Turning 50 can serve as a great motivator to look back on your life. Why not look back on inspiration and style? As you take stock of all you’ve accomplished in your career and in your personal life, you may realize that you still have high ambitions to pursue and that’s a good thing!
As the saying goes, you’re not getting older, you’re getting better—okay, you are getting older—and you can still keep things exciting by keeping yourself healthy, well-groomed and active in every way.
Getting older doesn’t mean you have to succumb to looking older.
As we age, a lot of men think it’s fine to wear whatever they want because making a style statement isn’t as important anymore. But it’s quite the reverse.
Time To Level Up
As you get older, dressing will level up your confidence and sex appeal.
In fact, it’s time to take your fashion sense up a notch or two. If a role model helps confirm this, take a look at style inspirations like Mick Jagger, Hugh Jackman, George Clooney, Colin Firth and Clive Owen.
We’ve rounded up a list of men’s style tips for the mature guy to help you find the fashion style and trends that are right for you.
Style Tips You Need
Try going for an overall tonal look. This is a method you see on several male celebrities and don’t even know. Taking a color and mixing variations of textures and hues of that color make for an overall classic and sexy look. It’s mature, intentional and an easy way to bring an outfit together.
If you can, invest in at least one or two designer branded accessories, be it a Prada briefcase, an expensive dinner suit, or a cashmere pullover from a renowned fashion house. Another way we love to see this is with a decked out wrist watch. From casual to suit, a great looking watch can jazz up your entire look day after day.
Sorry, but those slimfit suits should go. Instead, invest in suits that complement the more mature shape of your body. Go for two-button jackets with broader lapels. Make sure all your suits are well-stitched, bear an expensive look, and have flat-fronted trousers.
Impress your male contemporaries, and of course women, with your footwear. Aside from formal footwear, consider investing in smart and casual shoes. Go for deck shoes, Oxfords, brogues, retro sneakers and loafers during warmer months and leather boots in winter.
Comfort doesn’t mean you suddenly need orthopedic shoes! There are lots of options that are comfortable and don’t look geriatric.
Don’t underestimate the look of knitwear. Some casual and easy-to-wear knitwear with well-tailored trousers really look sharp. Add variety to your collection with thin cashmere crew necks, shawl-collared cardigans and roll necks to go with black, blue and white denim jeans.
Ties always showcase a man’s personality, regardless of age. This might be the last decade you’ll spend working in an office, so get your hands on lots of high-end silk, woolen and knitted ties.
By the way, if your clothing or accessories display loud colors that scream for attention, it might suggest that you’re undergoing a midlife crisis! So, keep everything subtle in tone and be confident about your appearance. Remember a lot of men get better looking with age.