Many people think that being fashionable is only for those who have money. However, this is not true because you cannot put a price on style. Anyone can learn to wear clothes to express themselves or feel more confident, no matter their budget. Even the dingiest of oversized t-shirts can become a statement piece if the wearer has a vision for it and manages to pull it off. That said, it is not an innate ability for most people but rather something they learn. Nowadays, the Internet is full of blogs and other media that help individuals be stylish and express their identity. Here, we have put together a few beauty and style tips that can benefit anyone. Keep reading to learn more.
Avoid Longer Hairstyles as You Get Older so It Stays Looking Healthy and Lush
Most people stop following fashion trends as they grow older. It may partly be because they do not care about them as much, but in many cases, it is because they believe that they have no place participating in that world. The truth is that there is no age limit to being trendy, and this applies both to clothes and hairstyles. Still, when it comes to hair, keeping it shorter is a good idea.
That is because your hair gets thinner and more brittle as you age. Getting a shorter cut will help it look fuller and healthier. It will also be much easier to maintain.
Wearing Jeggings Can Make People Look Older Than They Are
It is no secret that our bodies change as we grow older, and it does so in ways that have nothing to do with weight. The skin loses moisture and elasticity, and this affects the entire body. That is why it might be better to avoid wearing certain clothing items because they can make you look older you. Jeggings, for example, are usually too thin to have any sort of shaping effect.
We want to be clear that tight clothes are not the enemy. If you like the sleek, slimming look of jeggings, get some shaping leggings that will surely be more flattering.
Fake Tans Let You Have a Sun-Kissed Glow Without Damaging Your Skin, but It Is Easy to Go Overboard
Nowadays, people are much more aware of the dangers of being exposed to the sun's UV lights. That said, having a tan is still considered attractive, so unless you wish to drastically increase your risk of getting skin cancer, it is important to find a UV-free alternative. Most individuals have resorted to fake tanning to get the look they want without risking the damage that sunbathing entails.
Still, knowing when to stop with the fake tanner is essential. The woman on the left went a bit overboard and ended up looking like a Cheeto.
Wearing Outdated Styles Is What Makes You Look Dowdy
It is relatively common for health and fashion magazines to release articles discussing what clothes are "aging." The way we see it, garments do not inherently make anyone look older, but wearing outdated styles can have this type of effect. Nevertheless, what actually ages you is putting on something that is no longer considered stylish, so a good way to avoid this is by keeping up with trends.
For example, this lady's jersey dress looks dowdy to our eyes. However, that is mainly because that cut and style is not trendy anymore and, consequently, does not look youthful.
Floor-Length Skirts Can Be Tricky to Pair With Other Garments
Some garments are more straightforward to pair up than others. For example, it is not that hard to pair a loose, flowy shirt with a pair of bottoms, but floor-length skirts can be a bit more problematic. Combined with the right top and footwear, they can look amazing, but if you miss the mark, they can be unflattering. It takes a pro to pull off oversized styles, so be cautious.
The lady in this picture is not poorly dressed, but her outfit is a bit shapeless. Perhaps a more structured, oversized shirt or a tighter-fitting tank top would have been trendier.
If You Are Looking to Disguise Your Chin or Neck Area, Not Just Any Turtleneck Will Do
Everyone has at least one part of their face or body that they feel self-conscious about. That is just part of being human and living in a society with its own, sometimes unreasonable, beauty standards. Chins are something that many people have issues with, which means that turtlenecks can be contentious garments. Finding the right color and neck length to fit your proportions is essential to make them look flattering.
For example, if your neck is shorter, chunkier collars might not fit you best. Sleeker and tighter versions may be better for those who wish to disguise their chin area.
Using Dark Lipstick Shades Is a Job That Should Be Left to the Pros
Lately, makeup has gone through a critical re-branding process. It is not thought of as something that will make you more beautiful but as a tool to express yourself with. Furthermore, trends change with outstanding speed, so what was cool yesterday might be outdated a few days later. Because of this, giving general advice about how people should paint their faces is not easy, but here is a helpful tip.
