Sunday February 16 2014

Banish these from your wardrobe

faded jeans


As you age, there are aspects in your life that also have to change. Part of these will include your wardrobe. When you get to your 30s, certain items in your wardrobe and outfit choices will also have to be done away with.

And just because you are in your mid-30s, it does not mean you cannot step out still looking stylish and crisp, without having to wear something like the Harlem pants. You do not want to seem like a man who is desperately hanging onto his youthful days. Read about a few trends that you will have to rid your wardrobe of.

A 23-year-old man wearing a Versace lion head is very eye-catching, but the same cannot be said for a 45-year-old man. The chunky chains, ear studs and other jewellery should be taken out of your wardrobe as soon as you start clocking your 30s. If possible, pass them on to your son!

Neon sneakers
Adults can wear sneakers with colours on them. That is fine. We do not live in a black and white world. But there is just something about a 30-year-old man wearing a pair of electric yellow sneakers with neon green laces. That does not quite look right. Tone it down.

The coloured jeans
A little colour won’t hurt, but a yellow pair of jeans on a 40-something-year-old man, will definitely not fit well with some eyes. You need to let go of brightly coloured bottoms, and settle for, more calmer hues like the brown khakis, or any in a darker, but sleek shade.

Faded jeans
The faded and washed out jeans, can be very tasteless, especially when worn by a man in this age bracket. These looked nice on you when you were an adolescent and in your 20s. But now that you have children that are probably wearing the same it is time you let go of them and try on something more age appropriate like chinos.

Skinny jeans
Men’s denim has gone on a diet in recent years. Unfortunately, in extreme cases, the result was something that more closely resembled a jegging than a tried-and-true jean. If you happen to own a pair, it should be incinerated.
If you opt for jeans, keep them simple, and neutral. Avoid the back pocket embroidery kind of jeans.