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11 Instant Style Tricks That Dress Up Any Outfit

Upgrade your look with some unexpected pairings

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Most of us don’t have a lot of time, money or even the desire to play stylist with our clothes. We just buy the usual essentials that work for our bodies and lifestyles. However, we also can’t help noticing certain members of our 50-plus crowd seem to pull off dressing with a bigger dose of style. They know the twists and tweaks that add personality and polish. It’s not that tricky once you know the 11 quick tips that work for us:

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.