It’s a common misconception that as we grow older, we want to look younger. Sure, we wouldn’t mind a style revamp – but who’s to say we’re not happy with ageing gracefully?

Now, we’re not saying that there aren’t a fair few tips to take on – but they’re more fashion faux pas in general, rather than style adjustments needed to be made to appear younger.

How is any age “supposed” to look? Suffice to say that there has never been a better time to be a grown-up. The caveat is that you have to put some effort in.

What’s important to remember is to know yourself. You know what works for you and what doesn’t – so while there’s no harm in taking on some styling tips, we’re past the point of wearing something just because someone tells us to. Listen to your bodies and know what you feel comfortable in – you won’t feel confident otherwise.

It’s human nature that we can let ourselves go sometimes and that logic applies to our fashion choices too. But with a few simple style suggestions, you can instantly improve your look – and it has nothing to do with your age. 

So here’s a list of style don’ts for sixty-somethings

1. Yellowing teeth 

Get them whitened, but not too much. Think Farrow & Ball subtle, and it will knock at least 10 years off, rather than blind your assailants. If cost is an issue, ask someone to bring back a box of Crest Whitening Strips the next time they’re in the US.

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