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As a 34-year-old, I would be lying if I said I did not think about putting on to look a little more youthful … especially in winter. The voluminous layers and dark colors that are so prevalent at this time of year tend to age quite a bit. When I lived in Los Angeles (from 2009 to 2015), I did not have to think much about this subject, but now that I'm a little older and live in North Carolina, where it's surprisingly freezing cold, I had an ability to develop that prevents my winter wardrobe from accidentally causing me to age. The good news is that these "tricks" are subtle. Some are as simple as avoiding certain colors near my face and others are as simple as changing my shoe choice. Keep scrolling to discover my tricks and buy items that I rely on in the winter for their resistance to aging.
Even if you live in a place that is not so cold, you can incorporate fun, carefree accessories into your winter wardrobe. Some of my current favorites are rainbow stripes, berets and everything related to lambskins.
In winter, I often exchange neutral boots for cool sneakers, even if my outfit is a bit out of style. I just think it gives the whole look a bit of youthful charm.
Since hair clips, hair ties and headbands have a moment, this winter I fully committed myself to the trend and found that every hair accessory I've tried has lost years of my looks.
Even the smallest details of the heart or a look at animal motifs make me look a little bit younger (and even feel that way). That means I keep the quirky details to a minimum and make sure the rest of my outfit is nice and polished.
Sure, you can not go wrong with ear studs, but I think these statement earrings bring light and energy to my face. It's also fun to wear, which in itself is a great sense of aging resistance.
There is a time and place for a classic wool coat, but if you want to make your look worse for years, wear a puffer fish. Trust me.
There are days when I just can not and everything is black or broken, but in general I try to mix colors – both bold and neutral. And though I'm not sure I'll survive the winter without my trusted black turtleneck sweater, I've found that this is what makes me age the most …
I like a bit of Gamine look in winter, and there's no fancier way to get it than with a short dress or skirt. (I find that I can get away with shorter hems than usual when wearing black tights.)
This story was published earlier and has recently been updated.