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Look As Young As You Feel

By Sharmin Musca, Personal Stylist on May 14, 2015 in Other

Photos: Sharmin Musca, Personal Stylist

Photos: Sharmin Musca, Personal Stylist

A looming significant birthday has reminded me that it’s your personal style that defines your age, rather than the candles on your cake. Having styled women of all ages, I can safely say that you look as young as you feel and when you feel good in what you wear you radiate confidence.

One way to guarantee looking older than your age is to settle into a comfortable, familiar wardrobe. Wearing the same thing in similar permutations isn’t only dispiriting, if your choices weren’t that flattering to begin with, it’s self-sabotage. Here are a few pain-free tips to get you started on the path towards a fresh look…

Frame it – Your face, bless it, deserves a decent pair of sunglasses. Fashion is your ally here; trends move at a glacial pace so investing in a stylish pair will ensure your look is current for ages.

Flash some ankle – Baring a little skin is a surprisingly easy way to look younger. Temperatures don’t need to be tropical – ankles, strangely, don’t feel cold – and with a statement heel, they even makes jeans look elegant and evening-appropriate.

Audit your accessories – Maybe it’s time to invest in a statement necklace or a discreet diamond ear-cuff. Have fun with bags, shoes and belts. These are a great way to bring a new trend into your wardrobe.

Play to your strengths – Acknowledge the best part of your body and choose clothing that draws attention to it. This is so simple but effective.

Make a colour statement – Avoid outfits full of washed out or drab colours.

Wear trainers – Trainers have undergone the full couture treatment recently; from embellishments and bling floral trims, to chic, minimalist monochromes, there’s something for everyone. Trainers are youthful, and comfort-wise, they can’t be beaten.

Switch your perfume – You may have worn Opium ever since your first boyfriend gave it to you, but something as fundamental as swapping your signature scent can nudge you into other more profound changes.

On the street this month I found:

Lives: North Bondi
Occupation: Cabin crew manager
Fave Item This Season: A navy trench by Jac +Jack.
Street Style: Lynda rocks a skirt by Little Joe, top from Seed, shoes by Rag & Bone, a Saba bag and sunnies by Oliver Peoples.

Name: Jennifer
Lives: Double Bay
Occupation: Stylist
Fave Item This Season: A Chanel flap bag.
Street Style: Jennifer combines a Chanel tee with a skirt from Zara. She also wears Tony Bianco shoes, Cartier and Tiffany bracelets and a Hermes Kelly bag.