There are so many great cardigans out there, but button-up cardigans just have that ‘wizened old grandmother’ look about them. And we all know that wise old grandmothers would have a killer wardrobe and know how to keep up with trends so not even they will be caught wearing one.
They might be great when you’re interviewing for a position at the library but otherwise, those woolly fibers and stitched-on buttons will just make you look matronly. If you are looking for something warm to layer over your t-shirt in the fall, try opting for a hoodie or a good old-fashioned sweater.
Easy, practical, and comfortable, fanny packs are a great way to keep your possessions safe and close by. Here's the issue: they make you look like a dad at the airport. There's just no way around this fact.
Sure, you can try wearing it cross-body for a younger, more hip look, but you can't escape looking like a dad who also wears cargo shorts and his socks pulled all the way up.
The next rule is disregarded by more people than you would expect. From bishop or trumpet sleeves to the worst offender, off-the-shoulder tops, these fashion trends have gone beyond our better judgment. They can be seen on aging hippies and the Pope, which do not serve as fashion inspiration for most of us.
We guess that the choice of these sleeves usually stems from wanting to cover floppy arms, however, normally fitted sleeves will do the trick and do it even better. Even at the best of times, these tops are unflattering, so better avoid them at all costs and wear something tailored.
We love the boho aesthetic, something flowing and loose that's cool enough for those hot summer days. Despite that, dressing up as a hippie from the '60s can make you look like you came from the '60s. And we all know you don't have a time machine.
We've seen too many movies to know those things will just end up breaking the universe, and we're all still intact. If this is your preferred style, all the power to you, but try mixing in other pieces, like tailored pants with a flowy boho shirt or a casual t-shirt with a big boho wrap for a casual-chic look.
Stop worrying about getting that straight hair from the 70s and let your locks stay wavy. As we age, our hair starts to thin out. Even those of us with thick hair will likely experience thinning, and some specific styles will only shed more unwanted light on this issue.
If you’re still wearing your hair parted straight down the middle, you should know it isn't flattering to leave it flat. Instead, you should try focusing on increasing your hair’s volume. Avoid straightening it and try brushing it with your fingers rather than a regular brush to bring out any natural waves. This will complement your face better and make you look younger.