Depending on your natural complexion, wearing too much pastel clothing can make you look a bit lackluster and dull. Those with light, fair complexion can appear washed out when wearing these, while darker skin can contrast it beautifully. But not to worry, if your skin is light and you like wearing pastels, you still can. Just pair them with other shades and hues.
Experiment with your closet and be frank about which hues highlight your features and which ones wash you out. When wanting to wear an item in a relatively muted color, pair it with an item in a warmer color, and you will have a much younger, happier look.
We should all aspire to wear age-appropriate clothing, but a skirt that goes all the way to your ankles can potentially end up doing more harm than good by making yourself look frumpy. However, notice we said "potentially". Just like nearly everything on this list (and in life), it's all a question of individual styling and knowing what works for your body shape.
If you like wearing loose-fitting skirts, it's best to pair them with a tailored blazer or a fitted top. But make sure your proportions are in check, as wearing a long skirt means you'll need to balance it with something shorter on top.
Never in the history of fashion, did capri pants flattered anyone. Man or woman, old or young, tall or short. This cut that ends a little too far under the knee yet not far enough to reach the ankle is an abomination that somehow still exists despite what we would like to think of people's better judgment.
Those dreaded capris somehow make you look shorter and older at the same time. Capris make your legs look shorter because their cut stops around your calves, making your legs look wider, and that's just not flattering. Ditch these unflattering trousers for something more modern, like wide-legged pants.
Being Too Conservative
In regards to the world of feminine fashion, it seems you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. But if find your style tends to be a little too conservative and boring, you should definitely try to spice things up if you want to look a little younger.
A bad example of dressing too conservatively would be pairing tweed with pearls or wearing boxy pants suits over frilly blouses. When worn together, they're too much, but if you wear them separately with more modern pieces, they'll work great! You can pair your frilly blouse with a pair of blue jeans or those lovely pearl earrings with a little black dress.
As soon as the weather becomes a little wintery, we all reach for our favorite knitwear, and why shouldn't we? It's comfy and warm! However, if your outfit makes you look more like a teddy bear, it can get pretty tricky trying to look younger. Though tricky doesn't mean impossible.
The easier way to wear that precious sweater your aunt knitted for you is to try to create a more defined overall silhouette. Pair your larger pieces of knitwear with other items that are more form-fitting, like a good pair of jeans, or something more stylish, like a pencil skirt and boots.