So the other day my girlfriend and I were talking about a few things. One of those things that came up was that I'm turning 35 next week. She was like; maybe you should think about losing the faded jeans and sneakers look and change to a more "mature" wardrobe.
Basically, a bit more baggy, darker more polished pants, button up shirts.
You think she's right? Or is age just a number? It got me thinking. :\ Maybe I just don't want to accept I'm getting old. Ha.
- yeah ditch them, you're at that point26% (21)20% (12)23% (33)Vote
- nah, you have some time yet15% (12)12% (7)13% (19)Vote
- age is a #43% (35)62% (37)51% (72)Vote
- ditch them regardless of age, that style sucks anyway16% (13)6% (4)13% (17)Vote
She said the fading looked more like a "20s" thing.
Most Helpful Girl
I've been wearing the same types of outfits I have since my early twenties. I'm approaching 30 and I'm also thinking about this.
I can't see myself wearing mommy looking or old lady clothes.
I have a youthful figure and face.
It really depends on how you look.
I think you should try to mix it up.
Get a few mature outfits but let them be you !3
Most Helpful Guy
I just kind of revamped my wardrobe the last few months. It's dressier (these are mostly work/nightlife clothes, not casual), but I still managed to avoid the old guy look. Invest in a few sportcoats, those are huge to have if you want to class it up, and you can still wear most of them with a dark pair of jeans (not faded) and a casual-ish (I'd recommend a slip-on loafer) dress shoe. The key is your shirt. If you have a tweed jacket with suede elbow patches and wear a solid or traditional patterned dress shirt, you're going to make yourself look old. I want my wardrobe to say "I'm a grown-ass man... but I'm still down to party.", haha. I have a lot of solid colored sportcoats, in gray, navy, light blue... so I wear a fun shirt underneath to make it pop.
Here are some pics. Excuse some of the dumb faces, i was sending these to the homey @Kris85 😜
This is pretty basic, a blue gingham grid with a navy jacket. I really like the shirts with a contrasting pattern on the underside of the cuffs...
This is a navy shirt with white and coral microdots and a floral cuff, with a light blue jacket...
I love this one, navy shirt with a light blue shark pattern...
This one is a tropical palm print under a gray jacket...
Just a few examples. I thought it would be uncomfortable to wear, but it's not, and they way people treat is night and day, haha. The key is confidence. Own what you're wearing. It's nice going into somewhere and being far and away the best dressed person in a sea of scrubs, haha.
Hope this helps!1