We all strive to look young, beautiful and, of course, confident. You can tell from a 100 miles, when a woman feels good about herself, and it’s nice to have a partner, or simply a friend, who has a very clear vision about where she’s going and what she wants. Fashion can help us achieve this, here are some small tricks to make you feel youthful and actually look younger.
Colours can change our psychological attitude, make us feel better; lighter colours especially open up the face, soften facial contours and ensure that our features relax. So, opt for white, beige, and pastels, not only in the summer, but in the winter as well, especially the upper part. Always pay attention to the colours right next to your face, because they play an important role.
Pay attention to fashion and age
I think women find ourselves somewhere between girly and feminine fashion at a certain point in our lives and don’t really know which way to turn. It’s time to let go of the items that are too youthful, and rather opt for more sophisticated pieces; but don’t let them age you. When in doubt, turn to timeless pieces: pearls, stripes, three-colour combinations, earth tones, trench, black stilettos, blazers, quality jeans. That way you’ll never miss.
Don’t hold back with accessories
Especially jewellery and bags. Be daring, experiment, find the pieces that challenge you and find ways to style them. We’re supposed to have fun with fashion. When it comes to shoes and high heels, which can be a drag, it doesn’t mean the only other option are ballet flats; they’re cute, but not exactly sexy, right? If you prefer flat models, make sure to find something that doesn’t bring a countryside grandma to mind. There are lots of options, so there can be no excuses.
There comes a time when we all need them, but that doesn’t make them a necessary evil, but rather more of an opportunity for an extra fashion accessory, which isn’t bad. You should find a frame that looks good on your face and keep looking until you find the perfect one. Be careful with the colours, because they can be difficult to incorporate into your wardrobe, and are sometimes incompatible with the colour of your hair; sometimes, it’s better to choose something classical and elegant than something super fashionable that’s difficult to wear.
I’m not even going to write, how passé thongs are, because you already know. And it seems like I’m repeating myself again, if I write that underwear is the key, but still … If you’re trying to improve your confidence, do your best to improve your undergarments. Our body changes as the years go by, and requires different support: lace is a wonderful thing and you should experiment with it, but consider shape-wear as well, and bodies that smooth out you silhouette and are a very practical piece of underwear. Another area in which it’s good not to hold yourself back.
Change your foundation
Some women get so attached to cosmetic products, foundations especially, that they end up using the same one all the time, which is a general mistake. Facial features change with time and it’s best to keep up with the changes and pay attention to your cosmetics. The most affordable brands, made for fifteen year olds, are simply not meant for you. Begin with a quality anti-wrinkle cream and continue with an excellent foundation: mind the shade! If it’s too dark, even for a single shade, it adds three years …
Don’t let it shine (at least not too much)
We live in a time when there’s lot of shimmering and glowing effects going on in the face. That’s all right and ok, but only on strategic points. So mind the area around the eyes and forehead, because a silver shimmer will accentuate the wrinkles, and I guess you won’t be too happy about that. The totally matte effect is just as bad, because it sets your features “in stone”; so find your golden complexion and trust that it is out there somewhere. The best thing to do is set your mirror in the living room, where there is most natural light, and apply your makeup there. That way you’ll be able to see the real results.
Pluses and minuses of a mirror
Last, but not least, a useful trick for all of us who adore ourselves … Don’t ever look at yourself in an elevator mirror or the ones you find at your local mall. The wardrobes there make you think there’s cellulite even on your ears, so remember, especially this time of year, when we’re on the lookout for new swimsuits, the light there is all wrong. And let me just finish by saying that the elevators make us seem as if we’ve escaped from a bad Dario Argento’s horror movie from the 90’s … a complete disaster. I always turn to face the door, otherwise I get so annoyed, I stick my tongue out at myself.