Bare your shoulders
Don’t be afraid to show off your arms with a sleeveless or cap-sleeved top. “Unless you need it for warmth, you don’t need the shawl,” Rothman says. Keep it age appropriate by picking tank tops that aren’t too tight, and make sure you have a well-fitting bra that doesn’t create bulge.
Simplify your accessories
Be picky when deciding which to show off every day. Instead of piling on bracelets and necklaces, remove a few pieces before heading out the door. “Whilst older generations are huge fans of jewellery and watches, the youth of today are generally very minimalist,” Prenter says. You can keep wearing all your favourite pieces, just with a more youthful twist.
Add a bit of height
Getting older, you might shift from a ‘pain is beauty’ mindset to wanting more comfort from your clothes. No need to teeter along in stilettos – especially if your balance isn’t what it used to be – but don’t banish all your heels just yet. “It’s still age-appropriate to wear heels,” Rothman says. “The perfect level of style is when there’s some comfort in there.” Swap out your 10cm pumps for kitten heels, platform shoes, or wedges so you can wear heels without the pain.
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