Dressing with confidence can be quite a tricky issue when you hit a certain age. Why? As the trends change over time, so do our bodies and our taste levels, and it’s normal that certain fashion trends are simply not for us anymore. This issue becomes even trickier for people who have always been following fashion trends and now they find themselves a bit old to rock colorful outfits or combinations that they would otherwise wear outside but cannot as they are too “juvenile”. It’s vital to notice that trends change for different age groups as well, and the fact that you are not in your twenties or thirties should never make you doubt your fashion sense. This is the time to turn to smart clothes and experiment in being professional and looking dapper. But how to dress better in your 50s, let’s say? What are the things you should have in mind, and what should you avoid?
Experiment with smart clothes
One of the best ways to come off as a rather fashionable man in his 50s is to always opt for dressing smart, especially when it’s time to go to work. There’s nothing that looks better on a man than a high-quality and tailored suit and a nice shirt. Keeping your suits tailored to your body type will elevate your look to a great extent, and will leave you space to experiment with the shirts you will wear. There are many different patterns and colors to choose from, so you can always go with a colorful or patterned shirt to match with your outfit. This will result in your looking amazing in a suit yet will reveal playfulness that you want to emphasize. Experimenting with different patterns and colors can be quite a fun way to make your combination not only more interesting but fashionable as well.
Accessorize it up
The accessories game for men has never been stronger, yet it might be too much for a man to be wearing different necklaces or rings that are popular among young people today. But not all accessories are for younger generations, though. Both necklaces and rings can be worn at any age, but make sure that you go with ones that are classy and serious. On the other hand, there are other accessories that can elevate your fashion game as well, such as a good cardholder wallet that will show how much you pay attention to the details and how elegant they can be. A nice watch is also an accessory that can make any look more interesting.
Minimalistic street style
But what happens when you’re not at work yet still want to look fashionable? You cannot wear your suit and your blazer in the park or while taking a walk. As far as street style is concerned – simply opt to go minimalistic and you will be good to go. Monochromatic shorts, tees, shirts, and sweatshirts are eternal, and they look good on anyone, regardless of age. White sneakers can also look amazing on a fifteen-year-old and on a seventy-year-old, especially if they know how to match it with the rest of the outfit. Avoid any slogans or sayings – rather focus on logos and simple quotes or keeping it plain instead.
Choose your color
If nothing, your life experience has taught you what looks good on you and what doesn’t. That’s why you should always have that one color to go to when you have nothing else to wear. The best practices show that black, brown, gray, and white are the colors that you want to go with. Wearing all grey or all black can look amazing on you regardless of your age and regardless of the piece of clothing that you’ll be wearing. Take a look at Colin Firth, for example – he made black his color and he can create amazing street style looks by wearing all black or simply adding a certain layer of white to the combination to make it stand out. So simple, yet so classy.
Turning 50 can definitely make you start questioning your fashion sense, but the most important thing is that you keep your fashion sense alive by simply dressing your age. Play around with colors and patterns, yet keep everything as minimalistic as possible.