Many of us would never turn down the chance to look a little younger — maybe by around five years. Well, we at Bright Side are here to prove to you that this isn’t just fantasy. Here are six practical ways you can adjust your appearance to look like you’ve lost a few years.

Be bold

It seems that our obsession with looking ’presentable’ sometimes leads us to be a little boring and old-fashioned with our style. Whatever your age, you can always be a little bold in the accessories you wear. All you have to do is add one exciting and unexpected element to your outfit. This might be a bright scarf, skirt, or blouse with an unusual print.


Introduce a little dynamism

A simple striped top can make you look more cheerful and vigorous. In this case, your preference should be for one with narrow horizontal stripes, as wider stripes will make you look larger. Clothes with spotted patterns will also have the same positive effect on your appearance.


Emphasize your unique style

Add accessories to let the real you shine through. One large necklace, a large pair of earrings, or a bracelet will stand out especially well. In this case, it’s best to forgo wearing any more, or otherwise wear only very small ones that are almost unnoticeable.


Illuminate your face

The lighter your face looks, the younger and more positive you appear. An effective way to brighten your face is to wear something with a white collar. A polo shirt works better than a blouse here.

A question of color

Clothing in colors such as lemon yellow, mint green, and coral red can work wonders for making you look younger. This might be a dress, skirt, or blouse. In this case, it’s better to go for simple and unelaborate designs.

Wear your jeans

Jeans are the perfect choice for emphasizing your figure and hiding your imperfections, and they should be an essential element of everyone’s wardrobe. They emphasize youth and can thus do a great deal to knock a couple of years off your appearance.


A few more useful tips

  1. Select things made from natural materials with an even surface. Crumpled as well as overly tight items of clothing can emphasize wrinkles, especially if we’re talking about blouses, jackets, scarves, and other things which come close to the face. Things made from tweed and other similar materials can also make you look older.
  2. Stay away from matching items of clothing, such as a top in the exact same style as a skirt or pants. The only place this kind of style works is in the office. In all other situations, choose items of clothing that are similar but not identical in tone/material.
  3. Black, gray, and beige clothing shouldn’t dominate your appearance. Wearing one item of any of these colors is enough at any one time.