The fashion industry offers more real-life choices for men over 50 than ever before. Sophisticated and elegant lines are always classy. Male baby boomers have some exciting fashion trends to look forward to this winter. Before you even start to shop for looks that are great on you, it’s time to toss out-of-date and ugly items from your wardrobe, to make room for the new.
There is a masculine color palette that’s hot right now for guys. Browns and camel colored items look great on most men. Complement these with rich wines and greens, think olive, hunter or artichoke. For those individuals are who more daring in their wardrobes choices, vibrant colors are making a splash. Modern geometric prints look great on sweaters and subtle checks can be worn up or down. Characteristic tweeds are an excellent look and similar to checks but should only be worn on one item at a time.
Clothing shape is also important not only to be fashionable, but you need to know what works best on you. Tailored items can hide or enhance areas of your body that you wish to appear different. Remember that women aren’t the only ones to be critical when they look in the mirror. This season’s roomier trousers are slightly wider than before without adding too much extra space. When wearing them, add a slimmer cut shirt or jacket to keep the shape of the outfit balanced. Baggy does not have the slimming effect that we like to think it does. Go for comfortable pieces that follow the lines of your natural shape.
No outfit is complete without footwear that is comfortable and stylish. For the winter, you will also want to make sure that you are prepared for adverse conditions outside. The finest look will be ruined if you are slipping and sliding about. Choose dress or casual shoes with sturdy deep tread or a comfortable pair of waterproof hiking boots for extended time enjoying the outdoors.
Winter trends include outerwear that is shearling lined or accented on the collar. Another casual look for those cold days is a jacket or coat with a furred hood. Double breasted winter overcoats that are longer than normal work great over suits or semi-casual wear. Regardless of your personal style, these fashions may be just right for you. This winter is looking good and so are you!
Written by: Samantha Wilcoxson for the 50 Plus Report