Being fashionable is ageless; whether you’re in your 20s, 30s or 40s, fashion defines and redefines itself. In fact, grace and fashion are more refined with the onset of age. With age comes wisdom, you may already be confident and feel secure in terms of your career, relationships and lifestyle. we bring you a few essentials tips that’ll ensure you hit fashion bulls eye! Quick list of some practical fashion tips:
1. Good Fit
The most dramatic improvement you can make in your style is to make sure everything fits impeccably. Most guys wear clothes that are too large. Make sure everything you wear is almost hugging the shape of your body – without being tight.
2. Keep it Simple
Don’t wear more than three colors. Don’t dress like a rock star unless you’re in a band. If you want to be flashy, a simpler but stylish look would be sporting a black striped dress shirt with a white blazer, a dark pair of jeans, a dressy belt, and your sharpest dress shoes. You could also add a flashy watch but nothing more. Your style should now be timeless, subdued and sophisticated. You clothes should be crisp and impeccable – the key is to keep a clean and simple appearance.
4. Get a Tailor
A man over 40 should no longer be buying dress suits from the rack. Seek the services of a trusted tailor that will ensure that everything fits you like a glove! Also, a tailor is the only person who’ll entertain your last minute clothing alterations. Ask your tailor to make you clothes that create smooth lines and breaks around your frame, giving you a polished, dapper appearance.
5. Never go shopping alone
Most of the time, it’s tough to trust the sales people because they usually work for commission. Shop with a friend who will give you their honest opinion.
6. Embrace your Age
Don’t try to hide your years by adopting a style that belongs to another generation by wearing clothes that are either too tight or loose. Graphic prints and fitted tees with slogans looks extremely unfashionable. Go for a classic v-neck tee or something artsy. Beware of buying something just because it’s “in” right now – stick to what you truly like.
7. Invest in a superb pair of shoes
If it’s one thing that women will notice, it’s your shoes. Especially how clean and sharp they look. Show that you’re a man of taste by getting a great pair of shoes and keeping them in pristine condition.
Accessories add a different dimension to your otherwise boring look. Tie pins, cuff-links, watches, sunglasses are some of the accessories that are the biggest buff for working men over 40. Also, always ensure you match your accessories with your shoes. If you’re wearing a black belt, there’s absolutely no reason you should wear a pair of brown pair of shoes. Wear a black pair of shoes with a black belt, and a brown pair of shoes with a black belt. You may feel like no one will notice—but actually, everyone will.
9. Experiment with style
The only way you’ll really learn, is if you go out there and try new things. Make an effort to try something completely out of your comfort zone whenever you are at a store – many times you’ll end up loving something you never thought you would. If you make mistakes, life goes on. So many guys are afraid to express themselves through their style, don’t be one of them.
10. Try out trousers
Give your jeans a rest and try out some trousers. Cotton or linen trousers with flat, not pleated, fronts will add comfort and style to your appearance. You can’t go wrong with beige or khaki, but you can go with a wide range of colors as long as they are solid colors. Don’t opt for loud patterns or multi colored styles.
11. Work on your teeth
Teeth are the second thing most noticed by women so if yours are yellow or stained or even rotting away then it’s time for a trip to the dentist. Consider having a whitening procedure or, if you have to, implants. Think of it as an investment in your health because a healthy smile is an indication of a healthy person.
11. Ask for real feedback
Most of your friends and family aren’t going to go out of their way to tell you what looks bad. You have to ask for it. In fact, ask anyone and everyone you trust to tell you the truth.
12. Dress well
Make sure your clothes are clean, wrinkle free, and have no tears, holes, or missing buttons, and they fit. Dirty and wrinkled clothing make you look lazy and lazy people are unattractive. Jeans with holes in the knees are juvenile and other tears and missing buttons make you look like a slob.