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After receiving a request from a male reader, to write a post for the ‘older, more rounded’ customer I thought about how in today’s fashion media and communication there aren’t very many visual aids to help customers above a certain age and body type. 

All fashion looks and trends are very must suited to the younger customer, all of which have that perfect bikini ready body. So I thought it would be good to do a little guide – if you do happen to be one of these guys who find it difficult to know what to buy.

The older generation you need to be looking out for the following:

– Clean lines

– Tonal outfits (monochrome, blue/navy)

– Isolating patterns (if you do want to add your own twist)

TAILORING, literally can take years and pounds off you. I can’t stress enough the importance of tailoring. You can use it not just for smart wear.
For example: a grey casual jacket, with a plain blue t-shirt, maybe a darker blue cardigan underneath and smart trousers can be worn almost everywhere.
If you think about it, buying simple items (t-shirts/shirts) matched with a well tailored piece, you are buying less. You can wear these both day and night.

– A good fit. Make sure you take the time to buy properly fitting clothes. I know it sounds completely obvious, but it’s worth finding those brands that suit your body type.
Lots of department stores nowadays provide brands that are suited to a varied range of body types. Debenhams and Lewis are both great choices!

I’ve compiled what I think are brilliant outfit choices for you older guys!  

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Agreed these outfit choices are more smart casual – but who says you can’t spruce up your look a little? 

If this still hasn’t given you any inspiration, ( I really hope it has) then a really good daily source of ‘man fashion’ is Fashion BeansAn array of advice, inspiration, creative ideas, latest trends for you at your fingertips.

If you are a middle aged guy – chances are you are pretty comfortable in your own style. (You may not even think you have. But even if you are a t-shirt and jeans guy, then yes, you do have a style). So why not, as you are approaching a new age bracket (35-40 / 40-50 / 55+) to try a new look?

I’m sure the wife would love to rediscover her man in a new suit. 


Right ladies… how often are going out for a meal/coffee with friends/night out (most occasions really), and you haven’t got the foggiest what would be the most suitable outfit choice?

You don’t want to be over dressed, yet you still don’t want to rock up in a pair of Uggs and a hoodie when everyone else is in their Sunday best.

Well I think for this particular dilemma there is always one perfect solution, that will suitable for almost all instances. It’s the chameleon of outfits.

Blazer and Jeans.

It literally can be used for anything. Work wear (if smart casual is your office policy), nights out (with the right shoes and accessories), casual lunch with friends, a date.

I’ve collated a few images of outfits that I think will give you some inspiration for those days when you’re staring at your wardrobe utterly clueless of what to wear. (I always find my mind goes blank when I’m getting ready for work, mornings aren’t my best times!)

The hardest part about knowing what to wear is that there are just so many options – skirt, jeans, dress, jeans with t-shirt, jeans with blouse, skirt with t-shirt, skirt with jumper, dress with jacket… ahhh! I don’t have time for all these combinations when I’m already half hour late on a Monday morning.

So if you ever find yourself in one of these moments – easy, just blazer and jeans. From there, the options are minimal – less brain work.

Work wear
Blazer / jeans (preferably a darker pair) / black plain t-shirt or blouse / feminine accessories (thing gold chain, long pendant) / a pair of pointed court shoes (nude works nicely).
As it is work you could get away with not accessorising as much, and keep to simple.

Coffee / lunch out
Blazer / jeans (slouchy, boyfriend fit) / over sized t-shirt (any colours – white keeps it fresh) / shoulder bag / ballet pumps or biker boots.

A date 
Blazer (slim fitting) / jeans / strappy, cami top or patterned blouse (depending on the weather) / pointed court shoes or high sandals

Drinks with girlfriends / night out – 
Blazer / jeans / block coloured blouse or structured black top (Zara are very good for these) / over sized necklace (maybe something tribal or colourful)

Below are some outfits that are the perfect chameleon choices! 

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If you have any other occasions where you want to know how blazer and jeans can work – let me know 🙂