If you are a beginner at makeup, it is best to avoid darker lipstick shades. Firstly, they are tough to apply since every little mistake will show. Secondly, certain colors may wash you out.
Be Cautious When Buying Clothes With Floral Prints on Them
Those who are new to the fashion world might not realize that there are multiple factors to consider when buying a garment if you aim to be stylish. The cut and the fit are essential aspects to take into account, but the pattern, or lack of it, also plays a part. Florals, for example, have the potential to look cool and feminine but also cheap and outdated.
The key is in the print's design. A garment with a more simplified, modern style of flower will make you look more youthful than the one on your grandma's old couch.
There Is Nothing Wrong With Combining Two Baggy Garments as Long as the Styling Is Right
You may have heard before that baggy garments should always be paired with more form-fitting ones. This is a decent general rule to follow, but there is nothing inherently wrong with wearing two baggy clothing items at the same time. The key is in the styling. This extreme oversized trend is prevalent in many Asian countries, so you could look at how they style them for inspiration.
For example, pairing a long, stiff, collared shirt with wide pants can look trendy as long as you commit to getting both a couple of sizes larger than what fits you.
Flesh-Colored Pantyhose Used to Be a Staple of Every Woman's Wardrobe, but Not Anymore
Pantyhose was once an essential item that every woman needed to have in their closet. However, times have changed, and in the past few decades, they have become synonymous with grandmothers. Still, there are ways of making tights work, as long as they are not those shiny, flesh-colored ones that were popular in the 1960s. One option is to buy semi-sheer black stockings and style them in a 1990s supermodel-inspired way.
They can look great with a black mini-skirt and statement boots. Still, it all depends on how wearing them makes you feel. After all, they are not the comfiest of garments.
Small Handbags Are Not the Most Useful of Items
For most women, purses are usually more than a fashion statement. These items serve a purpose beyond looking stylish, which is carrying all their stuff. Every individual has particular needs, so their decision to buy one will be motivated by how useful the person finds it. It is no stretch to think why smaller bags might not be popular with the average consumer since they do not fit many items.
Still, if you want a tiny purse for whatever reason, you could try checking out fanny packs. They are pretty trendy at the moment and can be quite versatile.
Those Ugly White Capri Pants Are Not the Only Option if You Want to Stay Covered
The prospect of wearing a swimming suit can be daunting for many people, especially women, who are generally uncomfortable with the idea of showing skin. This is perfectly acceptable, but if you want to look stylish while staying covered, there are different items you can wear that will not make you look older than you are. What you should avoid, though, are those white pants that become see-through when they get wet.
In the first place, they are hideous. However, the worst part is that they ultimately do not serve to cover you up appropriately. A better option would be a full-body bathing suit.
When It Comes to Makeup, It Is a Good Idea to Check Which Shades Go Better With Your Skin Tone
It does not make much sense to talk about dos and donts when it comes to makeup because you can use any colors or techniques that you want as long as you have a vision for them. It is an art, after all; as such, its "rules" are meant to be broken if expressing your creativity is the end goal. Nevertheless, if you want an everyday look, here are some tips.
First, explore what colors you think are flattering for your skin tone. Some people do better with warmer tones, such as browns, peaches, and reds, while others' features pop with cooler shades.
Certain Looks May Call for an Excessive Amount of Blush
We have mentioned earlier that not everybody aims to get a "natural" look when they put on makeup. Sometimes, the objective is to look as wild and unnatural as possible. Still, trends change with time, and something that was previously considered stylish may not be anymore. If you want to keep up with what is fashionable, there are certain products or shades that you may want to avoid.
Blush, for example, goes in and out of fashion pretty often. Nowadays, using a lot of blush is not that big a deal. In fact, current Korean beauty trends call for excessively rouged cheeks.
