Middle age comes on pretty quickly, and before you know it you’re in your forties and the things that you were wearing in your twenties don’t really do you justice anymore. There are two options available to you. You can simply choose to ignore what people say and wear whatever you want, or you can start to develop a sense of style that befits someone your age.
What you need to wear may vary depending on the profession you have, the kind of build you have, and not forgetting of course, what you feel comfortable in. There is no one size fits all, so it’s really up to you how far you are willing to go when it comes to dressing.
It’s a Man’s World
Society, in general, is more forgiving when it comes to men dressing a little younger than they are. As a male, you are in the privileged position of having less pressure to impress with your dress. Nonetheless, there are also fewer fashion options available to you, as the clothing market generally targets women a lot more. The targeting of insecurities, particularly getting older, is a marketing tool that is used to pressure people to buy clothing that promises to keep them young.
However, there is nothing wrong with wanting to keep up with trends and express yourself through your style. Many women enjoy a man who presents himself well and demonstrates an interest in fashion.
Experiment with accessories
Clothing is only one element of fashion. And if you are not confident enough to wear the latest style of jeans, then going for an accessory or checking out the latest trends in mens glasses can give your look a modern look without looking like you’ve tried too hard.
Keep yourself well-groomed
There is nothing more attractive than a man who looks after himself and his personal hygiene. A good haircut can do wonders for your appearance, however, male grooming is a lot more than just getting a trim. Male grooming is quickly becoming a big industry, and there is a great variety of products in skin care and hair removal on offer. A good smile is always noticeable, which is why you might consider getting your teeth whitened.
Confidence is the best coat you can wear
As the old saying goes ‘you are only as old as you feel’. If you are well into your forties and find yourself looking at the ripped skinny jeans in the mall, but never find the courage to go in and ask the sales assistant for your size, then take the plunge and go for it! If you feel great rocking those jeans or those sneakers, then that’s all that matters.
The most attractive, and youthful, characteristic to have, is a quiet self-confidence. And your clothing choice can help you to express this. At the end of the day, it is your personality and charm that will make you a likable or charming person, and not what you wear.