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What to Wear as a Baby Boomer
Take Pride in Your Appearance
Taking pride in your appearance can make you feel good about yourself and add an element of vitality in your life. In a young dynamic world where people of age are often overlooked or seem invisible, taking care of and making an effort in your appearance can improve the way you feel and make you become visible once again.
What to Wear
An important piece of advice: dress well for your age to appear more youthful, but don’t try to dress like a youngster to look younger.
For example, while jeans and a t-shirt are appropriate at any age for comfort, keep away from baggy and distressed clothes. They are made for young people, and are never flattering for older men. And keep your shirts tucked in to your pants, otherwise it will look like your are trying too hard to look young. On the other hand, don’t keep your pants too high up over your waist, that will make you look older than you really are.
You don’t need to spend lots of time to decide what to wear , but a small amount of attention to colors, size, and coordination of your clothing can go a long way to improve your appearance and how you see yourself and how others see you.
See our Hot, Hotter, Hottest blog about men’s fashion. Also visit these articles in GQ magazine, Love to Know, and Fashion Beans for clothing advice, to improve your appearance, stay comfortable and help you feel good about yourself.
This video by eHow Style provides good dressing tips. (In it, it calls 60 the new 40, but we won’t quibble about that detail).
Hair and Beards
Pamper yourself. Get a haircut, trim or just a cleaning every two to three weeks. Make sure you get your nose and ear hairs as well as your eyebrows taken care of.
For problems like balding or thinning hair, see this article in Esquire magazine for recommended options.
Want to try a new look? How about a beard? You can play with various styles from a full beard to a short stubble. Click here for options and maintenance advice. However, be aware some beards on some men may make you look older. If that is true in your case, you may not want to go that route.
Whether you want to have healthier looking skin to compete with younger people at work or simply to please yourself and/or your spouse, there are (non-surgical) steps you can take. Exercise and diet are very important to your overall health and are partly resonsible for healthier looking skin.
Start with the basics:
- Stay out of the sun
- Use sunscreen every morning
- Moisturize your skin daily
- Drink lots of water
- Sleep at least 7 hours a night
- Do not overindulge in alcohol or smoking
- Maintain a healthy, well rounded diet
Remember, look good to feel good!