If you have been busy at work and home, that may contribute to you having a lack of fashion sense. That is not so bad. You can become fashionable at any age. You could even start today with some of the tips below; they will aid you in looking your best. Read on to learn about fashion!

You should always own a black pair of pants in a smooth fabric. You can wear those for a casual occasion if you pair it with a casual top. You can wear the same pair of pants for a more formal occasion if your pair it with a more satin top with sparkly jewelry.

Wear cropped pants in a more flattering way by choosing capris, pedal pushers, and bermuda shorts that do not fall at the widest part of your calf. Choose pants that end above the knee or closer to the ankle. You should also avoid flared styles to keep your look streamlined.

When selecting a dress, choose one that has a vertical (rather than horizontal) pattern. This makes you appear longer rather than wider, giving the illusion that you are slimmer than you really are. Also, seek out a piece that has an empire waist, as it makes it seem like you have a smaller waistline.

If you have patches of gray in your hair, consider using a semi permanent dye. The gray will appear to be the same color as the rest of your hair and will last about two months. While you can’t really lighten your hair with this tactic, you can choose to darken your locks if you want.

Do not use sponges to apply your liquid and cream based foundations and blushes. You will lose product in the sponge every time you do. Additionally, the sponge becomes a breeding ground for germs. Instead, use clean fingertips for application, switching fingers or cleaning them between different products or colors.

When you are at the beach or pool, store your sunscreen in a cool place. Otherwise, the heat can change the chemical composition of the product, making it less effective. You can put it in a plastic baggie before placing it in your beverage cooler, or put it in a bag with ice.

There is no need to go along with every popular fashion trend. Fashions that look perfect on models and celebrities, can be a disaster on others. Follow what you like, not what others like. You must trust your instincts regarding fashion. Following your inner voice will help you develop a personal style.

To push your style, try layering a fun skirt over a dress. There are many dresses out there that would make excellent tops. Just throw a skirt over the dress itself. The skirt should be made of thicker fabric, so you don’t have unseemly bunching. You could even have the dress peek out a bit below the skirt for a fun, unorthodox look.

Wearing bangs is an easy way to cover up a fairly large forehead, but it does not look good when you have one that is much too big for your face. The best way to minimize a large forehead is to wear an asymmetrical bang that is not too full.

Avoid teasing hair to volumize it; that just leads to damage and brittle hair. Also, never style your hair so that it is two different textures. You may think it is an edgy look, but in actuality, it will just look indecisive.

If you want to look better in any combination of your wardrobe, exercise often. A physique that stands tall with confidence makes any outfit look better. You do not have to have chiseled abs. Even a regular walking regimen of light intervals can make your spine stand up enough to make a difference.

There are many ways in which you can update your wardrobe cheaply, such as selling old items or even trading them with friends. You can sell your items on an online auction site for some more clothing money, or find a local consignment shop that carries the styles you like. The great thing about most consignment shops is that you can either get money for your clothes or trade them in for items that they sell in the store.

Now that you are finished with this article, your mind is probably full of fashion ideas. Apply your newly found fashion sense to all areas of your life.