The Art of Dressing your Age
The key to looking good according to your age isn’t just in understanding who you are, but also in knowing what kind of image of a woman you want to project.
We have to ditch the mentality that sees aging as negative, and instead, appreciate the good that comes with the passing of years: economic independence, more experience, more confidence, eating better cuisine, staying in nicer hotels and dressing fabulously for it all!
Dear beautiful women, you have to change your style if the answers to the following questions are YES!
-If you keep buying exclusively in a store for adolescents or 20-year-old girls (if you’re wondering about H&M, don’t worry; they continue to offer options for all ages, just be discriminatory as you peruse the racks, but Forever 21 is worth pausing over).
-If you’re on the street but showing enough skin to be on the beach.
-If you keep dressing exactly the same way you did 10 years ago. Are you still wearing that skirt from freshman year of college at age 35? It’s time for a change.
-If you have t-shirts with cartoons or “funny” phrases on them. Just trust me on this one.
-If your only reference points for fashion are models 25 years old or younger.
Clothing, of course — something essential for the great majority of us, which can bring us to the border of a breakdown when we have to choose what to wear in the morning — might be one of the top things we struggle to be happy with.
And it starts early: Every day, it feels more common to see little girls wanting to wear high heels, makeup, and tight clothing (to say nothing of teenage girls just coming of age, who ask for plastic surgery); as well as older women still donning miniskirts, hair extensions, and incredibly low necklines.
Dear Handsome men, you need to change if you’re doing these things-
– You may be working in a tech company with younger counterparts, but leaving your shirts buttons opened is not cool!
– Don’t wear those big-shouldered suits with the tie in your college functions, they make you look like you’re wearing an oversized dress but not mature.
– Do not pair your jeans with tucked in tees, at any age, the uniforms of the armed forces demand high-waisted trousers but remember they’re physically fit to look good! Civil dresses styled in Uniform pattern is a big NO NO.
– Funny lines, Graffiti, big cartoon faces and super bright colored tees are perfect only till the age of 25, not a day more than that.
Tips for dressing –
Younger Man (20s)
-Single-breasted, two-button suits (navy or charcoal gray) for guys who are fresh out of college or launching a startup
Professional Man (Between Ages 30 and 50)
-Colors such as pastel, pink or light green
-Wool overcoats that reach up to the back of the thighs (dark navy, charcoal gray or khaki)
-Dark-colored suits (made-to-measure or bespoke) which are reasonably conservative for business/formal occasions
-Light-patterned or textured sports jackets
Navy blazers (can be worn with interesting styles of shirts/trousers for a funkier look)
-Neckties with interesting colors or patterns (bowties are also an option)
-Stylish shoes (brogues, Chukkas or eye-catching shoes that make a huge statement)
-Plain brown/black dress shoes for work
Mature Man (50s and Beyond)
-Dark-colored classic suits
Light plaid suits (for social wear)
-White or pastel dress shirts
-Open collars without neckties (unless you’re in a formal environment)
-Non-baggy casual sweaters (like cardigans, Aryan Island, Guernsey)
-Sleek black leather boots (like Derbys)
-Guayaberas (instead of polos)
-Fedoras or Panama straw hats (during the daytime)
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