remember the television shows that featured fashion mistakes? the fashion victim was handed over to style experts that gave them a makeover, including hair, makeup, and a closet overhaul. typically, they were wearing the wrong size clothes or hadn’t updated their hairstyle in years. or they just didn’t know how to put an outfit together. it’s important to stay modern, fresh, and relevant at any age, but especially as we age. who wants to look as if they’re stuck in a time warp? today we’re taking a look at 5 fashion mistakes women make and how to correct them.
wearing the wrong size. this comes in first place with 5 fashion mistakes women make. nothing is worse than wearing shoes that give you blisters or pinch your toes. studies have shown ill-fitting shoes can negatively impact our health, so it’s important to wear the right size shoe. just like many things in life, shoe sizes change. pregnancy can impact our feet. aging too as our tendons relax and our feet widen. signs you’re wearing the wrong size shoe are blisters, ingrown toenails, and calluses. thirty years ago, i wore a size 8.5 shoe; now i slip into 9.5 shoes. the right size shoe makes all the difference. shoes should never be uncomfortable to wear. but they can be stylish and comfy. just make certain you’re wearing the right size.
many women stubbornly stick to wearing a size four, eight, or twelve. but different brands have different measurements for their clothes. so remember to try on different sizes. it’s all about the fit, not the number on the tag. and don’t hide behind baggy clothes. your outfit should complement your curves no matter what size you are. many of us think we’re hiding a few extra pounds behind loose-fitting clothes. but the opposite is true. ill-fitting clothes can actually point out our problem areas.
wearing the wrong size bra? you’re in good company. statistics reveal that 80% of women wear the wrong size bra. it’s important to have a bra fit session at least twice a year. our bodies change as we age and our bra size too. did you know that wearing the wrong size bra can impact our health? too small, and our backs can hurt. too large, and we have excessive sagging. that pain you feel in your neck can come from a bra that’s too tight. many of us are guilty of wearing a bra that needs to be retired. if you only have one bra in your drawer, it needs to be replaced frequently. bras have a lifespan, especially if we wear the same one every day. one solution is to have several bras in your rotation, so they don’t wear out as quickly. the perfect time to stock up on bras is during a sale. want more information on bra fit? read this post on how to shop for lingerie.
what’s next with 5 fashion mistakes women make? let’s find out.
not wearing jewelry. of course, you may be allergic to metals. in that case, by all means, forgo jewelry. but accessories are a key component in putting your outfit together and showcase your personality. they’re also a fast and easy way to update your wardrobe, keeping you modern and fresh. many times, jewelry has sentimental value. the pearl earrings your parents gave you for your birthday or your grandmother’s brooch that was passed down to you. what’s better than jewelry with a memory attached? so take the extra step to incorporate jewelry into your outfits. want to add a hint of glamour? a silver or gold necklace will do the trick or statement earrings. a gold bracelet can add professionalism to your look. and funky costume jewelry can add a hint of boho chic. 5 classic pieces of jewelry every woman should own.
pet hair. an easy way to ruin your outfit is with pet hair clinging to the fibers. since i own a German Shepherd and a Maine Coon cat, i deal with pet hair every day. that’s why i have lint rollers scattered throughout the house, in my handbag and car. take the extra step and roll the lint roller over your clothes to remove any pet hair. it makes all the difference.
overplucked eyebrows. if you grew up in the 1970s, you might have thin eyebrows like me. the style back then was thin eyebrows plucked to within an inch of our lives. then Brooke Shields came along in the 1980s with bushy eyebrows and changed the landscape. in the 21st-century, eyebrows should frame our eyes and lift our face. there are amazing products these days to add length to our lashes and help with thicker, fuller eyebrows. and there are eyebrow pencils, gels, or pomades to help fill in the gaps. a favorite brand of mine is Benefit because they offer a shade in grey. but Anastassia, L’Oreal, or Nars are all good choices.
not switching handbags. i know, i know, it’s soooooo easy to carry one handbag every day all day. it’s sensible to carry the same bag whether it’s black or brown year-round. right?! who has time to switch handbags? but the devil is in the details, and switching your handbag is key when it comes to staying modern, fresh, and relevant. it can be as easy as adding a handbag insert to transition from handbag to handbag easy and quick. or pick one handbag for day and one for evening.
not having a skincare routine. many women have neglected their skin all their lives. but it’s never too late to start a skincare routine. and you will see results! i have a morning skincare routine and an evening. for the most part, they mirror each other. morning: cleanser, eye creme, vitamin C, and moisturizer. evening: makeup remover, cleanser, retinol serum, or moisturizer.
the buzz words i look for with skincare products, whether a luxury brand or drugstore variety, are peptides, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. and i have to note i’m not looking to erase my wrinkles or turn back time. it’s important to me to look like, well, me. the almost 63-year-old me. what i look for with skincare products is plump, glowing, hydrated skin. recently, i partnered with PRAI Beauty on Instagram with their Ageless Collection that i use in my nighttime skincare regimen and have been pleased. use code BETH25 for 25% off site-wide.
happy Sunday, ladies!