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How to Dress Your Age

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As people get older, their clothing style tends to stay the same. Unfortunately, when you get older and still dress as though you are a teenager, it makes you look very immature and as if you have absolutely no fashion sense. In this article, you will find out how you can dress appropriately for your age.

Look at your peers
First thing, you should look at what your peers are wearing. You will want to look at the people that are your age, of course. If you find yourself feeling a little envious or jealous, you should probably go on a shopping spree, just be sure that you bring someone along that knows a little more about fashion than yourself. Try to keep notice of the things that draw your eye to another person’s style. For example, you may like what another woman is wearing, but why, what is it about her get-up that catches your eye? Once you know exactly what the eye-catching item is in another person’s style, you can go shopping for items that look like that. Now, this does not mean you should be a copy-cat and get the exact same thing as the other person, you can easily find similar items.

Borrowing clothing
Borrowing your friends dress is not what I am talking about, I am talking about NOT borrowing your daughter, or even granddaughters clothing. Rummaging through her closet is not going to help your style out one bit. Even though your daughter might have excellent taste in clothing, you should never borrow her clothes, especially anything that has direct to garment printing on it. This rule also applies to the younger generation; you should never borrow clothes from your mother or grandmother unless they are Donatella Versace! If you are borrowing clothing from your mother, you may come off to other people as trying to look older, which you do not want to do.

Wearing it because it is in your closet
This rule applies to everyone! I have clothing in my closet that I know I will never wear! I think just about everyone has clothes or shoes in their closet that they have worn once, maybe twice, and it is been in their closet ever since. Just because there are a thousand pairs of jeans in your closet, does not mean you have to wear every pair (unless you like every pair). If this sounds like you, you should sort through the clothes in your closet according to what you wear and what you have outgrown or lost interest in. For example, if you still have T-shirt with direct to garment printing on them that you have not worn since you were fifteen, you should put them in a box and take them to your local goodwill store!

Choose the right section
Many people do not know how to pick their age-appropriate clothing, so here is a little trick: look at the people in the section in which you are shopping, are the people your age? If you can squeeze yourself into a pretty pair of jeans in the juniors section, good for you; however, that does not mean you should. Just because you can no longer shop in the juniors section does not mean you have to shop at the old lady department stores either. When you look at the age group of some of the women in the clothing section, you will figure out if that section is the right one for you.

Go for classy if you feel uneasy
Classy, elegant outfits allow women to fit in their personal touches so that the complete outfit shows their personality. For example, a flowing, polka-dot dress allows you to add touches of color, or maybe a belt. Classy clothing varies by the person wearing them. In addition, you must remember to always notice what people say about your outfit. Remember that not everyone is going to like what you are wearing, everyone likes different things; however, if everyone you run into reacts negatively about your outfit, you should change what you are wearing.

Author Bio: Jordon has spent many years working with top fashion and beauty leaders. He is a stylist and fashion consultant with clients ranging from A-list celebrities to everyday men and women looking to improve their appearance and gain confidence.

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