Having a Trendy Pair of Glasses Can Make You Look Fashionable In an Instant
Accessories are items that many people dismiss for being too hard to keep up with, but even the most practical ones, like glasses, have the potential to become genuine statement pieces. A trendy pair of spectacles can instantly upgrade any look and make you look stylish without too much effort. Who would have thought that having poor eyesight could give you an advantage when it comes to being fashionable?
However, you might need to invest more in a durable, well-designed pair. If it is within your means, go to a trendy spectacle shop and try a few on.
It Takes a Pro Stylist to Figure Out Which Accessory Is the Right One for Your Outfit
We have already mentioned that the right accessory could turn a bland outfit into one fit for a fashion show. Still, it is not something a beginner should attempt. Coordinating bags, scarves, and belts is an activity best left to the experts, who already have their eyes trained to spot original, trendy combinations. That is why it is best to stay away from extras if you are still learning how to dress stylishly.
Do you see how the scarf completely overwhelms this lady's look? Using an accessory to give your outfit a pop of color is not bad, but this is too much.
Instead of Wearing All Black, Try Adding a Pop of Color to Your Outfit
Black is a very versatile color when it comes to clothes. It looks effortlessly chic, does not show stains easily, and even has a slimming effect if that interests you. Still, wearing that color exclusively can make your style feel old and gloomy. After all, even goths include a pop of color somewhere in their outfit. It can be as simple as throwing on a belt or colored tights.
That said, there is nothing wrong with cosplaying as Morticia Adams if you wish to. This tip is only for those who enjoy wearing black but want to spruce up their style.
Choosing the Appropriate Shade of Foundation Will Change Your Makeup Game
Have you ever wondered why you never seem to get the porcelain-like skin that beauty influencers have? There are several explanations for this. The first is that they often use filters to eliminate any sign of texture, which is impossible in real life. The second is that they have extensive experience painting their faces. Nevertheless, having access to the amount of makeup they do also gives them an advantage.
They have plenty of shades to try and pick the one that best suits their skin tone. There are hundreds of shades and undertones, so it pays to take your time and explore.
Garments With Shoulder Pads Can Look Dated
Shoulder pads are a controversial issue within the fashion world. They can be great tools for designers and users to play with proportions, but a garment with shoulder pads included is not easy to style without looking like you stole your grandmother's clothes. That is because the shoulder pad trend is very dated, unlike many others. Most people associate it with either the 1980s or the 1930s.
In that case, it might be a helpful trick to include other vintage touches in your outfit. This will make it easier to figure out how to pair the garments.
Chunky Highlights Have Not Come Back in Style
When it comes to hair, you can never go wrong by aiming at classic styles. However, getting a trendier haircut or color job might be the most efficient way to upgrade your look. A caveat is that they go out of fashion pretty quickly, so you will have to change things up to avoid looking dated. Take chunky highlights, for example. Although they were once in, they are not stylish anymore.
In an older person, this style of highlight will look less like a fashion statement and more like they are still stuck in their golden years. We would pass.
Being Stylish Means Committing to a Look
The fashion world is all about extremes in many ways. If you have a particular look in mind, it pays to commit 100%. Take nails, for example. Celebrities like Cardi B have popularized the trend of massively detailed gel manicures, but this is not accessible to everybody since it involves significant upkeep and funds. On the other hand, simple minimalist designs and neutral colors are also trending among different population sectors.
That is why getting something in-between, like a simple manicure, but using glitter nail polish might not give you that trendy look you want. Then again, there is nothing wrong with glitter.
If You Are Going to Wear Rhinestones, Then It Is Best to Go All Out
Although what is considered tasteless and what is seen as fashionable changes with the times, some items or styles will always look a little tacky. Rhinestones are one of those things that are constantly straddling the line between looking cheap and looking fabulous. One of the best ways to wear those kinds of objects is to go all out and embrace the inherent campness within them by playing it up.
