Grow Up! How To Mature Your Style
Your maturity is directly reflected in your style and each specific style has an age. As you grow and experience more adult-like situations and date (yes, date!), you must find the balance in your personal style and effortlessly pulling off maturity. Just think, you don’t give the guy in Timbs and tall tees a second glance, but you stare (and possibly drool) at the man in a tailored three-piece suit. Well, the same style cues go for us, Vixens! Men would rather see a blouse or a simple, white tank top rather than a Dora the Explorer-printed tee. And don’t some of these young girls dress, well, too grown! The key is balance and age-appropriate threads!
We’re in no way telling you to stomp out your inner child’s likes, but we suggest you incorporate your fashion loves in a mature way. Here’s a few methods to step your style’s age….
Take style cues from fashion magazines and celebs!
That’s why they’re in the media: influence. If you’re under 21 years old, Seventeen and Teen Vogue are the perfect go-to glossies to help you remain age appropriate. However, once you blossom into the drinking, serious dating and career networking age, it’s time to shift your eyes to Vogue, Elle and other publications that can facilitate the style transition. Naturally, celebs can help you upgrade your style’s age too. Whether you’re dressed up or dressed down, these mags and celebs are direct inspiration for keeping your look cute, simple and age appropriate!
Take what you love and age it a bit!
Vixens, I love a t-shirt, but it’s truly about how you rock it. Vintage is definitely on-trend, so try grabbing a few old school shirts from a thrift shop. (Check out Tracee Ellis Ross’ love for vintage tops!)
Throw away the old, snag the new!
You know there's something in your closet that you desperately need to trash. Great, that one pair of jeans from years back still fits, but they have this hideous design on the pocket that's not a trend of today. And trust, it's not about being über trendy, but it's definitely about you looking your best. Take a day to rummage through your collection of threads and ditch the old. Yes, there are memories attached to some things, but create new ones. Refresh and renew! That's a great way to view what you should and should not still be rocking...
Lastly, observe and take style cues from friends!
Do not Single White Female your besties, but definitely peep game. Everyone has a few friends whose style is effortless, mature and completely age-appropriate. (If you don't, find some!) Find out how they learned what works best for them and experiment!