While being comfortable in one’s own skin (and wardrobe) is numero uno, it’s probably safe to say that one thing that no one wants to wear is something that ages them, unless you’re trying to look more grown-up for a reason. One of the most effective ways to achieve that look your age, or younger, is via the colours we chose to wear. Given that there are thousands of Pantone hues at any given time, we turned to an expert in the field to guide us towards the exact colours to wear if you want to look a smidgen more youthful. Kate Smith is the president and chief colour maven of Sensational Colour, which is a resource for information on colour trends, meaning, theories, and dos and don’ts.
Smith told us, “With each year, hair and skin tone changes subtly, and at some point, those same colours are no longer as flattering as they once were.” She added, “To keep glowing, your colours need to complement how you look right now.” Of course, confidence is the biggest youth-booster one could ever get their hands on, and you should really wear whatever colour makes you feel most energised, but perhaps the four specific shades she recommends will provide a little extra something on the days where you don’t know what to reach for.