with items which are no longer worn. The key rule here: one in - one out. And make sure you have a thorough clean out now and again.
Little subtle changes such as updating your accessories collection can also make a big difference to your appearance. Costume jewellery is one of the easiest ways to do this. You don't have to stick to the old style matching earrings and necklace, for example. Large pendants in bold colours can be worn with small stud earrings for a more modern, youthful look.
Remember, make an effort when it comes to your everyday clothes, not just your outfits for occasions! Casual wear is not intended to be worn all day, every day. Throw out the high waisted jeans and opt for a stylish pair of midrise trousers. Or forget the old knitted cardigans in the winter and buy yourself a cosy jumper dress. If you are really struggling to find exactly what clothes suit your age and your shape, many stores such as Debenhams offer a personal shopper service to take the stress out of your shopping experience.