Small details like the cherries on this person's shirt might not be over the top enough for the rhinestones to look stylish. Remember: when it comes to fashion, having more is always better.
Changing Your Hairstyle as You Grow Older Can Make You Feel Refreshed
As you get older, the hairstyle you once thought flattered you might not make you feel the same. In truth, not every color job or cut looks good on more mature frames. That said, what looks stylish depends more on whether it fits the individual's personality than on their age. If you feel like it is time for a hair refresh, then our tip is to find what looks best on you.
Of course, following trends is not wrong, but feeling confident with your appearance is more important. That might mean taking a risk or playing it safe, but it is up to you.
It Is Best to Avoid Matching Your Lipstick to a Piece of Clothing
Monochromatic looks have been quite trendy in the past few years. Nevertheless, they are not easy to pull off since they require you to find tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories in the same shade. That can take quite a bit of effort and money to achieve. Some people even go the extra mile by matching their makeup to their clothes, but this is not something that you should do every day.
In general, lip or eyeshadow colors are used to provide a point of contrast, so it is not always the best idea to match them to a particular garment.
Avoid Buying Expensive Pieces of Jewelry That You Are Probably Not Going to Wear
Sometimes, a look feels incomplete without jewelry. Pendants and bangles can be a great asset when trying to level up your fashion game. That said, it is easy to buy a bunch of items and then forget that you even have them. Most people buy a few statement pieces and wear them every day, but if you want to delve into the world of fashionable accessories, here is a tip.
It can be tough to gauge exactly what is trendy and what is not, so our piece of advice is to buy various cheap pieces and see if you can design an outfit around them.
Over-Plucked Brows Were Trendy During the 2000s, but Now They Look Hideous
Nowadays, bushier eyebrows are in, but that was not always the case. Overplucking was all the rage not long ago, and many people are now unable to grow their hair back after so many years of pulling it out. There is no telling whether the trend for skinny brows will return, but after seeing how damaging it was for our follicles, it might be best to avoid modifying them at all.
This picture is a perfect example of eyebrow standards during the early 2000s. It is hard to believe that people thought that it was attractive, but this is what happens with all trends.
It Is Better to Have Garments That Fit More Than One Color Palette
Pastels go in and out of style pretty frequently, but there is no denying that some shades can be beautiful. They usually begin appearing during spring months, although there is nothing wrong with wearing them in other seasons. Still, a wardrobe made exclusively of pastel-colored garments can get a bit old. It is always better to have some variety in case you want to spice things up.
An outfit like the one in the picture is excellent for a picnic, but imagine how great it would look with boots, a black turtleneck, and a matching overcoat in winter.
Avoid Wearing Makeup That Makes Your Face Look Cakey
The beauty industry has grown so much in recent years that now, there are products for every skin type, with different formulas, and sold at almost every price point. It does not matter whether you prefer a full or light coverage foundation or if your budget is tight or loose. There is such a wide variety that you will probably find whatever makeup items you need or want.
Because of that, it is important to explore different formulas and determine which works best for your skin. It would help to avoid anything that breaks you out or leaves you looking cakey.
Change Your Hairstyle Every Once in a While to Stay Fresh
In case you have not heard before, there is no age for fashion. Whether you are in your mid-20s or your late 60s, nothing is stopping you from following whatever trends you wish to. In fact, it might be a good idea to switch up your look every once in a while to show that you can keep up with the times. Changing your hair is an easy way to do this.
After all, it is not just fashion that changes; we do too. It makes sense to change looks when going through different stages of life. So get that new, trendy haircut.
Too Much Jewelry Can Overwhelm Your Look
We have mentioned before that choosing the right accessory is an art that beginners may struggle with. In many cases, more is not more, and piling up bangles or necklaces can end up drowning the rest of your outfit. The key is balance: if the clothes are simple, you have more leeway to pack the jewelry. However, if your garments are busy, you might want to go for minimalist accessories.
