We break down 6 style mistakes that most gentlemen in their 30s make–and what you can wear to look stylish instead!
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For some reason, certain decades seem to correlate with a specific set of style mistakes.
By your 30’s, many men are settling into careers, buying homes, and having families, all of which change who you are as a person. Even if that isn’t your particular path, we all grow and change with time, and our style should evolve and change with us.
You’re a full-fledged adult, and as such, a certain degree of maturity should be in your style;
where you look youthful but also age-appropriate. Anything too young makes you look like you haven’t grown up!
Finding your own style that suits you, looks good on you, and makes you feel good should be your first priority. But, it’s hard to see ourselves clearly sometimes, so we put together a list of ways that men sometimes fall into habits – that aren’t necessarily deliberate choices – that can negatively affect your overall look at this particular stage of life.
6 Style Mistakes 30-Somethings Should Avoid
01:12 1. Wearing the Same Outfits As In High School
You’re in your 30s, so you probably don’t look like you’re in your teens anymore. Save your old clothes for painting and doing other household errands but not for day-to-day wear. These would include those baggy straight leg jeans, graphic tees, and oversized polos and t-shirts.
02:50 2. Not Knowing Your Personal Style
Finding out what looks good on you and what works for you is the most important. This will help you become a more effective shopper where you’ll get to spend less money and be happier with what you purchase.
Take some time and answer the following questions:
How do I want to feel when I get dressed?
What is important to me with regards to style?
What is my budget?
What consistently makes me feel good when I wear it?
What gaps in my knowledge are preventing me from the wardrobe I want?
What mistakes do I consistently make with purchasing that I later regret?
What gaps in my wardrobe are preventing me from the look that I want?
Do I struggle with too many choices or do I not have enough choices?
Do I want to do this on my own or consult other people and other resources?
Take the answers to all these questions and write them down. It will create something like a Venn diagram that will lead you to your ideal look.
04:00 3. Carrying a Backpack
If you’re in your 30s, your clothing and taste have hopefully changed since your college and high school days. But the backpack is a bit of a remnant of that time.
04:29 4. Not Getting Dressed Everyday
What you wear at home should be all about what feels good to you but we’ve actually found value in getting dressed every day.
04:50 5. Wearing Immature Jeans
Jeans, unlike chinos or other dress pants age much more quickly over time. The trends for distressing, details, and washes make jeans evolve more quickly.
05:24 6. Wearing Immature Shoes
This can mean wearing flip-flops or sandals to places other than the beach. Like a lot of people here in the midwest tend to do sometimes, wearing dirty trainers someplace other than doing yard work. Your shoes are a key place to be able to show that your style is as mature as you are.
06:03 Outfit Rundown