Are Your Shoes Making You Look Older?

Believe it or not, not every ageing fashion item is near your face. We've discussed colours that can age you and a very specific top style that one editor (me) avoids after 30. But what about shoes? Sure, of what you wear every day, physically they're the furthest thing from your face, but the impact they can have on your outfit as a whole is significant. An old-fashioned shoe style can really age an outfit, so below we've pinpointed a few shoe styles to avoid. That's not to say you should flat-out stop wearing them if you love them—and this especially applies if you're wearing the shoes with something particularly youthful like, say, denim shorts or a jumpsuit. But in general, when in doubt, these five shoe styles are best sidestepped if you're seeking a more youthful look.

Read on to find out which shoes could be making you look older and shop these anti-ageing styles instead.