Combining several bracelets with a chunky necklace, a hat, and glasses on top of that may not be the most stylish of choices. Everything will be competing for attention.
It Is Much Easier to Tailor a Garment to Make It Smaller Than to Make It Bigger
Most modern clothing brands do not design their clothes with a specific individual in mind. What they do is make a median estimate of sizes that will more or less fit a wide range of people. That is why you will never find an item that fits you perfectly when you go to these stores. Thus, you will have to either get the garment tailored or find whatever cut suits you best.
That said, it is always more practical to size up. It is much easier to make a baggy clothing item smaller than to add more fabric to make it bigger.
Everyone Is Unique, so You Should Not Be Afraid to Show Some Skin
There are many reasons why someone would want to cover their arms even during the height of summer, such as religion, sun protection, or even lack of confidence. However, if you belong to the last group, we are here to tell you that perhaps it is time to take the leap. There is genuinely no reason to feel inadequate; after all, humans come in all shapes and sizes.
When the weather is scorching, it can be uncomfortable to cover up, so if you are wearing long sleeves to avoid showing your arms, try airing them out occasionally.
There Is Such a Thing as Too Much Eyeliner
Regarding makeup, everybody is free to do as they please. There is no requirement to wear it, but if you enjoy the artistry of putting it on, then good for you. Nevertheless, suppose that you are a fashionable person and enjoy following trends. In that case, you probably already know that wearing too much eyeliner is not in right now, so looks like the ones in this picture can seem outdated.
While there is nothing terrible about wearing outdated clothes or makeup styles, these can make you look older than you are. Of course, this piece of advice only matters if you care about trends.
Do Not Be Afraid of Brooches Because They May Be Coming Back in Style
Brooches were once an essential part of any stylish outfit but have fallen into disuse. Nowadays, you do not see people wearing them unless you count grandmas on special occasions. Still, stylish individuals do not lift their noses at a helpful accessory. The simple pin has been seen on several red carpets recently, which may indicate that it is preparing for a comeback. This is not bad news for us.
The truth is that brooches can elevate any outfit and give it s touch of color or sparkle that is bound to catch people's eye. The best part is that it can be reused easily.
Trends Always Come Back, so Do Not Throw Out Your Skinny Jeans
Anyone who works in fashion knows that trends always come back eventually. Furthermore, buying used vintage clothes is pretty popular among today's youth, so everything seems to indicate that hanging on to your old garments might be a sound strategy. Jeans, in particular, only get better with age, so they are prime candidates to keep. Besides, they are bound to become stylish again at some point in the future.
Do not get rid of those low-rise bootcut jeans from the early 2000s because they are already coming back. Hang on to a pair of tight skinny ones too.
Tweed Suits Are Not In, Unless They Are Chanel
Many designer brands gained popularity in the fashion world because they had one signature product or look that shot them into the spotlight. In Christian Dior's case, it was his "new look," which featured full skirts and tiny, cinched waists. For Hermés, it was the bag the house designed for actress and singer Jane Birkin. Nevertheless, its matching tweed suits that made Chanel the powerhouse it is today.
Even though tweed suits are not trendy, a Chanel one will never go out of style because that is the brand's signature product. Splurge on one if you can afford it.
For Much of Human History, There Was No Distinction Between Adult and Children's Clothes Except for Size
Did you know that children's clothes were not really a thing before the 20th century? For most of human history, kids were dressed in smaller versions of what their parents wore, and both males and females wore the same outfits. Gowns were a pretty standard garment used since they were easier to put on and keep clean. It was relatively recently that brands began to design specifically for youngsters.
Nowadays, it might be a bit odd to dress up your child in the same outfit as you have, but for centuries, this was not too far from the norm.
Cardigans Can Make You Look Dowdy Easily
It is safe to say that cardigans do not go out of style. They are wardrobe staples for many people, so there is no use in measuring their worth according to whether they are trendy or not. The key is, as always, in the styling. There is no denying that they can make you look older than you are and uncool, but that can change by pairing them with the right clothes.
