So you’re not built with long legs or you happen to have a baby face and you want to look older or be taken seriously. If you’re a grown adult who still looks like a teenager, then you’ve like heard the words ‘cute’ plenty more than you’d like. Sure “you’ll love it when you’re older” but what can you do right now to embrace your youthful look.
When you’re a petite woman and shorter than everyone else, it can be especially hard to look your age but this post is not just about what works for petites (tailoring, monochrome outfits, etc….you’ve heard them all before), its about giving you that edge to look older and more sophisticated.
Invest in a really great pair of heels
You’ll automatically look older and you’ll carry yourself more confidently.
If you have small size feet, check out the collection in sizes 6 and under
Avoid overly casual looks (t-shirts, sweatshirts, uggs, sneakers, flip-flops, etc)
It just makes you look sloppy and younger than you actually are. The same goes for sweatpants and hoodies, those are typically things you should save for the weekend. If you do want to dress casual, opt for basic classic styles and keep it simple.
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Avoid rhinestones, sequins, and floral
Instead, look for zippers and fur, or leather
Try a moto or leather jacket
There’s something about a well fitted jacket that instantly pulls together your look. You are almost guaranteed to look polished.
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Find a good tailor
This can get expensive but you should get your most important work pieces tailored.
Invest in a quality pair of sunglasses
Simply by adding chic glasses to your outfit, you’ll easily add a polished look to your entire appearance. Stay away from cheap or colorful ones and consider a classic style. If you have a narrow face, check out the collection in small sizes.
Wear Red Lipstick… Or any bold Lipstick color
This is my favorite go to when I need a pulled together look.
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The right jewelry can lend to a polished look but ill fitted jewelry can make even the most perfect clothing combination look haphazard. Avoid overly trendy accessories. The best fashion items are ageless and timeless