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Fashion Tips For Men Over 40

When you hit age 40, there is a good chance you will feel like you have a fulfilling and secure lifestyle. You feel secure about your career, your family, and even your style. Your unique sense of fashion may not be as secure as you think though. Over the past 20 years or so, styles have changed constantly, but you believe you have chosen a timeless and classic style to wear. However, even though the suits, chinos, and patterns you wore five years ago might have rocked, do they still work today?

Tips For Men’s Fashion

Finding the right sense of fashion after all these years can be difficult. Here are a few tips you should consider when you are trying to figure out if your style is right for today’s society.

    • Avoid the Fads – You have most likely seen ‘the best’ styles changes constantly from year to year. Even in today’s world, there are fashion marketing campaigns, urging you to dress a certain way. Don’t fall for these ploys. By the time you are 40, your style should be timeless, not set in time. Most fads are aimed at certain age demographics, so many of them may not even work well for your age group. For instance, you would probably not look great wearing light up sneakers and a pair of skinny jeans with holes in the knees, even if every magazine is telling you that is what is in style.

 

    • Business vs Style – Even though your crisp dress shirt, silk tie, and two piece navy blue herringbone suit is the epitome of fashion in the workplace, it may not be the best option for fun after hours and on the weekends. Don’t confuse the two. Instead of strutting through a club or nice restaurant in your suit, choose a nice pair of chinos and a blazer.

 

    • Let the Past Go – While it may be tempting to celebrate when old fashions come back in style, don’t be fooled into pulling out your old wardrobe from the back of the closet. Chances are, these fashions are not exactly what they used to be. They typically have been updated to make them more contemporary and stylish.

 

    • Simplify It – One of the best fashion tips for men over 40 is keeping your wardrobe simple. Gone are the days of being flamboyant. Leave that style for men in their 20s and 30s. Your style should now be timeless, subdued, and sophisticated. Keep a clean and simple appearance as well. Your clothes should also be crisp and impeccable.

 

  • Be Proud Of You – If you really want to look great during your 40s, be proud of your age and your looks. Don’t try to stay in your 20s and adopt that generation’s style. Wearing age-appropriate fitted clothing and keeping yourself well-groomed is the best way to show off your masculine sophistication and your extraordinary sense of style.
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5 Quick Fashion Tips for Men

Like women, men can also be fashionable. What a man wears is as crucial as his communication skills. A man can look more attractive when he dresses up neatly and wears the right types of clothing. Consider these five basic fashion tips to improve your style:

Tip #1:

Fit is very important. Even for women, it is important for a piece of clothing to fit perfectly. You would notice a lot of men wearing clothing that are very big or too tight for them. If you wish to look perfect, you need clothes that fit best. Your outfits should be hugging your body’s shape but it doesn’t mean that you’re going to choose very tight garments. Choosing bad fitting outfit can have a big impact on the way you look.

Tip #2:

Be simple. Though you want perfect garments that will look best on you, you shouldn’t overdo it. You can look gorgeous and stylish even if wearing simple attire. Don’t wear too much accessories. At least three accessories or jewelry will do. And, do not choose to wear more than 3 colors. Another important tip is to never dress up like a rock icon unless you are a rock band member.

If you want to look perfect and standout from the rest, wear simple clothes. It’s a matter of mix and match. However, don’t mix and match pieces of clothes that do not fit well. If you wear a dark blue striped shirt with a white blazer, you can wear a dressy belt and a dark pair of jeans. Of course, your shoes will also matter because it will complete your look. Therefore, choose a pair of shoes that will go well with your clothing.

Tip #3:

Don’t go shopping alone. Most of the time, we ask the opinion of the sales people whenever we shop. These sales people work for a commission and it’s not easy to trust them for fashion tips.

Tip #4:

Your shirt or top and the bottom half should go well with each other. If you want to wear a big fisherman knit sweater, the bottom should be rugged also. Pairing a fisherman knit sweater with beautiful silk pants is an eye sore. Why not pair it with a cargo pants instead?

Tip #5:

You should never be afraid to take risks, but there’s a thin line between taking a risk and going too far. Therefore, you should be careful. Experiment one thing at a time and as you go, you can add on. Don’t be afraid to express your style through your clothing. Just remember to always keep it simple and not ever overdo it.

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6 Must Know Fashion Tips for Pregnant Women

Expecting a baby is such a wonderfully exciting time. What can be a little unsettling however is how rapidly your body will change and how you have to purchase new clothes to feel comfortable and confident. This doesn’t mean however ditching your personal sense of style. Here we’ve listed the must have fashion tips every pregnant woman should know. From selecting the right maternity wear to accessorising your outfit, we’ve got the lowdown on how to be pregnant and stylish:

  • Don’t change your own sense of style- The biggest mistake women can make is purchasing maternity wear because of it’s fit. You should be able to find clothing that fit well, look great on you and you like them. Don’t change the basics of what makes up your wardrobe just because you are pregnant. Find alternatives that are comfortable, as well as being ‘you.’
  • Purchase pieces that will last and you can wear after pregnancy- There are many different types of maternity wear that can be worn well after baby is born and doesn’t have to hit the back of the wardrobe until next time.
  • Maternity wear that grows with you- When you begin to show you may need to start purchasing some maternity clothing. Of course, you will grow much bigger in the coming months, so it’s a good idea to look for stretch fabrics that will grow as you do. The most unflattering fashion no no is the riding up top over the expanding middle. Make sure you buy tops that are long and designed to stretch and you won’t have a problem.
  • Show if off- There can be a tendency of women who are pregnant to wear over sized clothing which can make them look like they are wearing a sack. For slouch t-shirts and shift dresses create shape by wearing a belt low underneath the tummy. This will give you shape and show off a bump to be proud of!
  • Minimise patterns and go for sleek classic shades- Rather than going for bold prints stick to basic colours and make the colour black your new best friend. There are some wonderful maternity dresses on the market which will take you from day to night with effortless glam. Accessorise with large bold cuffs and earrings and you’ve got a versatile outfit right throughout your pregnancy.
  • Undergarments that feel great- It’s so important when you’re pregnant not skimp on quality undergarments that feel great and fit well. As your cup size will grow, a comfortable bra will be vital to ensure you feel good. Quality is key here so keep that in mind.