A Stylist Told Us the Fashion Items That Can Age You

As you know, there's a lot that we can't control about ageing, but along with how you treat your skin and what you put into your body, one thing you undoubtedly can control is what you wear. While clothing is a bit more under the radar than other "ageing" things related to health, diet and beauty, we think it's of equal importance and actually can lead to even more instant results.

One of the first professions we think of when it comes to experts in pieces that make you look older is a stylist. Stylists have to consider what will best suit their clients of all different ages, and it's undoubtedly a priority of theirs to make their clients look their age. That's why we consulted celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson for her insight. With always fashionable clients like Olivia Culpo, Julianne Hough and Michelle Rodriguez, Patrickson is clearly an authority on the ageing pieces to avoid wearing. So without further ado…

Read on to find out what the six items Patrickson deems ageing and shop what to wear instead.

Ageing Item: Pussy-Bow Blouses

"I adore these blouses, but unless styled in a 'Gucci-esque' way, they can be very ageing. [They're] best on young and funky girls or young women. They can also add volume to anyone wth a bigger bust." — Anita Patrickson

What to Wear Instead: Statement Blouses

Ageing Item: Knee-Length Shift Dresses

"Young girls in their 20s shouldn't be wearing these kinds of dresses for the most part. Opt for a fun skirt, belt and top if you need to cover your knees." — Anita Patrickson

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Ageing Item: Diamond and Pearl Stud Earrings

"Wearing enormous diamond or pearl studs (real or not) in your 20s and even 30s in your everyday wardrobe can be ageing." — Anita Patrickson

What to Wear Instead: Fun Statement Earrings

Ageing Item: Cropped Cardigans

"Opt for a longer boyfriend length or a chunky slouchy option." — Anita Patrickson

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Ageing Item: Too Much Makeup and Overstyled Hair

"I know this isn't a fashion piece, but your makeup can be your best accessory, and it's all about clean glowy skin. Nothing ages girls more than too much makeup and overstyled hair." — Anita Patrickson

What to Wear Instead: Sleek Hair Accessories

Ageing Piece: Sheer Tights

"Opt for fishnets or a fun embellished polka-dot print instead of sheer [tights]." — Anita Patrickson

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