The old adage is true– when you’re young, you want to seem older than you really are and when you’re old, you want to seem younger. Well, why don’t you all just act your age? Some of your beauty and fashion trends might actually be making you look older than you really are. Here are 15 makeup and fashion mistakes that age you.
1. Dressing too trendy
Rather than invest in pieces that may be passé by next season, stick to classic, sophisticated items that will stand the test of time. But that doesn’t mean you can’t infuse some edgier styles into your wardrobe–look to trends that are here to stay: leather, military, dark florals, plaid, and slimmer cuts such as tailored pants and pencil skirts.
2. Wearing your hair too long
Many women associate flowing locks with youth, and short styles—i.e. “mom haircuts”—with maturity. “But as you get older and begin to lose fat in your face, really long, straight hair can actually make you look more drawn. Choosing a cut with face-framing layers and lots of body, on the other hand, can help your face appear rounder and more youthful.