20 Spring & Summer Fashion Mistakes That Make You Look Older

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Spring and summer are two of the best seasons. During the spring, flowers are blooming, and everything is fresh and new. The summer is when everything is heating up, and you can go to the beach to soak up the sun. Best of all, you don’t need to spend so much time inside as we do during the winter.

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Slouchy Clothing

Spring and summer are all about showing off your style, and it’s hard to do that when you’re hiding in your clothes. I know the transition from winter to spring isn’t easy—you’ve probably gotten used to wearing oversized sweaters and leggings—but summer is all about shedding the layers!

First and foremost, buy clothing that fits so it doesn’t slouch or sag. If you’re really missing your oversized winter clothing, opt for blouses with nice butterfly sleeves, or breezy summer dresses. 

No Color

Winter is gone and over with! It’s time to embrace color. For the spring and summer seasons, pick pastels. By avoiding color, you’re adding age to your outfit.

Over-Accessorizing

Accessories are a wonderful thing, but you can over accessorize pretty easily – especially with chunky jewelry. Spring and summer are often seen as the seasons to embrace minimalism, so try not to throw on too many bracelets, necklaces, and rings at once. 

Head-to-Toe Animal Prints

Animal prints can be tricky to pull off. They can work as a statement piece, but they usually age the wearer. When in doubt, it’s best to avoid them altogether. 

Shapeless Clothing

Shapeless dresses can be cooling on a hot summer day, but they can make you look frumpy. If you love the pattern, think about throwing a belt to complete the outfit. It’ll give the dress a figure and accentuate you.

Going Floral Crazy

Florals are the perfect pattern for spring, but you can have too much of a good thing. Try to limit your florals to two small accessories or one large statement piece. A floral dress can look beautiful with a few accessories.

Choosing Ill-Fitting Clothing

A tailor is your best friend. Getting your clothing tailored will make it hug your curves and your figure in the best way. Frumpy turns into fitted, and it’ll make you look so much younger than before.

Overly Sensible Shoes

It’s possible to be comfortable in something and be fashionable at the same time. If you want to wear sneakers, try a clean white sneaker from a popular brand. Overly sensible shoes date you like nothing else.

“Granny” Glasses

“Granny” glasses don’t fall off your face, and you won’t lose them, but they’re called “granny” glasses for a reason. Glasses are like any other accessory, even if it’s a medical device. Frames that are currently trending are black rectangular shapes. It goes without saying that they don’t use retainers or chains.

Avoiding Outdated Accessories

Like clothing, accessories can easily become outdated. Unfortunately, women often neglect to update their accessories. This spring and summer, look to refresh your purses, jewels, and other accessories. Your closet will thank us!

Using an Old Bag

You found the perfect handbag ages ago, but it’s time to switch it up. If your bag has rips, tears, or looks worn, you can get a new one fairly easily. For the spring and summer, you can embrace color and choose one that will be a statement piece for several of your outfits.

Heavy Black Eyeliner

Heavy black eyeliner makes your eyes look smaller and draws the wrong kind of attention. We’re not saying avoid black eyeliner. Instead, use a thin line on the upper waterline and white eyeliner on the bottom waterline. This method opens up the eye and makes it look clearer.

Long Skirts or Dresses

Long skirts and dresses were so winter. It’s time to hike up the hem and wear something shorter. You don’t need to go full miniskirt, but something that goes just below the knee can look stunning. It also lets your legs get a little sun.

Going Neon

Let’s just admit that neon doesn’t look good on anyone. It hurts the eye and draws attention to every other flaw you may have. It’s best to avoid insanely bright colors and go for pastels during the spring and summer.

Obvious Fake Tans

Fake tans are the ideal way to get bronze, but you can quickly go overboard. If you’ve ever seen someone with orange skin, you know what a bad tan looks like. Instead, go for a light tan that is only a few shades darker than your original skin tone.

High-Cut Swimwear

Last summer, high-cut swimwear made a major comeback. Women decided the higher the cut, the more enticing the swimsuit. If you love high-cut swimmies, there’s no need to fret. We aren’t telling you to completely do away with this style, just to tone it down. The cuts don’t have to be as high as they were last year! 

Capris

Whether you call them “floods,” “capris,” or whatever, calf-length trousers aren’t flattering and age anyone that wears them. If you want to wear pants that cut off before the ankle, choose a form-fitting version like skinny jeans.

Open Shoes with Socks

No – just no. Socks with sandals have never been the ideal thing to wear. It goes beyond showing the wearers age; it just makes them look tacky. If it’s too cold to wear sandals, then wear a closed shoe like a sneaker.

Torn or Discolored Fabrics

Torn or discolored fabrics can age most people, even if they’re “distressed.” Unless you’re a young teenager, there’s no reason an adult should wear clothing that’s tattered.

Flip Flops Outside of the Beach

Flip flops belong at the beach, and nowhere else. In general, this is a fashion faux-pas that happens specifically in spring or winter that should be avoided at all costs. Make sure to have an extra pair of flats in your trunk if you’re out and about.

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