5 Things That Are Making You Look More Tired

It's not you (or your dark circles)—it's your sweats.

Exhaustion can be very chic (like, "Whoa. What was *she* up to last night?"), but fashion-wise, boo-boo, it's always chicer to err on the side of polish. Here, we dissect five styling mistakes that read more lazy Sunday than stayed out all night.

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Your jewelry is wrong

Jewelry = a Lumee but more portable. Shiny stuff dangling or hanging close to your face draws light to your features, so if you're feeling a bit haggard, pop a Berocca and put on your biggest diamond earrings. (CZ will do just fine.)

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Your glasses are letting you down

Unless you wear them every day, people *will* assume that you are sick and/or hungover when you roll up in spectacles—UNLESS you treat them as a Gucci-esque accessory that actually adds something to the look. Better to be more dressed up if your Warby Parkers usually don't see the light of day.

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Your pants are giving you Saggy Butt

Like, wear whatever you want, but just know that ill-fitting trousers signal to the world that you've given up. (We're pretty sure Gwyneth's were an honest mistake, though.) Loose doesn't have to equal shapeless, and a sliver of ankle is always a good idea.

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You're going for schlubby fabrics

Okay, how many people do you know who look this good running to the bodega IN SWEATS? This is why most of us have to try, but not even that much! Your softest, most well-worn jeans have so much more structure and, IDK, sartorial gravitas, than fleece, and they're only a few degrees lower on the comfort scale.

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You're not doing strategic volume

Want to know why tent dresses work? Because even though your middle looks like it could be shaped like a barrel, your relatively tiny limbs visually remind onlookers that, no, you're a human woman. This tracksuit isn't bad at all, but see how the outfit on the right has even more fabric than the one on the left but appears more put-together? Raising the hem just a few inches higher to expose more leg, a heel, and one color HTT will do that.

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