If you find yourself in looking for ways to appear younger than you really are, there are so many ways to virtually stop time. All manner of beauty regimens, diets, injections, serums, and moisturizers exist to do just that, but there's a simple styling tip that also does the trick: It all comes down to landing on the right color. To find out which are the best colors to wear to look younger, we beelined to an expert to uncover these magical hues.
We spoke to celebrity stylist Andrew Gelwicks, who insists that "color plays such an important role in your wardrobe—almost as important as the actual clothing itself." He also shared which color to definitely avoid: "If you're hoping to look younger, the absolute color to avoid is black since it's too severe. If you want to experiment with looking younger, start out with reds, pinks, and purples. They all have a youthful vibrancy to them that is widely recognized."
Don't just take his word for it, though. Up ahead, see how the chicest over-40 celebrities are putting these youthful colors to the test. Keep reading to get inspired by how they wear each shade and then shop our picks because no matter what your age is, wearing these vibrant colors is always a good idea.
Red is everyone's favorite power color, so it comes as no surprise that Gelwicks points it out as one of the best colors to wear to look younger. According to celebs who defy their ages, a true red is the best way to go.
WHO: Amal Clooney
WHO: Halle Berry
WHO: Cindy Crawford
Shop our red picks:
The chicest over-40 celebrities prove that when it comes to wearing pink (with the goal of looking truly ageless), bold is better. Think vibrant shades of fuschia and hot pink, as demonstrated by the below Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Kerry Washington looks.
WHO: Jennifer Lopez
WHO: Celine Dion
WHO: Kerry Washington
Shop our pink picks:
Purple is a slightly less obvious choice for achieving an age-defying appearance, but as Selma Hayek and Chrissy Teigen are showing us, lilac purple hues definitely do the trick.
WHO: Selma Hayek
WHO: Chrissy Teigen
WHO: Julianne Moore
Shop our purple picks:
Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.
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