There is not a lot of talk about men’s fashion these days. Well, at least not as much as we do hear about women’s fashion. This is why it may be hard for men in their 30’s to develop their style and why we are here to help. From underwear to suits and accessories, here are fashion tips for men in their 30’s.
Dress according to your age
We are not here to judge, but if you are reading this text, it’s because you need some help and advice. And the first one is: start getting dressed according to your age. This means getting rid of all the oversized, low rise jeans, and t-shirts with cartoon characters, and ditching childish boy clothes, but it doesn’t mean running straight to items your father wears either. Think about the style you like and base your wardrobe on that. Fill your closet with formal, classy pieces like sweaters, shirts suits, jeans, and pants, and some casual ones like tracksuits, hoodies, and t-shirts. Dress according to the occasion and it will be a good start.
It’s not the first thing someone will see, but if you are lucky, someone will see it, which is why having nice underwear is a must. Tighty whities and boxers are no longer acceptable in your underwear drawer. Instead, invest in a good pair of men’s underwear that will be both comfortable and attractive. They will fit well under your pants, and without a doubt, make you feel good. For starters, go with simple black, navy blue, or gray ones, and when you get more comfortable, try bolder colors as well.
Invest in a quality suit
When you enter your 30’s, a good, quality men’s suit should be a mandatory part of your wardrobe. Different formal occasions ask for formal attire, which should no longer be a shirt and pants. To make sure you choose the right one, and the suit fits well, you can have it tailored and ask advice on the right color for your complexion. When you do wear it, know the basic rules of mixing and matching it with a belt and shoes. With a navy-blue suit wear brown or burgundy shoes. Black shoes are the only safe option for a black suit, while gray suits look good with black and brown.
Leave your classic timeless pieces
When you start changing and cleaning out your wardrobe to fit your new style, make sure you leave all the classic pieces that will never go out of style. A good pair of jeans, sweaters, polo shirts, basic monochrome shirts, and t-shirts, leather and denim jackets, and a few of the casual sporty items like hoodies and tracksuits should be kept. Their advantage is that they go with everything and can be worn over and over again on many different occasions. Jeans and a basic white tee, as well as casual pants and a sweater, will always be trendy, and this is something you should stick to if you are not sure what your style is.
Grooming is key
All of this will not have the same effect if you are not tidy and you don’t have a well-groomed hairstyle and beard. A fade hairstyle is probably the most popular one. It is easy to style, it looks trendy and cool, and it fits almost anyone. Another safe choice is a buzz cut where you have hair on the top, but the sides are shaved. Make sure you use a bit of hair spray before leaving the house to make sure everything sits well. For those a bit braver, swept-back hairstyles and side cuts are an interesting option. As far as the beard goes, if you decide to let it grow, make sure it’s always clean, well-groomed. A good tip is to use a bit of conditioner to make it soft. A cleanly shaved beard is something you can’t go wrong with at any age.
Your 30’s are the years you should start changing some of the pieces you loved in your 20’s. Don’t worry, you can still stay a rebel through something else, but if you are willing to change your style, refer to these tips to help you.
About the author:
Peter is a fashion stylist and a writer from Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design he worked as a fashion stylist for few local fashion events. Beside fashion and styling, he enjoys traveling around exotic destinations and discovering new vintage stores. He’s future plans are in creating his personal styling business.