Do you have ABD? Watch this video to find out and learn how to cure this common fashion ailment.
Deborah: If you have a closet full of black clothes and can’t stop buying and wearing black then you likely have ABD or Abundant Black Disorder.
It’s a problem that anyone can have but is really common after 40. Who doesn’t love black? It’s very slimming, it goes with everything and always looks chic, but you know what? As you get older black can make you look tired, hard, and old.
You see as we age our skin becomes paler and our eyebrows and lashes fade out. Black creates a really strong contrast. unfortunately, it accentuates lines, wrinkles, age spots and creates dark shadows under your eyes.
It pulls you down at a time when you need to look uplifted. So how do you get out of your black rut?
Tip #1: Wear more Color Up Top
There’s no harm wearing black so long as you keep it away from your face. That’s where it’s crucial to have some color.
For example, you might wear black pants or a black skirt with a more colorful top or you could wear something like a bright red dress with a black jacket that you already own. Color is energy and energy is youthful, so keep the black down below and wear color on your top half.
Tip # 2: Substitute Black with Navy
Navy, espresso or charcoal gray, even deep burgundy can have the same dramatic impact as black without the harshness. Check it out and see what I mean.
Tip #3: Start Wearing Colored Jewelry
If you have a black top that you are not ready to toss yet, you can add some colorful jewelry to create a buffer zone between your face and black.
Colorful necklaces work really well or you could wear a scarf. Black tops with gold or silver embellishment also work the same way to perk you up and add life to your face.
Want to know more about the colors you need to wear to look Age-Amazing™ ? Then pick up a copy of my popular eBook Color Me Fabulous.
In episode 8 of The Fabulous after 40 Podcast, I discuss a little known common wardrobe disorder called Abundant Black Syndrome (ABD). You ‘ll learn:
- What ABD is?
- Why it’s so common with women over 40
- How ADB hinders your looks and your style
- The cure for ABD
- Simple, non-scary ways to ease back into a more colorful wardrobe and have a greater 40+ style.
Here’s the podcast: How to Cure Yourself of Abundant Black Disorder.
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