You’re wearing the wrong bra
Believe it or not, the bra you wear can instantly make you look taller, thinner, and younger—or not, says Karen Phillips, account development team lead at online retailer Jane.com. Wearing the wrong bra isn’t just uncomfortable (as basically anyone who’s ever sat through a workday with their bra straps digging into their shoulder can attest)—it can affect the way your clothes fit and inadvertently cause you to slouch, both of which instantly age you more than 10 years. Not sure if you’re wearing the correct bra size or making these other common bra mistakes? The easiest way to check is to get a professional bra fitting.
You’re a fan of chunky jewelry
While big, chunky pieces can give off a bohemian look, they also become outdated quickly. For a younger vibe, Phillips recommends reaching for simple cuff bracelets, thin hoop earrings, a tennis bracelet, or thin chain necklaces. Try some of these accessorizing tips from fashion stylists if you need someplace to start.
You are a slave to trends
Trends come and go, so if that’s all you’re buying, you’ll soon be left with an outdated closet full of clothes and shoes that make you look behind the times. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t ever buy something trendy, Phillips says. “With so many trends around, I’d ask myself a few questions before investing: Does the item make me happy? How many times a week will I wear this?” If you really love something, buy it and consider these classic fashion upgrades to make you look expensive.