Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number was the beautiful Aaliyah piece of advice she shared with us — but does it hold weight when it comes to your style? I know society tries its hardest to dictate how we should live, love, and enjoy life at each new stage. From our health choices to the styles of clothing, they seem to have it all perfectly planned out for us.

But the question is does age really dictate your own personal style?

Some feel, once they get to a certain age, a whole new shopping selection is given to them — even if their body type or weight have not changed (style goes right out the window and comfort is the only factor that matters anymore). What is the exact age when mass amounts of bland, monotonous clothing catalogs bombards your poor little mailbox? I don’t understand some designers or women who think, because your age is growing, your own personal tastes “whew” out the window! Here are some tips of how to allow your style shine through at every age.

Know When to Stop — Ok, yes, even though you may have bangin’ legs and abs, which any 20-year-old would die for, that still doesn’t give you the right to prance around, matching outfits with your 14-years-old daughter. Yes, even though you were known as hot stuff back in the day that does not necessarily mean you need to reclaim that same title at your current age. Sometimes it’s best to throw out your holey cut-off booty shorts and replace them with something a bit more conservative. I know, as women, we love to hang on every piece of clothing, swearing we’re going to wear it or telling ourselves that when it comes back in style we are going to be ahead of the trend. Hmmm … it’s 2012, let’s not start off the year with lies. Just saying.

1 2 
Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter
  • OSHH

    Age doesn’t dctate myself but it certainly is a factor. As I am getting older, my tastes are becoming more refined and sophisticated. You can still be sexy and fly honey at any age, without looking like a fool in appropriate wears.

    • OSHH

      should be my style instead of myself LOL

    • 48

      i couldn’t agree more.

  • binks

    I don’t think style should dictate your age but at the same time you don’t want to date yourself when it comes to fashion. I think that some women think that when you dress a bit more maturely to reflect you age or where your at in life, it means old and frumpy when that doesn’t. Sorry but there is nothing sadder than seeing a grown woman wearing clothes meant for her daughter or even worse granddaughter! There ia nothing wrong with maturing your wardrobe besides there are great examples of hot and sexy women in there 30s,40s,50s, even 60s and70s slaying my age range looking fly and beautiful. Trust me a lot of 20somethings follow y’all league when it comes to fashion

  • AUSSIE

    YES, AGE SHOULD DICTATE YOUR STYLE OF DRESS……… IF YOUR BODY IS BANGING BUT YOUR FACE IS BANGED UP, YOU SHOULD DRESS MORE MATURE BC YOU LOOK LIKE YOU ARE WEARING A COSTUME.

  • Mec

    I don’t think age should dictate your style, but it should definitely be a factor. If one likes to wear bold, crazy prints, one shouldn’t start to wear all black just because they are a certain age.

    I think that one can follow most trends but in a way that fits their maturity level. I also think that tastes and style naturally change as one gets older.