Do you ever look in the mirror and think ‘surely, it isn’t over already’ and wonder how you can make yourself look more charismatic?
The truth is, many people give up far too early because they are simply unaware of what they can do to change their look. It isn’t as difficult as it sounds and is perfect for men in their mid 30s to 50s. As they say, “the clothes make the man”. Don’t believe me? Come down to Graziaa and see how we dress our customers!
Use different colours
As you age, your hair and skin starts to go different shades meaning that the colors that didn’t suit you fifteen or twenty years ago may now work. As we grow older, we tend to move towards dull and boring colours that just show off the lines on our face and the circles under the eyes.
However, if you start to wear more vibrant and bold colours you will be injecting a sense of youth into your attire. It is important to note that we aren’t saying that you have to walk around in luminous colours but instead, make some subtle changes, like a new colored scarf or tie that will turn some heads for the right reasons.
Update the wardrobe
When we are kids, we have our clothes chosen for us and then as we grow older we tend to buy one or two lots of clothes and then just stop. For this reason, we hold on to clothes that we don’t wear or even worse, clothes that we do wear but do not fit into. When you next get the chance, go through your wardrobe and only keep the clothes you wear often. Then, go out and buy some new clothes that will increase your confidence.
For some reason, we hold onto clothes that we don’t even like so over the next few months make it your aim to have a wardrobe full of clothes you love. If it comes to it, introduce a rule that says if an item isn’t worn for over a year it has to go. You should embrace your age and buy clothes that look good rather than trying to hold on to your younger days as the results can be tragic.
Add purpose to your life
A point that we touched upon earlier is that you have to feel young on the inside to then act young on the outside and the best way to do this is to find purpose. For most, this purpose will come from friends, family, other relationships, career, success, and more. As we grow, our purpose changes but that doesn’t mean we no longer have one. For example, over time we might lose our job, retire, get divorced, see the children leave the home, and more, but this doesn’t mean that we have lost our purpose, it means that we have to find a new one.
For this reason, you have to get back out there and find what you enjoy to give your life purpose once again. Sure, life in Singapore is tough, with the rising cost of housing, having to raise the kids and working a full-time job. Not everyone is lucky enough to be sufficiently invested to semi-retire. However, that shouldn’t stop you from finding a little bit of personal time to enjoy the hobbies you love. Watch an EPL match during the weekend with your friends or finally get down to planning that fishing trip you’ve talked about for so long.
Some will say that you are a fool for looking after your appearance at an age where ‘it shouldn’t be done’ but you can be different in realising that a confident and happy you can affect the world in a number of different ways. Whether you are going to go back into the dating world, find a new job, embrace retirement, or whatever it may be.
As mentioned, holding onto the past can be damaging and it is only when we embrace our position that we begin to understand how to feel good and dress well once more.
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