Fashion Mistakes That Make You Look Older

  1. Leslie Alexander says:

    Good morning, Beth! This is one of THE best columns ever on this topic. No more frumpiness!
    You go, girl!


  2. Nan says:

    Thank you for this post! Being ‘of a certain age’, I’ve struggled as of late with what to wear – I don’t want to look as though I’m trying to recapture my youth and dress like a teenager, nor do I want to look frumpy (which is an all-too-easy trap to fall into!). You always look great and inspire me to do the same. I appreciate you!

  3. Paula says:

    Beth, this is a great post. I really don’t wear belts but what you said makes sense. I like your idea of changing makeup colors as well. I think I’ll try the brown/copper eye shadow. Can you give me a good suggestion of one. I wear a lot of neutrals.
    Also you look great in the all black outfit.

  4. This is a fantastic write up today! You hit the nail on the head and I hope a lot of ladies read this. I always learn so much from you, and you look fantastic in your outfits. Thanks so much Beth❤️

  5. Doris Mitchell says:

    I am 68 and sometimes struggle with fashion ideas. I love todays post, thank you so much. I embrace a classic look, but love to add a Boho item or two. I am retired, so mostly my look is extremely casual , I work outside in my flowers a lot. But I LOVE the chance to “dress up”

  6. Lindsey says:

    Great article!

    Thankfully I think as a society we’re getting better about seeing the power, style and wisdom of these years. Case in point – the women in ‘And Just Like That’ (the Sex and the City reboot) are the same age as the women in ‘The Golden Girls’ were when that show started, and while they’re dealing with challenges such as bereavement, divorce and menopause, they’re also clearly in their prime – strong, successful and carrying themselves, quite rightly, with confidence.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      Only eight years ago, when I started my blog and rocked gray hair the common sentiment was “you look old” fast forward to 2023 and it’s commonplace to have gray hair. We are definitely making progress with ageist thinking the past few years. But I still get emails and comments that women of a “certain age” can’t wear this and can’t wear that. Someone even told me my sneakers should only be worn by teenagers. Onward!

  7. Pat says:

    Great post, Beth!

  8. Rene E Perdue says:

    May I ask where you got the cropped sweatshirt you’re wearing in the accessory post?

  9. Hi Beth
    Best tips ever. No more been out off style!!
    Thank you

  10. Bravo Beth!
    Todays post was really great! One thing I have to remind myself is to not wear older “dated” clothes because they were expensive or hardly worn. Old is old. I took a deep breath earlier this year and sent dozens of clothes to Good Will so that I wouldn’t be tempted to go back!


  11. Vivian says:

    Hi Beth,T his is an excellent post todayl
    Funny thing…today I attended a luncheon for retired teachers. So, for the last week, I decided to give myself a bit of an update, feeling frumpy since covid. Went for a manicure, pedicure, tinted the eyebrows, wore a new dress with a belt and a contemporary pair of sandals. Decided to keep the gray with a great cut and some highlights. Felt like a new woman! I am planning to order that wrap belt. Thanks for all the encouragement.
    Thanking you,

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