It also depends on the fit. Tighter-fitting cardigans can look more youthful than baggy, long ones. The foolproof idea is to get one in cream or a pastel shade.
Oversized Shirts Are a Versatile Item to Have in Your Closet
Oversized shirts are one of the most versatile clothing items you can have in your closet. They can be used as a dress or over tights and look great. However, if you really want to look trendy, you can try pairing it with a pair of wide pants to get an oversized look. That said, if you would rather accentuate your shape more, a belt will solve all your problems.
These two pictures show the difference that belting the shirt makes. You can even buy a shorter one and still use it as a dress or with biker shorts if you prefer.
A Good Skincare Routine Is Your Best Bet to Stay Looking Youthful and Fresh
Skincare has become all the rage in the past few years. Every celebrity seems to be coming out with their own product range, and there are new product launches every day. This is not necessarily a negative since the key to looking youthful is taking care of your skin. According to experts, the staples you need are a cleanser, a moisturizer, a serum of your preference, and a sunblock.
You can also add a soft chemical exfoliant such as a low percentage BHA or AHA. Niacinamide is also an excellent ingredient to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
Only Certain Types of Track Suits Are Considered Trendy Today
Tracksuits were all the rage back in the early 2000s. They were worn by celebrities such as Paris Hilton and were what Regina George and her crew wore in Mean Girls. Everyone who was trying to be trendy had a set made out of velour with low-cut pants. Some avant-garde youngsters have attempted to bring them back to life, but there are other kinds of suits that are more popular nowadays.
Tight, animal print ones are not among those, unfortunately. If you want to wear a tracksuit but do not find them tasteful, why not buy a sports-wear-inspired one?
It Is Amazing How Fast Makeup Trends Change Lately
It is amazing how fast trends seem to change these days. When you look at what beauty gurus were doing back in the 2010s, it is hard to imagine that we once thought that those overly-contoured makeup looks with cut creases were stylish. The trend has shifted in recent years towards a more minimalist approach in some aspects. For example, people have largely stopped using those overly shiny metallic highlighters.
Although the glowy skin look is still all the rage, other methods are used to achieve it, such as concentrating on hydration and using products that leave you with a dewy finish.
Boxy Suits May Look Good on Celebrities, but That Is Because They Are Impeccably Tailored
Many celebrities have recently been sporting boxier pants and jackets, and there is no denying that many of them look great in that style. Nevertheless, this style is not easily translated into an average person's everyday wardrobe. That is because, ironically, oversized coats or jackets only look good if they are impeccably tailored. Otherwise, they will make you look like you bought the garment a few sizes too big.
It might be better to stick to the classics when it comes to suits and get a more tailored one. After all, that type of garment never goes out of style.
Most People Dismiss Kitten Heels as Being Outdated, but They Can Be Stylish
Kitten heels are often dismissed as not being youthful enough. That is usually because people associate them with their grandmothers, given that they were a staple of women's dress during the 1950s and 1960s. That shoe style has a marked vintage feel, but they can look quite fashionable as long as you style them correctly. Of course, it is essential to know which type of shoe to choose.
A good rule of thumb is to avoid those with rounded tips. Try a slingback version with a more pointed toe, and pair them with loose trousers, and a white muscle tee.
You Should Always Include a Modern Twist When Taking Inspiration From Vintage Looks
Trends that are so clearly dated can be hard to pull off non-ironically. This means that unless you are actively trying to style yourself after a particular era as part of a costume, or something similar, you should avoid adopting outdated styles without somewhat adapting them to modern times. Take this signature Y2K metallic blue shadow look, for example. Pairing it with the light nude lips is too much.
Even though that is what people used to pair their eyeshadow with back in the day, it is not considered fashionable now. Perhaps keeping the eyes and changing the lip would have been better.