11
Apr

How To Dress Your Age

Who said when you dress your age it has to be boring? True to contrary as we get older our wardrobe should reflect garments that are age appropriate and that fit well. Okay, so 50 is the new 30 but should one dress like their younger counterparts? To help you achieve a dress your age wardrobe, I’ve provided a few items you should rid by age 30. Check’em out!

dressing your age

Okay, lets face it! Each one of us is guilty of buying an unworn fast-fashion items at some point in time. As you become more mature in you style, you really should focus less on trendy, and more on quality essentials. Trendy items you don’t wear, find some place to donate them. 

dressing your age

So many of us are guilty of holding on to memories through our wardrobe. However, this is a bad idea. Once you have put 8 to 10 years between you and your sorority or fraternity, its time to give it a rest. Instead opt for a collegiate-style sweatshirt. 

dressing your age

So your making changes to your wardrobe to reflect your age, but how do you care for your new items is also important. Investing in the proper clothes hangers help  to see what you have which allows you to get dressed easier. For little as $8 for a box of 32 velvet hangers is worth the investment and the headache of “I have nothing to wear”.

dressing your age

We all have clothes we want to hang on too because we think next month we’ll somehow be 15lbs lighter, but realistically you need to be honest with yourself. If it doesn’t fit well, don’t keep it. Dress for the size your are now and adjust when the time comes.

dressing your age

In your 20’s wearing dirty sneakers, sandals, or flip flops weren’t cool and the rule still holds at any age. Instead, invest in a nice pair of white sneakers or chuck tailors. 

dressing your age

Listen, I love F21 too, but at some point you have to let them go. Who cares if you can still fit their clothes. You should be investing your money in essentials and quality clothing that will last years.

dressing your age

It’s time to retire the hot pants ladies. Overly exposed tight clothing, should be left for the young adults. Try a nice pair of chino shorts 5″ to 7″ above the knee. 

dressing your age

Not appropriate for any occasion or adult woman. Wear a full feminine skirt or pencil skirt depending on your body type.

dressing your age

Certain shoes shouldn’t be worn after age of 30: mary-janes, jordans, saddle shoes  just to name a few. They just look immature on a man or woman after a certain age. Instead, opt for a nice loafer, slip-on or mule.

dressing your age

I love costume jewelry but the life wear is limited, depending on the brand. However, buying cheap costume jewelry can turn your skin green and cause you to break out. When opting for accessories stay away from  jewelry that is plastic cover in gold or silver.

dressing your age

The only woman past the age of 30 that can wear a body con dress is Kim Kardashian West. Other than that, if you looking to turn up your sexy try a stylish cocktail dress with a slight slit and a low back.

dressing your age

We all remember the days when Beyonce and Britney Spears inspired low-rise jeans. Although they made us bootylicious, our bodies change over time and we can no longer pull off this style. Try a high-waisted trouser or boyfriend jean for the win.

dressing your age

See Hot Pants. Another piece of garment we should let go as we mature, unless we’re headed to the gym. Instead opt for a nice pair of relaxed track pants.

dressing your age

Some of us still have our favorite Disney characters that we love! Okay, I get it. Here’s the thing, you never mention it or where them on a t-shirt in public. Step it up a notch and consider a playful graphic t-shirt instead.

dressing your age

Whats underneath is just as important as what’s on top, besides your a grown woman now! There is no need wearing bras, panties, shorts, or pajamas that are doomed for the trash can. Invest in nice underwear and sleepwear.

I read all messages and would love to hear from you! What items are you guilty of still holding onto? How do you consider these tips useful in building a age appropriate wardrobe?

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