Styling tips for the older gent

It was Coco Chanel who said ‘…fashion only fades, style remains the same…’ and whilst I think she was probably referring to her own effortless, ageless style when she said this, I think this is true to everyone, male or female. As we get older we may become less fashion-forward with our choices, may not take as many risks, but we may discover our true style, and that is something that really lasts.

Men’s clothing brand Chums have recently been focusing on questions about men’s style, looking at whether you can comprimise to ensure that you are both stylish and comfortable. They asked me for my own style tips for men, specifically men who are no longer looking to follow fashion, but to achieve a real look combining style and personality. With this in mind, I’ve put together a few tips that might ensure sartorial elegance at any age.

Avoid looking at London Fashion Week Men

These looks are to be left on the catwalk, never to be spoken of again. Last week a friend informed me that Chanel says it is OK for men to wear head to toe yellow this season. It isn’t – over ripe banana is never a good look, even Eric Twinge added blue to the mix.

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But do get inspiration from the celebs

Many of Hollywood’s best dressed celebrity males are now the wrong side of 50. A case in point is the delectable George Clooney. Clooney totally understands the rules of male grooming, he’s suave, smart and elegant. He also recognises the beauty of timeless pieces, a well cut blazer, a plain shirt, wearing black and grey together, and the fact that even on formal occasions, you don’t always need a tie.

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It’s all about tailoring

One of the main comments made about Donald Trump in terms of his personal style is just how bad the tailoring is. Oversized suits, shabby loose cuffs, extra long ties, these all go to make one extremely slovenly look. Well fitted clothes make all the difference, trousers with slimmer legs, fitted blazers in a single breasted style, even a thinner, smaller tie can transform a look from a fail, to a pass with flying colours.

Step away from the Grecian

Men, you are so lucky! You are allowed to grow old gracefully and it is called distinguished. So step away from the Grecian 2000 and embrace the white and grey. Salt and Pepper hair is so sexy, just look at the aforementioned George Clooney, Richard Gere, Paul Hollywood, Philip Schofield, the list of silver foxes are just endless.  Think about it, would you rather be an ageing Elvis with ridiculous hair, or a suave stylish gent with a distinguished edge?

Richard Gere arrives at the UK Premiere of Arbitrage, at the Odeon West End, in Leicester Square, London.

 

Old age and fashion don’t have to be enemies anymore

When you are on the brighter side of 60 fashion should bow down to you instead of the other way round. You should be able to kick away your high heels, tummy tuckers and push-up bras and confidently pick something that lets you declare your style with dignity.

Many of us feel the need of comfortable clothing while staying at home, but refuse to stray from society’s designated fashion standards. However, as per home health care in CT services, it is indeed irrelevant if you consider the healthcare hazards that your tight denims, push-up bras, and slimming underwear put you through. When you are above 60 it is time for you to enjoy life and not give a hoot about runaway fashion. It is time for you to forge your own fashion and we will help you do so, right here –

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  • Fancy culottes –

These are hip and these are in. from 16 to 60 anyone can wear it with panache. If you want to be comfortable and yet look classy, choose a pair of light pastel, silk culottes for the sunny mornings. Retire those uncomfy denims today!

  • Palazzos –

Palazzos are not only for business women and hipsters; it is for everyone who likes to feel comfortable all day long. Since palazzos are flaring, you will not have to worry much about VPLs. But be sure to pick a pair in darker shades for fully leveraging their slimming effect.

  • Flowing skirts –

These are boho, and are totally perfect for adding some extra spice to the sunny mornings. If you love the freedom of wearing cotton palazzos during the summer, you will love the feeling of a smooth, cotton skirt grazing your ankles as you walk around the garden.

  • Shoes –

If you are still a slave to stilettos and wedges, we suggest it’s time you tried the comfort of a platform heel. We know how difficult it can be to say goodbye to those extra 4 inches, so we are suggesting a much healthier alternative. Your feet will thank you after a long day of walking on the beach or a long party. Platforms don’t have to be drab! Jazz them up with sequins and laser cut-outs to always stay en vogue.

  • Size down your handbag –

If you have been suffering from a bad shoulder ache without a particular cause, then you might try using a smaller handbag with lesser contents for a while. Take out anything and everything that may have crossed their expiry date or the things you don’t always need. An all time lip balm, some gloss, pressed powder, a charming perfume, some sanitizer, and Kleenex are the perfect contents for your day-bag!

All in all, go with the choices that make you feel good and feel confident. Once you are 60, you should be a little selfish. It is time for you to focus on what you want from fashion and not what fashion wants from you.

Author Bio: Irene Silvestre is a well-known name is women’s fashion. In this piece, she upholds the concerns put forth by home health care in CT in regards to modern elderly fashion. Irene loves to explore and create fashion that has personality and identity.