Dressing appropriately for your age is extremely important as a man. If you don’t know how to do it, you’ll feel and look out of place all the time. If you’re young, you will look strange if you wear things a 30-something should be wearing, and if you try to pull off hoodies and graphic t-shirts in your late 30s or early 40s, you will draw attention for all the wrong reasons. Let’s take a look at how you should dress depending on your age bracket.
How to Dress in Your 20s
If you are in your 20s, you still have space to experiment, so take advantage of it. You can still pull off outlandish trainers and you can choose funkier styles for jeans. The athletic style also looks great when you’re in your 20s.
One thing you should learn how to master in your 20s is how to match colours together. A big mistake we see younger guys make is being too “matchy-matchy”. You may assume that it looks nice and makes sense but wearing the same colour shirt and shoes is just a major faux pas. You have to learn how to break things down with neutral colours. Also know that neutral colours can never clash, so mixing them up will always look good.
How to Dress in Your 30s
It can be difficult to find your style in your 30s because not all thirty-somethings will look the same. Some will still have that youthful look while others will look older.
If you still look young, athletic clothing can still work. You will have to be more careful with things like trainers and t-shirts, however. If you are usually a Nike and graphic tees type of man, then you may want to start looking at Puma suedes and Henleys instead. And you might want to switch your hoodies for sweaters from now on.
If you look older, then you need to start adding things like loafers and sports jackets to your wardrobe. You also need to start to learn how to layer pieces. Layering is really what will make an otherwise normal outfit look effortlessly sophisticated. If you’re looking for a great place to start looking for fashionable items, you should check out Burrows & Hare.
Dressing in Your 40s, 50s, and Beyond
Dressing in your forties should be all about comfort and sophistication. You should have a few pocket squares already, but they should be a staple right now. You can also move from sports jackets to blazers. Don’t forget to dress for comfort and functionality too.
Don’t assume that you can’t wear a pair of jeans either, though the cut will be very important. What you wear with them will change too. Trainers should be out of the question right now. Oxfords and jeans might look odd on a younger-looking 30-year-old man, but perfect on you, so don’t be afraid to upgrade. You should also have a nice selection of tailored suits by now.
Follow our tips and you will look great no matter your age. Don’t be afraid to experiment even if you’re older, however, and constantly try to find ways to personalise your style.